Moving is never easy. In an effort to reduce the burdens of moving and make things a little easier on your stress filled day, we take move-ins serious! Moving can be a hassle, but having to clean your apartment before moving in all your things can be misery. We guarantee you will move into a cleaned and maintained apartment at University Edge, but we wanted to take the time to explain our process and how we prepare for your arrival so you too can be excited about moving!
Each apartment is inspected, cleaned, reconditioned, refreshed, and reinspected prior to your move-in.
If the apartment you lease is occupied prior to your move-in, we inspect the unit upon the previous tenant’s departure to assure no major repairs are necessary. If the apartment you lease is empty prior to your move-in, we inspect the unit shortly before you move-in.
The following items are examined thoroughly during the inspection:
- Refrigerator- confirm that both the interior of the appliance is clean and all fans and motors are running properly.
- Oven & Range- confirm that both the interior of the appliance is clean and unit’s wiring is in functioning order.
- Kitchen Sink & Lavatory- confirm that unit is draining properly and no water is leaking under cabinets.
- Toilet- confirm that toilet is flushing properly and no water is leaking from tank.
- Smoke Detectors- confirm both battery connection & wall connection are in proper order.
- Windows- confirm that windows are clean and no damages have been made to glass.
- Unit Door & Lock- confirm that unit’s door is in good condition and unit’s lock is functioning properly.
- Air Conditioner- confirm that fans and motors are functioning properly and that A/C unit is providing cool air.
**It is important for tenants to set up power to unit no less than one week in advance, or inspection may not be completed in its entirety. Setting up utilities is important not only for purposes of the move-in inspection, but also because the utility companies in Carbondale are flooded with work orders during summer move-in; you may not have power to your apartment for the first week of your lease if you do not contact Ameren early. If you need contact information for any utility company in Carbondale check out my post about How to Set Up Utilities in Carbondale. **
If the apartment you lease is occupied prior to your move-in, we clean the unit upon the previous tenant’s departure and after the unit has been inspected. If the apartment you lease is empty prior to your move-in, we clean the unit shortly after the signing of the lease agreement and inspect the unit thereafter.
Apartments are cleaned thoroughly in the following manner:
- All apartments floors are swept, mopped, and waxed (waxed where applicable).
- Carpets are cleaned using a professional carpet shampooer, and raked so carpet fibers stand upright.
- Refrigerators are defrosted and cleaned with all purpose cleaner. Ovens and stovetops are cleaned of all grease and debris.
- Cabinets are wiped out and cleaned with all purpose cleaning agent.
- All walls are wiped down with soap and water.
- Toilets are cleaned with bowl cleaner and entirely wiped down with foaming acid.
- Bath tubs and showers are too cleaned with foaming acid.
- Lavatory is cleaned with foaming acid.
- Medicine cabinet mirrors are cleaned with windex.
Next we recondition your apartment; from general maintenance to painting and everything in between, we make sure you are moving into an apartment in proper condition.
The reconditioning stage is the part of our process where maintenance brings your unit to like-new condition. Maintenance will touch up scratches and scuff marks on wall with paint, repair all damaged items, and ensure the functionality of the unit.
Your apartment is refreshed to perfect the finishing touches.
Shortly before your move-in, we clean your apartment one last time. Refreshing our units allows up to make one final inspection on your apartment. During the refresh, we wipe down all surfaces in the apartment, and make sure the unit is fully read for your arrival.
Lastly, your apartment is inspected one final time; this stage is concurrent with the refreshment stage. Here we plug in your appliances, turn off the lights, and lock the door, the next person to enter your apartment will be you!