Cleaning the room and keeping the shared areas clean are the responsibility of every tenant! Cleanliness not only shows consideration towards yourself and your room mates, but it is also very economical There will be less need for repairs in a well kept and clean apartment. In case the apartment is in need of thorough cleaning resulting from clear neglecting, the cleaning costs will be invoiced from you directly or they will be reduced from the deposit.
The refrigerator deserves regular cleaning and melting two times a year, by when you also get the frost box cleaned.
Immediate cleaning after accident is the easiest way to keep the oven and the stove clean. The more frequently you leave this small task undone the heavier is the work ahead when the stove does no longer warm as usually and looks filthy. It´s also a fire hazard, so cleaning the stove is also a safety matter.
Toilet and bathroom
Clean the water traps and floor drains regularly. Residents are responsible for the cleaning of water traps and bathroom floor drains, which also have water traps. Every drain has a water trap which prevents sewer smells from entering the apartment. If the drain is not used for a long time, water may evaporate from the trap, allowing smells from the sewage pipes into the rooms. The smell normally disappears by running the water for a while.
Cleaning a water trap: Remove the plug by hand. Remove dirt and replace the plug.
Cleaning a floor drain: Dirt and hair, in particular, accumulate in the floor drain, so regular cleaning is important. You can open the grating with screwdriver or other simle lever. Remove hair and other dirt with the help of a small plastic bag. Wash the drain with a dish brush and washing-up liquid. A proper rinse to finish up and you can press the grating back on. You can also go to a store and purchase a special filter for the drain to make the cleaning easier.