You must take good care of your apartment to ensure its coziness and to avoid unnecessary wear and tear. Cleaning is also important for the health of the residents as impurities can contribute to diseases.

If a tenant does not take care of their apartment, they may be liable to reimburse the lessor for damages to the apartment or costs arising from cleaning the apartment at the end of their tenancy.

Cleaning

Daily or almost daily

  • Air out the apartment
  • Take the trash out
  • Wash the dishes and clean the kitchen

Once a week:

  • Vacuum the apartment
  • Dust off surfaces and remove stains.
  • Wash the toilet bowl and bathroom sink
  • Throw away spoiled foods

Once or twice a month:

  • Change the sheets and air out the bed linens
  • Clean the floors with a damp cloth (Note! Make sure that the cloth is not too wet as using a wet cloth can damage the floors.)
  • Clean the refrigerator
  • Beat the carpets
  • Clean the bathroom using a cleansing agent and a sponge/brush and make sure that the sink or floor drain is not covered by hair
  • Wipe the floor trim

Occasionally:

  • Defrost the freezer
  • Clean the cabinets
  • Air out household textiles
  • Wash the windows
  • Wipe dust off of the radiators and vents
  • Clean the cooker hood and oven
  • Tidy up the balcony

Cleaning the drain trap and floor drain of the shower

Make sure that the sink and the visible part of the floor drain is kept clean. Avoid letting hair, sand or other such items from going down the sink or floor drain as they may cause blockages!

Contact the maintenance company in case of a clogged sink or floor drain.

Cleaning the cooker hood and filter

The tenants must clean the filter of the cooker hood or extractor fan regularly to ensure proper ventilation.
Open the hood cover and remove the filter. The dirt that has been collected by the filter can be removed by using a dish washing liquid that removes grease and dirt effectively.

Good indoor air

The apartments are equipped with a ventilation system that maintains the quality of the indoor air. The ventilation channels remove stuffy air and replace it with fresh air.

The ventilation channels are connected to the apartment through ventilators. Do not block, close or change the position of these ventilators! This will interfere with the ventilation. The air in the apartment may become unhealthy to breathe and lead to the creation of mold.

Wipe the dust off of the exhaust and input vents regularly.

When using the shower or cooking food, turn the extractor fan on at full speed.

Humidity decreases the quality of the indoor air and thus it is best to avoid taking long showers as they can increase the humidity in small apartments. Dry out the bathroom carefully after use and avoid drying large amounts of laundry in the apartment at once.

Temperature in the apartment

If your apartment feels cold, check that the radiators are not covered by heavy curtains or furniture that prevent the circulation of heated air and thus interfere with the functioning of the thermostat.

If a radiator feels cold to the touch, make sure that the adjustment knob is turned to its extreme position (for example, if the maximum setting is three, make sure that the knob is turned beyond three). If the radiators are still cold after the above checks, contact Ouman-company: asiakaspalvelu@ouman.fi, 0424 840 700.
Please note! Tenants in Kirjanpitäjänkuja 5, Jukolantie 15, Gunillantie 15, Katajalaakso 1 and Koulukatu 11A should contact their mainenance company.

You can purchase an indoor thermometer to measure the temperature in your apartment. Normal indoor temperature is approximately 20–22°C, measured at the middle of the apartment approximately 1.5 meters from the floor.

Pest control

Pests can include food pests (such as pharaoh ants and grain beetles), fabric pests (such as clothes moths and carpet beetles), and rodents (for example rats and mice).

Careful and regular cleaning, timely removal of garbage, and maintenance of general hygiene keep pests away. In particular, pay attention to the cleanliness of shelves, floor trim, and cabinets. If you notice pests in your apartment, take photographs of them and contact the property manager immediately!