Student Housing Turns Guide

Summer is the busiest time for student housing turns. Maintenance teams have to inspect units from floor to ceiling and corner to corner, make repairs, and install replacement items before students return in the fall. Use our Student Turns Checklist to make the turns process faster, easier, and more efficient.


Bathroom

Avoid big bathroom repairs by prepping bathrooms and plumbing during turns season.

Tips:

  • Clean showerheads and aerators with CLR or vinegar to minimize mineral buildup
  • Replace toilet flappers to prevent running toilets and save water
  • Check for faucets for drips and replace washers for a watertight seal

Kitchen

Student housing kitchens can be easily updated and refreshed during summer turn projects.

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Bedroom

Student housing bedrooms will need maintenance attention to get ready for fall.

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General Building Maintenance

Turning individual units is only part of the job. You also want to repair and update common areas in and around the building, including stairwells, hallways, lobbies, and more.

Tips:

  • Switch to energy-efficient lighting—use our energy-saving calculator or schedule a free lighting audit to see how your facility can save energy and reduce utility costs
  • Stock up on cleaning products that are safe to use on tile and grout, as well as on carpet, upholstery, and mattresses
  • Repair any paint that is blistering or bubbling by scraping and sanding it smooth and using a primer before repainting

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