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For maintenance teams working on student housing, summer is the busiest time. You have tight schedules to keep, upgrading units and making repairs before students return in fall. University maintenance teams typically use summer or winter break to sweep each unit and check each room from floor to ceiling, corner to corner.

To make this process easier, use our Student Turns Checklist. This checklist helps you identify and track materials needed for the project.

To help ensure you have the most important areas covered, here are some tips for the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and general building maintenance.


Bedroom

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

Tips:

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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 water-tight seal
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Kitchen

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

Tips:

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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 carpet, upholstery, and mattresses
  • Repair any paint that is blistering or bubbling by scraping and sanding it and smooth and using a primer before repainting
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