After using the kitchen, pay attention to the following:
• Clean the cooker hotplates immediately after use.
• Oven: Use baking paper and wipe clean the oven with a moist/damp towel after use.
• Remove all grease splats
• Clear and wipe the table as well as the kitchen work top
• Kitchen sink: remove all leftovers and food remains. Clean the sink.
Take good care of the cleanliness and operational safety of your own electrical devices: toaster, water boiler (electric kettle), rice cooker, coffee machine, microwave etc.
Keep in mind that all electrical devices have to be labeled with the owner’s name and room number.
No leftovers, food remains or grease in the kitchen sink or the toilet!
Unnecessary costs arise constantly due to the fact that pipe cleaning companies have to clear clogged pipes.
We therefore urge you not to dispose any food remains, grease or any other solid substances and materials in the kitchen sink or even the toilet.
Larger amounts of used grease can be packed in tetra packing (e.g. milk cartons) and brought to the recycling centre later on. Smaller quantities can be disposed in the residual waste bin.
Those responsible for pipe obstructions can be made liable for the costs incurred.
Care for clean drinking water!
Flush all water pipes for about 5 min after the room has been vacated for several days.
Establishing a suitable cleaning plan!
As a residential community you are all together responsible for cleaning up. This can be organized as follows:
1. Establish a cleaning plan together (e.g. create a time table for the kitchen, shower, toilet and the corridor). Determine who is responsible for the cleaning at what time and keep the time table at a well visible place / and display it at a clearly visible place.
2. Determine the “cleaning service’s” duties, for example:
• When and how often have the corridor and the shower/toilet to be cleaned (on a daily, weekly basis?)
• Make clear what has to be cleaned by the cleaning service (e.g. in the kitchen) and what should be cleaned by the residents themselves.
• Don’t forget the waste disposal.
3. Clarify and write down the responsibilities during holidays, vacation and weekends.
Please note in principle:
• Defrost fridge and freezer twice a year and wipe it clean with a moist towel.
• Wipe clean cooker hoods regularly (grease deposits) and clean the filters!
• Never dispose any food remains, leftovers or grease in the kitchen sink. This will inevitably lead to pipe clogging.
The caretaker will always check the kitchen, corridor and bathroom when you move out. It’s in your responsibility to have everything cleaned and in order when moving out.
Shower and bathroom
Please take care of the following:
1. Avoid mildew / mold infestation!
Always open the window completely for a short while and air out the bathroom after you have had a shower. Tilting the window or opening the door is just not enough. Make sure to dry the silicone joints thus avoiding mold infestation.
2. Attention: Electrical Shock Hazard
For your own safety: never use electrical devices in the bathroom without wearing shoes. Always unplug any electrical device from the wall outlet if not in use!
3. Change filter mats six-monthly!
Change filter mats on a semi-annual basis if a ventilator is installed in your bathroom. The caretaker will supply you with new filter mats. To open the ventilator carefully pull the panel to the front. Thoroughly clean the ventilation slits on all four sides before closing the ventilator again. Properly functioning ventilators are an indispensable necessity to avoid mold formation.
Cleaning of the sanitation facilities
According to the rental contract you are obliged to clean the rented rooms regularly. This does include the cleaning of all sanitation facilities (shower, toilet etc.). We ask you in your own interest to do the cleaning regularly and thoroughly