Care & Use Information

The following information has been gathered in response to requests from residents looking for guidelines at move-in and move-out times. If you have any questions about the use and care for items not on the list, please call Boardwalk Investments.

Many of our properties have care manuals for appliances, etc., provided by the owners. Please refer to them first whenever there is a problem, answers are often found in there guides.


Ceramic Tile-Mold Tub and Shower Walls


ONLY AUTOMATIC dishwashing soap is to be used!!! Do NOT use regular liquid dish soap in the dishwasher, it will flood out. 



Furnace and Water Heater Maintenance

Garbage Disposal

Gas Wall Heaters

Hardwood Floors

House Plants

Kitchen Counters

To avoid costly damage from nicks and cut in counter tops, please use a cutting board at all times. 

Light Fixtures

Tenants are responsible for replacing burnt out light bulbs with appropriate bulbs in light fixtures in the unit.  Do NOT use a higher wattage bulb than what is recommended for the light fixture.

Marble and Granite

Mini Blinds

When cleaning  mini blinds, don’t soak them - the finish may bubble and peel. Spray them with mild soap and water solution and wipe them.  Weekly dusting or wiping can also save a lot of work later.


Bleach is the best product for removing mold that forms around the edges of showers, tubs, on tile walls, around metal windows, and anywhere there is moisture.  The easiest way to remove mold is to cut paper towels in half and fold them into one-inch strips.  Dip each strip into the bleach bottle and hold your finger against it as you draw it out.  Lay the bleach-soaked strips directly on the mold and leave them there for several  hours. Remember to use rubber gloves and air out affected rooms. 

Oven Racks and Pans

The easiest way to clean oven racks and pans is to put them in a heavy duty garbage bag (do this outdoors), add 2 cups of ammonia and seal the bag.  Let it sit for a couple of hours, then carefully open the bag (without inhaling the strong odor).  Remove racks and pans and the grease will wipe off with very little effort. 

Plumbing Fixtures

Power, Furnace, & Hot Water Outages

Refrigerator Coils/Drip Pans

Sliding Glass Doors, Screen Doors, and Shower Tracks

Smoke Detectors

Tenants are responsible for keeping fresh batteries in smoke detectors.  We recommend changing batteries at the beginning and end of daylight saving time.

Water Damage

Wood Decks/ Porches

Potted plants and flowers add beauty and appeal to a property.  If you have planters or pots, please put “riser” under them so that they are raised up off the deck a few inches to allow air flow beneath the pot and to prevent water run-off from rotting the deck.