How often do we hear the phrase “The tenants trashed the
On the other hand a good tenant is worth their weight in gold!
Bad experiences have often resulted in an apathetic attitude
by landlords or management companies. Owners who take pride in
their asset often shrug and say, "Well it was a tenant, what do
you expect?" and go ahead and repair the damage – sometimes to
the tune of thousands of dollars.
Although there can be damage done throughout a home, such as
six inch nails hammered into a sheetrock wall as a coat hanger or
a hook for a light fixture, the most wear and tear takes place in
the bathroom or the kitchen. Countertops especially are
objects of abuse and with the current trend of using granite or
other stone materials, a careless tenant can badly damage the
The modern alternative is to reglaze or refinish any laminate,
tile or most other materials and these of course can be redone as
needed. Pacific Reglazing has a wide variety of finishes
including the very popular stone glazes.
New materials for reglazing are keeping pace with other modern
technologies and new glazes are now available in a variety of
stone finishes including the popular granite finishes. Any
damage to a counter glazed in one of these new finishes can be
reglazed over and over again at a fraction of the cost of
Should the landlord or management company decide to handle the
bathroom or kitchen problems with reglazing (also known as
refinishing) instead of replacing (usually much more expensive)
some helpful advice is called for which in the long run reduces
the maintenance costs to a much more confrontable level and
Pacific Reglazing have 20 years of experience in this field.
Pacific Reglazing has often been asked how to prevent high
repair or reglazing costs by their many satisfied clients and the
following has been an extremely successful suggestion which has
saved the landlords large amounts of money, time and
Tenants are usually required to leave a
reasonable damage deposit when they sign the lease. Adding
an addendum about damage to the bathroom and kitchen can save the
owner or manager a lot of heartache, unpleasantness and money.
This addendum should state something
like: “Your ________ (item refinished) has been reglazed,
and is covered under a warranty. The warranty is void if
the care and maintenance is violated. A Care and
Maintenance sheet is included with a part of this agreement.
If for any reason the points of this care and maintenance are
ignored you will be held responsible for repair required.”
The tenant should sign or initial this paragraph when signing
the lease so, if the occasion arises, they cannot say “Oh, I
didn’t know that!”
Since the tenant would have signed or initialed this addendum
this little paragraph can prevent unnecessary repair costs to the
management company or landlord as it would come directly out of
the tenants damage deposit.
Provided the basic care instructions are
followed, reglazing is aesthetically pleasing, durable and very
much more economical from a maintenance point of view than
replacement. With the signing of the above addendum however it
reduces the landlord’s maintenance costs apart from the initial
reglazing to zero.
If you have any questions, would like an estimate or to place your order, give us a call.
Remember our toll free number
or call (818) 541-0404
Our knowledgeable and friendly office staff are ready and happy to assist you.
CONTACT US ONLINE: You can also request an
estimate or ask a question online.
ORDER ONLINE: Experienced
customers can immediately place an
at any time of day or night,
and we'll simply call you or your tenant later on to confirm scheduling.
* See our
statement for details. Note that kitchen and laundry sinks do
not carry the same 5 year warranty due to the abuse they are
commonly subject to. However our workmanship is always guaranteed
in case of any error in the application process. Refinished
kitchen sinks can last many years when care and maintenance
suggestions are followed.