Here are 5 fall maintenance checkup items for your rental property from Keepe maintenance.
Property managers and landlords are probably aware their properties can be a mess to deal with this time of year after a lot of summer activity and summer storms.
So here is a list of preventative maintenance to-do’s and 5 fall maintenance checkup items for your rental property for the upcoming season.
1. Have a Debris and Leaf Clearing Schedule
It is important to be consistent by creating a fall cleaning schedule for your properties. Make sure that leaves are not clogging your drains and causing slippery surfaces. It is your responsibility to maintain the safety of your tenants.
2. Check Damaged Tree Branches and Bushes
It is important to inspect the condition of large trees surrounding your property to determine the possibility of breaking. Trim trees and bushes back until they are at a safe distance from your properties to avoid any injuries and/or damage to your properties.
3. Roof and Gutter Cleaning
Doing a routine semi-annual roof and gutter cleaning for your properties could potentially save you thousands of dollars in repairs as it would prevent water damage to your rental property foundation. A repair that can cost $10,000 or more. Make sure that the roof and downspouts are completely clear to prevent clogging when winter approaches.
4. Service Furnaces
Fall is an ideal time for your annual furnace checkups. With cold weather coming, it is crucial to ensure that your property’s furnace is working at full capacity. Making sure that your furnaces are functioning well has many added benefits as well, including energy savings and a prolonged life on the furnace itself. Much easier to do now before a tenant calls with a complaint later in the year.
5. Check All Doors and Windows
Drafts coming from your windows and doors could be another potential major source of energy loss in your properties. It is important to thoroughly inspect each window and door to make sure that air is not seeping through the cracks as these could increase you or your tenants’ heating expenses.
Weather-stripping and caulking are great preventive methods for these window and door drafts.
Keepe is an on-demand maintenance solution for property managers and independent landlords. The company makes hundreds of independent contractors and handymen available for maintenance projects at rental properties. Keepe is available in the Greater Seattle area, Portland, Phoenix, San Francisco Bay and San Diego areas.