Here are 7 summer rental property maintenance to-do’s for summer to keep your investment looking good for your tenants.
No. 1 – Air Conditioning System. Ensure your tenants will be able to enjoy a functional air conditioning system in the summer, so check now instead of waiting for them to call later. An HVAC specialist can check whether the air conditioning system is in optimal shape and clean condensers and evaporators from debris that naturally accumulate after the air conditioning is not being utilized regularly.
No. 2 – Painting. Good rental property maintenance includes tending to worn and discolored walls, doors, windows, fences and porches is a perfect activity for the spring. A professional can get your exteriors back to like-new condition with a fresh coat of paint.
No. 3 – Window and Door Screens. All screens should be thoroughly checked for tears, as they represent an easy point of entry for those bugs and critters that start showing up as the weather gets hotter. Older, loose and worn screens or frames should be promptly replaced to avoid the annoyances of bugs’ activities within the home.
No. 4 – Porches and Fences. Wooden fences and porches should be treated with protective sealant every four to six years. A professional can assess the condition of porches and fences to recommend necessary treatments, which protect wood from the cracks, warping, rotting and discoloration that can happen as a result of wet weather and/or direct sunshine exposure.
No. 5 – Decks. Especially in older properties, exterior decks can begin to wear down, rot and become unstable and unsafe. A specialist can check the conditions of a deck’s structure and recommend necessary repairs to ensure that tenants can safely enjoy spending time outside as the weather gets warmer.
No. 6 – Landscaping. If your property is surrounded by greenery, a professional should be hired to trim overgrown vegetation, remove debris and leaves, and inspect plants that are actively growing on the property’s structure or fencing. This allows for vegetation to grow neatly around the property, which is both aesthetically pleasant and safe, since overgrown surroundings make for perfect living spaces for pests and other wildlife.
No. 7 – Garden Sprinklers: If you rely on a sprinkler system to maintain your property’s lawn check it after it was unused for several months and before it starts beings used often. A professional can check for leaky valves, inefficient lines, water pressure levels and faulty sprinkler heads.
These items for your summer rental property maintenance will keep tenants and property managers happy.