Annual Property Maintenance To-Dos
HAVE THE HVAC INSPECTED
It’s vital to have your property’s heating system inspected, serviced and cleaned annually at a minimum (if not every alternating season).
TEND TO THE ROOF
Your property’s roof is a huge investment. Have a certified roofing professional inspect your roof. Even slight damage can lead to water exposure and deterioration leaving your plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems vulnerable.
SPRING-SPECIFIC PROPERTY MAINTENANCE TASKS:
CHECK THE GUTTERS
You already know to clean your gutters in the fall, but it’s important to clean your gutters before and after the wet seasons. After all, winter storms can bring along loose debris. Check your gutters and the downspout gooseneck for any gunk that can lead to a clog.
CLEAN FOUNDATION VENTS
Gutters are not the only victims of debris strewn from winter storms; foundation vents can also need addressing. These (generally) recessed screens become the perfect catch-all for leaves, twigs, and other organic materials throughout the fall and winter season. Simply clean the vents by hand or with a shop vacuum.
ADDRESS MOISTURE BUILDUP
You know that winter and moisture go hand-in-hand, but don’t forget that the child of this coupling can be mold or mildew on your property. Remind your tenants to check for any mold that can build up in the winter from interior humidity.
BOOST THAT CURB APPEAL
Spring is in the air, and flowers are in bloom. Make the best of this with some good old-fashioned landscaping. Spring landscaping can include lawn aeration, overseeding, fertilization, and pruning of shrubs or trees.
Rental maintenance tasks may be a chore, but completing them property each season will protect your investment. Ensuring that your property looks appealing and works efficiently, will guarantee that your renters will take notice of your attention to the space they live.