Many landlords often make the mistake of postponing repairs and maintenance of their properties until its too late. This can considerably drive up the cost of maintenance and require more time compared to a frequently maintained property. It is advisable to deal with maintenance of your rental properties as a matter of pride. Afterall, no tenant appreciates a property that is not well maintained. Here are some ways you can maintain your rental properties.
Clear out the trees
You must check if there are any dead limbs that could be hanging from the trees. Not only do they spoil the view of your property, but they can also fall and potentially injure someone in the way. If the trees happen to be rotten at the bottom, you must have them removed or they might fall on the house and potentially cause irreparable damage.
Check for mold
Make sure you check your roof for any damage especially after a storm. Any damage to the roof can let in water that can cause further damage to the house. Moisture can lead to the growth of mold that can remain unseen behind a drywall. The more time it remains, the more it will spread and the more time and money you will have to spend on repairs and maintenance.
Inspect all crawl spaces
If there are any crawl spaces you can enter, get in there once every year to examine the condition. Look for any signs of leakage or puddles on the floor. Do not proceed further if is standing water in the area. Instead, contact a professional to deal with the issue as you any illegal wiring left in the area could be deadly.
Let there be paint
Any wooden exterior of the house needs to be painted at least once a year. Wood can easily soften and deteriorate if it is not painted. Again, this can cause further problems in future, requiring more of your time and money.
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