Spring Maintenance for Property Managers
Spring Maintenance You Should Attend to Today
Spring maintenance for your rental property, home, or even business is important to attend to each year. We recommend doing the following annually to find unknown problems and solve them before they become costly issues.
Walk around the exterior to look for any winter damage that may have occurred during the cold months.
- Test outdoor faucets, damage can occur to these spigots during frost. Let the water run and then turn it off to see if any dripping occurs. Call a plumber if you notice the water does not fully stop.
- Inspect driveways and parking lots. Freezing weather can cause cracking in cement or pavement. Seal these cracks before the spring rain can enter them and erode them further.
- Look for rot. Look for any potential rot in wood siding, trim, fences, or decking. Take note of these areas and monitor them, fix them if the damage is extensive.
- Check and clean gutters. Double-check there are no leaks. Remember, gutters protect the foundation of your building, prevent erosion, and prevent basement flooding. They additionally prevent staining to the exterior of your building, mitigate paint damage, protect your landscaping, and stop mold and mildew growth. If any leaking is occurring, you risk this protection.
- Look for any potential deterioration on the roof or siding. Check for cracks, warping, or swelling. If there are signs of damage on the outside, they may be damage on the interior. Call a contractor as soon as possible to avoid a potential mold problem.
If you are a property manager or landlord, ask the tenant for a quick spring inspection. Not all interior damage is visible to the tenant at a glance.
- Have the HVAC inspected and replace all air filters. Your system should be serviced and cleaned at least once a year. Doing routine maintenance on your system can prevent costly repairs or replacement
- Check for pests. Look for signs of termites, cockroaches, ants, or rodents. These pests tend to move into the interior during winter for shelter.
- Look for signs of water damage. Humidity can build up inside of the home during the winter and cause potential mold to grow. Look for signs of said mold (a musty odor) and potential small puddles in the attic or basement.
- Check all fire detectors, smoke detectors, or carbon monoxide detectors. Be sure all are functioning correctly, change batteries if it applies and fix or replace any faulty detectors.
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If you encounter any water damage or mold remediation issues please do not hesitate to call Restoration Management Company. We will evaluate your property and make a professional plan for you & your tenants. See all of our services here.
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