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Spring Maintenance Checklist for Rental Property Owners

April 30, 2021

Winter can be tough on a home. Snow, ice, wind, rain and freezing temperatures can all place stress on your home’s structure. Now that Spring is here, it’s time to start taking stock of any needed repairs or updates to get your rental property back in top shape. An updated, safe property means happy, paying tenants. Here are a few of the things you should be doing and looking for: 

  • Check windows and doors for broken or damaged frames, hinges, or locks.  
  • Inspect window or door screens for rips and have them repaired to prevent insects from entering the building.  
  • Have the roof professionally inspected. Pooling water or hail damage can cause failures in the material and structure of the roof, but you may not even know unless you have an inspection. 
  • Look for cracks in the driveway or parking lot. Water from heavy rain or snow can cause cracking in concrete and asphalt, and you may want to get it resealed to prevent further damage.  
  • Clean leaves and debris from the gutters and downspouts. This is a basic maintenance task but one that is essential.
  • Inspect fences for loose or rotten panels, and replace them promptly.  
  • Do your properties have patios? If so, you’ll need to pressure wash them on a regular basis to keep them looking fresh.
  • Test run sprinklers and outdoor faucets to ensure all systems are operational. If the water flow seems low, there may be an issue with the pipes.  
  • Remove debris from on and around all air conditioning units to ensure maximum efficiency. 

Homeowners Insurance Can Protect Your Home 

The best way you can ensure that your rental properties will be properly maintained is by using a professional property management company. As part of your spring maintenance, call MMC Properties today to get the professional, honest, and local property management services you need.