Spring is the occasion of rebirth. As the days grow longer and nights grow shorter, winter slowly loosens its icy grip, softened by warm spring rains and a new sensation of life. Without fail, spring brings blooming flowers, outdoor hobbies, and activities; and for rental property owners, a long list of to-do items. Spring is a good opportunity to ensure your Copper River rental homes are in excellent order and ready for another year. By addressing a few key areas of your property each spring, you can keep your valuable investment fit and profitable for years to come.
A detailed evaluation of your rental home is a good way to commence your spring to-do list. Concrete areas including the foundation, driveway, patio, and walkways should be inspected, and any cracks or gaps repaired. Exterior doors and windows need to be checked for cracks and gaps and sealed with caulk or weather stripping if needed. Exterior door hardware should also be evaluated, repairing or replacing any squeaky handles or loose locks. Spring is the right occasion to hose down windows, clean door screens and to fix up exterior paint. It’s also a smart idea to inspect the roof for missing or damaged shingles and to fix or substitute a new part for broken outdoor light fixtures.
Ensure the yard is included when going over your checklist of spring maintenance items. Spring is the right time to test sprinkler systems and make any necessary repairs. Perimeter fences and gates should be checked and repaired if needed. A good time to evaluate the garbage cans and replace any with damaged lids or holes is in spring. Also, spring cleaning should add landscaping to the checklist, and spring is a favorable season to plant new trees and bushes. Remove dead bushes or tree branches and rake up any leftover leaves. Lawns should be fertilized, and flower beds prepared for summer blooms.
Administering all of these repair and maintenance items may require a dumpster or other type of container. It’s always a smart idea to have the local authorities endorse your decision to rent a dumpster before you make any commitments. While a dumpster may be a cost-effective scheme to manage the discarded matter from your spring maintenance and repair checklist, local regulations may not allow dumpsters to be placed in front of a rental house, or may only allow them for a specific length of time.
Spring cleaning items such as these are an essential part of rental property maintenance. By taking care of routine tasks like repair and maintenance, you can raise your rental rates, avert expensive repairs, and keep your tenants at ease. Real Property Management Platinum can help by giving seasonal evaluations of your rental property’s situation as well as managing the swift and capable completion of any essential tasks. Please contact us online or by phone at 559-324-9400 for more information.