When you turn to property and its management, this question will always come around “What makes people not to take care of their rental belongings in the correct and timely manner?” Maybe they lack a mechanism that can help them maintain them. Property owners understand very well that failure to closely watch over their property’s condition can cause damage that may be costly to them in future. Additionally, improper maintenance of rental property may make the tenants unhappy; this may tempt them to look out for other rental houses. However, here is a quick list of tips that you may use to ensure that your property maintains good form.
- Ensure that all the exterior parts to the home, constructed using wood are painted. If you fail to do this, the wood will soften and deteriorate which will easily become costly to repair.
- Ensure that any kind of dirt near your house’s foundation slopes nicely away from it rather than towards the foundation. If there are any holes near your house’s foundation, ensure you fill them properly. Also, add some dirt backfill along the foundation mainly to force the water drain away further from the base of the house than into the basement or rather the crawl space.
- Keep the tree leaves and there debris away from the gutters- Ignoring this will make the waters to turn back again to the gutters thus overflow that may make water to start penetrating again towards your home. Use more extenders on to the house’s downspouts to ensure that the waters do not empty the next generation.
- Check and ensure that all the house windows and house doors have no have no gaps and if present, do seal them using a weatherproof sealant to avoid water penetration. In addition, it may reduce loss of heat in your house but failure to attend to them shall mean increased water intrusion into the home that may lead to serious damage.
- Check for dead limbs on any trees around your home if indeed your home has trees. Also, inspect the tree bases, and if you spot any tree that has rot at its bottom, remove it before it falls on any of your property or your neighbor’s. The trees cannot only damage your house or property but can also be a liability factor in that they can fall on someone causing injuries.
- Inspect your roof and identify shingles that are damaged or missing. Be vigilant especially after you experience high winds accompanied by storms. The bad thing with damaged shingles is that they easily allow penetration of water, which automatically causes damage to the interior parts of the house. This will eventually lead to growth of mould that can easily hide attic or even behind the house’s drywall due to the even a small leak from the roof. Correcting mould may also be a serious, which may of course lead to high cost problems.
To enjoy the most out of your property, taking good care and maintain it is paramount. If you do this, you can be sure of enjoying the most out of it and can serve you better for long time of course.