Paying close attention to your property’s maintenance needs will preserve its condition and protect its value. You’ll also keep your tenants happy because everything will continue to function the way it should. Preventative maintenance can save you money as well, by ensuring that small problems do not grow into expensive and more complicated problems.
Conduct an Annual Property Inspection
It’s always a good idea to do an annual inspection on your property, and at the same time you can do some preventative maintenance. Some of these things are simple enough that you can do them yourself, and some of them you’ll need to hire outside contractors to do. Make sure you have a reliable list of professional, insured contractors and vendors who can help you with these projects.
Preventative Maintenance Schedule
Preventative maintenance includes things like checking smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they’re in good working order, and making sure your furnace filters have been changed. Maybe your furnace and air conditioner need to be serviced by a professional. This will help you identify any potential problems and allow you to extend the lifetime of those systems. You’ll want to clean the gutters, removing leaves, pine needles, and other debris so water doesn’t flood into the house and through the roof.
If the property has a pool, you’ll want that serviced annually as well. It’s important to make sure the filter is working properly and there aren’t any leaks or anything lodged in the equipment. Another thing that should be maintained annually is the landscaping. Trees and bushes should be trimmed back and not overgrown.
These are just a few tips for landlords that pertain to preventative maintenance. There is a lot more that needs your attention, so contact us at Action 1 Properties. We’d be happy to answer any of your questions about Pleasanton property management.