If you have a rental home, you are responsible for maintaining it. Even the best tenants will rarely go out of their way to ensure your home is maintained. Here are some of the things that you, or a property management company, should be doing to maintain the home this summer.
Inspect the Air Conditioning Unit
It is always recommended that you have the air conditioning unit inspected in the spring or summer. Having the unit inspected can help you catch small problems before they turn into larger ones. This can leave your tenant without air conditioning and can leave you scrambling to find an ac repair company at the last minute.
Clean Out Dryer Vents
It is also recommended that you have the dryer vents cleaned out in your home at least once a year. Lint trapped in a dryer vent can cause a fire, so having this done gives you peace of mind that your rental property is safe.
Test Smoke Detectors
Any time you are able to access your tenants home for other repairs and inspections, you should take the time to test the smoke detectors. Many tenants don't do this, but this can be the difference between them getting out in the event of a fire or not. Take the time to test the smoke detectors and replace the batteries or units as needed.
Have the Roof Inspected
After the winter months, it is recommended that you have your roof inspected. Rain, snow, hail and strong winds can all cause damage to your roof. Spring and summer are the perfect times to have the roof inspected, because you have plenty of time to make repairs before inclement weather hits again.
Attend to Landscaping Needs
The last thing that you need to do to your rental property during the summer months is attend to your landscaping needs. While the weather is nice, ensure all of your trees and plants are trimmed and pruned.
Taking care of a rental home on your own can be challenging. If you have a home you are renting out, and simply want to sit back and collect rent, let a property management company assist you. Gassen is an HOA management and property management company in Eden Prairie, MN that can assist you with getting your rental home ready for summer, and ensuring it is well-maintained year round. Visit our website at http://www.gassen.com/ to learn more about us today!