As a rental property owner, you want to make sure your investment stays in good working order. Just like your primary residence, property preventative maintenance can prevent costly issues down the line. We recommend periodic inspections for every rental property, confirming tenant care and catching problems early while they’re still small.
In Central Florida, air conditioning units get a workout, especially during the summer months. Keep your tenants comfortable and avoid emergency repairs by having the unit tuned up periodically. This can also extend the life of the air conditioner itself. You can also do a simple vinegar water treatment to prevent backup.
Poorly maintained plumbing is one of the most common causes of preventable problems in a house. But taking a few precautions during periodic inspections can help stave off the majority of issues.
For example, inspect exposed pipes for cracks or drips before they lead to major leaks. Flush hot water tanks to remove mineral deposits, increase efficiency, and extend the life of the tank.
Home exteriors in the Orlando area endure heavy downpours, debris from high winds, and intense summer heat, causing cracks and warped roofs, blocked gutters, and growing mildew.
Repairing small problems in an aging roof will cost far less than a roof replacement. Cleaning debris out of gutters regularly keeps water flowing down the downspout instead of seeping into the interior of the house. Pressure washing the siding keeps mildew from forming.
If your rental has wood siding, regularly check for rot that can attract termites, cause water intrusion, and decrease energy efficiency. You’ll also want to ensure windows are properly sealed to prevent mold buildup and leaks.
Like everything else, the longer you wait to repair a problem, the more expensive it becomes. Keeping up with maintenance and remaining vigilant to small problems can save you tens of thousands of dollars in the long run.
Landscaping and Trees
Not only does doing bigger landscaping maintenance improve the house’s curb appeal, but it also helps protect your investment.
Trimming back trees and bushes close to the house prevents mold and water intrusion. Conducting periodic tree maintenance helps keep dead limbs or dying trees from falling on a house during the infamous Central Florida storm seasons.
You’ll also want to conduct proper maintenance inside the house as well. This includes basic tasks such as cleaning out dryer lint traps and vents to prevent fires. You should also reseal any loose tiles to prevent water damage and mold, especially in kitchens and bathrooms.
Central Florida pests are infamous. Pest removal and fixing damage can be incredibly expensive. It pays to stop pests before they become a problem by ensuring proper seals at all entry points into the house, including any attics or crawl spaces. This helps in keeping pests at bay and can save you from costly issues down the line.
Maintaining Your Investment
Whether you choose to do property preventative maintenance yourself or hire someone, it saves you trouble down the road. The Realty Medics can help keep your Orlando area rental home properly maintained and assist with many more services.
Call our office today at 321-947-7653 or complete our online form to learn more.