Property maintenance is known as the general upkeep of your building which includes cleaning, repairs, and landscaping. It plays a huge role in not only keeping your current tenants happy but also in attracting new tenants to rent from your property.
To help landlords find new tenants, we’ve compiled a list of different maintenance methods that can get their vacancies filled and start increasing profits.
Lawncare and Landscaping
The exterior of your property is the first thing potential tenants see before stepping inside the building so it is vital to make a lasting impression. In the springtime, make sure that trees, shrubs, and flowers are tended to. In the fall time, make sure to rake fallen leaves and clean as needed.
Pest Control and Extermination
Having monthly pest control and extermination services is necessary to avoid infestations and in doing so, you’ll save on costs in the long run. Pests such as termites can cause significant property damage so it is best to rid your property of pests on a consistent schedule before the situation becomes uncontrollable.
Check for Leaks and Other Water Damage
This is especially important after heavy storms, floods, or snowmelt. Other reasons to check for leaks or water damage include burst pipes and overflowing toilets. Never ignore signs of water damage as failure to resolve it can wreak havoc to the property and encourage unhealthy mold growth.1
Replace Grout and Caulking As Needed
Grout between tiles can eventually crack and the caulk around the tub can loosen which will mean it’s time to replace them. By doing so as soon as possible, you can prevent any water damage from occurring.
Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Regularly
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be tested monthly to ensure they are in working order. These two devices are vital to your tenants’ health and safety and if they are not working in the case of a fire or carbon monoxide leak, you could face legal action.
Replace Air Filters Frequently
Air filters help to keep your indoor air clean and free of contaminants and particulates such as dust, pollen, and fibers. It is recommended to check air filters at least once a month to see if they are dirty or clogged and need to be replaced.2
Clean the Gutters
Gutters should be inspected routinely as they can become easily clogged with leaves and other debris. This leads to leaks caused by trapped water making its way into the property through the roof, siding, and windows.3
Commercial Cleaning Corporation can help your property stay clean and run smoothly with our comprehensive cleaning and maintenance services. Our cleaning services include janitorial, day porters, floor care including tile and grout restoration, stone and concrete maintenance, and window cleaning.
Our maintenance services include painting, light carpentry and repairs, electrical and lighting maintenance, furniture refinishing and repairs, HVAC filter replacement, and plumbing.
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