The days are getting longer, and the weather is getting warmer – it’s time to get going, at long last in preparing your Baxter rental home for spring! As a renter, understanding what you can do to prepare your home for the warmer months ahead is essential. In this blog post, we will give 10 tips to help you prepare your rental property for spring. Keep reading to learn more!
- Check for leaks and water damage. Whether or not this season brings us rain this year, spring is the right occasion to check your home thoroughly for water leaks and damage. Have a look at the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room if there are any traces of moisture or discoloration on the walls, floors, and ceilings. Also, it makes sense to check your faucet, inside vanity cabinets, and around the base of each toilet. Find any evidence of a leak, immediately get in touch with your Baxter property manager.
- The window screens must be cleaned. Dust, pollen, and other airborne particles can quickly accumulate on window screens, so spring is a great time to wash them down until they sparkle. Start by removing any screens and wiping down the windowsills with a damp cloth. Wash down the screens with a garden hose and allow them to dry before replacing them in the windows. Just make sure you clean only the screens you can reach safely.
- Test and service your HVAC system: Before summer hits, it’s crucial to test and service your rental property’s air conditioning and heating systems. A good landlord will schedule regular HVAC maintenance for you, but if yours doesn’t, now is the time to ask! Regular HVAC maintenance will help ensure that your rental home remains at the ideal temperature all through the changing months of spring and summer.
- Check for pest damage: As temperatures warm up; you should consider watching for signs of any unwanted pests entering your rental home. Inspect around windows, doors, vents, and other openings for any signs of small holes or gaps, as these can provide easy access for bugs and rodents. If you find any, contact your property manager right away.
- Plant some flowers: Add a splash of color to the exterior of your rental home this spring by planting some flowers! Think about the best flower types to use for the rental property’s current climate and soil type, and research which flowers are best to keep away common pests. Then, create a colorful display of your favorites to help give your home a taste of spring.
- Replace smoke detector batteries: Check all the smoke detectors around your rental property – spring is a great time to replace any old batteries if needed. This will guarantee that your rental home is always safe in a fire emergency. If this is a job your landlord normally looks after, remind them to schedule it!
- Clean out closets and drawers: As winter draws to a close, it’s time to shed some of those heavy layers! Now is the perfect opportunity to take inventory of what you own and donate or recycle anything that you don’t need anymore. If it’s been at least a year since you’ve worn something, it may be time to donate it.
- Clear debris from patios and decks: Winter can be hard on rental property’s outdoor spaces. Clear away any fallen leaves, twigs, branches, and other debris from your rental home’s patios and decks for a clean look in the spring.
- Clean sliding window and door tracks. If you have any sliding windows or doors in your rental home, spring is the ideal time to give the tracks they glide on a good clean. During winter, dust, and grime can accumulate in the window and door tracks, creating poor functionality. To maintain everything’s proper function, use a damp cloth and a small brush to remove dirt and debris from the tracks. Then use a vacuum or compressed air to get into the tight spaces. If your rental home’s sliding windows and doors seem stuck, apply a light lubricant to the tracks.
- Check lighting fixtures: Spring is a great time to inspect all of your home’s light fixtures and replace any broken bulbs or burnt-out lights. Consider switching out any old-fashioned bulbs for LED ones – they’re more efficient and last longer, cutting down on electricity costs!
By following these 10 tips, you’ll soon be ready for the warmer months ahead. But in every season, keep up with regular maintenance to keep your rental home beautiful and comfortable all year round.
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