Spring is the time of year of renewal. As the days become longer, winter slowly loosens its icy grip, melted away by warm spring rains and a new awareness of vigor. Without fail, spring brings blooming flowers, outdoor hobbies, and activities; and for rental property owners, a long list of to-do items. Spring is considered a great chance to check that your Baxter rental homes are in good working order and ready for another year. By addressing a few key areas of your property each spring, you can keep your valuable investment fit and profitable for years to come.
A meticulous appraisal of your rental home is a great place to kick off your spring to-do list. Concrete areas including the foundation, driveway, patio, and walkways should be inspected, and any cracks or gaps repaired. Exterior doors and windows need to be checked for cracks and gaps and sealed with caulk or weather stripping if needed. Exterior door hardware should also be evaluated, repairing or replacing any squeaky handles or loose locks. Spring is a suitable time to wipe windows, repair door screens and to retouch exterior paint. Another good way of doing things is to look at the roof for missing or damaged shingles and to repair or replace outdoor light fixtures.
When marking items as done on your checklist of spring maintenance, don’t forget to remember the yard. Spring is the right time to test sprinkler systems and make any necessary repairs. Perimeter fences and gates should be checked and repaired if needed. A good time to evaluate the garbage cans and replace any with damaged lids or holes is in spring. Lastly, spring cleaning should allow time for the landscaping, and this is a wonderful season to plant new trees and bushes. Remove dead bushes or tree branches and rake up any leftover leaves. Lawns should be fertilized, and flower beds prepared for summer blooms.
Handling all of these repair and maintenance items may call for a dumpster or some other kind of container. It’s vital, however, to confirm with local authorities first before deciding to rent one. While a dumpster may be an effective way to manage the garbage from your spring maintenance and repair checklist, local regulations may not allow dumpsters to be placed in front of a rental house, or may only allow them for a specific length of time.
Spring cleaning parts of the rental home like these are a major part of rental property maintenance. By frequently taking care of repair and maintenance items, you can grow your rental rates, stay away from exorbitant repairs, and keep your tenants content. Real Property Management Deluxe can help by issuing seasonal evaluations of your rental property’s circumstances as well as managing the punctual and competent completion of any necessary tasks. Please contact us online or by phone at 218-454-7962 for more information.
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