1. Pest Control:
Pest control for rental properties is an important part of maintaining a safe, healthy environment for tenants. This includes inspecting the property regularly for signs of pests such as mice, rats, cockroaches, bed bugs, and other insects. If any of these are found, it is important to take prompt action to exterminate the pests.
2. Water Damage or Leaks:
Water damage and leaks can be extremely destructive to a rental property, so it’s important to inspect the entire property for signs of water damage on a regular basis. Look for any evidence of standing water, musty odors, discoloration on walls, damp carpets and rugs, or leaks in pipes and faucets. If any of these signs are present, take immediate action to repair them.
3. Inspect and Refresh Shower Caulk and Grout:
Check all caulk around showers and bathtubs regularly to ensure that there is no cracking or peeling occurring. If necessary, refresh caulk and grout to prevent moisture from seeping into the walls.
4. Inspect Roof and Clean Gutters:
Climb up on the roof at least twice per year to inspect for any missing, damaged, or loose shingles as well as other damage. Also check rain gutters for debris and clean them out if necessary.
5. Patch Cracks in Ceiling or Drywall:
Cracking in ceilings or drywall can be caused by a number of factors including age, temperature changes, and water damage. It is important to fill any cracks that appear with spackle or joint compound immediately to prevent further damage from occurring
6. Replace Filters in Air Conditioner and Furnace:
Change the filters in your air conditioner and furnace units twice a year to keep them running efficiently and ensure clean, healthy air for your tenants.
7. Flush the Water Heater:
Flushing out a water heater once per year is essential to keeping it running properly and safely. This involves draining the tank of sediment that can build up over time to avoid corrosion and rusting.
8. Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors:
Check all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors twice per year to make sure they are working correctly, replacing any batteries as necessary. It’s also important to check for dust buildup on the sensors which can interfere with their operation.
9. Check for Activity That Violates the Lease Agreement:
Keep an eye out for any activity that may violate the terms of the lease agreement such as unauthorized guests, loud music, smoking indoors, and other infractions. If necessary, take action to ensure that tenants are respecting the rules.