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Top 10 Maintenance Tasks to Put on Your Calendar

Irvine Property Manager Changing Smoke Detector BatteriesAs an Irvine rental property owner, the list of maintenance tasks your rental needs can sound constantly endless. While omitting certain things here and there mostly won’t give rise to too many issues or problems, there are other maintenance tasks that you should be implementing every year. Overlooking these maintenance tasks can not only result in decreased tenant satisfaction but, besides that, also big repair bills down the line. By guaranteeing you are completing these ten maintenance tasks, you will save yourself some headaches and hassles!

1.      Change Your Filters

You need to make certain that your furnace filters are being changed regularly and correctly. Clogged filters can not only make poor indoor air quality but, in addition, can similarly shorten the life of your rental property’s furnace.

2.      Clean Your Dryer Vent

Clothes dryer vents are one maintenance task that you shouldn’t miss out on due to the fact that they are numbered among the top causes of residential fires in the U.S. A clogged dryer vent can not only be a fire hazard, though. It can as well entice unwanted pests and cause mold problems.

3.      Relight the Pilot Light

If you turn off your pilot light during the warm months, remember to relight it and check the system to see it functioning properly before the cold weather arrives. Tenants won’t be happy with waiting in the cold for you to get the furnace up and running.

4.      Drain Sediment From Your Water Heater

Eventually, sediment collects at the bottom of every water heater. To extend the life of your rental property’s water heater and be sure that it is working properly, make it a point to drain it once a year.

5.      Look for Leaks

It looks uncomplicated, and it is. At least once a year, perform a visual check of your property’s plumbing, fixtures, sprinklers, and so on. If you see any signs of leaks or pooling water, that is something you should address instantly.

6.      Change Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Batteries

It’s relevant to replace the batteries in your rental property’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors once a year. There’s no need to wait for the unit to fail and start beeping; by being proactive about it, you can save your tenant and yourself that one headache!

7.      Lubricate Garage Door Springs.

If your rental property has a garage, it’s essential to lubricate the springs and wheels of your garage door once a year. A properly lubricated garage door will work suitably for lots of years, whereas a neglected door will oftentimes fail far earlier than it should have.

8.      Give Your Appliances Some TLC

You can likewise extend the life of your rental property’s appliances by executing fundamental maintenance on them each year. As an illustration, vacuuming your refrigerator coils and cleaning the seals around the refrigerator doors can help this very important appliance perform better and last longer.

9.      Clean Window Weep Holes

Plenty of vinyl windows have weep holes on the exterior that help drain away water and condensation. However, these holes can become clogged with dirt or insects. By just flushing your weep holes out once a year, you can help ward off condensation and other moisture problems.

10. Check for Pests

The last thing to note, if you aren’t already doing so, you should conscientiously check your property for signs of pest infestation every year. Termites can start as a small problem. Although if left unchecked, it can easily turn into a nightmare scenario for you and your tenant.

Property maintenance is an important but time-consuming part of owning rental properties. Why not let the professionals handle it for you? Real Property Management Agile offers a full range of property management and maintenance services provided by expert Irvine property managers, giving you total peace of mind that essential maintenance tasks are being done every year. Learn more by contacting us online or calling at 949-503-5300.

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