Spring Cleaning Tips for Landlords

As a landlord, it is your job to ensure each property you own stays in tip-top shape. With spring in full swing, it is a perfect time to catch up on DIY cleaning, including the exterior and interior of your properties.

  • Friday, May 4, 2018

  Stephanie Clarke

  General   Tips   

As a landlord, it is your job to ensure each property you own stays in tip-top shape. With spring in full swing, it is a perfect time to catch up on DIY cleaning, including the exterior and interior of your properties. With quality property maintenance software in place, you have the ability to create lists and keep track of what needs to be worked on and taken care of. Using such software is a smart way to stay on top of your property upkeep needs.

Grounds Keeping and Yard Maintenance

During the spring months, it is a perfect time to work on grounds keeping and maintenance of your properties. Trees and tall shrubbery should be trimmed back as well as regular lawn cutting scheduled if that is something you take care of. Trees that are pruned regularly will avoid being a major safety hazard during a big spring storm!

Sealing of Windows and Doors

The doors and windows of your property need to be in good condition. During the spring months, you can easily assess the doors and windows to see if there are any sealing issues or other things to take care of, such as broken glass. Sealing these areas cut down on energy usage as well as provide a secure space for your tenants.

HVAC Systems

The summer is when the HVAC system of your rental property will be used again as the temperatures in your region begin to increase. In spring, HVAC maintenance should be provided. Schedule each of your properties to be inspected by a professional HVAC technician. The unit needs to be inspected and reviewed, ensuring that every component is working properly and ready for the upcoming extreme season.

Interior

The interior of your dwelling also needs to be inspected on a regular basis. Use the spring months to plan a day when you have scheduled visits to your properties. With a scheduled visit, you can check up on the interior walls, doors, windows, etc. and determine if any painting needs to be done, any flooring changes or other areas need attention.

By being proactive and scheduling your spring cleaning needs, you can take care of your rental properties with ease.



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