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. Every year spring brings blossoming flowers, outdoor entertainment, and for rental property owners, a long list of to-do items. Spring is a favorable occasion to see to it your Owings Mill rental homes have a clean bill of health 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 an ideal time to wash windows and door screens and to address any issues with the exterior paint. It’s also a smart idea to inspect the roof for missing or damaged shingles and to fix or substitute a new part for broken outdoor light fixtures.
When going over your checklist of spring maintenance items, remember to include 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. An ideal period to assess the garbage cans and replace any with broken lids or holes is during spring. Additionally, spring cleaning should take into account the landscaping, and there’s no better season than spring 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.
A dumpster or other trash receptacle may be required when dealing with all of the repair and maintenance items. It’s always a smart idea to have the local authorities endorse your decision to rent a dumpster before you make any commitments. While a dumpster may be a cost-effective scheme to manage the discarded matter 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 the features of your rental home is a valuable part of rental property maintenance. By periodically taking care of repair and maintenance items, you can inflate your rental rates, steer clear of excessive repairs, and keep your tenants pleased with your service. Real Property Management Capital can help by furnishing seasonal evaluations of your rental property’s shape as well as managing the quick and able completion of any vital tasks. Please contact us online or by phone at 301-869-5001 for more information.
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