Spring is the period when what is old is made new. As the days lengthen, winter slowly loosens its icy grip, thawed by warm spring rains and a new feeling of liveliness. Every year spring brings blossoming flowers, outdoor entertainment, and for rental property owners, a long list of to-do items. Spring is the best time to confirm that your Towson rental homes are in good condition 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.
An in-depth assessment of your rental home is an ideal way to get the ball rolling on 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 the best season to clean windows and door screens and to patch up exterior paint. It’s also a good policy to find out if the roof has missing or damaged shingles and to repair or replace outdoor light fixtures.
When marking off items on your list of spring maintenance, ensure the yard is included. 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.
Dealing with all of these repair and maintenance items may necessitate a need for a dumpster or other similar type of container. It’s a good idea to verify with local authorities first before making the decision to rent a dumpster. While a dumpster may be a logical plan to manage the rubbish 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 items like these are a big chunk 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 Essentials 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 410-832-3138 for more information.
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