Summer Property Maintenance Tips
Preventative maintenance beats reactive maintenance any day of the week. Small, consistent investments in maintaining the quality of your property will save you time and money not only in the short term, but also in the long run. You can avoid the headaches surrounding unexpected fixes by following this summer maintenance guide from Real Property Management Chicago.
While small weeds and tree shoots may look harmless at first, the damage caused can be pricey. During summer months, the team at Real Property Management Chicago plan regular property walk-throughs to ensure growth is not occurring beneath concrete surfaces. They know the importance of avoiding water line intrusions, pavement fixes and resurfacing due to overgrowth. Also, watch for growth encroaching on walls or houses on other properties, or nearby AC units or power lines. Overgrowth of this kind can prove annoying at best and hazardous at worst. Just make sure that when you hire a tree service company, you hire someone with proper experience, licenses and insurance. Keeping your landscaping in check is an important part of your summer task list.
Air Conditioner and Electrical Units
Replacing AC filters monthly is a good standard practice. However, if your tenants do not keep up on monthly replacements, Real Property Management Chicago ensures that unit filters are fresh before and after the summer heat. This step is vital to increasing the life of your systems. Replacing filters as well as getting in your annual servicing of the unit before the brutal heat of the summer hits will keep your tenants happy and your wallet fuller by avoiding early system failures. In addition to your AC units, quickly checking other electrical features for damage will help you avoid fire hazards or potential problems.
Insects can be an issue for any rental, no matter how clean the property is or the tenants are. Real Property Management Chicago takes precautions to curb the problem before it becomes a full-fledged infestation. During summer months they can take care of repairs to the property windows and screens. Tears in screens or gaps in frames can allow for bugs to invade the property. Making these small repairs upfront will help you avoid the issue altogether. Regular pest control extermination can also prevent long-term pest problems and keep tenants happy.
A little bit of maintenance goes a long way as an investment to avoid larger, long-term problems. Before you begin your summer fun, follow these few tips for preventative summer maintenance. Real Property Management Chicago knows that one of the best ways to avoid middle-of-the-night calls and tenant and management frustrations is by being a proactive landlord. Schedule a quick review today.
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