Do you own a rental property? If so, how often do you keep it well-maintained? If your rental property isn’t well maintained or cleaned, it won’t have as much curb appeal, or attraction, for potential renters. This includes exterior maintenance, as that has a huge addition to your property’s curb appeal. Here are a few matters of exterior maintenance that every rental property needs.
One important exterior maintenance task includes cleaning out your gutters. Even though cleaning gutters can seem somewhat of a tedious task, it is important. If you don’t keep your gutters clean, it can cause risky damage to your roof that can threaten the structural integrity of your property. Filled and dirty gutters can also cause flooding and irregular water drainage which can cause expensive water damage to the exterior (and even interior) of your property. So, make sure that you clean out your property’s gutters regularly, particularly after the fall and winter seasons.
Another important matter of exterior maintenance is landscaping. If you don’t take care of the yard landscaping at your property, it will look run down and old. This could even affect the value of your home and how much you can charge for rent. So, make sure that you take care of landscaping even if it is something simple like keeping the lawn watered, trimmed, and mowed consistently. You can also add a few landscaping touches to spruce up the property. For example, adding flowers to your property can increase the curb appeal of your property.
Asphalt and Concrete
When you’re thinking about exterior maintenance, don’t forget to take care of any asphalt or concrete that might be on your property. Over time, asphalt and concrete can become badly cracked, damaged, and deteriorated, particularly if it hasn’t ever been treated with waterproofing. This damage not only looks bad, but it can also be a safety risk for your renters and a liability for you. Make sure that you take good care of your asphalt and concrete, even if that means pouring a new slab to prepare for a new renter.
So, if you want to have a successful rental property, make sure that you keep up with exterior maintenance. Remember to clean out your gutters, keep up with landscaping, and take care of the asphalt and concrete. This will help your rental property to be safe, convenient, and attractive for your potential renters.
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