Spring is the time for new beginnings. Winter slowly loosens its icy grip, as the days turn longer and longer, softened by the warm spring rains and a sensation of exuberance. Spring, unfailingly, brings fragrant flowers, outdoor fun and games, and for rental property owners, an extensive list of to-do items. Spring is a favorable occasion to see to it your Belle Isle 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 comprehensive appraisal of your rental home is a good place to get your spring to-do list underway. 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 appropriate time to scrub windows, mend any broken door screens and to repair any damage to the exterior paint. It’s also a good plan to examine the roof for missing or damaged shingles and to repair or replace outdoor light fixtures.
When marking items as done on your checklist of spring maintenance, don’t forget to remember 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. Spring is also a good opportunity to judge the current reliability of garbage cans and replace any with smashed or cracked lids. In addition, spring cleaning should take into consideration the landscaping, and it is the best time 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 container may be needed when managing all of these repair and maintenance items. It’s vital, however, to confirm with local authorities first before deciding to rent one. While a dumpster may be an effective way to manage the garbage 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 taking care of the day-to-day repair and maintenance items, you can increase your rental rates, prevent pricey repairs, and ensure your tenants are glad to reside in your rental property. Real Property Management Freedom can help by supplying seasonal evaluations of your rental property’s condition as well as managing the punctual and adequate completion of any needed tasks. Please contact us online or by phone at 407-624-4706 for more information.