Spring is the time for new beginnings. As the days lengthen, winter slowly loosens its icy grip, thawed by warm spring rains and a new feeling of liveliness. Spring, unfailingly, brings fragrant flowers, outdoor fun and games, and for rental property owners, an extensive list of to-do items. Spring presents the right set of circumstances to make certain your East Meadow rental homes are in pretty great shape 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 a suitable time to wipe windows, repair door screens and to retouch exterior paint. Another good way of doing things is to look at the roof for missing or damaged shingles and to repair or replace outdoor light fixtures.
Ensure the yard is included when going over your checklist of spring maintenance items. 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 time to gauge the quality of garbage cans and replace any lids that are destroyed or are fragmented. 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.
Dealing with all of these repair and maintenance items may necessitate a need for a dumpster or other similar type of container. Before determining whether to rent one, it’s vital to verify with the local authorities first. While a dumpster may be an easy means in managing the junk left behind 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 contribute a significant part 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 Landmark can help by producing seasonal evaluations of your rental property’s state as well as managing the prompt and decisive completion of any mandatory tasks. Please contact us online or by phone at 516-522-2859 for more information.
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