Prevention is the best approach to rental property maintenance. Finding and repairing small problems in the beginning can prevent exceedingly expensive costs from occurring. Taking preventative steps can not only help protect your property, but it can also significantly increase the property’s value.

When you have a tenant living on your property, you might want to cut back on the maintenance visits. However, there are several preventative home maintenance steps that you should not skip.

Clean Lint Screens

Allowing lint to build up in your dryer is one of the leading causes of house fires. Not only can this be devastating to your property, but it can also be dangerous for the people who reside there. The dryer’s lint screens must be cleaned out regularly to prevent this from occurring.

Service the Septic System

Toilet emergencies can be extremely damaging, not to mention disgusting. The septic system should be serviced every 5 years. This can prevent many issues from occurring with your plumbing system.

HVAC Maintenance

HVAC filters should be changed every 6-12 months. It is much more effective to completely replace the filters than to clean them regularly. Luckily, filters are fairly inexpensive and replacing them regularly will increase the air quality, lower energy costs, and can help extend the life of your HVAC system.

Gutter Maintenance

Gutter maintenance is extremely important. Though they may seem simple, gutters are the main line of defense against water damage to the foundation of your home. Gutters redirect water runoff to a safe place for your property. Gutters must be cleaned regularly to prevent buildup. Gutters must be inspected regularly to ensure that they are still in good repair.

Prevention is vital in protecting your property from extensive damage. Regular maintenance will help lower the overall repair costs your property will require. To learn more about how to maximize your profits, contact us at Keyrenter in Hampton Roads today!