When talking about maintenance plans for your Scottsdale rental property, the old adage “out of sight, out of mind” rings true. Many of the crucial systems that make up the inner workings of a rental home are hidden, and often, maintaining them may slip through the cracks.
However, frequent servicing for these unseen items are equally as important as the highly visible ones. Take a home’s hot water heater for example; it can work without problems for years and be taken for granted. But as the years go by, sediment from the water can collect in the bottom of the water heater, causing rust and other problems. For this reason, it’s important to flush out a hot water heater regularly to keep it running properly.
Along with ensuring that your rental home has plenty of hot water is making sure that your sewer line is clear. No one wants a backed-up sink, tub, or drain. Although often forgotten, it’s important to have your main sewer line checked on a regular basis to prevent drainage problems down the road.
Another maintenance item that people forget about is the property’s heating and cooling system. Coupled with yearly servicing the air conditioning unit and furnace, you also need to clean all ducts and vents. Dust and pollutants can collect inside a home’s ductwork, reducing the system’s efficiency and exposing your tenants to trapped allergens.
When the crucial systems are working without problems, it’s a lot easier to keep your Scottsdale rental home filled and your tenants satisfied. Properly maintained systems tend to need fewer repairs, saving you a lot of money later on. Tenant retention correlates with proactive property maintenance, something at which our team of property management experts are outstanding.
A comprehensive property maintenance plan requires a huge amount of time and energy that you may not readily have at hand. Go ahead and give us a call. At Real Property Management East Valley, we save you time and money by making sure we do routine maintenance for every element of your Scottsdale rental property. If you want to know more about maintenance plans or any of our other property management services, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 480-981-7000 today.