As seasons change, it is important to make sure rental properties are getting the right maintenance. This checklist will help you keep your rental property not only looking smart, but also safe during the season of autumn.
Check the fire alarms
As people stay indoors and the weather becomes cooler, people will start using fireplaces and heaters. Fire alarms should always be functioning no matter the season, but now is a good time to double check if the batteries are still working.
Check for leaks
Avoid mold and mildew build-up during the autumn and winter months by fixing any leaks. Check windows, doors, and any other spots in the property that is prone to leaks, both inside and outside.
Check the gutters and roof
If your rental property has a gutter, it’s worth checking out as well as your roof for any cracks or loose tiles. Always remember to practice safety when you need to climb on a ladder to check your gutter and roofs. Call up a reliable tradesperson to see to any cleaning or repairs.
Check the vents
The cooling systems of a rental property do a lot of extra work over the summer, so when autumn rolls around, it’s time to check if there is dirt built-up. Autumn will bring humidity and any dirty air-conditioning unit can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Call up the appropriate cleaners now that the air-conditioner won’t be used as often. Consider dehumidifying the property as well to keep moisture out of the home.
Check the kitchen
Water damage can be costly, so make sure that leaking taps and dishwashers should be repaired right away. Inspect under sinks, and hot water systems as well for leaks. Dangerous mould can also form, which can be a large expense. Check that the silicone around the home is still clean and durable.
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