By GoldenWest Management
Fall is here and although we still have temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s (especially in San Diego), it’s not uncommon for the weather to cool down fast, and for the leaves to start falling, seemingly overnight.
If you’re starting to think about for fall, especially cooler weather, this article will provide you with property management tips you can use to get your rental property ready for the coming month.
Tip #1 – Inspect the Roof of Your Rental Property
One of the first things you should do to get your rental ready for the fall and cooler weather is to inspect the roof because, it’s not uncommon for tree limbs, leaves, and other debris to have fallen on your roof during the year and you can avoid potential long term damage to your roof by removing that debris.
Tip #2 – Review Your Gutters
While you’re up on your roof, take the time to inspect the gutters on your rental property because they also can become clogged with leaves, dirt, and debris during the year. The easy way to clean them is to use a hose to wash out your gutters, or a hand shovel to scoop out any debris that remains in the gutters.
Tip #3 – Check Seals Around All Doors and Windows
During the year it’s not uncommon for the seal to wear away from doors and windows of a home. This often results in mold growth around doors and windows (if left unchecked) and also higher energy use. To avoid this happening to you, take the time to update the seals around doors and window now to ensure that they are functioning normally.
Tip #4 – Verify That Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Are Working
If it’s been a while since you’ve had the carbon monoxide alarm alarms inspected at your rental property, now would be a good time to have those checked just to ensure that they are functioning normally and have working batteries.
Tip #5 – Have the HVAC System Checked
Last of all, but most important, one of the final things that you should do before the weather changes is to have the HVAC system at your rental property checked because you want to make sure that it’s functioning 100% and will be ready to heat your rental just in time for cold weather.
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