Whether you own a multifamily unit, a summer rental or an investment property, you can benefit from property management maintenance services.
You know how much work and upkeep even a single-family home is. In the summer, you have to mow the grass and in the winter, you have to shovel the snow. As time-consuming as that is, it’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Consider the volume of work it takes to maintain a building year-round.
Property Management Maintenance Tasks
On a weekly basis, the trash needs to be removed. Your city may pick up the trash, but someone still has to put the bins out by the curb and bring them back afterward.
Keeping the grounds is also a chore. It’s not just cutting the lawn, it’s trimming the edges and tending to the flowers and bushes, as well as getting rid of the leaves in the fall.
At least a couple of times a year, you need to have the gutters cleaned out and the downspouts checked to make sure they’re carrying the water away from your property. The roof should be checked at the same time for missing shingles or flashing, holes or other signs of trouble.
As each new season begins, your home systems should also be checked and serviced. This includes the furnace, air conditioner, fireplaces and chimney. It’s a good idea to clean out the dryer vents and check the washer hoses at the same time. Lint collecting in the dryer vent can cause a fire, and weak washer hoses can break and cause an expensive flood.
Even if you have a brick house, the trim will need painting. Experts say a paint job should last five to 10 years. Waiting too long can leave your building looking run-down and neglected.
Maintenance Is Critical, But Doing it Yourself Is Tedious
Some landlords buy investment properties because they know they’re handy and think they can save money by doing repairs themselves. But they often quickly find out that it’s more time-consuming than they imagined. Unclogging a drain can take all afternoon. Getting a garbage disposal working again with the wrench might only take minutes — but you have to go all the way over to the property to do it.
What can end up costing you a lot of money, however, are the problems you don’t even know about.
That’s why it’s important to perform regular inspections of your property, looking for issues such as water leaks, trash buildup or broken appliances. A leaky faucet is wasteful, but a toilet that’s running can leave you with a water bill in the thousands. Tenants who don’t promptly remove trash or are quasi-hoarders create the perfect environment for rats, mice, roaches and other pests.
SLC Properties Sales and Investments to the Rescue
Rely on SLC Properties Sales and Investments to keep your buildings and grounds in top shape. We save you time, and time is money. We can be onsite once a month, once a week or every day. Pick the property management maintenance services that work best for you. Call us today.