Spring is the season of fresh starts. Winter slowly loosens its icy grip, as the days get longer and longer, softened by the warm spring rains and a sensation of exuberance. Spring, unfailingly, brings fragrant flowers, outdoor fun and games, and for rental property owners, an extensive list of to-do items. Spring is the best time to confirm that your Bridgewater rental homes are in good condition and ready for another year. By addressing a few key areas of your property each spring, you can keep your valuable investment fit and profitable for years to come.
A detailed evaluation of your rental home is a good way to commence your spring to-do list. Concrete areas including the foundation, driveway, patio, and walkways should be inspected, and any cracks or gaps repaired. Exterior doors and windows need to be checked for cracks and gaps and sealed with caulk or weather stripping if needed. Exterior door hardware should also be evaluated, repairing or replacing any squeaky handles or loose locks. Spring is the right occasion to hose down windows, clean door screens and to fix up exterior paint. It’s also a good plan to examine the roof for missing or damaged shingles and to repair or replace outdoor light fixtures.
When marking off items on your list of spring maintenance, ensure the yard is included. Spring is the right time to test sprinkler systems and make any necessary repairs. Perimeter fences and gates should be checked and repaired if needed. Spring is also a good time to gauge the quality of garbage cans and replace any lids that are destroyed or are fragmented. In addition, spring cleaning should take into consideration the landscaping, and it is the best time to plant new trees and bushes. Remove dead bushes or tree branches and rake up any leftover leaves. Lawns should be fertilized, and flower beds prepared for summer blooms.
Dealing with all of these repair and maintenance items may necessitate a need for a dumpster or other similar type of container. It’s always a smart idea to have the local authorities endorse your decision to rent a dumpster before you make any commitments. While a dumpster may be a logical plan to manage the rubbish from your spring maintenance and repair checklist, local regulations may not allow dumpsters to be placed in front of a rental house, or may only allow them for a specific length of time.
Spring cleaning items such as these are an essential part of rental property maintenance. By repeatedly taking care of repair and maintenance items, you can mark up your rental rates, keep away from high-priced repairs, and ensure your tenants are satisfied. Real Property Management NJ Elite can help by producing seasonal evaluations of your rental property’s state as well as managing the prompt and decisive completion of any mandatory tasks. Please contact us online or by phone at 908-955-7487 for more information.
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