It may be bitter cold where you are right now, but spring is just around the corner! With spring comes the inevitable task of cleaning out all the dust, dirt, and debris that many of us have accumulated over the course of our winter hibernation. For property managers it also means it’s time for the seasonal maintaining and cleaning of your properties. With that said, here are Mr. Rekey Locksmith’s tips for spring maintenance…
Indoor Property Maintenance:
One of the biggest tasks for Property Managers during spring maintenance is heating, ventilation, and air conditioning maintenance. As the weather warms, the best step you can take to ensure your tenants’ HVAC systems are working as efficiently and cleanly as possible is to clean or replace your system’s air filters. The US Department of Energy recommends this be done routinely to help maintain system efficiency and to reduce the amount of allergens and dust in your HVAC system. It also helps you avoid expensive repairs and keeps your tenants happy and cool when the weather starts to turn warmer.
Spring is also a great time for Property Managers to have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors tested, and to have batteries replaced if need be. Property Managers should also take the time to ensure their smoke alarms are compliant with new state laws such as those in California or Florida which require sealed lithium battery smoke alarms. These steps are not only routine, but they also help keep your rental property up to code, which is always a good thing to maintain to reduce your liability.
It’s also a great time to perform routine inspections of your properties to check for anything that might need routine maintenance. A seasonal inspection is great for routine maintenance as it helps reduce your long-term costs and decreases the possibility of having to deal with unexpected, expensive repairs. Remember that spring and summer are the times when you may have new more tenants moving in and Mr. Rekey can help you with things like rekeying, lock maintenance, window locks, charley bars, and more.
Outdoor Property Maintenance:
With spring comes great weather and the return of those beautiful blooming flowers and trees. With all that new growth, comes the need to cut back overgrowth and tame things like weeds. The outside appearance of your property is just as important in terms of adding value as the inside, so it’s important to perform things like routine lawn maintenance, mulching, planting, pruning, and more to maintain the value of your property. Other outdoor amenities like pools should also be routinely cleaned and maintained so your tenants can have the peace of mind to sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather.
Spring is a great time to take stock of all the things you need to do to ensure your property maintains it’s value, to reduce your long-term costs, and keep your tenants happy. Give Mr. Rekey a call today at 1-888-MrRekey (677-3539) or schedule service online to see what we can do to help you with your properties’ spring maintenance needs.