Rental property maintenance can be stressful, not to mention expensive. Luckily, there are some ways to easily perform home maintenance fixes yourself, preventing the need to pay for a professional. However, it is important to know your limits. If a repair is out of your skill range, hire a professional. It will be better to fix the problem than allow it to grow.
Air filters must be changed monthly. This will increase the quality of the air in the home. It will also reduce the energy costs associated with the home. Air filters are relatively inexpensive to replace, which is why it should be done monthly and at least quarterly.
Drains and plumbing are some of the most consistent issues with home maintenance. A hair strainer should be placed in the bathtub and it should be cleaned out regularly. Don’t use Drano when the plumbing gets backed up. Instead, remove clogs with a drain snake. Drano can cause damage to the plumbing and result in even larger problems. If you can’t remove the clog with a drain snake, you should call in a plumber.
Water contains sediment particles. These particles drift to the bottom of the water heater. This sediment build-up can cause damage to the floor of the water heater. To prevent this damage, a water heater should be drained yearly. First, you turn off the water supply and the power to the water heater. Then you will connect a water hose to the drain at the bottom of the heater. Turn on all of your hot water faucets and open the drain valve. Then, you will turn the water on while the drain valve is still open. This will help drain the sediment from the tank. Close the valve, refill the tank, and turn the power back on.
Regular rental property maintenance will reduce your overall repair expenses. To learn more about how a property management company can help you maximize your profits and lower your expenses, contact us at Keyrenter in Washington DC today!