Spring is the time for new beginnings. As the days come to be longer, winter slowly loosens its icy grip, dissolved by warm spring rains and a renewed sense of vivacity. Spring always brings colorful flowers, outdoor recreation, and for rental property owners, a long list of to-do items. Spring is a good opportunity to ensure your Groton rental homes are in excellent order 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 comprehensive appraisal of your rental home is a good place to get your spring to-do list underway. 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 appropriate time to scrub windows, mend any broken door screens and to repair any damage to the exterior paint. It’s also a sound course of action to ascertain the quality of the roof and if there are missing or damaged shingles. At the same time, you can repair or replace outdoor light fixtures.
When going over your checklist of spring maintenance items, remember to include the yard. 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. An ideal period to assess the garbage cans and replace any with broken lids or holes is during spring. Additionally, spring cleaning should take into account the landscaping, and there’s no better season than spring 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.
Administering all of these repair and maintenance items may require a dumpster or other type of container. Before determining whether to rent one, it’s vital to verify with the local authorities first. While a dumpster may be an easy means in managing the junk left behind 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 like these are a big chunk of rental property maintenance. By taking care of the day-to-day repair and maintenance items, you can increase your rental rates, prevent pricey repairs, and ensure your tenants are glad to reside in your rental property. Real Property Management Hartford Metro/Greater New London can help by giving seasonal evaluations of your rental property’s situation as well as managing the swift and capable completion of any essential tasks. Please contact us online or by phone at 860-316-4388 for more information.
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