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Rental Property Summer Preparation & Maintenance Checklist

Rental Property Summer Preparation & Maintenance Checklist

The weather is warming up, and the flowers and trees are in full bloom. Spring is finally upon us! Even so, summer in the South follows closely on the heels of spring weather, and with it comes a new set of challenges for rental property owners. Spring is the perfect time for investors to take inventory of their rental spaces and begin preparations for the upcoming season. Read on for a checklist detailing some of the most important maintenance items to consider before summer arrives.

  1. HVAC Systems. This is perhaps the most important thing you can in preparation for the warm summer months. If your air conditioning is not working correctly, you can be sure that your tenants will be less than pleased. Have it professionally checked out to be sure that everything is functioning at maximum capacity.
  2. Windows & Doors. Little cracks and gaps that form along the outer edges of windows and doors can be problematic. They can easily let the warm air in and the cold air out, costing more money to condition the space. This inefficiency can be solved through careful inspection, a little caulk, and perhaps some under-door barriers.
  3. Smoke Detectors. It’s important to maintain the safety of a space by ensuring that smoke detectors are in proper working order. Summer is a time for fireworks, sparklers, grills, and campfires. It’s much better to be safe than sorry.
  4. Pest Prevention. Pests often return in the summers with a vengeance. Get your house professionally inspected to be sure that there are no infestations, and practice preventative measures to keep them from coming inside. The good news is that mending the gaps and cracks around the openings in your home will also discourage bugs from wandering indoors.
  5. Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your lawn and your flower beds in preparation for summer. Weeding and fertilizing will make your lawn look immaculate. And adding some flowers, bushes, and a fresh layer of mulch or stone will give your flowerbeds plenty of curb appeal.
  6. Outdoor Spaces. Outdoor spaces such as decks and patios are particularly popular during the warm summer months. Be sure that they are clean and well-maintained.

Talley Properties is proud to offer value-added services to our clientele that make it easier to prepare and transition between seasons. With over 40 years of expertise, you can trust us to help you get the job done right. Contact us today to learn more!

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