Warmer days are ahead. So is the flood of potential renters looking to move during the peak summer months. Whether your Denver rental home already has outstanding residents or you’re on the hunt for new ones, it’s best to make sure your home is ready by ticking off these Summer maintenance tips.
Service Your AC
Summer heat means residents are cranking on the AC. To avoid those angry “No AC” calls this summer, make sure to complete preventative maintenance on your AC. Routine maintenance not only ensures your system is working properly, but can also catch small problems before they spiral out of control. Contact a professional HVAC technician to have your Denver rental’s AC cleaned and tuned before the temperatures tick up too high.
Check Your Windows and Doors
Proper weatherproofing for your doors and windows is a key part of renting your home. Without it, cool air leaks out and nasty pests can get in. Be sure to check your windows and doors for proper sealing and functionality. Check the weather-stripping for any gaps around your doors and make sure all windows are properly caulked and sealed. Summer is also the time to make sure all window screens are installed and in working order.
Test the Smoke and CO Detectors
Whether or not your residents are required to test smoke and CO detectors, it’s always a good idea to err on the side of caution and check them yourself. Test the batteries and replace as needed. Be sure to have them installed in all the required places. Check your local laws regarding placement of smoke and CO detectors in your Denver rental.
Have the Vents and Dryer Vents Cleaned
Vent cleaning is another preventative summer maintenance item to consider. All the dust and debris built up in your ducts can block airflow and cause your HVAC systems to malfunction. Not only that, but lint and debris built up in your dryer vent creates a big fire hazard. Be sure to have both cleaned and serviced this summer!
Check Your Sprinklers
Sprinkler repairs are one of the biggest summer maintenance items to check for at your rental home. You want to keep that lawn nice and green and not give your residents a headache with malfunctioning or leaking sprinklers. Have your sprinkler system serviced by a professional to ensure proper functionality and to check for any leaks or broken sprinkler heads. Your lawn and your residents will thank you!
Check in With Your Residents
If your Denver rental is occupied, summer is a great time to check in with your residents. Reach out to see if there are any other outstanding summer maintenance items that need to be addressed. Doing so is also a great way to remind your residents about summer maintenance that they’re responsible for, such as mowing, weeding, and watering the lawn. Checking in at least once a quarter keeps the lines of communication open and shows your residents you’re invested not only in the home, but in their well-being as well.
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