As an owner, one of your top concerns should always be preserving or increasing the value of your rental properties. With this in mind, it is necessary that all tenant maintenance requests are handled quickly and efficiently.

There are many different types of maintenance for rental properties, but they usually fall into one of two categories.

Required 

This typically follows a request from a tenant when something stops working, whether it be the furnace, the plumbing, or one of the home’s other major systems. Keep in mind, these service requests should be taken care of as soon as possible, to prevent any significant damage and to keep the tenant(s) satisfied.

Preventative 

Preventative maintenance has more to do with preserving the value of the property. It’s important to realize that, while it usually isn’t as urgent as required maintenance, it’s just as important.

In order to keep everything within the home running smoothly, there are several items that should be serviced regularly. For this reason, we’ve put together a list of some of the things that we recommend you inspect at least once per year. This is not an all-inclusive list, but rather a guide to help you stay on top of the items that contribute to the life and value of the property.

  1. Water heater
  2. Furnace
  3. Ductwork
  4. Dryer vents
  5. Caulking around windows and doors
  6. Exterior paint
  7. Roof
  8. Siding
  9. Interior leaks
  10. Windows
  11. Plumbing fixtures
  12. Smoke detectors 
  13. Decks

All in all, maintenance is something that should never be ignored. Being proactive can save you time, stress, and hundreds, even thousands, in repair costs.

At EquityTeam, we use our trusted vendors to ensure that your rental property is comfortable and problem-free for your tenants. For more on our services, visit our property management page or give us a call at 513-444-4010.