When managing your Denver residential property, maintenance issues may arise. It is crucial to be prepared for problems and take proper precautions to have them fixed quickly and efficiently. Whether you are able to handle these issues on your own, or need to utilize a property management service, here are some of the top issues you may have with your unit.
Heating and cooling is a common issue in any property. On average, a normal HVAC system can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years. It will last longer when its filter is changed regularly (at least every couple months), ducts cleaned and has tune-ups on an annual basis. One of the tell-tale signs something is wrong with an HVAC system is the thermostat. The tenant may set it at a specific temperature, and the system is constantly trying to catch up. It may even blow out cooler air when it should be warm, or warm air when it should be cool. In other cases, a furnace or AC will not turn on at all. In some cases, it could be a thermostat issue, or more refrigerant may be needed to get everything running again. If you are not experienced with HVAC, using a property management company could save you in the long run instead of contacting a local business for service.
Faucets and Drains
Rental properties often have issues with faucets and drains. Some issues include:
- Garbage disposals: When property cared for, a garbage disposal can last up to 10 years. Tenants should be sure to keep water running while using the disposal, and then for an additional 20-30 seconds once turning off. They should also know the 8 things you should never put down your garbage disposal to avoid clogs.
- Drains: Clogged and slow drains are two of the most common issues. Sometimes this can be resolved by using drainage clearing solution. However, long term issues may require an expert.
- Faucets: Dripping faucets are a common problem. It could be due to damaged washers or seals. Upon inspecting the area, an expert may be needed if you are unable to trace the source.
Faulty electrical issues can be a nuisance for tenants. It can be as easy of a fix as installing new light bulbs, to having to rewire in older facilities. Common problems include worn outlets, switches not working, blown fuses, tripped breakers, or even electrical shocks. If more serious issues arise, you need to be sure your tenants are in a safe environment. If not, you will need to work with them to be in a temporary space until the issue is resolved.
Unless you have a background working in maintenance, many of the fixes you may be faced with for your rental might not be familiar to you. DenCo Property Management and Sales is here to help. From maintenance issues to leasing information, our team will be able to care for your tenants. Learn about the five ways Colorado property management will help your investment real estate
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