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Seasonal Maintenance Routine Schedule for Your Investment Real Estate

May 2, 2018

As a new season has arrived, it is important to keep up with your scheduled maintenance for your property. It is a great time to ensure the outside is in premier shape to attract new tenants and keep the existing ones happy with their home. Spring is also a great time to assess your property to see if there was any damage due to the winter and handle any preventative maintenance as well. Whether you own a building, complex or single-family home, learn more about routine maintenance to handle this spring.

Building or Complex Maintenance

For the exterior of your apartment complex, spring is the time to handle your landscaping needs. This can be done through your maintenance staff, or by calling a local, trusted landscaper. First and foremost, make sure all walkways are cleared and safe to walk-through. Your walkways, parking lots, and building siding may be dirty from use—which can be fixed through power washing. For your landscaping, you will need to remove any weeds or debris from your areas, re-mulch trees and shrubs, and handle any pruning. Spring is also a perfect time to plant more flowers to help bring new life to your establishment.

Inside your building, inspect the open areas. Ensure floors, walls, and all other areas clients walk through are in great shape. Be sure to patch any holes, fix flooring issues, and anything else you find in your inspection. In addition to aesthetic repairs, it is just as important to make sure workhorses of the building is sound. Review this list of apartment maintenance tips for your appliances, plumbing, and other areas.

Home Tips

If you are a landlord to a single-family home (or homes), you do not have to wait until your tenant moves out to make sure the house is in good condition. Contact your tenant to arrange a time you or your local property manager can inspect the home. During this inspection, here are some of the areas check:
  • Roof and gutters
  • Siding
  • Heating and cooling
  • Foundation
  • Windows
  • Insulation
  • Water heater
  • Drains

Tenants Moving Out

If you will have a tenant moving out this spring, this is the best time to handle all of these inspections. It is also the best time to go through and make any upgrades, fixes or repairs that are needed. When a tenant moves out, you will need to fully clean the unit or house. Next, give the space a fresh coat of paint. Assess the floors to see if repairs, cleaning or replacement is needed. Next, assess the other areas of the house. Note any repairs to make or take advantage of tax season discounts and add in things such as new cabinets, counters, appliances, etc.

As a property owner, it is always important to understand the top maintenance issues your Denver residential property may have. For these issues, and routine maintenance, DenCO Property Management is here to help. No matter what assistance you need with your rental property or properties, including routine maintenance, we can handle them for you. Call us today at 303-722-9688 to get started.