Maintaining a rental property can be hard work, especially in the hot summer sun. Our property management company does a lot of preparation and maintenance on our managed properties just before the extreme Texas heat sets in. If you’re a property owner or part of a real estate hedge fund group, there are a few things you should do to prepare your rental for the summer season.
Check Your Rental Property’s Air Conditioning
Fixing a faulty air conditioning unit can be expensive. Our property managers do routine maintenance on every unit before the summer months to ensure that it’s working properly and won’t cause problems in the future. Before the Texas heat sets in, definitely consider getting your unit serviced or looked at by a professional.
Do Landscaping Maintenance
You’ll most certainly need to cut and water your lawn throughout the summer, but while the spring is lingers for awhile longer, consider a few other routine landscaping maintenance you need to do. We recommend doing the following things:
- Removing old wasp or bees nests around the property
- Weeding in flower beds
- Pressure washing sidewalks and vinyl siding
- Changing light bulbs in outdoor lights
- Planting new grass
Many of our property owners prefer that someone else do this for them, which is why they hire us to manage their rental properties full time.
Seal Doors and Windows
One of the reasons cooling or heating a home can be so expensive is because all the air is seeping out through a crack or somewhere else. Before your tenants turn on the AC regularly, check all the window and door seals to make sure they’re still functioning properly. Our Dallas property managers regularly check for small spaces that cold air can escape and more often than not we find problem areas that we need to reseal.
Spray for Pests
Pests like ants, roaches, and other creatures can find their way into your rental property pretty quickly if they feel like there won’t be anything stopping them. Before you have an ant colony setting up inside your property, have a pest control professional come and spray inside your rental. Also check underneath any decks and in the attic for furry pests like raccoons. There are humane ways of removing these critters and rehoming them in a safer place.
Hire Professional Property Managers
If this list overwhelms you, then you need professionals to take care of your rental properties. We understand how difficult it can be to screen tenants, maintain a property, and deal with problems that come up. Our property manager take care of all this for you. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services!