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Obscure Maintenance Tasks: Don’t Overlook Your Rental Home’s Hidden Systems

Handy tool bag resting on HVAC equipment.The saying “out of sight, out of mind” frequently applies to rental property maintenance. Many vital systems in a rental home are unseen, and their maintenance is often forgotten.

Water Heaters

However, maintaining these unseen components is equally crucial as maintaining the visible ones. A home’s hot water heater, for example, can operate efficiently for years and is often ignored. With time, sediment can settle at the bottom, causing rust and various problems.

Consequently, regularly flushing the hot water heater is important for its proper operation. This can help you avoid expensive repairs or a new water heater, ensuring your investment lasts longer.

Sewer Lines

Besides ensuring your rental home has ample hot water, you should also keep the sewer line clear. The least desirable situation is a backed-up sink, tub, or drain. Regular inspection of your main sewer line, despite being frequently overlooked, is vital for avoiding drainage problems.

Heating and Cooling Systems

Another maintenance task that is repeatedly neglected is the property’s heating and cooling system. Along with maintaining the AC and furnace annually, it’s important to clean every duct and vent. Dust and pollutants accumulating in ductwork can decrease efficiency and expose tenants to allergens.

When systems work correctly, it helps keep your rental property full and tenants satisfied. Fewer repairs are needed for well-maintained systems, which saves you money down the line.

Retaining tenants depends on proactive maintenance, a specialty of our property management team. Our services provide peace of mind that your property is in good hands, so you can attend to other aspects of your life.

At Real Property Management Affiliates, we consistently maintain all aspects of your rental property in Katy, saving you time and money. Our team excels in all aspects of property maintenance, ensuring your property is always in peak condition. If you have questions about maintenance plans or other services, reach out online or contact us at 713-429-0411 today.

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