There are certain maintenance duties property owners should carry out on a regular basis. These preventative tips can help you catch small problems before they turn into large expenses.
Check for Water Damage and Leaks
Firstly, check your property for spots on the roofs, ceilings, and walls and look for signs of water around windows, showers, and toilets. Don’t forget to check under sinks, boilers, and water heaters. It is vital to identify a water leak early. The best time to check for leaks is after a heavy rain storm, after ice and snow have begun to melt, or on very hot and humid days when pipes tend to sweat. Undetected leaks can completely damage walls, ceilings, and a tenant’s possessions. Mold can also form causing damage to your property that can result in an expensive repair job.
Remove Clutter & Keep Common Areas Clean
In addition to keeping the common areas clean, you should remove any clutter around the perimeter of the property. Piles of wood, logs or compost should be moved away from the property. Trim hedges and bushes and get rid of weeds. Keeping a clean perimeter will help reduce spots for vermin to hide in or to build nests. It’s important to make sure all common areas are clean and free from trash and debris. Vacuuming or sweeping once or twice a week should be sufficient.
Even if there are no signs of rodent or insects its advisable to exterminate every month if you want to prevent such problems from occurring. Don’t limit this to just one apartment, its important to exterminate the whole property. Preventative property maintenance is a much cheaper option than the cost of losing current and prospective tenants due to a pest problem.
Ability Property Services is a leading Property Maintenance company based in Galway with services available nationwide. We offer a complete range of property maintenance services to both residential and commercial clients.
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