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

An air conditioning repair toolkit resting on top of an outdoor AC unit.The old saying “out of sight, out of mind” is often true for rental property maintenance. Many vital systems in a rental home are unseen, and their maintenance is often forgotten.

Water Heaters

On the flip side, caring for these unnoticed aspects is as vital as attending to the noticeable ones. Consider a hot water heater that works well for years and may go unnoticed. Over time, though, sediment can accumulate at the bottom, leading to rust and other issues.

Therefore, regularly flushing the hot water heater is necessary to maintain its performance. This helps prevent expensive repairs or the need for a replacement, ensuring your investment lasts.

Sewer Lines

In addition to maintaining a supply of hot water, you should ensure your sewer line is unobstructed. The last thing anyone wants is a clogged sink, tub, or drain. Even though it’s often neglected, having your main sewer line inspected regularly is essential to avoid drainage problems later.

Heating and Cooling Systems

The property’s heating and cooling system is another aspect that is often forgotten. Besides yearly maintenance of the air conditioner and furnace, cleaning every duct and vent is essential. Dust and pollutants can build up in the ductwork, lowering efficiency and exposing tenants to allergens.

When systems work correctly, it helps keep your rental property full and tenants satisfied. Maintained systems typically require less repair, saving you significant money later.

Proactive property maintenance is key to tenant retention, and our property management experts excel at it. You can trust our services to manage your property, freeing you to focus on other matters.

Real Property Management Cache Valley ensures regular maintenance of your rental property in Providence, saving you time and money. Our property management experts are skilled in all areas of maintenance, keeping your property in top condition. If you have questions about maintenance plans or other services, reach out online or contact us at 435-753-5200 today.


Originally Published on January 25, 2019

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