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

Handy tool bag resting on HVAC equipment.The old saying “out of sight, out of mind” is often true for rental property maintenance. Many crucial systems in a rental home are hidden from view, often leading to overlooked maintenance.

Water Heaters

Conversely, regular maintenance of these hidden elements is just as important as that of the visible ones. An example is a hot water heater, which can run smoothly for years and be taken for granted. As time passes, sediment can collect at the bottom, leading to rust and other issues.

Thus, regularly flushing a hot water heater is essential to ensure proper operation. Regular maintenance can prevent costly repairs or replacements, preserving your investment’s longevity.

Sewer Lines

Along with making sure there’s plenty of hot water, you should also keep the sewer line clear. The least desirable situation is a backed-up sink, tub, or drain. Checking your main sewer line regularly, although often ignored, is key to preventing future drainage issues.

Heating and Cooling Systems

Another often overlooked maintenance task is the heating and cooling system of the property. Besides yearly maintenance of the air conditioner and furnace, cleaning every duct and vent is essential. Dust and pollutants can gather in the ductwork, decreasing system efficiency and increasing allergen exposure for tenants.

Properly functioning systems keep your rental property occupied and your tenants happy. Regular maintenance leads to fewer repairs for systems, saving you money in the future.

Proactive maintenance is crucial for tenant retention, and our expert team is adept at this. 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 Midlands, we consistently maintain all aspects of your rental property in Columbia, saving you time and money. Our property management team is experienced in every aspect of maintenance, guaranteeing your property is well-maintained. Should you have questions about maintenance plans or other services, contact us online or call 803-403-8838 today.

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