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Are Your Residents Damaging Your Hansen Bathroom and Don’t Even Know It?

Hansen Landlord Fixing a Sink in the BathroomThe probabilities of your renters damaging the bathrooms in your single-family rental homes without even knowing it is quite high. Although tenants only want to make sure the house is kept clean and in a good state, they can still unintentionally damage bathroom elements or fixtures. The main causes of accidental bathroom damage are usually a lack of regular maintenance or using the wrong cleaning products. By teaching tenants how to care for the bathrooms on the property correctly, and making sure they understand it, Hansen rental property owners can save themselves a considerable amount of possible repairs that will ultimately require a lot of money.

Regular maintenance and cleaning are the solutions to retain a bathroom’s excellent working condition. There is no assurance that a tenant will know the ways to properly maintain and clean a bathroom and could unintentionally damage a bathroom’s fixtures and elements.

For instance, hard water (water with a high mineral content) is not rare as it happens a lot in many areas of the nation. This sort of water can prompt mineral deposits to accumulate in and around plumbing and fixtures, triggering rubber seals to deteriorate, rust fittings, and leave behind an unattractive ring in tubs, toilets, and sinks. Hard water can lead to leaky pipes, toilets, and faucets, and cause a shower to lose water pressure. If left behind as it is, it can also permanently stain bathroom surfaces, making them look murky.

Regular maintenance is a key aspect of preventing a little rust or hard water deposit from morphing into a major problem. In the shower, simply cleaning the shower head and the faucet on a regular basis with vinegar can guarantee that they are functioning well and that the water pressure is always steady. But most household cleaning products will not eradicate hard water buildup, and neither will abrasive sponges or scrub brushes. To clean fixtures without damaging them, tenants must understand the suitable manner to do it or may unconsciously create more harm than good.

Additional elements of a bathroom that often sustain accidental damage are cabinets and floors. With its closeness to the water sources, water damage in a bathroom is always a concern. A small leak under a bathroom cabinet or a dripping faucet may not seem like a challenging matter to a tenant, but then again even small leaks are critical warning signs that something is amiss with the plumbing and it should be repaired quickly. Otherwise, the moisture from the leak could lead to damaged cabinets and, if ignored long enough, damage to the flooring or even the subfloor beneath the bathroom’s tile or laminate.

To make use of the wrong cleaning products on cabinets and floors is one more possibility for unintended damage. A lot of tenants want to preserve the cleanliness of their rental home clean and desire it to be in good shape, but they may use harsh chemicals or other cleaning products that end up stripping the varnish off a wooden cabinet or compromising the seal on a tile floor. Exposed wood and grout are far more susceptible to mold and other moisture-related problems, and can quickly transform into not only an eyesore but also a health hazard.

It’s vital for property owners to keep tabs on whether or not their tenants have a clear grasp of proper bathroom maintenance and cleaning. But communicating this message to them and then making sure to check that instructions are being dutifully followed can be time-consuming and lead to resentful responses. This makes a professional approach to educating tenants about property maintenance one of the best ways to retain good tenant relations. At Real Property Management Magic Valley, we can provide the information tenants need and the oversight that property owners want to ensure that each rental home is kept in the best possible condition. Contact us online or call our office at 208-734-4001 and see how we can help make your rental property ventures go smoothly and profitably.

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