Is there anything better than Fall in Magic Valley? Call us biased, but we don’t think so! All you have to do is take a look at the gorgeous sea of gold and red that ignites every year at the turn of the season. As enjoyable as it is, it’s also a great reminder that there are a few things to do to get your rental property ready for the seasonal changes ahead. Having a reliable property manager to help complete seasonal maintenance can help make the change that much easier. Contact us today about our property management services and make sure to check these seasonal items off your to-do list.
Check These Items Off Your To-Do-List To Get Your Rental Property Ready For Fall
Clean or Replace the Gutters
Gutters play a vital role in keeping your home well-maintained during the Fall. Make sure they’re cleaned and free of debris and fallen leaves in preparation for the Winter snows ahead. Doing so now is a great way to check for any needed repairs or replacements before problems occur.
Check Your Roof
Like your gutters, the roof at your rental home needs to be checked. Schedule your roof inspection before the rain and snow come in to ensure there are no leaks or other problems that could spell disaster for the seasons ahead.
Trim Back Tree Branches and Bushes
Heavy snow can easily break tree limbs and damage bushes, and these can cause serious damage if left to grow too close to your home. Avoid damage to your roof, windows, and home exterior by ensuring that all limbs are trimmed back away from the home. This can also help to keep pests from invading the home as they seek out warmer places.
Fertilize Your Lawn
You know what they say, “the early bird gets the worm.” Or in this case, “those who put in the effort to maintain their lawn in the Fall will reap the rewards in the Spring.”
Order Your Sprinkler Blow-Out
While we still have warm days ahead, it never hurts to pre-plan. Make sure to order your sprinkler blow-out as soon as you’re able. Doing so ahead of time can ensure that you get on the books before the vendor’s schedule fills up. The ideal time to schedule your sprinkler blow-out here in Idaho is in October. Just be sure to remind your tenants to continue hand watering the lawn as needed after the sprinklers are blown out for those drier days, but not to turn the sprinklers back on.
Service Your Furnace
Ensure your rental’s furnace is ready to stand up to the coming cold by having it serviced and cleaned. This will help to catch any issues before it becomes an emergency. The last thing you want to deal with in the winter months is a no-heat call for a problem that could have been fixed ahead of time.
Clean Your Dryer Vents
Dryer lint ignition is one of the main causes of house fires across the US. It’s an easy and preventable disaster. Make sure to schedule a cleaning regularly, including during the Fall.
Check the Batteries in the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Although usually considered a tenant responsibility, it never hurts to check that all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are working properly whenever you’re on site. Test the batteries and replace them as needed. Remember that smoke and CO alarms also have a useful life expectancy and do expire. If they’re older than ten years, replace them with new ones.
Seasonal maintenance is an important part of owning any home. Make sure that your rental home is ready for the changing season ahead. Mark these items off your to-do list quickly so you, too, can enjoy the beautiful Fall season worry-free!
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