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Common Emergency Maintenance for a Rental Home

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Common Emergency Maintenance for a Rental Home


Rental Property! It comes with a lot of perks but you have to do the work for the benefits. A rental property similar to other properties requires routine maintenance and upgrades to stay functional. There are some types of emergency maintenance that needs to be handled instantly by a homeowner or by a property manager.

In addition to this, to maintain the cash flow from your rental property you need to supervise your property. If you are managing these things by yourself it is better. But if you are not doing this, then you need to hire a property manager who can look after your property. Hiring a competent property manager is important, he should have detailed knowledge about his work. To do so, get in touch with Property Management Associates to make the right move.

To offer a better understanding we have listed common emergency maintenances that are needed in a rental home:


Water Leakage from Sinks

Sinks are one of the frequently used components in the kitchen. If there is a leakage problem this needs to be looked instantly. The stagnant water that has puddle beneath the sink gives a very distinct odor. A leakage can be caused due to a faulty supply line or it might be a drainage problem. So, this needs to be fixed by calling experts to resolve the issue.


Pest and Bugs

 It is a very disturbing situation when you see a creepy crawling bug and other pests in your rental property. The reason behind the bug presence is the crumbs and food left out by tenants. To fix this problem tenants should be guided to manage the food properly and hire a pest control company to keep the pests away.


Clogged Toilets

If toilets are clogged then this problem needs to be fixed. Due to clogging, extensive damage might happen so at this point a homeowner and property manager needs to step in. You can avail the services of residential property management in Cape Cod for effective handling of your property. Additionally, if a bathroom sink and tub are also clogged then this is an indication of a bigger problem. This problem needs to be fixed in time to avoid further damages by calling the professionals for the solutions.


HVAC Repairs

The HVAC system in a house needs to be inspected before the start of every season. This practice is better to know about in order to avoid problems that might appear later. In the summer season, proper functioning of the AC unit should be ensured. Similarly, during the winters the heating system should be in working condition. Furthermore, proper cleaning of air ducts is necessary to keep good air quality within the house. So, all these things need emergency repair to avoid difficulties.


Locked Out

 If your tenants call you at midnight or even during the daytime then what will you do? In this emergency situation, a homeowner or a property manager will go and let them in, but only for the first time. However, if this happens repeatedly this might become a nuisance for the owner or property manager.  So, you can give a spare key to tenants if you trust them. But if not then you need to instruct them if this situation happens again then they will have to pay the charges of locksmith and also for the lock if any damage happens.


Leakage from Roofs

Similar to other problems, this also needs emergency repair. If ignored for a while then maintenance or repair might become costly. Water pools, ice dams and blockage of gutters due to debris are some of the problems related to roofs. So, it is essential to inspect the roof and other parts of the house to know about the problems. Furthermore, if tenants highlight some issues they also need to be addressed quickly to avoid further damages.

These were some common emergencies that require maintenance  for making a property a better place to live. Furthermore, timely maintenances and repairs develop a better relationship between a tenant and a homeowner or property manager. So, if you are looking to get Cape Cod property management service you can contact Real Property Management Associates to stay away from the headaches involved in managing a property.

If you are interested to learn more about our services then call us at (508) 509-4485.

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