Fall in Coeur d’Alene is full of so much beauty and a season of fall festivals, visiting farms for harvest, more layers, more spices and also preparing your property for the approaching colder months. It’s time to perform some property fall maintenance to ensure your investment property is as prepared. Your Coeur d’Alene property management team desires to give you a few tips to help you through this fall.
Fall Maintenance Tips from the Leading Coeur d’AleneProperty Management Company
With summer season is ending and the cooler weather approaching, we recommend some basic services to protect the home and prepare it for fall maintenance:
- Avoid expensive repairs by servicing your heating and air conditioning systems. Clean or replace filters, remove build up on fans, cover the outside A/C unit, bleed air from radiators, and check the basement humidity levels.
- Step outside for a breath of fresh air … and enjoy the fall landscaping. Fertilization, pruning, and any other lawn care services (such as sprinkler line maintenance) should be completed to keep up the curb appeal of your home.
- Clear rain gutters of any debris from leaves and needles, etc.
- Got a fireplace? Time for a chimney sweep! Get it in clean working order so tenants can be comfortable and your property safe all season long.
Coeur d’Alene Property Managers Are Not Alone in Maintenance Responsibilities
One of the responsibilities of the property manager is to keep the property well-maintained, your tenants do as well. Here are a few seasonal items for fall maintenance they are responsible for:
- Take care of any safety hazards. Any items that pose a accident such as bulky carpets or loose hand railings should be fixed, once the ice hits you will glad you did.
- Check electrical sockets in use and inspect if they are warm to the touch.
- Inspect fire extinguishers to confirm they are properly charged.
- Check any alarms throughout the home and install fresh batteries in the smoke detectors.
- Review household safety and emergency plans, locate gas and water shut off valves.
- Clean/replace filters and vents as needed and vacuum under all appliances.
- Ensure all doors and windows shut tightly and sealed properly.
- Clean all drains and traps to ensure proper drainage.
- Tidy up outside by storing hoses and similar items.
As a Coeur d’Alene property management company, we work with our great tenants and skilled tradesmen to ensure your property is prepared for the fall and any season. It is a priority to help you keep your home and tenants protected by performing fall maintenance duties. If you are not up to performing maintenance on your own, contact the leading Coeur d’Alene property managers to assist you!
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