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

Working HVAC Unit Outside a Blacksburg Rental PropertyOn the topic of maintenance plans for your Blacksburg rental property, the old adage “out of sight, out of mind” holds true. A lot of the important systems that comprise the inner workings of rental homes are concealed, and many times, these maintenance tasks may be overlooked.

However, routine maintenance must be observed for both these unseen items and the more visible ones. Neither one is more important than the other. For instance, a hot water heater installed in a home can show no issues for years and be taken for granted. But over the years, sediment from the water can collect in the bottom of the water heater, causing rust and other problems. For this reason, it’s important to flush out a hot water heater regularly to keep it running properly.

Along with ensuring that your rental home has plenty of hot water is making sure that your sewer line is clear. Nobody wants a backed-up sink, tub, or drain. Even though it’s often ignored, it’s important to have your main sewer line checked on a regular basis to prevent drainage problems down the road.

One more item that people often overlook when it comes to maintenance is the property’s heating and cooling system. Together with the annual servicing of the air conditioning unit and furnace, it’s a must to clean all ducts and vents too. Dust and pollutants can collect inside a home’s ductwork, reducing the system’s efficiency and exposing your tenants to trapped allergens.

When the systems vital to the Blacksburg rental home are functioning properly, it would be a lot easier to find good tenants and keep them happy. Properly maintained systems tend to need fewer repairs, saving you a lot of money later on. Tenant retention correlates with proactive property maintenance, something at which our team of property management experts is outstanding.

A comprehensive property maintenance plan requires a huge amount of time and energy that you may not readily have at hand. Why not contact us? At Real Property Management Insight, we regularly maintain each element of your rental property in Blacksburg, saving you both time and money. If you want to learn more about maintenance plans or any of our other property management services, feel free to contact us online or give us a ring at 540-998-6917 today.

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