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

An air conditioning repair toolkit resting on top of an outdoor AC unit.The phrase “out of sight, out of mind” often fits when it comes to maintaining a rental property. Important systems in a rental property are usually hidden, making their maintenance easy to overlook.

Water Heaters

In contrast, routine maintenance of these less visible parts is as essential as that of the more obvious ones. A home’s hot water heater, for example, can operate efficiently for years and is often ignored. Eventually, sediment can build up in the bottom, causing rust and other complications.

Hence, it’s crucial to flush out the hot water heater regularly for proper function. By flushing it, you can prevent costly repairs or the need for a new heater, extending your investment’s lifespan.

Sewer Lines

In addition to having plenty of hot water, it’s important to ensure your sewer line is clear. The least desirable situation is a backed-up sink, tub, or drain. Regularly checking your main sewer line, though often overlooked, is crucial to prevent future drainage issues.

Heating and Cooling Systems

Another commonly forgotten maintenance area is the property’s HVAC system. In addition to annual maintenance of the AC unit and furnace, it’s crucial to clean all ducts and vents. Dust and pollutants accumulating in ductwork can decrease efficiency and expose tenants to allergens.

Keeping systems in good working order ensures your rental property stays occupied and tenants are happy. Systems that are properly maintained often need fewer repairs, saving you money over time.

Retaining tenants depends on proactive maintenance, a specialty of our property management team. With our team, you can be confident your property is well managed, giving you time for other aspects of your life.

Real Property Management Heritage, we handle all maintenance aspects of your rental property in Houston, saving you time and money. Our team is proficient in all property maintenance aspects, ensuring your property remains in optimal condition. For any questions about our maintenance plans or other services, contact us online or call 832-701-0766 today.


Originally Published on January 25, 2019

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