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

Working HVAC Unit Outside a Houston Rental PropertyOn the topic of maintenance plans for your Houston 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, it must be pointed out that the unseen items and the visible ones are equally important. They both need to be consistently maintained. For example, one can take for granted a hot water heater that has worked flawlessly for years. But as it gets older, 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. Although often neglected, 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. Aside from servicing the air conditioning unit and furnace annually, it’s important to also clean all ducts and vents. Dust and pollutants can collect inside a home’s ductwork, reducing the system’s efficiency and exposing your tenants to trapped allergens.

When the necessary systems are running properly, it would be much easier to get tenants for your Houston rental home and keep them delighted. Properly maintained systems tend to need fewer repairs, saving you a lot of money later on. Tenant retention relies on proactive property maintenance, and this is right up to the alley of our team of property management experts.

A comprehensive property maintenance plan asks for immense time and energy that you may not readily have at hand. Why not contact us? At Real Property Management Heritage, we see to it that every element of your Houston rental property goes through maintenance regularly— saving you a lot of time and money. If you need any information about maintenance plans or any of our other property management services, you can contact us online or call us at 832-701-0766 today.

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