Fall Maintenance Tips – Property Management

Its Fall! And that means it’s time to protect and prepare your rental property for colder weather. Proactive fall maintenance protects the long-term value of your investment. We recommend 4 optional services this time of year to keep your property well maintained.

  1. Fall heating, ventilation, and air conditioning maintenance is an essential part of preserving the life of your heating and cooling system. Avoid expensive repairs due to neglect and keep your tenants comfortable. As cooler weather approaches it’s time to make sure the heating system is in good working order, clean or replace heating and ventilation system filters, remove buildup on fans and forced airways, bleed air from any hot water radiators, protect the outside air conditioning unit if applicable, check basement humidity, check and clean dehumidifiers and humidifiers, and set damper as appropriate.
  2. It’s also time for a fall property inspection where we schedule a complete assessment of your property inside and out to verify lease compliance and report on any needed repairs so they can be addressed proactively.
  3. Also, order fall landscape maintenance to preserve your property’s long-term value. This may include fertilization and fall pruning of shrubs and trees. It is also an opportunity to remove any plants or roots that contact or impact the siding or brick.
  4. Finally, if your rental property has a functional fireplace or wood stove, now is also the time for a good old-fashioned chimney sweep. All wood-burning appliance or fireplace chimneys are clean and inspected for end-of-season problems. The chimney cap and caulking between the cap and the chimney are checked and any obstructions such as nests are removed.

Seasonal maintenance protects you, your property, and your tenants.  Your Real Property Management team is here to assist you in every season of the year. Call us today to schedule your Fall maintenance.

What Clients Say

The Kattenberg Brothers have raised the bar for rental companies in this community. They provide a higher level of professionalism and have made a meaningful impact on our area.

Gregg GohlBroker, Hegg REALTORS

I signed up with Real Property Management 4 years ago, and couldn’t be more pleased. I had never rented out any property before, and was apprehensive… after all this is our home! An example of their care… last Sunday our renters had a water heater blowout that flooded the lower level. As we do not live near our property, I made one phone call to Real Property and they handled it from there.  Had a plumber change out the water heater, had the carpet experts on the site, and even contacted our insurance people.  All done within 24 hours. If you are thinking of leasing out your property, I don’t know how you could do any better than Real Property Management.

John HostettlerProperty Owner

I have worked with Josh and Derek for eight years. They approach the rental management business with enthusiasm, energy and a desire to provide excellent client service. Josh and Derek know that quality management services will bring financial rewards to their clients which in return will bring success to their own business.

James M. WiederrichShareholder Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C.