Since plenty of people will be looking for new homes in the summer, it’s a great time for property owners to get their affairs in order. As an added bonus, performing outdoor maintenance tasks allows you to spend time outdoors and enjoy the weather. However, you may not know where to start. We’ve listed some helpful summer property management tips below to help you stay on top of your game this year.
Complete the Painting Projects on Your List
The summer is a popular time to paint, and not just because you (or the workers you hire) can enjoy the nice weather while you work. New paint also clings to surfaces and dries better this time of the year. You’ll want to get the most out of your investment, and painting in the summer will ensure that the new coat lasts as long as possible. When potential renters visit your property this time of year, they’ll be spending more time checking out the exterior. Therefore, taking care of exterior painting needs should be a top priority. However, if you want to do some interior painting, warmer temperatures also allow you to open windows and ventilate the space.
Survey Windows and Doors
As far as property management tips go, this isn’t something you want to forget. If your doors and windows have gaps around them, your renters’ air conditioning bills will rise quickly. Plus, bugs and other critters will likely find their way inside. That’s the last thing you want. Before the weather gets too hot, check all of your doors and windows to ensure they’re sealed and secure.
To spot thin gaps and air leaks, hold a strip of toilet paper up to your door and window frames while the HVAC is running. If you see movement, that’s a strong indication that this area needs attention soon. You may have to use weatherproof caulk or apply new weatherstripping to resolve this problem. One extra property management tip: the weatherstripping on windows should be replaced every few years.
Make Sure Air Conditioning Units and HVAC Systems are Good to Go
In Denver, temperatures often reach the nineties during July and August. When your tenants go to turn on their AC, you don’t want them to discover that it’s not functioning. This may be the most important property management tip to keep in mind, especially early in the summer. Ultimately, it’s your responsibility as a property owner to be on top of these systems and make sure they’re prepared well ahead of time. Always make sure to check the belts in your system, replace filters, get rid of any standing water and clean the air ducts if necessary. Completing these simple tasks will ensure your tenants can stay cool all summer long.
Want More Property Management Tips? Get in Touch with All County Denver South
All County Denver South Property Management is here to help property owners have confidence in the quality of their tenants and the security of their property through knowledgeable and trustworthy property management services. From managing tenant relationships to lease enforcement, we look forward to working with you to see how your investment can be a long-term, stress-free asset. For a complimentary quote, or to learn more about property management tips, call us at (720) 664-4550.