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5 Tips for Property Maintenance in the Fall

September 13, 2018  |  Author : Haley Anastassiou  | 

With fall around the corner, it’s time for you to start thinking about the new routine maintenance in your future. We have 5 tips to keep your property in tip top shape, even if mother nature wants to fight it…

  1. Clean Out Those Rain Gutters!
    While we love the crisp air, smell of cinnamon, and color of fall foliage, the piles of leaves can clog your gutters and cause serious damage. Clogged gutters can cause water to build up around your properties foundation, becoming hazardous if you live in an area where the temperature drops below freezing. The frozen water can create ice dams causing gutters to tear. Take action and clean out your gutters before the snow hits! Ensuring your tenants and property hold up safely during those cold and frigid winter months.
  2. Winterize
    Speaking of winter, when the temperature drops below 35 degrees sprinkler systems, faucets, and hoses suffer. You wouldn’t want your pipes to burst if residual water doesn’t drain would you? Close off those valves and make sure to take this necessary steps before the snow comes.
  3. Clean Your Fireplaces and/or Chimneys
    If your property has active fireplaces, make sure to clean them out before the weather cools. Ashes that build up in fireplaces can cause flames to get out of control, which is hazardous for your tenants and your property.
  4. Store or Cover Outdoor Furniture
    Those lounge chairs and couches were great for summer BBQs, but if your property has outdoor furniture now is the time to store it or cover it depending on your climate. Cold and wet conditions can quickly damage fabric, cushions, and wood frames, leaving your furniture unusable for the spring. Make sure to take care of this before it’s too late!
  5. Tidy Up Your Yard
    Want curb appeal? With the beautiful falling leaves that means one thing, more clean up! Make sure to clean up fallen leaves, branches, or overgrown landscaping. In the frigid temperatures these simple things can cause issues when frozen.

**Disclosure: Blog post are the opinion of the author and represent no guarantees nor do they necessarily represent the opinion of TrueRent and/or its affiliates.