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

Handy tool bag resting on HVAC equipment.When it comes to rental property maintenance, the adage “out of sight, out of mind” often holds true. Many vital systems in a rental home are unseen, and their maintenance is often forgotten.

Water Heaters

In contrast, routine maintenance of these less visible parts is as essential as that of the more obvious ones. Consider a hot water heater that works well for years and may go unnoticed. With time, sediment can settle at the bottom, causing rust and various problems.

Thus, regularly flushing a hot water heater is essential to ensure proper operation. This helps prevent expensive repairs or the need for a replacement, ensuring your investment lasts.

Sewer Lines

Besides ensuring your rental home has ample hot water, you should also keep the sewer line clear. A backed-up sink, tub, or drain is something nobody wants to face. Regularly checking your main sewer line, though often overlooked, is crucial to prevent future drainage issues.

Heating and Cooling Systems

Another often overlooked maintenance task is the heating and cooling system of the property. Besides maintaining the AC and furnace each year, cleaning all ducts and vents is vital. Dust and pollutants accumulating in ductwork can decrease efficiency and expose tenants to allergens.

Properly functioning systems keep your rental property occupied and your tenants happy. Well-maintained systems require fewer repairs, saving you money in the long run.

Proactive maintenance is crucial for tenant retention, and our expert team is adept at this. You can trust our services to manage your property, freeing you to focus on other matters.

At Real Property Management Washington DC, we consistently maintain all aspects of your rental property in Washington DC, saving you time and money. Our property management experts are skilled in all areas of maintenance, keeping your property in top condition. If you need information about maintenance plans or other services, contact us online or call 202-813-9993 today.

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