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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 crucial systems in a rental home are hidden from view, often leading to overlooked maintenance.

Water Heaters

Conversely, regular maintenance of these hidden elements is just as important as that of the visible ones. Consider a hot water heater that works well for years and may go unnoticed. Eventually, sediment can build up in the bottom, causing rust and other complications.

This is why regularly flushing a hot water heater is vital to keep it working well. 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 the last thing anyone wants. Although often disregarded, it’s essential to regularly check your main sewer line to prevent future drainage issues.

Heating and Cooling Systems

The heating and cooling system is another frequently neglected maintenance aspect. Along with maintaining the AC and furnace annually, it’s important to clean every duct and vent. Dust and pollutants can gather in the ductwork, decreasing system efficiency and increasing allergen exposure for tenants.

Properly functioning systems keep your rental property occupied and your tenants happy. Systems that are properly maintained often need fewer repairs, saving you money over time.

Retaining tenants depends on proactive maintenance, a specialty of our property management team. You can trust our services to manage your property, freeing you to focus on other matters.

Real Property Management Bay Area ensures regular maintenance of your rental property in Burlingame, saving you time and money. Our property management experts are skilled in all areas of maintenance, keeping your property in top condition. If you have questions about maintenance plans or other services, reach out online or contact us at 650-696-1800 today.

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