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

Handy tool bag resting on HVAC equipment.The phrase “out of sight, out of mind” often fits when it comes to maintaining a rental property. Key systems in rental homes are often out of sight, which can result in neglected maintenance.

Water Heaters

Conversely, regular maintenance of these hidden elements is just as important as that of the visible ones. An example is a hot water heater, which can run smoothly for years and be taken for granted. As time passes, sediment can collect at the bottom, leading to rust and other issues.

This is why regularly flushing a hot water heater is vital to keep it working well. Regular maintenance can prevent costly repairs or replacements, preserving your investment’s longevity.

Sewer Lines

Along with making sure there’s plenty of hot water, you should also keep the sewer line clear. A backed-up sink, tub, or drain is the last thing anyone wants. Checking your main sewer line regularly, although often ignored, is key to preventing future drainage issues.

Heating and Cooling Systems

Another commonly forgotten maintenance area is the property’s HVAC system. Along with maintaining the AC and furnace annually, it’s important to clean every duct and vent. Dust and pollutants in the ductwork can reduce system efficiency and expose tenants to allergens.

Keeping systems in good working order ensures your rental property stays occupied and tenants are happy. Fewer repairs are needed for well-maintained systems, which saves you money down the line.

Proactive property maintenance is key to tenant retention, and our property management experts excel at it. Using our services means your property is in good hands, so you can concentrate on other areas of your life.

Real Property Management Acadia ensures regular maintenance of your rental property in Hampden, saving you time and money. Our team excels in all aspects of property maintenance, ensuring your property is always in peak condition. Should you have questions about maintenance plans or other services, contact us online or call 207-561-7482 today.

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