When it comes to renting a property, whether it be residential or commercial, maintenance is the backbone to maturing your investment over time. Without regular and complete care of a property, things can take a turn for the worse faster than one might imagine. To keep a rental property in check throughout the year, regular inspections and Lake Stevens home maintenance services are a necessity.
Lake Stevens Home Maintenance Services Checklist:
Electrical – The recommended inspection schedule for electrical components is every 5 years and when a change in occupancy occurs. This is to be carried out by an experienced and licensed electrician for safety reasons.
Plumbing – As water damage can destroy a property, immediate action should be taken when plumbing issues arise. To prevent leaks from occurring and more significant water damage, inspections should be performed by a professional annually and any recommended repairs or maintenance needs should be completed.
Exterior – The roof, paint, exterior vents, gutters, chimneys, doors, windows, siding, stucco, foundation and overall construction of the property should be carefully checked for any signs of wear and tear. Repairs should be made as needed to maintain the look and function of the exterior and to prevent water from leaking in.
Interior – Floors, ceilings, walls, doors, and interior window latches should all appear normal and work as intended. The HVAC system should be properly maintained and in working order at all times.
Landscaping – Ensure that tree roots are not interfering with the structure, as well as nearby surrounding areas. Check that the trees are alive and disease-free. Remove any dead trees quickly to prevent one from falling and causing damage to the property. The grounds should be clean, well maintained and free of debris.
Fire Safety – Fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors should be in working order at all times. Contact your local fire department for tips on where they should be placed and how many you will need to keep tenants safe. They will likely come to the property, free of charge, to help get everything set up correctly.
Appliances – Appliances should be screened for recalls and in working order. This will help reduce the risk of fire and keep tenants safe. Items to review include the washer and dryer, stove, refrigerator, microwave, and any other appliances on the property.
This is a basic checklist to help you become aware of home maintenance services in Lake Stevens and throughout Western Washington.
For more information, we welcome you to call Puget Services at (888) 435-1212. We would be honored to further discuss any maintenance questions and schedule a consultation immediately.