Why Your Rental Property Needs Exterior Maintenance During Summer
Whether you own and operate ;or manage ;a rental property, keeping up can be demanding and tremendously time consuming, as you likely know quite well. For many, maintenance and upkeep are more reactionary than planned—a sort of piecemeal effort that comes as a result of trying to keep on top of all of the aspects of your business.
Today, the team at KEVCO Building Services would like to pose a solution that may work better and is growing in significance as the summer season starts to approach. More specifically, we’re going to cover preventative building care ;and why it matters so much in the summer season!
Important Summer Maintenance Tasks for Rental Properties
First up, what needs doing ;and why? Our maintenance experts have been in the business for a long time now, and we can say with confidence that when summer comes, these tasks stay at the top of any priority list:
- Parking lot/garage care. In warmer weather, parking areas tend to be at their absolute worst.The hustle and bustle of tenants is partially the cause, but the bigger issue is that oil is at its most troublesome, animals are more active than ever, and moss or plant growth becomes a bigger complication. This means having a good cleaning plan in place is vital for avoiding common hazards ;and keeping your property looking well-groomed and inviting.
- Pressure cleaning. In many ways, pressure cleaning is a sort of cover-all, offering a solid way to remove many types of grime. During no other season is this more valuable than summer! Removing layers of mold spore and mildew is ;ideal for keeping siding, brick, and other structural materials free of common causes of damage. And perhaps even more valuable (especially in areas like the DC metro area!) is the removal of the tons and tons of pollen that will build up rapidly over time as the summer wears on.
- Window cleaning. A layer of gunk isn’t likely to result in serious window damage, of course. Or rather, it’s not very likely. But it is quite likely to look awful, which can impact current tenant satisfactionand—even worse—potential tenants’ ;opinions of your property.
In a nutshell, preventative maintenance during the summer season avoids common types of costly damage, helps to present your property as professional and hygienic, and serves to keep things under control. This moves you away from being reactionary ;and moves you to the far more comfortable maintained.
You might additionally consider some other forms of protection and maintenance, including bird proofing, metal cleaning, and solar panel cleaning—just more great ways to keep your business at the level of quality it deserves.
Property Maintenance & Exterior Services in DC, MD & Northern VA
At KEVCO, our team understands the importance of proper exterior and interior maintenance. We’ve been handling the needs of commercial and residential clients for years, and with our green cleaning practices, you can always be confident that you’re getting top-tier quality!
Contact us online now to find out more about the services we offer, or give us a call at (301) 258-9750 to discuss your specific rental property needs!