Fall is here, which means it’s time to start thinking about colder weather. With the change of the season comes fall maintenance that’s better addressed sooner rather than later. The last thing you want is for the cold weather to catch you off guard and wreak havoc on your rental. So be sure to check these items off of your list!
Exterior Fall Maintenance
First things first! Prevention is key when it comes to fall maintenance. Start outside where the cold is sure to bite hardest. Make sure your sprinklers have been winterized and all hoses disconnected. The last thing you want to deal with is frozen, busted pipes! Fall is also a great time to have your lawn fertilized in preparation for the coming Spring.
Clean your gutters and have your roof inspected to ensure there aren’t any leaks. With the amount of snow Denver sees, you want to make sure your roof is up to par and that your gutters are debris free to prevent serious damage.
Interior Fall Maintenance
Shifting inside, there are a few items to tick off the list to prepare for Autumn. Before the cold strikes, make sure to have your furnace inspected and cleaned. Waiting till it gets cold only to find your furnace is broken is a disaster and a lack of heat is a serious emergency that needs to be addressed right away. Avoid that by getting ahead of any problems.
Check all doors and windows to ensure proper weatherproofing and sealing. After all, you want the heat to stay inside your rental property!
Last but not least, if your rental has a fireplace, make sure to have it serviced. Have your chimney inspected and cleaned to prevent a possible disaster and keep your rental in tip-top shape.
Keeping up with fall maintenance not only keeps up your rental’s value, but helps you stay ahead of any major maintenance issues. Make sure your rental and your tenants are protected from the cold!