Schedule a visit for every unit
Let your tenants know you are preparing them for summer. Do a visit to every unit to make sure air conditioning units and filters are cleaned. If filters are not properly cleaned, insufficient air will be circulated. Remove all dust from ceilings fans and dryer vents. According to the U.S Fire Admin. around 16,000 dryer vent fires occur each year. Test all smoke alarms and change the batteries. This check up will also help you find out if any additional maintenance is required in the unit.
Check on the flowers and plants you planted in the Spring. Maybe add some hanging baskets and potted plants to common areas to add some curb appeal. Be sure to research what plants thrive in your area so you have an easier time maintaining them throughout the season. Make sure all grassy areas are watered and cut regularly. Work with your landscaping crew to make sure you have a set schedule.
Safety and emergency planning
Since it rains more during this time of year, it would be ideal to check if everything is sealed and water-tight. Check all windows and doors for any gaps or leaks that could potentially let hot air in and cool air out. This is also hurricane and tornado season, practicing your emergency drills and going over life safety equipment/ plans with staff and residents is very important.
Check watering systems
Make sure your pipes were not damaged by freezing temperatures, conduct general maintenance procedures to make sure your system is ready for summer watering. If you have a pool area in your property, now is a good time to start cleaning and checking those pipes as well.
A pool can be a great draw for tenants but before you allow access you should be certain it is safe and clean. Start by checking the fencing and locks to be sure they are in good repair so small children don’t wander into the pool area. Be sure the filtration system has been serviced so the water stays clean throughout the season. A poorly maintained pool can become an eyesore and a liability, so it is best to maintain it consistently for the enjoyment of all
Summer is the best time of year to showcase your properties. Don’t miss out because you are unprepared. Following these simple tips will help your property look good and promote rentals or sales.