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Spring Cleaning Your Evansville Rental Property

Evansville Rental Property Owner Cleaning the Gutters for Spring CleaningSpring is a time of renewal. And for landlords, spring is the best time to check off the many major cleaning and maintenance tasks. While Evansville rental homes need maintenance year-round, spring presents a unique opportunity to check your properties for a few specific things. Even though the tasks of spring cleaning and maintenance can prove to be overwhelming, they should not be missed or put off.

Season-specific cleaning and maintenance items can involve either the interior or exterior of your rental homes – or both. But spring is the ideal season for many of these tasks. There are exterior tasks that are just too difficult to do in winter weather, and there are other tasks specifically done to check the effects of the freezing temperatures and the winter storms. For example, it’s important to examine concrete areas each year, including foundation, driveway, walkways, patios, and more, for new cracks or gaps. Windows and doors, too, need to be checked for cracks and gaps (including weather-stripping) and repaired or replaced. Window and door screens collect a lot of dirt and debris in the winter, so the best time to clean them would be when spring rolls around. The roof should be checked for loose, missing, or damaged materials, and any leaves or debris cleared out of the gutters and downspouts.

Aside from the big items, you need to check on smaller features as well. Exterior door hardware should be checked, and squeaky hinges or broken locks repaired or replaced. A few touch-ups might be good for the exterior trim, and exterior wood elements should be checked to ascertain they need to be refinished or sealed. And don’t skip the outdoor light fixtures – you may need to replace some of the bulbs.

When doing your spring cleaning, it’s important to give some attention to the yard as well. Sprinkler systems and outdoor faucets should be tested and turned on if winterized. Dead leaves and branches may have fallen everywhere during the winter, so once spring begins, you may have to do a general clean-up. Spring is also an excellent time to fertilize lawns, trees, and other vegetation.

Moving a little bit further, spring is an excellent time to check perimeter fences and freestanding mailboxes. Broken fence slats will need to be replaced, and wobbly or failing posts repaired. Gate hardware should be examined for rust or other issues and repaired as needed. Finally, spring is the best time to take a look at the home’s garbage cans and see what condition they are in. If the lids no longer fit well or holes have begun to form, it may be time to replace them.

This is no more than a starting point for a complete and thorough spring cleaning & maintenance list. Since there are so many items that need to be accomplished, it makes sense to get the services of professionals who can handle the process for you. When you hire Real Property Management Results, you won’t need to trouble yourself about spring maintenance. We will make sure that the seasonal tasks will be done thoroughly and promptly. If you are interested in working with Real Property Management Results or still have questions, contact us online or call us directly at 812-461-1676.

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