Springtime Maintenance For Your Rental Property

Posted By: Phil Schaller Maintenance,

Springtime maintenance for your rental property

 Spring is a beautiful season that brings warmer weather, blooming flowers, and longer days. It is also a great time to perform certain maintenance tasks on your rental property! By taking care of your property during the spring, you can ensure that it remains in good condition for your tenants and reduces the risk of costly repairs down the road.

Here are some rental property maintenance tasks to complete in springtime:

  1. Inspect the roof: Spring is an excellent time to check the condition of the roof of your rental property. Check for any damage or missing shingles, and repair them as soon as possible. A damaged roof needs to be addressed promptly, especially in springtime when the weather can be wet.

  1. Check gutters and downspouts: Clear out any debris that has accumulated in the gutters and downspouts over the winter. Clogged gutters can cause water damage to the property, and in some cases, even lead to mold growth.


  1. Check for pests: Spring is the time when pests start to become more active. Check for signs of pest infestation, such as droppings or damage to wood structures. If you find any signs of pests, call a professional exterminator (or your property specialist if you work with RentalRiff) to take care of the problem.


  1. Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors: Ensure that all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in your rental property are in good working order. It’s always a good habit to test these systems - it’s quick, easy, and an important safety measure.


  1. Clean windows and screens: Clean the windows and screens of your rental property in the spring. This will not only improve the appearance of the property but also allow more natural light to enter the unit, which can help to reduce energy costs.


  1. Check for water leaks: Check all faucets, pipes, and water-using appliances for leaks. Winter can wreak havoc on plumbing (especially if not insulated properly). Fixing leaks promptly can prevent water damage to the property and reduce water bills for your tenants.


  1. Clean and inspect the exterior: Clean the exterior of the rental property, including the siding, deck, and patio. Inspect these areas for any damage - winter can really wear on the exterior of a rental.

Hooray for spring and some warmer weather! Here at RentalRiff, we work closely with our customers to develop a custom preventative maintenance plan that will often include the items listed above. It’s a great way to keep your investment healthy and provide a wonderful home for your tenants.

RentalRiff provides an ongoing property maintenance and tenant support solution for small rental properties. A property owner or manager can hire a RentalRiff “property specialist” (licensed/insured general contractor or maintenance pro) to be on-call for their property. Tenants simply reach out to their property specialist for any property-level needs - the specialist will then head to the property and fix the issue. Routine preventative maintenance, emergencies, and turnovers are all included.

Here’s a link to sign up for the RentalRiff seasonal maintenance newsletter: Newsletter Signup. This is a great (and free) resource for landlords full of tips, tricks, and checklists delivered to your inbox when it’s time to perform the work.