One vital element in maintaining a profitable rental property is routine cleaning and repair of the home’s gutters. Gutters function by gathering water from large roof surfaces and channeling it away from the home itself, safeguarding the foundation, window wells, and other vulnerable parts from flooding.
Neglected gutters can result in costly repairs in the future. As dry leaves and other debris gather in a gutter, they stop the downspouts from draining properly. Blocked gutters will freeze, overflow, and progressively pull the gutters loose. Furthermore, water pooling in the gutters can rot wood and rusty metal. When gutters fail, water can flood a basement, damage a foundation, and more.
A number of Big Rapids rental property owners might think that their residents can also be expected to clean out the gutters every now and then because they are responsible for some of the basic maintenance tasks around their rental home. However, gutter cleaning and repair are not jobs for the residents. Gutter maintenance and repair need the use of ladders, which means that appropriate safety measures have to be taken to prevent falls and serious injury. When it comes to your single-family rental property, it’s crucial to prevent liability concerns and other safety risks, and keeping your residents off of ladders and on the ground is the best means to do this.
While maintaining and repairing gutters are not particularly difficult tasks, Big Rapids rental property owners must think twice before opting to do it themselves. Proper safety precautions must be taken, and even then, ladders are a risk no matter how safely they are being utilized. Still, the hardest part of all might be remembering to do regular maintenance on your rental property’s gutters in the first place. Gutters have a tendency to be one of those maintenance items that stay out of sight – and out of mind – until they are abruptly a huge problem.
The good news is that scheduling and doing routine maintenance and repairs on your rental property’s gutters don’t have to be a hassle. With Real Property Management Investment Solutions, you can rest assured that your gutter maintenance will be dealt with in an expert and timely manner by qualified service providers. As part of an affordable and inclusive maintenance program, our team does the work required to keep your gutters clear and your residents – along with your investment property – safe and dry. To find out more, please contact us online or give us a call at 616-419-8880 today.
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