With the cool winter months coming to a close, it’s likely that the season’s harsher weather conditions have left their mark on your investment property. Whether it’s clogged gutters, overrun heaters, or disorganised lawns, the middle of the year is known for taking its toll on even the most structurally sound of homes. However, spring is now right around the corner, and it’s time to get your investment property ready for the upcoming months, and their next tenant, with these four ways to maintain your investment property without breaking the bank.
Make sure your heating is up to scratch
Whilst the heater might not be run as often during spring, the colder weather can certainly filter through, especially in the more southern parts of our country, so, it’s important to ensure that your heater is undergoing regular maintenance and running effectively. Firstly, make sure the filter is frequently getting changed and cleaned, and even have a professional undertake maintenance if required. It’s not only important for keeping your property warm and comfortable, but an improperly serviced heating system can spell trouble for safety and energy efficiency.
Keep an eye out for any exterior damage
With winter often bringing gusty winds and heavy rain, the weather can inflict noticeable damage to the exterior of a property. After a winter storm, it’s wise to check and see if there’s been any damage, especially to the roof, as damage to this area can frequently cause internal leaking. Tree branches falling is very common during winter, so make sure to have a look at the roof and have these removed by a professional.
Clear up those gutters!
If there’s one single property issue that is synonymous with this time of year, it’s clogged up gutters. It’s incredibly important to ensure that your gutters are clear as you head into spring, as heavy rains will not be able to drain effectively, which can cause serious water damage to both the inside, and outside of your property. If you are going to clean your gutters yourself, make sure to do so safely!
It’s time for some outdoor spring cleaning
There’s nothing more frustrating than spending hours upon hours making your garden and outdoor area look immaculate, only for the harsh days of winter to come along and take away all that hard work. As frustrating as it is, it is important to maintain regular upkeep of your outdoor and garden space, to ensure that your tenants are happy, and you continue to uphold a desirable investment property. Removing any grime and dirt from any pathways, pruning trees, and reseeding the lawn are just a few of the ways in which you can propel the wow factor of your investment property heading into the spring months.
The start of a new season means a new beginning, and the perfect time to take a look at your investment property. Make sure that it is well-equipped to take on the next few months and remain an appealing home for your current or soon to be tenant. If you follow even a couple of the above suggestions, you will be able take your home to the next level, without breaking the bank in the process.