A rental home’s garage is a big part of its overarching appeal, but even tenants who have good intentions could cause a lot of damage to a rental home’s garage without perceiving they are doing it. Damage to garage interiors, garage doors, windows, and other elements can and does develop, and t isn’t ever just the outcome of misuse or neglect.
In some instances, a tenant has very good intentions but just doesn’t really understand how to correctly clean or attend to a rental home’s garage. When that is the case, expensive and unnecessary repairs are often the result. By giving your Dunnellon tenants the right information, you can do a lot to prevent unintentional damage and keep your valuable investment in good condition.
A garage is an important part of a quality single-family rental home. The garage door adds to the home’s curb appeal, while the interior, windows, cabinets, and indeed the garage door opener can have a big impact on a tenant’s satisfaction. But these elements have to be correctly maintained to always keep them in proper functioning condition. If one part is inoperative, the entire garage could prove to be a problem, and not be considered an asset.
As the most visible exterior element, the garage door needs regular cleaning and maintenance to stay working properly and looking nice. A tenant could mistakenly damage a garage door in several ways, from trying to clean it with the wrong tools or cleaning products to not being able to pull off basic maintenance tasks. By way of example, the items that each garage door is composed of varies greatly. Some are painted, while others are vinyl or metal. If a tenant does their best to clean up a garage door but uses the wrong tools, much like attempting to power spray a painted door clean, they could wind up causing extensive damage to the door in the end. Harsh household cleaners, in the same way, can damage a door’s exterior finish, causing far more harm than good.
Besides appearances, a garage door likewise normally needs a functional opener, springs, hinges, and rollers to function accurately. These parts can rust, wear out, or break over time and through heavy use. Actually, a very loud garage door suggests that the door’s hardware is in trouble and needs to be lubricated. This really easy maintenance chore can essentially boost the useful life of a garage door.
The windows, floor, and cabinets in a garage are also very common parts that are usually exposed to unintentional damage. A leaking car engine can create oil stains on concrete floors that are hard to wipe out. Exhaust fumes, dirt, and other substances can really build up on windows and seriously compromise the tracks, locks, and glass. Cabinets may be crushed or broken by heavy storage items or even parking a vehicle too close. Just like the garage door, all of these troubles are avoidable or can be fixed with routine cleaning up and maintenance, but a tenant may not exactly figure out how to do it right.
As an illustration, cleaning up motor oil is purely unlike cleaning other substances. The correct tools and cleaning materials must be employed or there is a high probability that merely scrubbing it might lead to a lot of damage in the end. Harsh chemicals or scrub brushes can scratch or damage windows and window tracks as well as cabinets, but regular household cleaners may not be enough to get the grime off either. To avoid continued wear and further damage, a tenant must have adequate knowledge, being given the right information, and a good deal of oversight to warrant that a rental home’s garage is sustained and always kept in fine shape.
Keeping track of a tenant’s cleaning and maintenance record can be time-consuming and difficult for property owners. That is exactly why having a professional property management company is such a great option.
At Real Property Management Diversified, we contribute to property owners in enlightening their tenants on the proper maintenance and upkeep of their rental homes in Dunnellon and conduct regular checks to ensure that such tasks are being done. Our property management professionals can allow you to secure your valuable investment from unintentional damage and prevent expensive and unnecessary repairs. For more helpful information about our services, contact us online or call us at 352-854-2221.
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