A crucial part of maintaining a profitable rental property is consistent cleaning and repair of the house’s gutters. Gutters collect water from large roof surfaces and funnel it away from the home, protecting the foundation, window wells, and other vulnerable spots from flooding.
Neglected gutters can bring about expensive repairs in the future. Dry leaves and another debris gathering in a gutter can stop the downspouts from draining properly. Clogged gutters are going to overflow, freeze, and pull the gutters loose over time. Also, water gathering in the gutters could rust metal and rot wood. When gutters fail, water could flood a basement, affect the foundation, and more.
Several Playa Vista rental homeowners may think that because their residents handle some of the basic maintenance tasks around their rental property, they could also clean out the gutters once in a while. However, gutter cleaning and repair are not jobs that should be handled by residents. As gutter maintenance and repair require using ladders, proper safety measures should be taken to ward off falls and serious injury. It’s important to circumvent liability concerns and other safety risks when it comes to your single-family rental property. Keeping your residents off of ladders and on the ground is the best method to do this.
Though maintaining and repairing gutters may not be a particularly tough job, Playa Vista rental property owners should really think before doing it themselves. Appropriate safety precautions have to be in place, and even then, ladders are risky no matter how safely they are being used. The hardest part of all still may be remembering to do routine maintenance on your rental home’s gutters in the first place. Gutters are usually one of those maintenance items that remain out of sight – and out of mind – up to when they suddenly become a big problem.
The good news is that scheduling and executing routine maintenance and repairs on your rental home’s gutters don’t have to be hard. With Real Property Management California Coast, you can rest well knowing that your gutter maintenance is being handled in a proficient and timely manner by qualified service providers. As part of an affordable and wide-ranging maintenance program, our team handles the work needed to keep your gutters clear and your residents – along with your investment property – safe and dry. To learn more, please contact us online or call us at 310-535-2150 today.
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