A crucial component of having a profitable rental property is regular 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 collect in a gutter, they prevent the downspouts from correctly draining. Blocked gutters are going to freeze, overflow, and pull the gutters loose over time. 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.
Some owners of Melbourne rental properties assume that since their residents deal with some of the basic maintenance tasks around their rental home, they can be expected to occasionally clean out the gutters as well. However, gutter cleaning and repair are not jobs that should be handled by residents. Because gutter maintenance and repair require the use of ladders, proper safety measures should be in place to prevent 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.
Even though maintaining and repairing gutters may not be a particularly hard job, Melbourne rental property owners should really contemplate before deciding to do it themselves. Even if proper safety precautions have been taken, ladders are inherently risky no matter how safely they are used. The hardest part of all may be remembering to do routine maintenance on your rental home’s gutters in the first place. Gutters tend to be a maintenance item that remains out of sight – and out of mind – until they’ve become a big problem.
The great news is that scheduling and performing regular repairs and maintenance on your rental property’s gutters don’t have to be stressful. With Real Property Management Brevard, you can rest well knowing that your gutter maintenance is being handled in a professional and timely manner by experienced service providers. As part of an affordable and comprehensive maintenance program, our team does what is needed 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 321-610-8022 today.