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5 Clever Home Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 08:36AM

Hot and cold running water is one of the classic definitions of luxury in our society, but somehow we find it all too easy to take our pipes for granted.

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Topics: home plumbing maintenance tips, plumbing, Good Landlord, Maintaining a property, Maintenance Tips

7 Emergency Property Maintenance Calls that Can't Wait Until Morning

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 06:00AM

Despite some of the crazy stuff you see in the business, property management is no laughing matter. You, the tenant, and the landlord work as a team sharing responsibilities to keep the property and the tenants safe. When you get an emergency call from a tenant about a maintenance or repair concern, they usually fall into one of three categories.

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Topics: Maintaining a property, Landlords, Maintenance Tips, maintenance issues, residential property maintenance, Tenants, maintenance responsibilities, emergencies

Working with Tenants to Weatherproof a Property

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 06:00AM

When you're responsible for a property, any breach in its ability to resist the elements is a potential problem. When the roof shingles need repair, you take care of it quickly, before leaks can happy. The same applies if the attic was leaking, the basement flooding, or a window cracked. Weatherproofing is no different, as it creates the necessary seal around doors and windows to keep the outside out of the properties you work hard to maintain. When it comes down to it, good weatherproofing is beneficial to everyone involved. While it keeps the house safe for you and the owner, it also lowers the power bill and increases the comfort of the tenants who live inside.

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Topics: Maintaining a property, Property Management, maintenance responsibilities

Damage Control During Maintenance Emergencies: 5 Effective Ways to Manage Maintenance and Repairs in A Crisis

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 06:00AM

There are times when property management professionals must deal with unpleasant situations. As a manager, it is your responsibility to stay calm and handle emergency maintenance situations with grace, to ensure that they are taken care of in an efficient and timely manner. When you get a call during the middle of the night about an emergency at one of your properties, these effective emergency maintenance tips will help you handle the situation with grace:

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Topics: Maintaining a property, Property Managers, residential property maintenance

How to Repair Garage Doors on Your Rental Properties

Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 06:00AM

Parking for rental properties comes in many shapes and sizes, from street parking to carports but a vast majority of single family homes, townhomes, and duplexes have retractable garage doors. Damage to these doors is surprisingly common as almost any accidental impact can leave dents, bend tracks, or even snap tension cables, and property managers often take a hand in repairs even if the tenant is officially responsible to ensure they are done correctly and in keeping with the landlord's wishes. The good news is that garage door parts are cheap and most of the time repairs are fairly straight forward. If you're handy with a wrench and have a worried tenant on your hands, here's a quick guide on torsion-lift garages for what you can solve on your own and when it's time to call a contractor.

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Topics: How to Repair Garage Doors, rental property owners, Maintaining a property

Property Maintenance: Tips to Clean the Apartment Between Renters

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:30AM

One of the worst parts of owning apartment buildings is the time between tenants. This is a good time to do some extra property maintenance. Many like to clean the carpets and also give the apartment a good clean. Painting, replacing anything that is a problem, and even remodeling should also be done during this time if it is needed.

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Topics: Cleaning checklist, cleaning tips, Maintaining a property

The Ins And Outs Of Property Maintenance

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:10AM

A property owner has many property maintenance concerns to look after. Electrical, plumbing, roofing, yard work, painting or siding and so on. And it goes without saying it is not cheap to maintain a property. All these areas must be addressed in a timely and routine fashion for the property to maintain its appeal and value. So it is imperative that a property owner either be able to do the work themselves or have someone in place who can do it for them because the bottom line is it must be done to avoid costly repairs and replacements at a later date.

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Topics: preventative maintenance, rental property owners, Maintaining a property

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