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How to Repair Oil Spots in Asphalt

Tuesday, April 07, 2020 - 07:00AM

Laying asphalt for an apartment parking lot must be done in stages. It takes several months for fresh asphalt to cure before the protective topcoat can be applied. During that time your asphalt is susceptible to certain conditions and hazards that can cause damage before the asphalt is protected. One of the most common menaces to freshly poured asphalt is an oil spot.

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Topics: Maintaining a property, How to repair oil spots, Driveway maintenance

3 Property Maintenance Tips for Preventing Long-Term Water Damage

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:00AM

Your property is a long term investment. Whether you live in a home you own or rent homes to others (often both are true), your investment loses value when water damage is allowed to build over time, and can often result in costly repairs and dangerous mold growth. Fortunately, with the right mindset toward property maintenance, you can catch leaks early and prevent any nasty consequences from perfectly normal water getting where it shouldn't. Your best bet is to perform regular inspections and repair any signs of leaking immediately before there is a chance for long-term damage to occur. These three tips will give you a good idea of where leaks start, how to identify them, and what to do if you find one.

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Topics: preventative maintenance, Maintaining a property, residential property maintenance

How Dedicated Property Maintenance Saves You Future Headaches

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 12:00AM

A dedicated property manager not only collects rents and finds qualified tenants, but also handles the property maintenance so you don’t experience deep landlord losses. Neglecting a property often leads to long-term damage that isn’t easily remedied. Some DIY landlords feel compelled to rush in and throw away leftover pizza, clean up stains or frantically vacuum before their tenants remove home. Although they have good intentions, DIY landlords violate privacy and trust in what is a professional relationship. On the other hand, a professional property manager takes care of major and minor maintenance concerns for better tenant satisfaction and lower turnover.

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Topics: San Diego Property Management, Maintaining a property, professional property manager

Property Maintenance for Your Roof

Tuesday, January 07, 2020 - 10:23AM

One of the most costly parts of a house to replace is the roof. Depending of the roofing materials used, it can run as high as several thousand dollars. A high dollar expense such as this is not pleasant when it involves a rental property. Fortunately, there are proactive steps that can be taken by a property maintenance crew that will extend the life of a roof and divert a huge cash outlay.

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Topics: Maintaining a property, roof maintenance, Maintaining Roofing Materials

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: Maintenance Tips, Maintaining a property, Good Landlord, plumbing, home plumbing 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: Tenants, Landlords, maintenance issues, maintenance responsibilities, Maintenance Tips, Maintaining a property, residential property maintenance, 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: Property Management, maintenance responsibilities, Maintaining a property

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

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, Maintaining a property, cleaning tips

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