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Avoid These Preventative Maintenance Tasks with a Property Manager, Part 4

moldfeatured1We’ve spent the last several blog posts talking about many different preventative maintenance tasks that can often feel tedious when you own a rental property. They are often tasks that are necessary in order to not only provide a positive living environment for the renters, but also to keep your real estate investment gaining equity instead of losing you money in costly repairs. But why stress out about managing the many different contractors or trying to do these maintenance tasks yourself when you can have an exceptional property management team in the Cabot area when you work with Real Property Management Central Arkansas. We’ve talked about how you need to have the furnace system, septic system, and even the chimney maintained, but here are a few more items that a property management company can help you out with so you don’t have to worry.  

Walk Throughs

One of the best benefits to having a property management company take care of your rental property is that it is easy to schedule annual or even bi-annual walk throughs in order to check on the property. A good property management company will evaluate the home before renters move in, and then regularly check on it, at least an annual basis to ensure that the property is in good working order. If damage has occurred on the property due to the renters, a property management company can then take steps to have the renters pay for the damage and have it rectified with no hassle to you. This will help keep the property maintained in the long run so problems don’t go unresolved.

Mold Mitigation

Mold is a big deal here in Arkansas with the high humidity levels, so it’s no surprise that homeowners have to deal with it on a regular basis. Where an individual who owns a home may be more inclined to take preventative steps to stop mold when they first see it, a renter may not. Mold mitigation is something that a property manager can help with when you have a rental property. Mold is common in bathrooms and even kitchens if the appropriate steps are not taken to reduce the chances of mold buildup. A property manager can address many of these issues during a regular walk through and can also help establish what is the renter’s responsibility and the owner’s responsibility when it comes to resolving any mold buildup. For instance, there may be a circumstance where a pipe breaks in an upstairs bathroom, causing mold. This would be the owner’s responsibility. However, buildup in a bathroom from not using an exhaust fan or failing to clean a bathtub properly may fall under the renter’s responsibility. Additionally, a property manager can organize the right contractors to come out to a property if mold needs to be dealt with to make sure it is taken care of properly, no matter whose responsibility it may be.

Don’t cause yourself additional stress or the hassle of trying to manage your investment rental properties on your own when you can have a property management company take care of everything for you at an affordable cost. Contact Real Property Management Central Arkansas today to learn more about what we can do for you!

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