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Obscure Maintenance Tasks: Don’t Overlook Your Rental Home’s Hidden Systems

Handy tool bag resting on HVAC equipment.The old saying “out of sight, out of mind” is often true for rental property maintenance. Essential systems that make up a rental home are often concealed, and their maintenance is frequently neglected.

Water Heaters

However, maintaining these unseen components is equally crucial as maintaining the visible ones. Take a hot water heater, for instance; it can work properly for years and is often overlooked. Over time, though, sediment can accumulate at the bottom, leading to rust and other issues.

Thus, regularly flushing a hot water heater is essential to ensure proper operation. By flushing it, you can prevent costly repairs or the need for a new heater, extending your investment’s lifespan.

Sewer Lines

In addition to having plenty of hot water, it’s important to ensure your sewer line is clear. No one wants to deal with a backed-up sink, tub, or drain. Regular inspection of your main sewer line, despite being frequently overlooked, is vital for avoiding drainage problems.

Heating and Cooling Systems

Another often overlooked maintenance task is the heating and cooling system of the property. Yearly maintenance of the air conditioning unit and furnace, along with cleaning every duct and vent, is crucial. Dust and pollutants in the ductwork can reduce system efficiency and expose tenants to allergens.

Efficient systems ensure your rental property remains occupied and tenants are content. Fewer repairs are needed for well-maintained systems, which saves you money down the line.

Proactive maintenance is crucial for tenant retention, and our expert team is adept at this. Our services ensure your property is well cared for, letting you focus on other things in your life.

Real Property Management Commonwealth, we handle all maintenance aspects of your rental property in Boston, saving you time and money. Our team is proficient in all property maintenance aspects, ensuring your property remains in optimal condition. Should you have questions about maintenance plans or other services, contact us online or call 617-299-2342 today.

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