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Are Your Roosevelt Tenants Damaging Your Garage Without Knowing It?

View of the Garage Door on a Roosevelt Rental PropertyA rental home’s garage can be an important component of its total look and general appeal, but believe it or not, well-meaning tenants could cause damage to a rental home’s garage without actually knowing that they are doing it. Damage to garage interiors, garage doors, windows, and other elements can and does come, and isn’t just the end result of misuse or neglect.

Once in a while, a tenant is well-meaning but quite simply doesn’t grasp how to clean or look after a rental home’s garage properly. When that is the case, expensive and unnecessary repairs are often the result. By giving your Roosevelt tenants the right information, you can do a lot to prevent unintentional damage and keep your valuable investment in good condition.

A garage is an important part of a quality single-family rental home. The garage door contributes much to the home’s curb appeal, while the interior, windows, cabinets, and also the garage door opener can have a big impact on a tenant’s satisfaction. But each one of these parts got to be correctly maintained to sustain and keep them in an ideal functioning condition. If one part is busted,  the garage in its entirety could get to be seen as a real problem, not a benefit.

As the most visible exterior element, the garage door exacts regular cleaning and maintenance to stay working properly and looking nice. A tenant could, without realizing it, damage a garage door through various means, from seeking to clean it with the wrong tools or cleaning products to being remiss in accomplishing basic maintenance tasks. By way of illustration, the materials that each garage door is made up of varies greatly. Some are painted, while others are vinyl or metal. If a tenant attempts to clean a garage door with the wrong devices and tools, such as attempting to power spray a painted door clean, they could wind up causing extensive damage to the door. Harsh household cleaners may equally damage a door’s exterior finish, causing far more harm than good.

Beyond appearances, a garage door generally demands a functional opener, springs, hinges, and rollers to work appropriately. These individual parts can rust, wear out, or break over time and through heavy use. As it turns out, a really noisy garage door is a clue that the door’s hardware is in trouble and needs to be lubricated. This really simple maintenance task can immensely draw out the useful life of a garage door.

The windows, floor, and cabinets in a garage are likewise very typical elements that receive a lot of unintentional damage. A leaking car engine can cause oil stains on concrete floors that are difficult to take out. Exhaust fumes, dirt, and other substances can really build up on windows and seriously compromise the tracks, locks, and glass. Cabinets may be crushed or broken by heavy storage items or even parking a vehicle too close. Same as with the garage door, all of these issues can be prevented or completely fixed with recurrent cleaning and upkeep, but a tenant may not figure out exactly how to properly do it.

For instance, cleaning up motor oil is a totally different from cleaning other materials or substances. The correct tools and cleaning materials must be employed or there is a high probability that trying to clean up might make it worse in the end. Harsh chemicals or scrub brushes can scratch or damage windows and window tracks as well as cabinets, but regular household cleaners may not be enough to get the grime off either. To hinder continued wear and further damage, a tenant must have the suitable information and acceptable management skill to ascertain that a rental home’s garage is maintained as good as new.

Keeping track of a tenant’s cleaning and maintenance record can be time-consuming and difficult for property owners. Accordingly, having a professional property management company is such a great decision.

At Real Property Management Uintah, we can be of real assistance to property owners in educating their tenants on the appropriate maintenance and upkeep of their rental homes in Roosevelt and conduct regular checks to ensure that such tasks are being done. Our property management professionals can aid you to really protect your valuable investment from unintentional damage and prevent expensive and unnecessary repairs. For more information about our services, contact us online or call us at 435-214-4686.

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