Regular cleaning and repair of the home’s gutters is one important component of sustaining a profitable rental property. Gutters work by gathering water from large roof surfaces and bringing it away from the home itself, protecting the window wells, foundation, and other susceptible areas from flooding.
Neglected gutters can eventually result in costly repairs. Dry leaves and other debris collecting in a gutter will prevent the downspouts from draining correctly. Blocked gutters will overflow, freeze, and pull the gutters lose gradually. Also, water gathering in the gutters could rust metal and rot wood. Gutters failing can result in water flooding a basement, damaging a foundation, and so on.
A number of Acworth rental property owners assume that their residents will occasionally clean out the gutters— since they already take care of some of the basic maintenance tasks around their rental house. Then again, gutter cleaning and repair are not jobs that residents should be handling. As gutter maintenance and repair require using ladders, proper safety measures should be taken to ward off falls and serious injury. When it comes to your single-family rental home, avoiding liability concerns and other safety risks is of utmost importance. Keeping your residents off of ladders and on the ground is the best means to do this.
While maintaining and repairing gutters might not be an especially hard job, Acworth rental property owners should think carefully before planning to do it themselves. Proper safety precautions must be taken, and even then, ladders are a risk no matter how safely they are being utilized. Nevertheless, the most difficult thing might be remembering to actually do regular maintenance on your rental home’s gutters. Gutters have a tendency to be one of those maintenance items that stay out of sight – and out of mind – until they are already a huge problem.
The good news is that scheduling and executing routine maintenance and repairs on your rental home’s gutters don’t have to be hard. With Real Property Management East Cobb, you can rest easy knowing that your gutter maintenance is being performed in a professional and prompt manner by qualified service providers. As part of an affordable and wide-range maintenance program, our team handles the work needed to keep your gutters clear and your residents – along with your investment property – safe and dry. To find out more, please contact us online or give us a call at 770-622-5657 today.