It may be cold and gloomy outside now, but before you know it, the busy beach season will be here. Now is the time for some maintenance to start getting your rental ready. Your guests will be amazed and are more likely to leave you five-star reviews.
Here are some things you can do now to get your rental unit vacation-ready:
Service/Check Your AC Units
There is not much that’s worse than a broken air conditioner leaving your guests hot, sweaty, and unhappy. Avoid this as best you can and make sure the AC is running properly all season long. Perform regular maintenance and get your AC unit serviced now.
Get a service technician to come out to the house and check your thermostat and electrical connections. They should lubricate any moving parts, clear your A/C’s condensate line, and change your air filters too. Doing this once a year will help your AC’s performance and give it the best chance of your AC lasting for years to come.
You should inspect your deck at least every year to ensure it does not have any rotted or weathered wood. If you notice that the deck is in really rough shape, it may be a good idea to rebuild it while we are in the off-season. Give us a call, we can help!
Check the Roof
A strong roof is a must-have. Not just because you don’t want any leaks, but hurricane season is coming, and a strong roof can prevent your home from experiencing major water damage.
Check for any signs of water damage inside the house and have a professional check for loose shingles and repair them as necessary. If your roof is approaching 20 years of age, it may be time to replace it.
Check the Siding and Frames Around the Windows
Take the time to look for weathered areas or places where water can get behind the siding and frames. If water were to get in, it could lead to mold damage which is expensive to remediate and bad for your guest’s health.
Make Sure Everything Is Working
If your house isn’t used in the off-season, some items may be out of order without you even knowing. Go through the house, flip on every light switch, open and close every drawer, and make sure all the plumbing works.
If you find that there are items that aren’t working or that a space in your house feels a little out of style, give us a call and we can talk about a remodel. We can help you plan your remodeling project to minimize disruptions to your rental income.
Give It a Good Cleaning
If your rental unit has been sitting empty for a while, you need to give it a deep clean. Every nook and cranny needs to be swept, dusted, and disinfected. Make sure there are no cobwebs in the corners and give the baseboards a good scrub.
If the home still feels a little dingy after you clean up, you may want to consider getting the house repainted. A new coat of paint can go a long way and make a house look clean and fresh.
Need help with repairs and maintenance or is it time to completely remodel your beach rental home? We can help! Give us a call so we can put a plan together.