One vital element in maintaining a profitable rental property is routine cleaning and repair of the home’s gutters. Gutters channel water from large roof surfaces away from the home itself, protecting the window wells, foundation, and other areas susceptible to flooding.
Neglected gutters can bring about expensive repairs in the future. Dry leaves and other debris collecting in a gutter can cause the downspouts to not drain properly. Blocked gutters will overflow, freeze, and pull the gutters lose gradually. Also, water gathering in the gutters could rust metal and rot wood. When gutters fail, water could flood a basement, affect the foundation, and more.
Several La Crescenta rental homeowners may think that because their residents handle some of the basic maintenance tasks around their rental property, they would also clean out the gutters once in a while. However, residents shouldn’t be performing gutter cleaning and repair. Gutter maintenance and repair involve using ladders, so proper safety measures must be taken to avoid falls and serious injury. When it comes to your single-family rental property, it’s crucial to prevent liability concerns and other safety risks, and keeping your residents off of ladders and on the ground is the best means to do this.
While maintaining and repairing gutters are not particularly difficult tasks, La Crescenta rental property owners must think twice before opting to do it themselves. Proper safety precautions need to be taken, and even then, ladders are inherently dangerous no matter how safely they are used. The hardest part of all may be remembering to do routine maintenance on your rental home’s gutters in the first place. Gutters are usually one of those maintenance items that remain out of sight – and out of mind – up to when they suddenly become a big problem.
The good news is that scheduling and doing routine maintenance and repairs on your rental property’s gutters don’t have to be a hassle. With Real Property Management East San Gabriel Valley, you can rest well knowing that your gutter maintenance is being handled in a proficient and timely manner by qualified service providers. As part of an affordable and comprehensive maintenance program, our team does the work necessary to keep your gutters clear and your residents – along with your investment property – safe and dry. To know more, please contact us online or give us a call at 626-600-2884 today.
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