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    Property Management Maintenance Checklist

    Posted by David Saidi on Mar 31, 2015 9:33:00 PM
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    As a residential property manager, it's your responsibility to maintain rental properties effectively and efficiently. That means you have to take care of your investment, which requires saving money in some instances and investing money in other cases.

    When a tenant moves out, it's important to inspect rental properties thoroughly and indicate whether to fix or replace certain aspects of the home.

    For example, the carpet is always the first to question. Is it worth it to replace the carpet in a room or the entire house? Why spend $2,000 when you can get full carpet restoration by repairing small damages and revitalize the rest with basic carpet cleaning techniques. Learn more

    When a tenant moves out, what should you be looking to address, and how soon can you get the home ready for a new tenant to move in.

    Use this checklist to help you inspect the residential rental properties so you can schedule maintenance with the right vendor. 

    Property Management Maintenance Checklist


    Whether your residential rental properties have hard flooring or carpet, it's important to inspect every room and every corner.

    Small damages may be able to be looked over by your new tenants, but carpet rips or wear should be addressed, and missing tile or damaged siding needs to be replaced.

    Your tenants deserve to live in a home that looks like it's been taken care of. It's your responsibility as a residential property manager to grant them this.

    CheckBox Walls

    Maintaing the walls in your residential rental properties is essential. Tenants drill holes and put up family photos, and they have all the right to in order to make the home their own.

    But now it's your job to ensure the walls are next to flawless for your new tenants.

    House painting for residential rental properties is essential in maintaining the life of the walls. You need a professional who won't just cover damages, odors, or colors, but can revitalize the walls.

    CheckBox Kitchen

    The kitchen has many machines and aspects that have to be maintained in residential rental properties.

    Check all appliances and fix or replace them before new tenants arrive. There's nothing more frustrating that arriving into a new home and not being able to cook or shower because of broken appliances and damaged plumbing.

    Learn more about whether to fix or replace home appliances

    In addition to addressing appliances, cabinets may need to be replaced or painted, flooring should be taken care of in the section above, and plumbing should be inspected.

    Make sure house cleaners are able to move large appliances.

    Learn about Pegasus' dryer vent cleaning services

    CheckBox Living Room and Bedrooms

    The major items in the living room and bedrooms is the flooring and walls, which are taken care of and discussed above. 

    Check, fix and/or replace light fixtures, if necessary, and replace the light bulbs.

    Check all outlets.

    CheckBox Bathrooms and Plumbing

    Plumbing. Hire a professional plumber or call your vendor and make sure they inspect the plumbing after each tenant moves out.

    Check for water damage in bathrooms.

    Anticipate plumbing problems especially in older residential rental properties.

     CheckBoxHVAC and Air Ductsair-duct-cleaning_0

    It's important that your tenants are breathing clean air by replacing the A/C filter, cleaning around the air conditioner and heating unit, and cleaning the air ducts every 4 to 5 years.

    How much does air duct cleaning cost?


    CheckBox Smoke Detector

    Check all smoke detectors. This should be done at least once a month, according to Allstate.

    "Press and hold the test button on the smoke detector. It can take a few seconds to begin, but a loud, ear-piercing siren should emanate from the smoke detector while the button is depressed."

    CheckBox Pest Control

    It's important to inspect the entire residential rental property for pests, and hiring a professional is the best way to do this.

    Many pest control companies in San Antonio offer a free pest control inspection.

    This wraps up the maintenance of residential rental properties that


    Did you know Pegasus Carpet Care is partnering with San Antonio residential property managers and realtors?

    We offer:

    • Carpet cleaning + repair
    • Full carpet restoration services
    • Air duct cleaning
    • Residential Home Painting
    • Dryer vent cleaning
    • Tile & Grout cleaning

    And get discounts when you buy more than one service from Pegasus.


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    Topics: Carpet Cleaning, Air Duct Cleaning, Commercial Services, Carpet Repair