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Are Your Santee Tenants Damaging Your Garage Without Knowing It?

View of the Garage Door on a Santee Rental PropertyA rental home’s garage can be a large part of its total charm, but surprisingly, tenants with good intentions could damage a rental home’s garage without even knowing it. Damage to garage interiors, garage doors, windows, and other elements can and does take place, and many times, it isn’t just the end result of misuse or neglect.

In certain instances, a tenant has the best of intentions but doesn’t quite understand how to clean up or manage a rental home’s garage. When that is the case, expensive and unnecessary repairs are often the result. By giving your Santee 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 adds up to the home’s curb appeal, while the interior, windows, cabinets, and furthermore the garage door opener can have a big impact on a tenant’s satisfaction. But each of these components has to be suitably maintained to retain and keep them in an excellent and useful state. If one component is ruined, the entire garage could be perceived as a problem, instead of an asset and a gain.

As the most visible exterior element, the garage door demands regular cleaning and maintenance to stay working properly and looking nice. A tenant could by accident damage a garage door in a lot of ways, from making an effort to wash it with the wrong tools or cleaning products to neglecting basic maintenance tasks. As an example, the materials that each garage door is comprised of differs extensively. Some are painted, while others are vinyl or metal. If a tenant seeks to scrub down a garage door with the wrong equipment and tools, such as, seeking to power spray a painted door clean, then they could be causing extensive damage to the door instead. Harsh household cleaners may additionally damage a door’s exterior finish, causing far more harm than good.

Besides appearances, a garage door in the same way commonly needs a functional opener, springs, hinges, and rollers to function nicely. These things can rust, wear out, or break over time and through heavy use. In truth, a rackety garage door is a signal that the door’s hardware is in trouble and needs to be lubricated. This rather simple maintenance activity can extend the useful life of a garage door.

The windows, floor, and cabinets in a garage are likewise conventional features that undergo unintentional damage. A leaking car engine can produce oil stains on concrete floors that are taxing to dispose of. Exhaust fumes, dirt, and other substances can multiply on windows and seriously compromise the tracks, locks, and glass. Cabinets may be crushed or broken by heavy storage items or even by parking a vehicle too close. Same as the garage door, all of these annoyances can be prevented or effortlessly rectified with frequent cleaning and maintenance, but a tenant may not grasp how to do so.

By way of an illustration, cleaning up motor oil is a completely different method from cleaning other substances. The correct tools and cleaning materials must be carefully chosen an used or there is a possibility that just using elbow grease might lead to a whole lot worse. 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 proper knowledge and an excellent amount of supervision to secure that a rental home’s garage is maintained in mint condition.

Keeping track of a tenant’s cleaning and maintenance record can be time-consuming and difficult for property owners. Thus having a professional property management company is such an ideal alternative.

At Real Property Management Realevate Specialists, we assist property owners by teaching their tenants on the proper care and upkeep of their rental homes in Santee and conduct regular checks to ensure that such tasks are being done. Our property management professionals can foster and help you safeguard your valuable investment from unintentional damage and prevent expensive and unnecessary repairs. For more needed information about our services, please contact us online or call our Mission Valley office at 858-997-2100 or our Temecula office at 951-461-0100 for more information.

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