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How to Preserve Your Sun City Rental’s Deck and Patio

Sun City Tenants Enjoying the Deck in the BackyardAn excellent patio or deck can be a great attraction for people looking for a single-family rental house in Sun City. A rental home with an outdoor gathering site is usually a property in demand. But, on the other hand, this is correct only if the patio or deck is in good condition. Splintered wood, stained concrete, and dirty vinyl planks are likely to not just force tenants away but also turn out to be potential hazards. For the reasons stated, it’s significant to do regular maintenance on your rental property’s deck or patio, including maintaining the condition of any fixtures.

As to maintenance, wooden decks usually take the highest spot of those needing the most upkeep. Maintaining a wood deck doesn’t necessarily have to be an expensive problem, although you do have to clean them with a standard deck cleaner each spring to clear away any dirt and debris that has accumulated. After being cleaned, the deck should then be sealed to protect it from the elements. This will make sure that your wooden deck turns up splendid and is more resistant to splintering, rot, and mold.

After all these years of being used, however, even a carefully maintained deck will need to be stained or repainted to maintain its good condition. This is rather one of the most time-consuming parts of having a wooden deck, but necessary to keep your property values high. If your deck is painted, the old paint must be cleared off, and the wood planks sanded before being repainted. It is a brilliant idea to opt for high-quality paint designed for outdoor use. Staining a deck is a bit more uncomplicated, but the wood still needs to be prepped for the new coat of stain. Both stained and painted wood should be coated with a sealant for utmost weather resistance.

The degree of care that wood decks require has led to more property owners choosing vinyl planks instead. Vinyl decks also need to be cleaned but they are usually easier to tackle. Given that vinyl is already extremely durable and weather-resistant, quite a lot of vinyl planks need a good scrub with warm water and mild soap to retain looking much like new.

If your Sun City property has a patio instead of a deck, you may believe that there is no maintenance required. But that isn’t true. Though regular sweeping can help hold surface dirt at bay, concrete and stone patios can still become dirty and stained. This makes it necessary to thoroughly clean the patio at least once or twice a year. Concrete can be hosed off, and pressure washed or scrubbed with a bristle brush. A degreaser can be used for stubborn stains and blots or spots. But natural stone pavers should be cleaned carefully to avoid damaging the surface. Both concrete and stone can also be sealed to keep the worst of the grime and stains away and make cleaning a much easier process.

Lastly, no deck or patio is complete without outdoor furniture. If your property includes outdoor décor or furniture, these items will need regular cleaning and maintenance, too. Most outdoor furniture can be cleaned with mild dishwashing liquid mixed with water and a soft-bristle brush. Every time items are not in use, they must be covered and stored indoors if it is possible. Wooden furniture, just like wooden decks, should be cleaned and either sealed or repainted each year. Fabric cushions or pillows should be surface cleaned with a mild soap solution and then afterward, fully air-dried to prevent mildew.

By executing these simple maintenance tasks, you can continue to keep your rental property’s deck or patio looking like the outdoor oasis renters want.

Need additional instructions on upkeeping your property? A Sun City property manager at Real Property Management Realevate Specialists would be available and ecstatic to talk to you! You can 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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