How to Prepare Your Rental Property for the Texas Summer

It’s that time of year again property owners! Its time to get your rental properties ready for the HOT Texas summers! Why? Well, we want to protect your investment from unnecessary damage caused by the heat, sun and dry conditions. Our goal is to prevent maintenance problems from arising! Not sure where to start? Here is a helpful guide.

 

Get your AC inspected

• Clean and replace your air filters, such as when they begin to look clogged with dust
• Clean the A/C condenser coils from leaves, yard debris and dirt
• Cut and remove weeds or plants that may obstruct airflow through the condenser unit
• Check the coolant lines
• Repair or replace any damaged pipe insulation
• Replaced areas where the insulation is frayed or missing

Test the A/C unit:
• Let unit dry thoroughly after cleaning
• Turn the thermostat to OFF
• Turn ON the power at the disconnect box
• Turn ON the power at the main panel
• Switch the thermostat to COOL and set temperature


Interior and Exterior

• Replace cracked/ damaged glass in all windows and doors
• Add weather stripping where necessary
• Check seals on doors and windows
• Clean and reseal outdoor concrete and wood
• Look for rot or termites on wood floorboards, replace if necessary
• Fix broken or loose railings
• Have a professional inspect the structural support of porches, patios, decks, etc.
• Inspect siding for any loose or missing panels
• Repair wall joints and any minor cracks
• Replace any missing roof tiles or shingles
• Clean and repair all gutters
• Install gutter guards where necessary


Irrigation


• Inspect sprinkler system and drip feeds for leaks, make repairs where necessary
• Verify drip emitters are firmly in place
• Check and repair sprinkler heads that are not working properly, such as spraying in the wrong area
• Reconnect any hoses that were removed during the winter months
• Adjust watering schedules
• Make sure timers are properly working
• Replace dead plants that did not make it through the winter season

 

 

If you have any questions about protecting your property please give us a call so our team can best assist you with this process!

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