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Preparing Your Oxnard Rental Property for Fall

Person Performing Fall Maintenance By Cleaning GuttersWhen the cooler fall weather is near, now is the proper time to start getting your Oxnard rental property ready for the change of seasons ahead. The perfect opportunity to conduct annual maintenance and repair tasks your rental property needs is while it’s still sunny and warm outside. That is the easiest approach to avoid problems in the winter. Your Oxnard rental property will be all set for whatever the new season may bring by fulfilling these essential fall maintenance tasks.

  • Clean Out Gutters: With all of the leaves and other debris stuck in your gutters, it is necessary to remove it to allow proper roof drainage during autumn rains. Remember to check the downspouts, too, and do any necessary repairs to secure that water is being directed away from the home’s foundation.
  • Turn Off Outdoor Plumbing: If your property has an automatic sprinkler system, drain it completely and shut it off at the box. You should also drain all hoses and outdoor faucets and cover them to prevent freezing and bursting after a while.
  • Furnace Tune-Up: Get your furnace ready for fall! If it’s been a year since you last had your furnace serviced, it is the time to get it accomplished. You can have it professionally serviced or, if you intend to do it on your own, do a thorough visual inspection and install a new filter.
  • Clean Fireplace and Chimney: In addition to the furnace, it is also imperative to prepare your Oxnard rental property’s fireplace and chimney for cold-weather use. Depending on how long it’s been since the last time you had your chimney cleaned, this is the perfect timing to do it. You should also clean out the fireplace and inspect the flue. Make sure that the entirety is in good condition and working properly.
  • Replace Weatherstripping and Caulk: Keeping the warmth in and the cold out is one of the major parts of fall maintenance preparations. Keep in mind to check around all windows and doors, and replace weatherstripping that has separated or no longer fills the gap. If necessary, caulk around windows and doors for a weather-proof seal.
  • Let the Light In: Bringing natural light in during the colder months of the season is perfect for your property and your tenants’ health. To maximize natural light, clean your rental property’s windows and blinds. This is also the right moment to replace older light bulbs with brighter, energy-efficient ones.
  • Safety Check: After all, prepare your rental property for fall by making a comprehensive safety check. Change the batteries in all smoke detectors. Take note that all fire extinguishers are up-to-date. Last, check to make sure that your tenants have a safety plan in the event of an emergency.

Even though it may require a lot of time, accomplishing these essential tasks can help you keep your Oxnard rental property in good condition all year round.

Would you like help with your fall maintenance checklist? Contact the team at Real Property Management Limitless today! We have home service professionals ready to tackle your annual maintenance checklist right away!

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