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Caring for your rental: Fall/Winter maintenance tips

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”

With the season changing it’s always good to stay on top of home care. At California Oaks Property Management, we always try to stay preventative with our maintenance of properties in order to keep our tenants happy and to ensure the best level of care for our homeowner’s properties. Even though Ventura County and surrounding areas do not get severe winter weather, it is still necessary to take some precautions during the colder months. Here are just a few of our tips for keeping our tenants safe and happy in their rental.

Heaters- Filters on heaters should be changed annually. Make sure to check your filters and clean or replace them before the cold season begins! Most heater filters can be purchased at your local hardware store.

Rain Gutters- If rain gutters are not properly clean and clear of debris before the rains start, it can cause leaks. If you notice that the gutters have a buildup of leaves at your rental, please contact our office.

Fireplaces- If your property has a fireplace that you would like to enjoy, please make sure the vents are clean and your flute is open before using, especially if it has been a long time since the last service date.

Windows- A lot of residential windows slide on a track, outside of which are small “weep holes” that allow rainwater to drain out. If these weep holes are plugged up with dirt, the track may fill with water and leak during heavy rains. To prevent water damage, thoroughly clean all window tracks before the rainy season.

Exterior hoses-Turn off and flush any outdoor water hoses and faucets.

Weather Stripping- If you notice any damaged caulking / weather stripping to windows and doors, let us know before Winter sets in. This will prevent large drafts and save on utility costs.

As always, feel free to report any and all maintenance concerns to our office. Our priority is taking care of our properties and our tenants!

 

 

For additional tips, check out these links!

https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/55572864/list/your-winter-home-maintenance-checklist

https://www.onecrazyhouse.com/winterize-your-home/

Posted by: caloaks on November 15, 2018
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