To maintain a profitable rental property, consistent cleaning and repair of the home’s gutters are essential. Gutters gather water from large roof surfaces and direct it away from the home, preventing flooding of the foundation, window wells, and other vulnerable spots.
Neglected gutters could result in pricey repairs in the future. As dry leaves and other debris gather in a gutter, they prevent the downspouts from draining correctly. Blocked gutters are going to freeze, overflow, and progressively pull the gutters loose. Also, water pooling in the gutters can rust metal and rot wood. When gutters fail, water could flood a basement, damage a foundation, and more.
Some owners of Bellevue rental properties assume that since their residents deal with a number of the basic maintenance responsibilities around their rental house, they can be expected to occasionally clean out the gutters too. However, residents shouldn’t be performing gutter cleaning and repair. Gutter maintenance and repair involve using ladders so proper safety measures should be taken to prevent falls and serious injury. When it comes to your single-family rental property, preventing liability concerns and other safety risks is of utmost importance. Keeping your residents off ladders and on the ground is the best means of doing this.
Even if maintaining and repairing gutters may not be a particularly tough job, Bellevue rental property owners should really think before deciding to do it themselves. Appropriate safety precautions have to be in place, and even then, ladders are still dangerous no matter how safely they are being used. The toughest part of all still might be remembering to do routine maintenance on your rental home’s gutters in the first place. Gutters are typically one of those maintenance items that stay out of sight – and out of mind – up until they’ve become a big problem.
The great news is that scheduling and doing regular repairs and maintenance on your rental home’s gutters don’t have to give you stress. With Real Property Management Eclipse, you can rest assured that your gutter maintenance will be dealt with in an expert and timely way by qualified service providers. As part of a comprehensive and affordable maintenance program, we perform the work needed to keep your gutters clear and your residents – along with your investment property – safe and dry. To find out more, please contact us online or call us at 425-209-0252 today.