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Fall Maintenance Tips for Rental Properties

Fall is upon us! The leaves are changing colors, temperatures are cooling off, and pumpkins are popping up on porches all around us. While you’re enjoying all of the fun things that fall has to offer, make sure you take a few minutes to show your house a little love.

Here are our top 5 fall rental maintenance tips:

  1. Gutter Cleaning
    Falling leaves and debris can clog your gutters, leading to water damage and ice dams in winter. Clean your gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage. Consider installing gutter guards to prevent future debris buildup. While you’re cleaning the gutters, check your exterior drains too! Make sure they are free and clear of leaves or debris.
  2. HVAC System Inspection
    Have your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system inspected and serviced by a professional. Replace air filters and ensure your system is in optimal working condition to keep your home warm and energy-efficient during the colder months.
  3. Weatherproofing
    Check for drafts around windows and doors. Seal any gaps or cracks with caulk or weatherstripping to prevent heat loss. This helps lower energy bills and keeps your home more comfortable.
  4. Winterize Your Hose Bibs
    Turning off your exterior hose bibs in October can prevent frozen pipes and huge headaches when the winter freeze hits. Make sure you turn off the water inside and open the exterior faucet to let the remaining water out of the pipe. Reverse the process in the spring when you’re ready to use the hose again.
  5. Lawn and Garden Care
    Prepare your lawn and garden for winter. Rake leaves, trim overgrown branches, and drain irrigation systems. Fall is also an ideal time to plant spring bulbs and do any necessary landscaping maintenance.

Rental Property Fall Maintenance Tips and More


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

—Benjamin Franklin

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