The days are getting longer, and the weather is getting warmer – the time has finally come when you should be preparing your Sun Prairie rental home for spring! As a renter, being aware of what you can do to get your home set for the warmer months ahead is crucial. In this blog post, we will offer 10 tips to help you prepare your rental property for spring. Keep reading to learn more!
- Check for leaks and water damage. Even though this season gives us rain this year, spring is the best possible time to check your home thoroughly for water leaks and damage. Search the vicinity of your kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room to detect any indications of wetness or discoloration on the walls, floors, and ceilings. Moreover, it is recommended to check your faucet, inside vanity cabinets, and adjacent to the base of each toilet. For any indications of a leak, please contact the Sun Prairie property manager right away.
- Clean the window screens. Dust, pollen, and other airborne particles can easily collect on window screens, so spring is a great time to clean them extensively. Start by removing any screens and wiping down the windowsills with a damp cloth. Rinse the screens with a garden hose and allow them to dry before replacing them in the windows. Just remember to clean only the screens you can reach safely.
- Test and service your HVAC system: Before summer arrives, It’s crucial to test and service your rental property’s air conditioning and heating systems. A good landlord will schedule regular HVAC maintenance for you, but if yours doesn’t, now is the time to ask! Regular HVAC maintenance will aid in ensuring that your rental home remains at its ideal temperature all through changing months of spring and summer.
- Check for pest damage: As temperatures begin warming up, you should keep an eye out for signs of any unwanted pests coming into your rental home. Inspect windows, doors, vents, and other openings for any indications of tiny holes or gaps, because these can serve easy access for bugs and rodents. If you do, get in touch with your property manager right away.
- Plant some flowers: Add a splash of color to the exterior of your rental home this spring by planting some flowers! Think about what kind of flowers will be most appropriate for the rental property’s current climate and soil type and do research on which flowers are best to repel common pests. Then, create a colorful display of your favorites to help give your home a taste of spring.
- Replace smoke detector batteries: Check all the smoke detectors within your rental property – spring is a fantastic time to replace any old batteries if necessary. That way, you can make sure your rental home is always safe in a fire emergency. If this is a job your landlord normally looks after, remind them to schedule it!
- Clean out closets and drawers: With winter ending, now is the moment to ease up on those heavy layers! Now is the perfect opportunity to take inventory of what you own and donate or recycle anything that you don’t need anymore. If you haven’t worn anything in at least a year, it may be time to donate it.
- Clear debris from patios and decks: Winter can be tough on rental property’s outdoor spaces. Clear off any fallen leaves, twigs, branches, and other rubble from your rental home’s patios and decks for a clean look in the spring.
- Clean sliding window and door tracks. If you have any sliding windows or doors in your rental home, spring is the ideal opportunity to give the tracks they glide on a good clean. During winter, dust, and grime can build up in window and door tracks, creating poor functionality. to keep things functioning as intended, use a damp cloth and a small brush to remove dirt and debris from the tracks. Then use a vacuum or compressed air to get into the tight spaces. If your rental home’s sliding windows and doors seem stuck, apply a light lubricant to the tracks.
- Check lighting fixtures: Spring is a great time to inspect all of your home’s light fixtures and replace any broken bulbs or burnt-out lights. Try removing any old-fashioned bulbs for LED ones – they’re more efficient and last longer, cutting down on electricity costs!
By following these 10 tips, you’ll soon be ready for the warmer months ahead. But in every season, keep up with regular maintenance to keep your rental home beautiful and comfortable all year round.
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