As a property owner, I have quite a few responsibilitiesâ€¦ Successfully managing our properties means keeping up with maintenance, investing in proactive measures plus making sure occupants are adhering to the rules, but i’ve found that despite being legitimately conscientious about upkeep, unexpected repairs are impossible to avoid completely, however to reduce the risk of safety hazards plus extravagant damages, I have made every effort to be prepared.
I’ve installed smoke detectors in all of the rental units. I’ve located them in bedrooms, hallways plus every level of the property. Smoke detectors supply early warnings that can help to save lives plus protect the property. The quicker the occupants are alerted to smoke or fire, the better opportunity they have to get to safety, however, a smoke detector is only helpful when it’s operational. I’ve l received that our occupants aren’t reliable when it comes to replacing batteries! When there are beeping or chirping noises indicating that batteries are running low, I’ve had occupants location the smoke detectors in the freezer. I now make a respected habit of testing batteries in the apartments every week. Water leaks are another immense problem, roof damage, failed weather stirpping, poorly fitted pimples, broken appliances plus problems with faucets can lead to extensive water waste plus damage. I’ve also found that occupants aren’t often conscientious about fully shutting off faucets. They don’t seem to care that a single drip can add to up to thoUSAnds of gallons of water per year. I make it a point to replace old weather stripping around doors plus windows every year. I check the rental property for signs of water damage properly. I’ve also installed water sensors that detect leaks early.