MOne of the most vital components of protecting your investment property is to complete proactive maintenance during tenancies. While these are minor costs over time, this can save you major headaches in the future.
We look for and encourage the repair of these items during all inspections to keep your investment property in good order. Some examples of proactive maintenance include:
Tree trimming/removal of dangerous trees:
During storm season, and due to the strong winds around Melbourne, tree trimming and safety around trees is of paramount importance. This will reduce the risks of trees damaging your investment property. This will also help create a safe home for your tenants.
Silicone around benches and cupboards:
Silicone appears to be a very minor part in the scheme of your kitchen or bathroom, but once cracked and aged this can lead to water ingress. This creates swelling, weaker materials and also mould within your cabinetry, benches and wall sheeting. Water seepage can cause complete replacements of kitchens and bathrooms if left for too long.
Wood rot is imperative to be monitored as this can cause safety risks for the occupants of the property. There is no repair for the issue, replacement of the damaged wood is the only solution. This can occur anywhere from a staircase, retaining wall and the weatherboards on the house. The best way to reduce wood rot from damaging your wood is through painting and sealing of your wooden features to ensure that there can be no cracks for water ingress.
Concrete cancer indicates that your concrete will need replacement or repair within the near future. Main signs include cracking of the surface as well as rust being visible from the metal supports within. While when these signs show it is not in immediate danger, it is something to keep in mind as the repairs on concrete slabs are quite excessive.
Keeping your downpipes in good order and connected, keeping guttering clear and roofing tiles intact is very important. This can lead to excessive runoff around the property which often leads to erosion around your property. It can also create damage to the foundation for your investment property. Monitoring roofing and guttering is required as this will lead to water ingress into your wall and ceiling sheeting. This will then create mould, damage and even the falling of your sheeting internally.
If you think your investment property needs a health check – contact us now!