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If you’re a landlord, maintenance on your rental property can be scary. You need to take care of everything from top to bottom, and there’s always the worry that you could miss something important and end up with serious damage or at the very least, low tenant satisfaction. But you don’t have to be afraid! Here are all of the most important things you need to keep an eye on as a landlord, as well as ways to make sure they get done correctly and efficiently so your property doesn’t suffer any damage or neglect.
How to change a light bulb
Changing a light bulb is something many of us have had to do when the light is no longer shining. But how do you get up there to change it? Here’s how to change that lightbulb.
1) First, turn off the power at the circuit breaker or fuse box. This will prevent electric shock and save you from accidentally turning on the lights while you’re working on them. You’ll also want to make sure all the surrounding lights are turned off in case someone gets too curious about what you’re doing.
2) Next, unscrew the broken bulb with a screwdriver (if necessary). Place your ladder as close to where you need it as possible, then climb up and gently pull out the old one.
Fixing a squeaky floorboard
One of the most common issues renters face is a squeaky floorboard. It’s an easy fix, but you’ll need to invest in some wood glue and an electric drill with a screwdriver attachment for this project. To keep your boards from squeaking, use small drops of wood glue on the edges where they meet the floor and press them together firmly. Then, insert screws about two inches apart every two feet along the length of the board. Drill as deep as possible without going all the way through it and tighten down on it. Let dry for 24 hours before walking over it again!
Replacing an electrical switch
It is important to regularly inspect your property for any maintenance needs. Replacing an electrical switch can be done in just a few minutes, depending on the type of switch you are replacing.
First, shut off the power to the switch at the circuit breaker or fuse box. Next, unscrew and remove the old switch from its electrical box by turning it counter-clockwise with your hands or using two insulated screwdrivers.
You might be wondering why you would need to install blinds in your rental property. Well, they will help keep the sun out of your tenant’s eyes while they are sitting around during the day, and it will also make the room feel more cozy and comfortable for them. Plus, as an added bonus, installing blinds will also cut down on any glare that is coming off of their computer screen so that they can work comfortably.
Maintaining ceiling fans
Ceiling fans are one of the most overlooked maintenance items in rental properties, but they can also be one of the most important. A ceiling fan can save you hundreds on your energy bill by pumping air downward and keeping it circulating, which means that it’s necessary to keep them clean and functioning properly. To maintain a ceiling fan, start by unplugging it from the wall. Then remove any cobwebs or dust from the blades using a duster or a vacuum cleaner with an attachment nozzle if necessary.