High-end properties should stay in their top shape and up-to-date condition all year round. That way, you can always meet tenants’ expectations and improve your property’s market value.
For property managers, regular maintenance is a strenuous commitment. The property is prone to wear due to the changing seasons, weather conditions, and natural elements. Left unattended may lead to costly repairs, a decrease in value, and frequent tenant turnover.
Thus, you need an absolute home maintenance checklist to guide you. It will help you ensure the proper maintenance procedure to focus on and further improve the overall condition of your high-end property.
Top Property Maintenance Issues of High-End Homes
These are the most property maintenance issues you can encounter when managing high-end homes or even other types of properties.
Significant appliances in a home property include refrigerators, dishwashers, dryers, stoves, washers, etc. These items can break down anytime, so you must conduct regular inspections or buy a new one.
Doors are one of the most used items in the house. It is no wonder it is also one of the most that break often. Always check its locks and hinges to ensure it functions well.
Your property’s electrical system is a complex area to check as it includes many variable elements. Some of the most common factors that cause problems with the electricity are power surges, typhoons or storms, and even your tenant’s carelessness in using electrical components can also impact the electric system.
With unpredictable weather, heating and cooling systems are essential for home comfort. However, with heavy usage, especially during the heat wave of summer or the cold spell of winter, the HVAC can strain so much, leading to a breakdown.
Water-related maintenance issues, which include pipes, faucets, and clogged drains, should always be attended to promptly. Water is a basic necessity. You can use it for cooking, drinking, cleaning, and hygienic purposes.
High-End Home Maintenance Checklist
Aside from the common maintenance issues listed above, there are still more to work on if you want your property always to look the best.
Specific seasons requires specific maintenance procedure. Thus, here’s a guide or checklist of maintenance procedures you should work on depending on the current season.
We are all familiar with spring cleaning. Indeed, this is the best season to throw open the windows and clean out the closets. It is also the best time to give your property a good once-over.
- Schedule an HVAC system checkup and servicing.
- Clear off the bathroom vents and drain the boiler from dust and tiny particles.
- Call a plumber to inspect pipes and ensure it is free from leaks.
- Inspect the chimney.
- Change the batteries of the carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms.
- Conduct pest control.
- Check the faucet and water pipes for signs of damage or leakage.
- Call an arborist to inspect possible infestations and other issues on trees and plants.
- Replant the lawn.
- Sharpen out the lawnmower and do necessary maintenance if needed before putting it in storage.
- Put a stabilizer on the snowblower.
- Clean the snowblower before you keep it.
- Look for water cracks in the exterior part of the house.
- Inspect the roof.
- Clean the chimney.
- Check and clean the gutters.
- Repaint areas where you see signs of peeling paints.
- Spot-clean the soiled areas on the lawn to keep the plants from any damage.
- Check for any damage on the deck if your property has one.
- Ready the swimming pool and related equipment for summer.
Summer is the season to enjoy your home since almost everyone is on vacation. But it is still not an excuse to skip some chores.
- Clean the air conditioning filters monthly, depending on the tenants’ usage.
- Maximize the A/C to keep the air cool and prevent the property from getting hot inside.
- Check for pest infestations and call a professional pest control service if needed.
- Check if the sprinklers work correctly. Clean its valves to remove any blockage or replace them if it is already leaky.
- Inspect the underground pipe for possible cracks as it can prevent the water from flowing inside. Call a plumber if you see one.
- Keep the pool clean and prevent algae from growing. Clean the filters as well and maintain the chemical levels.
- Conduct repairs or repaint on the exterior.
The autumn or fall season is the best time to wind your home down to prepare it for the winter. You should conduct all the necessary repairs during this time since it will be too hard to work on them during the cold weather.
- Ensure the A/C units have adequate insulation.
- Maximize the energy efficiency of the HVAC system ductwork.
- Replace the filters of the A/C unit.
- Clean the vents of the clothes dryer.
- Clean the chimney and fireplace in preparation for the winter.
- Call a plumber to check the boiler, radiator valves, and thermostat.
- Prepare the doors and windows for the cold weather. Seal every airway as needed.
- Check and clean the gutters. Ensure it is free from fallen leaves and other debris.
- Check the tiles on the roof.
- Drain the outdoor faucets and sprinklers.
- Turn off the pipes and valves outside and insulate them for protection.
- Clean and cover the pool.
With the winter’s unpredictable weather, it is hard to work on home improvement projects. All you can do is to prepare and maintain every necessary equipment and area of the house for them to keep up with the harsh weather.
- Replace filters in the heating system when needed.
- Insulate the pipes in the garage.
- Follow the American Red Cross recommended thermostat of 55 degrees minimum temperature if the unit is empty.
- Get portable generators.
- Check the generators regularly to ensure no signs of wearing and corrosion.
- Get the snowblower and ensure it works.
- Check the roof and clear it off from the accumulated ice or snow.
- Turn off all the faucets and sprinklers and insulate other pipes if you fail to do it during the fall.
Contact a Property Management Service for Your High-End Home Maintenance
Luxury Property Care is at your service if you are trying to keep up with your high-end property maintenance schedule. You may contact us at (561) 944-2992, or you can also fill out the contact form, so we know how we can help you.