It is highly possible that your tenants are damaging the bathrooms in your single-family rental homes without even realizing it. Even well-intentioned tenants can also accidentally damage bathroom elements or fixtures. The main causes of accidental bathroom damage are predominantly a lack of regular maintenance or using the wrong cleaning products. By helping the tenants to learn how to care for the bathrooms on the property precisely, Palmdale rental property owners can save themselves a lot of pricey rebuilds in the future.
Regular maintenance and cleaning are the means of maintaining a bathroom in well. But there is no guarantee that a tenant will comprehend how to properly maintain and clean a bathroom and may unintentionally damage a bathroom’s fixtures and elements.
For instance, hard water (water with a high mineral content) is common in a lot of regions in the nation. This kind of water can increase mineral deposits to accumulate in and near plumbing and fixtures, affecting rubber seals to deteriorate, rust fittings, and leave behind an unattractive ring in tubs, toilets, and sinks. Hard water can lead to leaky pipes, toilets, and faucets, and cause a shower to lose water pressure. If left untreated, it can also permanently stain bathroom surfaces, making them look nasty.
Regular maintenance is a required step to preventing a little rust or hard water deposit from becoming a big headache. In the shower, cleaning the shower head and the faucet on a regular basis with vinegar can help them run properly and keep the water pressure flowing consistently. Although most household cleaning products will not eliminate hard water buildup, and neither will abrasive sponges or scrub brushes. To clean fixtures without damaging them, tenants need to know the right path to do it or may involuntarily cause more problems than good.
Other elements of a bathroom that often sustain accidental damage are cabinets and floors. With it being close to a lot of water sources, water damage in a bathroom is always a concern. A small leak under a bathroom cabinet or a dripping faucet may not appear like an important issue to a tenant, but even small leaks are critical warning signs that something had gone wrong with the plumbing and should be dealt with directly. Otherwise, the moisture from the leak could lead to damaged cabinets and, if ignored long enough, damage to the flooring or even the sub floor beneath the bathroom’s tile or laminate.
Employing the wrong cleaning products on cabinets and floors is an another normal means of unintended damage. Many tenants want to retain their rental home as hygienic as possible and in exceptional condition, but they may utilize harsh chemicals or other cleaning products that may strip the varnish off a wooden cabinet or compromise the seal on a tile floor. Exposed wood and grout are far more susceptible to mold and other moisture-related problems, and can rapidly grow into not just a blemish but also a health hazard.
It’s critical for property owners to establish that their tenants are aware of proper bathroom maintenance and cleaning. But communicating this fact to them and then ensuring that those plans are being fulfilled can be laborious and result in a difficult relationship. This makes a professional approach to educating tenants about property servicing one of the better aspects to keep good tenant relations. At Real Property Management Traditions, we can deliver the information tenants need and the control that property holders want to ensure that each rental home is kept in the top imaginable status. Contact us online or contact our office at 661-266-1400 and see how we can aid and get your rental property ventures to go smoothly and profitably.
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