A rental home’s garage can be a huge part of its attraction, but unexpectedly, well-meaning tenants could cause damage to a rental home’s garage without noticing it. Damage to garage interiors, garage doors, windows, and other elements can and does arise, and isn’t all the time the effect of misuse or neglect.
On certain occasions, a tenant has the best intentions but does not know how to correctly tidy up or properly maintain a rental home’s garage. When that is the case, expensive and unnecessary repairs are often the result. By giving your Shelby Township tenants the right information, you can do a lot to prevent unintentional damage and keep your valuable investment in good condition.
A garage is an important part of a quality single-family rental home. The garage door adds much to the home’s curb appeal, while the interior, windows, cabinets, and additionally the garage door opener can have a big impact on a tenant’s satisfaction. But every single one of these parts has to be perfectly dealt with to maintain them in its best functional form. If one element is destroyed in any way, the whole of the garage could be viewed as trouble and not exactly an advantage.
As the most visible exterior element, the garage door calls for regular cleaning and maintenance to stay working properly and looking nice. A tenant could suddenly damage a garage door in lots of different ways, from doing your best to wipe and clean it with the wrong tools or cleaning products to disregarding basic maintenance tasks. As an illustration, the materials that each garage door is composed of are quite diverse. Some are painted, while others are vinyl or metal. If a tenant endeavours to scrub a garage door with the wrong tools, like attempting to power spray a painted door clean, they could, in the end, cause extensive damage to the door. Harsh household cleaners may damage a door’s exterior finish, causing far more harm than good.
Outside of appearances, a garage door requires a functional opener, springs, hinges, and rollers in order to perform sufficiently. These details can rust, wear out, or break over time and through heavy use. As a matter of fact, a noisy garage door is a hint that the door’s hardware is in trouble and needs to be lubricated. This basic maintenance task can highly lengthen the useful life of a garage door.
The windows, floor, and cabinets in a garage are similarly typical details that are usually exposed to unintentional damage. A leaking car engine can create oil stains on concrete floors that are arduous to do away with. Exhaust fumes, dirt, and other substances can accumulate on the windows and seriously compromise the tracks, locks, and glass. Cabinets may be crushed or broken by heavy storage items or even by parking a vehicle too close. Same with the garage door, all of these complexities can be avoided or readily fixed with periodic wiping off or cleaning and maintenance, but a tenant may not understand how to do it.
For illustration, cleaning up motor oil is vastly different from cleaning other substances. The correct tools and cleaning materials must be used or there is a great chance that the effort to wipe and clean it up might create a worse effect in the end. Harsh chemicals or scrub brushes can scratch or damage windows and window tracks as well as cabinets, but regular household cleaners may not be enough to get the grime off either. To avoid continued wear and further damage, a tenant must have the appropriate info and helpful supervision to safeguard that a rental home’s garage is retained in top shape.
Keeping track of a tenant’s cleaning and maintenance record can be time-consuming and difficult for property owners. So having a professional property management company is such a suitable choice.
At Real Property Management Metro Detroit, we provide assistance to property owners by informing their tenants regarding the correct maintenance and upkeep of their rental homes in Shelby Township and conduct regular checks to ensure that such tasks are being done. Our property management professionals can help and enable you to guard your valuable investment against unintentional damage and prevent expensive and unnecessary repairs. For more beneficial information about our services, contact us online or call us at 248-808-6550.
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