Should You Winterize Your Central Valley Rental Property?

Should You Winterize Your Central Valley Rental Property?

By RPM Central Valley

Should you winterize your Central Valley Rental Property? The answer to this question is yes! Winterization is important when you’re a landlord because with the weather changing you want to ensure that your rental property is properly sealed, warm, and ready for colder weather in the Central Valley.

To get started with winterizing your rental property you should consider following these simple tips:

Tip #1 – Get HVAC Maintenance Done

Right now is the perfect time of year to get HVAC maintenance done because most renters will start using the heat in their Central Valley Rental Properties during the evening or early morning hours and you want that HVAC unit to work correctly or else your tenants are going to be calling you.

HVAC maintenance checklist:

  • Inspect blower assembly
  • Lubricate motor
  • Replace fan belt (if needed)
  • Remove all debris or vegetation from outdoor HVAC units
  • Inspect drain lines and coil
  • Replace air filter
  • Have vents inside the rental cleaned

Tip #2 – Seal Your Entire Central Valley Rental Property

Inspect each door and window at your Central Valley Rental Property to make sure they are properly sealed. This can be done by lighting a candle and placing it next to the door or window because, if the flame moves, that’s a clear sign there is a draft.

Besides sealing doors and windows you should also seal around baseboards and purchase electrical outlet plug covers for any unused outlets in your rental property.

Tip #3 – Inspect The Roof And Gutters

Last of all, but most important, you should also inspect the roof and gutters at your Central Valley Rental Property to make sure all debris is removed so that rainwater can drain easily from your roof.

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