Caring for a rental home asks for effort and regular maintenance. A good quality tenant will perceive this, and aid property owners to manage their Georgetown rental homes and keep them clean, maintained, and in good repair. Nevertheless, now and again, even tenants with the right intentions can abruptly damage a home’s interior surfaces.
Occasionally unintentional damage is created by a tenant definitely not understanding that their actions are developing problems and harm. Other times, damage results through accidents or as the result of a tenant’s poor decision. Comprehending the most usual means a rental home’s interior surfaces can sustain inadvertent damage can be useful to property owners to help keep their tenants informed and the rental homes in top form.
Anytime surface damage goes beyond basic wear and tear, tenant negligence is usually the source. Countertops, floors, and even sinks and bathtubs are always exposed to frequent use, and can usually survive well for a long period, even under rather intensive use. But tenants may not figure out how to decently maintain or protect these surfaces.
As for example, kitchen and bathroom countertops can normally stand daily cleanings, food preparation activities, and a few spills with no trouble. Though countertops can be damaged by harsh cleaning products, primarily those containing bleach or ammonia. The form of cleaning product to engage will depend entirely on what sort of countertops you have in your rental home and should be chosen thoughtfully.
Some other ways countertops can be damaged constitute placing too much weight on a countertop, as an example an unusually heavy appliance or even a person standing on it. A few other countertops could be damaged by placing hot pans or appliances on them, such as a toaster oven or a slow cooker.
Even a curling iron can cause burn marks on a bathroom countertop and can be difficult to remove. Cutting and chopping directly on a countertop can moreover damage the surface, inducing small indentations that can make more problems eventually.
Floors are another interior surface that tenants often accidentally damage. There are various things that could very well slip under a watchful tenant’s radar, namely small leaks under a refrigerator or a drip under the cabinet from a sink water supply line that, eventually, create permanent water damage in a kitchen floor.
Moving furniture is one of the biggest culprits of unintentional floor damage. Nudging and moving heavy items across a laminate or wood floor can cause scratches, gouging, and tears. This is also the most usual way carpets get torn. Situating heavy furniture in the wrong spot can crack or chip tile floors, as with dropping heavy items, such as exercise weights or even books. Just the same with countertops, opting to use the wrong cleaning products can permanently damage a floor, stripping off finishes and creating unsightly stains or bleach spots.
Bathtubs can also sustain accidental damage from harsh cleaning products. On another note, one prevailing lapse is not cleaning often enough, making mineral deposits from tap water to build up until they are practically tough to eradicate, worst of all, allowing mildew to form. As with the tile, putting anything that is too heavy in a bathtub can cause cracks, and using a bathtub for ways it was not intended to can cause a range of problems and headaches, from unfixable scratches in a solid-surface unit to rust or coloring dye stains, and a whole lot more.
The most ideal method to assist tenants to avoid unintentionally damaging your rental home’s interior surfaces is with appropriate information. Leading them to know how to properly clean countertops, move heavy furniture, and so on, can be of great importance toward preventing expensive repairs. At Real Property Management LoneStar, we cooperate with both tenants and property owners to make certain that everyone is maintaining a rental home with more than mere right intentions, but with authentic ability as well. Please contact us online or call our Austin office at 512-520-9060 or our Dallas office at 972-949-2000 for more information.
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