It is very possible that your renters are damaging the bathrooms in your single-family rental homes without even noticing it. Even good tenants can unintentionally damage bathroom elements or fixtures. The usual causes of accidental bathroom damage are a lack of regular maintenance or using the wrong cleaning products. By helping tenants know the proper way to care for the bathrooms on the property, Rio Rancho rental property homeowners can save themselves a ton of expensive repairs after that.
Regular maintenance and cleaning are the means of maintaining a bathroom’s quality. 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 example, hard water (water with a high mineral content) is accepted in many areas of the country. This form of water can elicit mineral deposits to gather in and around plumbing and fixtures, causing 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.
Regular maintenance is an important part of preventing a little rust or hard water deposit from growing to be a massive problem. In the shower, simply cleaning the shower head and the faucet on a regular basis with vinegar can keep them performing well and that the water pressure stays regular. But most household cleaning products will not clear hard water buildup, and neither will abrasive sponges or scrub brushes. To clean fixtures without damaging them, tenants need to comprehend the right manner to do it or they may unintentionally do more harm than good.
Other elements of a bathroom that often sustain accidental damage are cabinets and floors. With closeness to many water sources, water damage in a bathroom is always a concern. A small leak below a bathroom cabinet or a dripping faucet may not feel like a pressing issue to a tenant, but even small leaks are critical warning signs that there is a flaw with the plumbing and should be attended to right away. Otherwise, the moisture from the leak could lead to damaged cabinets and, if ignored long enough, damage to the flooring or even the subfloor beneath the bathroom’s tile or laminate.
Using the wrong cleaning products on cabinets and floors is another way that unintentional damage happens. Many tenants want to keep their rental home clean and in order, but they may use harsh chemicals or other cleaning products that end up stripping the varnish off a wooden cabinet or compromising the seal on a tile floor. Exposed wood and grout are far more susceptible to mold and other moisture-related problems, and can quickly become not only an eyesore but also a health hazard.
It’s paramount for property owners to make sure that their tenants know proper bathroom maintenance and cleaning. But relaying this information to them and then going alongside them to see that the instructions are being carried out can be inefficient and may strain the landlord-tenant relationship. This makes having an expert educate tenants about property conservation one of the best techniques to maintain good tenant relations. At Real Property Management Albuquerque, we can give the information tenants need and the oversight that property owners want. This ensures that each rental home is kept in the best possible condition. Contact us online or call our office at 505-831-8700 and see in what way we can help make your rental property ventures go smoothly and profitably.
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