If you want to earn better money from your rented property, then you should go for regular property maintenance work. The tenant will always look forward to stay in a safe, secured, clean and decent looking building. Depending on these factors, your renting rate will be calculated. So, you must maintain a regular inspection schedule for your property. You can prepare your own tool box for fixing up minor emergency problems. To start with you can have some basic tools like a range of screwdrivers, spanners, pliers and a hammer. You can even keep some basic tools for electrical work, a wrench for plumbing purpose and insulation tapes. It is advisable, that you maintain a stock of fuses and light bulbs, so that in case of an emergency property maintenance situation, you can fix the problem. You should keep a pack of drain cleaner for clogged sink or wash basin pipes, grout filler for leaks, and a variety of screws in your tool box. Finally, you will need a decent ladder, so that you can reach the ceiling. Make sure the ladder is strong enough to carry your weight. With these tools you can easily manage the minor repairing works, if you have a flair for this type of mechanical works.
Normally, the floors of the building are susceptible to more damage, especially if there are young kids. It is a great challenge to your property maintenance program, to keep the floor and the carpets totally dirt and stain free. If you can clean the carpets daily, then you can be rest assured about the cleanliness of the carpet. But, that it is not always possible. As prevention, you can use door mats at each entrance, and vacuum at least once a week. Hard wooden floors should be swiped regularly to keep the polish intact. Take care of the stains on your carpet as early as possible, using a carpet stain remover. If the stain stays for long time, then it will be difficult to clean. Arrange a professional carpet cleaning procedure once in a year.
Most of the times walls do not get proper attention for property maintenance work. The walls must be kept in good condition as these are another important part of a building. Simple surface cracks are not a major issue. You can hide those cracks using wallpaper or paint. But, do not ignore a real intrusive damage, as it demands an immediate expert opinion. Also, check for any damp in the wall, especially for bathroom walls. The earlier you find the problem, the easier will be to fix it. Windows also require regular cleaning up service. Wooden windows should be painted once in three years.
Plumbing is another important side for your property maintenance project. Do not compromise with any of your dripping taps. Clogging of sink and bathroom pipes is a major concern in most of the household. But, this can be treated easily using drain cleaner overnight, and then flushing with water. In case of electrical problem, you can work on simple jobs like replacing plugs, or changing fuse or bulbs. For any type of electrical work, always switch off the supply first. However, it is better to fix any electrical problem by professional trained electricians, as they have better knowledge about this stream than you.