Caring for a rental home exacts effort and regular maintenance. A good quality tenant will truly grasp this and assist property owners to care for and keep their Franklin rental homes clean, maintained, and in good repair. Yet, on certain occasions, even tenants with the best intentions in the world can, by chance, damage a home’s interior surfaces.
Once in a while, unintentional damage results by a tenant exactly not being aware that their undertakings are inducing havoc and harm. Some cases, damage turns up through accidents or as the result of a tenant’s poor decision. Grasping the most usual ways a rental home’s interior surfaces can sustain inadvertent damage can assist property owners to keep their tenants informed and the rental homes in a pristine state.
Each time surface damage goes beyond basic wear and tear, tenant negligence is usually the source. Countertops, floors, and even sinks and bathtubs are most often exposed to so much use, and can ordinarily stay well for more years, even under excessive use. But tenants may not really know how to adequately take care of or keep these surfaces protected.
To cite an instance, kitchen and bathroom countertops can commonly contend with daily cleanings, food preparation activities, and a few spills with no concern. Nonetheless, countertops can be damaged by harsh cleaning products, definitely those containing bleach or ammonia. The kind of cleaning product to utilize will be based on what type of countertops you have in your rental home and should be selected meticulously.
Some other ways countertops can be damaged include placing too much weight on a countertop, particularly an unusually heavy appliance or even a person standing on it. There are countertops that would 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 also damage the surface, setting up small indentations that can start serious problems in the future.
Floors are another interior surface that tenants often accidentally damage. There are plenty things that could slipway past a watchful tenant’s radar, like small leaks under a refrigerator or a drip under the cabinet from a sink water supply line that, through the years, produce permanent water damage in a kitchen floor.
Moving furniture is one of the biggest culprits of unintentional floor damage. Pushing and pulling heavy items across a laminate or wood floor can cause scratches, gouging, and tears. This is also the most prevalent means carpets get torn. Settling heavy furniture in the wrong spot can crack or chip tile floors, as do dropping heavy items, such as exercise weights or even books. The same with countertops, administering 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. However, one usual misjudgment is not cleaning often enough, giving way for mineral deposits from tap water to build up until they are nearly way impossible to clear out, or even worse, allowing mildew to form. Like with tile, putting stuff that is too heavy in a bathtub can cause cracks and making use of a bathtub for more than its intended purpose can provoke a range of troubles, from unfixable scratches in a solid-surface unit to rust or coloring dye stains, and a lot more.
The best way to aid tenants to avoid unintentionally damaging your rental home’s interior surfaces is with information and learning. Supporting them work out how to properly clean countertops, move heavy furniture, and so on, can get very far toward preventing expensive repairs. At Real Property Management Investor’s Choice, we team up with both tenants and property owners to check that everyone is taking very good care of the rental home with not just the best of intentions, but with substantial knowledge and competence as well.
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