Every season brings unique maintenance tasks for multifamily property owners, and fall is no exception. With the leaves soon to change colors and the air a bit crisper, here are four tasks to add to your fall to-do list or hire someone to do them for you.
Check the Gutters and Roof
Falling leaves can be beautiful to look at, but they’re not so great for gutters. They can become trapped in the gutter, making it impossible for rainwater to travel through and fall to the ground. Fall is the perfect time to clean the gutters for the cooler weather ahead. The roof also needs some attention as it could have damage from excess sun exposure or water. Most roof problems are obvious but don’t overlook the issues a problem roof could cause inside your home. Peeling wallpaper, cracked paint, and discoloration of plasterboard are just some of the most common signs that the roof needs repair.
Trim Trees and Bushes
Overgrown trees and bushes pose a major threat to your multifamily property during the winter. If your area experiences a storm, broken limbs and branches could cause significant damage or even injure people. This could leave you vulnerable to a personal injury lawsuit based on premises liability.
Check the Doors and Windows
Air can easily escape your multifamily property through tiny cracks in windows or too much space at the bottom of your door. Caulking and weatherstripping are the best things you can do to prevent this problem. The most common place to find a leak is at the intersection where two or more types of building materials meet.
Arrange Preventive Maintenance for the Furnace
The demand placed on your heating system increases significantly during the winter months. That makes fall the perfect time to contact a local HVAC company to arrange for a tune-up. The technician should perform a carbon monoxide check at this time as well.
Is your cash flow a bit short to handle these seasonal tasks for your multifamily property? If so, please contact Mossberg Strategic Capital to learn more about our many financing options.