Fall is right around the corner and if you own a Portland Oregon Rental Property there’s never been a better time than right now to get your rental property in Portland ready for fall and winter by following these simple tips.
Tip #1 – Inspect Your HVAC System
Since your tenants will be using their HVAC systems during the fall and winter months now is the best time for you to confirm that your HVAC system is ready for use during cooler weather.
Hire an HVAC maintenance company to have your HVAC unit professionally inspected plus serviced and during this time you should also check other sources of air flow in your home like room fans, vents, dryer vents and baseboard heaters as well.
Another important thing to have done is to have the heat turned up in your rental property to confirm that the heater is working properly plus you should also hire a service technician to check any wall heaters so you can avoid calls from your tenants if heaters are not working after we have the first snow days in Portland.
Tip #2 – Clean the Fireplace
If your rental property has a fireplace you should have it professionally cleaned and tested to insure that your it will function properly for your tenants as well since fireplaces are one of the most common sources for accidents and house fires during the winter.
Tip #3 – Check Insulation and Weather Stripping
Last of all, but most important, you should check the weather and insulation in your Portland Oregon Rental Property as well because a properly insulated and sealed home will keep your rental property warm and dry during the winter plus help your tenants to save money on their electrical and gas costs.
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