Fall is literally right around the corner and winter will be coming up fast.
If you own a Portland Multi-Family Property now is the time for you to start searching for ways to get your multi-family rental ready for fall and winter by using these simple tips.
Tip #1 – Check the Heating Unit and Boiler
Since most Portland Oregon Multi-Family properties have older boilers and heaters it’s important to not wait until the last minute to have them checked, you should have them checked now and serviced to make sure they are ready for your tenants to start using them once cold weather officially arrives in Portland.
Tip #2 – Clean and Turn All Ceiling Fans on Reverse
Instruct your maintenance team to clean and reverse every ceiling fan in your Portland Oregon Multi-Family Rental Property because turning ceiling fans on reverse will create an updraft and then push the air down into the room, and this is especially helpful if you own an older multi-family building because the ceiling fan will circulate the heat efficiently during the cold winter months.
Tip #3 – Take Steps to Prevent Ice Dams Now
Ice dams occur when melting snow freezes on a roof of a property and this can cause the water to eventually back up behind the ice dam then the water will leak into the ceiling, walls or insulation for the home.
To insure that your Portland Multi-Family Property doesn’t get ice dams you should hire an inspector to check the roof to your property so you can make sure it’s properly insulated so air doesn’t leak out then you should consider investing in a plug-in snow buster or similar technology to easily remove snow or from your roof or property so ice dams don’t occur.
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