It is believable that your renters are damaging the bathrooms in your single-family rental homes without even thinking of it. Even well-meaning tenants can unintentionally damage bathroom elements or fixtures. The main causes of accidental bathroom damage are a lack of regular maintenance or using the wrong cleaning products. By lending a hand to tenants to help them understand how to care for the bathrooms on the property perfectly, Cranston rental property owners can save themselves a lot of expensive repairs down the road.
Regular maintenance and cleaning are the means to maintaining a bathroom in good condition. But there is no assurance that a tenant will recognize what it means to properly maintain and clean a bathroom and may unintentionally damage a bathroom’s fixtures and elements.
As an illustration, hard water (water with a high mineral content) is quite common in lots of districts in the country. This sort of water can generate mineral deposits to accumulate in and around plumbing and fixtures, forcing rubber seals to deteriorate, rust fittings, and leaving behind an unattractive ring in tubs, toilets, and sinks. Hard water can lead to leaky pipes, toilets, and faucets, and cause a shower to lose water pressure. If left untreated, it can also permanently stain bathroom surfaces, making them look messy.
Regular maintenance is a pivotal method of preventing a little rust or hard water deposit from becoming a huge hindrance. In the shower, just wiping the shower head and the faucet on a regular basis with vinegar can make sure that they are functioning well and that the water pressure stays consistent. But most household cleaning products will not remove hard water buildup, and neither will abrasive sponges or scrub brushes. To clean fixtures without damaging them, tenants need to know the right approach to accomplish it or may cause more damage than good.
Some of the elements of a bathroom that often sustain accidental damage are cabinets and floors. With its nearness to lots of water sources, water damage in a bathroom is always a concern. A small leak under a bathroom cabinet or a dripping faucet may not appear like a big issue to a tenant, but even small leaks are critical warning signs that something has gone wrong with the plumbing and should be addressed instantly. Otherwise, the moisture from the leak could lead to damaged cabinets and, if ignored long enough, damage to the flooring or even the subfloor beneath the bathroom’s tile or laminate.
Utilizing the wrong cleaning products on cabinets and floors is another potential location for accidental damage. Many tenants want to keep their rental home spotless and in an excellent condition, but they may employ harsh chemicals or other cleaning products that end up stripping the varnish off a wooden cabinet or compromising the seal on a tile floor. Exposed wood and grout are far more susceptible to mold and other moisture-related problems, and can swiftly be made not only a mess but also a health hazard.
It’s paramount for property owners to guarantee that their tenants have a good idea of proper bathroom maintenance and cleaning. But relaying this information to them and then ensuring that the orders are being carried out can be inefficient and may result in hurt feelings. This makes a professional approach to educating tenants about property improvement is one of the greatest ways to maintain good tenant relations. At Real Property Management Providence, we can provide the information tenants need and the administration that property owners want to ensure that each rental home is maintained in the best possible condition. Contact us online or call our office at 401-272-3300 and see how we can assist and make your rental property ventures go smoothly and profitably.
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