Home Maintenance: How To Prepare Your Rental Properties For The Winter

If you have properties for rent, whether for a few days or even for long stays – and available on platforms like Airbnb, for example, it is important to think about maintaining these properties for the arrival of winter. Check the check list below to see if your property is ready to receive temporary residents.

Heater and fireplace

Since the intention is to do winter preparation maintenance, make sure that all the devices used to heat the house are working well. This goes for heaters, air conditioning and the fireplace. If necessary, take the opportunity to request maintenance and filter change for the air conditioner – a necessary task that always ends up being forgotten. Also clean the fireplace, especially if it has not been used in a while.

Check gutters and external pipes

If the gutters are in good condition and are not clogged so that they do not cause headaches in the event of heavy rain or snow. In case of negative temperatures, drain the water from external pipes so that the water does not freeze inside them.

Check the roof

Check if the roof is in good condition and if there is a need for maintenance on the tiles. Change the ones that are in bad condition to avoid unforeseen events in bad weather, such as storms.

Fences in place

A very important item to check is the fences and gates, as these are the elements that help to protect the property and the residents. Especially in winter, when the weather can be more aggressive, with rain, wind and even snow, it is essential to maintain it to ensure the integrity of these materials. If you are in Vancouver and need a quote, contact us and we can help you with your fencing maintenance needs.

Let the atmosphere cozy

This is the ideal time for blankets and aromatic candles, so take advantage of these elements to create a more cozy atmosphere in your house.

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Finally, remember to write down possible instructions for tenants – or send them in PDF directly by email. And you’re ready! And if you need any help, get in touch with our team at (604) 777-3057 to talk with one of our experts, or send us an email at info@qsfencing.ca to get a free estimate.