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Are Your Residents Damaging Your Hurricane Bathroom and Don’t Even Know It?

Hurricane Landlord Fixing a Sink in the BathroomThere is a considerable probability that your tenants are damaging the bathrooms in your single-family rental homes without even knowing it. In spite of only wanting what’s suitable for the house, tenants can unintentionally damage bathroom elements or fixtures still. The main causes of accidental bathroom damage are usually a lack of regular maintenance or through using the wrong cleaning products. By ensuring that your tenants comprehend the significance of proper care for the bathrooms on the property, Hurricane rental property owners can save themselves plenty of expensive restorations along the way.

Regular maintenance and cleaning are the secrets to keeping a bathroom in a decent operational state. Yet there is no certainty that a tenant will know how to properly maintain and clean a bathroom and may unintentionally damage a bathroom’s fixtures and elements.

For instance, hard water (water with a high mineral content) is common in many areas of the country. This type of water can let mineral deposits accumulate in and around plumbing and fixtures, resulting to rubber seals deteriorating, 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 likewise permanently stain bathroom surfaces, making them look grimy.

Regular maintenance is an integral facet of preventing a little rust or hard water deposit from becoming a major predicament. In the shower, as simple as cleaning the shower head and the faucet on a routine basis with vinegar can ensure that they are working as they should and that the water pressure remains constant. Nevertheless, most household cleaning products will not get rid of hard water buildup, and neither will abrasive sponges or scrub brushes. To clean fixtures without damaging them, tenants need to learn the correct manner to do it or may inadvertently bring about more harm than good.

Some other elements of a bathroom that often sustain accidental damage are cabinets and floors. With its closeness to so many water sources, water damage in a bathroom is always a concern. A small leak under a bathroom cabinet or a dripping faucet may not give the impression that it concerns a tenant, but then again even small leaks are critical warning signs that something is not right with the plumbing and must be addressed quickly. 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 one more frequent cause of accidental damage. Countless tenants want to have their rental homes spotless and in good condition, but they may have a habit of using harsh chemicals or other cleaning products that result in the stripping of 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 soon become not only an eyesore but also a health hazard.

It’s crucial for property owners to ensure that their tenants have a good understanding of proper bathroom maintenance and cleaning. But conveying this information to them and then following up to see that instructions are being carried out can be time-consuming and lead to resentful feelings. This makes a professional approach to educating tenants about property maintenance one of the best ways to retain good tenant relations. At Real Property Management Southern Utah, we can produce the information tenants need and the oversight that property owners want to guarantee that each rental home is kept in the best possible condition. Contact us online or call our office at 435-673-4242 and see how we can help make your rental property ventures go smoothly and profitably.

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