Caring for a rental home mandates effort and regular maintenance. A good quality tenant will figure this out and will help property owners to keep their Yorktown rental homes clean, maintained, and in good repair. Still, in certain instances, even tenants who mean well can unintentionally damage a home’s interior surfaces.
At times, unintentional damage is induced by a tenant precisely not apprehending that their endeavors are creating harm and damages. Other situations, damage appears through accidents or as the result of a tenant’s poor decision. Perceiving the most typical means a rental home’s interior surfaces can sustain inadvertent damage can support property owners in keeping their tenants informed and the rental homes in the best condition.
Every time surface damage goes beyond basic wear and tear, tenant negligence is usually the source. Countertops, floors, and even sinks and bathtubs are most often exposed to continuous usage, and can mostly bear up well for a number of years, even under increased use. But tenants may not get how to perfectly care for or secure and protect these surfaces.
As for instance, kitchen and bathroom countertops can generally bear daily cleanings, food preparation activities, and a few spills with no further problem. Although countertops can be damaged by harsh cleaning products, exactly those containing bleach or ammonia. The type of cleaning product to apply will rest on what variety of countertops you have in your rental home and should be decided on conscientiously.
Another way countertops can be damaged is by placing too much weight on a countertop, in particular, an unusually heavy appliance or even a person standing on it. Some other countertops probably are damaged by placing hot pans or appliances on them, such as a toaster oven or a slow cooker.
Even a curling iron can cause burn marks on a bathroom countertop and can be difficult to remove. Cutting and chopping directly on a countertop can, in addition, damage the surface, provoking small indentations that can raise innumerable problems pretty soon.
Floors are another interior surface that tenants often accidentally damage. There are quite a lot of things that could slip past a watchful tenant’s radar, as for instance small leaks under a refrigerator or a drip under the cabinet from a sink water supply line that, as time goes by, bring about permanent water damage in a kitchen floor.
Moving furniture is one of the biggest culprits of unintentional floor damage. Pulling and pushing heavy items across a laminate or wood floor can cause scratches, gouging, and tears. This is also the most usual method carpets get torn. Arranging heavy furniture in the wrong spot can crack or chip tile floors, so do with dropping heavy items, such as exercise weights or even books. Like with countertops, employing the wrong cleaning products can permanently damage a floor, stripping off finishes and creating unsightly stains or bleach spots.
Bathtubs can also sustain accidental damage from harsh cleaning products. On the other hand, one regular error is not cleaning often enough, leading mineral deposits from tap water to build up until they are about really hard to wipe out, or far worse, allowing mildew to form. Like tile, positioning a thing that is too heavy in a bathtub can cause cracks, and preferring a bathtub for use beyond its intended purpose can induce a range of issues, from unfixable scratches in a solid-surface unit to rust or coloring dye stains, and more besides.
The excellent way to benefit and help tenants avoid unintentionally damaging your rental home’s interior surfaces is with education and awareness. Empowering them to comprehend how to properly clean countertops, move heavy furniture, and so on, can be of great value toward preventing expensive repairs. At Real Property Management VA Peninsula, we work closely with both tenants and property owners to make sure that everyone is attending to a rental home with a great deal more than just best interests, but with proper skill as well.
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