Category Archives: Ideas

Clogged Drains

Clean and efficient pipes are a necessity in any successful rental property. If your tenants cannot use their sinks and toilets without fear of a backup or clog, you are setting yourself up for unhappy tenants and potentially costly repairs. A simple solution is to clean your main drain once every 12-18 months. If you have regular tenant turnover, make it a habit to clean your lines after each move-out. This simple but crucial bit of preventative maintenance can go a long way toward maintaining your asset and keeping great tenant relations. We also recommend regularly clearing heavily used lines, such as the common shower and common sink. Campus Handyman provides lots of plumbing services, including main.

Extreme Cold Precautions

Falling temperatures increase the chances of your pipes freezing. Below is information that will hopefully stop this from happening before it becomes a major problem! Feel free to forward this information onto your tenants. -Temporarily turn on your cold and warm water in every sink so that there is a slow drip coming from both the hot and cold side. The water does not have to be running, it only needs to be a slow drip that is enough to keep the water moving throughout the water lines. -Leave all bathroom doors open so that warm air can circulate. If there are heat vents in the bathroom make sure that they are open. -Open the cabinets below your.

Efficiently Writing Your Lease Dates

Campus area landlords know that the move-in and move-out season for OSU off-campus housing can be a hectic and expensive time for property owners. However, good planning can alleviate some of the expense and frustration of this busy time, and good planning starts with forward thinking. As you start to market and lease your homes for the upcoming school year, consider writing your leases with move-in dates of August 15 (or later) through July 31. This will allow you (or us) ample time to inspect, improve and clean the unit as needed. Nearly all of the landlords we service have 12 month leases, with 12 equal payments that start on August 1st, and a set.