Making certain that your foundation is correctly sealed and maintained is important for it to be dry and functional for many years. When cracks develop in a foundation wall or floor, moisture can come through, which can cause mold to grow and result in unsafe living conditions. Because of this, the proper sealing and repairing of the foundation of your Worcester rental home should be an essential part of your property management plan. A sturdy, watertight foundation is crucial to the long and profitable life of a single-family rental home.
Fall is the perfect opportunity to seal and repair a foundation since this is best accomplished as you prepare for the upcoming winter weather. It is not a good idea to try and repair a foundation after moisture has already caused damage or in the middle of a deep freeze. Poor conditions might result in sub-par repairs, which in turn make your property vulnerable to more damage. Don’t let a little issue turn into a big one!
As structural maintenance is the owner’s obligation— this includes the foundation of the property— this task should not be delegated to your residents. Even good residents may forget routine maintenance on occasion, and if they neglect sealing and repairs, or not do them correctly, it can lead to greater expense down the road.
Working on cracks in the foundation all by yourself is an option, as long as you know how to seal them properly and remember to do it consistently and at the right time of year. However, the reality is that foundation maintenance is a task that is easily overlooked, particularly if you already have a full plate. Also, spending your time attempting to seal the foundation of your rental property, especially if it’s your first time, might not be the most profitable use of your day. Your best option is still bringing in an expert to take care of it for you. This ensures that the job is done correctly and in a timely manner.
This is where Real Property Management Metro West-Worcester can be an amazing asset to your investment strategy. Our team ensures your foundation remains on a strong, routine maintenance plan. We devote our time and resources so that you can rest easy knowing your investment is in the best hands. For further information regarding maintenance plans and other property management services, contact us online or call us at 508-329-6000 today!
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