Last time, we talked a bit about a few things you could do to recoup your deposit for a rental property. This discussion was so popular that we decided to dig a little deeper into the subject. This time however we wanted to look at the landlord side of things, you know, what happens after a renter moves out and you have to fill the home with a new renter as fast a possible. Just as it is stressful for the former renter to move on, it is equally as stressful for the landlord when trying to fill the apartment or home. Every week that the space stays empty equals lost income. The best way to rent a property quickly is to have it looking as fresh as possible. At ARC Handyman Services, we have the skills and the tools to get your rental back in shape in no time.

Two Types of Renters

There are a few different types of renters that landlords generally encounter as tenants, those that care and those that don’t. While that may seem simplistic, there seems to be no middle ground when it comes to how tennants take care of your property. Sure some wear and tear is to be expected but some renters just have no respect for the fact that damage needs to be repaired at some point. Of course there are excellent renters that take great care of rental properties and truly deserve to have their deposit back when it is all over. Good renters will take responsibility for issues that were their fault and many will actually repair any damage done at the end of their residency. Of course every renter will be different and no matter how well they take care of your property, there will always need to be some repairs in order to make it rentable again. At ARC Services we can make your turn quick, painless, and ready for tenants fast.         

Common Damage

When you first purchased a rental property, it is probably safe to say that you spent a good amount of time and energy getting it just right and presentable. Everything was good when your first tenants moved out and everything seemed to be just fine. That is until your new tenants moved in. Soon you were getting calls about all sorts of issues that could have been avoided with a little maintenance after the previous tenants left.

Plumbing

One of the single most frustrating things when owning a rental house is to be called in the middle of the night due to a plumbing issue. While this may not happen often, and is not always preventable, there are steps to make sure it doesn’t happen to you. ARC Services recommends replacing your fixtures every 5-10 years or so, at the very least all of the o-rings in the faucets should be replaced. This is a fairly simple job but best performed in between renters, as the water will need to be turned completely off.

Paint

Paint and walls take a beating when in a rental house and many times these reflect the care the owners up into the property. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders in the ability to get an apartment or home rented. Contact ARC Services for painting your rental property.   

Cleaning

While ARC Services is best known around Carpinteria as a trusted handyman, we do clean-up operations as well. Some renters will leave all kinds of junk behind and sometimes it is necessary to give the property a good cleaning before trying to rent it again. The most important thing is to get the property back to presentable as fast as possible.                     

We Care

While some tenants may care about your property, and others may not, at ARC Services, we want you to know that we are here for you, no matter what type of rental property care you may need. From the faucets in the bathroom, a fresh coat of paint in the bedrooms, fence and gate repair or even cleaning up the trash in the garage, we can help. If you are a rental property owner, one of the best numbers you can have in your contacts is (805) 220-6069 the number for ARC Handyman Services. Please contact us today and let us know what we can do for you.