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

Humble Landlord Fixing a Sink in the BathroomIt is imaginable that your renters are damaging the bathrooms in your single-family rental homes without even sensing it. Even worthwhile tenants can unintentionally damage bathroom elements or fixtures. The main causes of accidental bathroom damage are largely a lack of regular maintenance or using the wrong cleaning products. By aiding tenants to understand how to care for the bathrooms on the property suitably, Humble rental property proprietors can save themselves a lot of expensive renovations in the long run.

Regular maintenance and cleaning are the key to keeping a bathroom in good condition. But there is no guarantee that a tenant will know how to properly maintain and clean a bathroom and they may unintentionally damage a bathroom’s fixtures and elements.

For example, hard water (water with a high mineral content) is common in countless areas of the community. This kind of water can cause mineral deposits to increase in and around plumbing and fixtures, forcing rubber seals to deteriorate, rust fittings, and leave 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 neglected, it can also permanently stain bathroom surfaces, making them look soiled.

Regular maintenance is needed in order to prevent a little rust or hard water deposit from becoming a big headache. In the shower, cleaning the shower head and the faucet on a regular basis with vinegar can guarantee that they are running properly and that the water pressure is kept at a consistent flow. Although most household cleaning products will not eliminate hard water buildup, neither will abrasive sponges or scrub brushes. To clean fixtures without damaging them, tenants need to know the right path to do it or may involuntarily provoke more damage than good.

Some of the elements of a bathroom that often sustain accidental damage are cabinets and floors. With its nearness to lots of water sources, water damage in a bathroom is always a concern. A small leak under a bathroom cabinet or a dripping faucet may not appear like a big issue to a tenant, but even small leaks are critical warning signs that something has gone wrong with the plumbing and should be addressed instantly. 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.

Making use of the wrong cleaning products on cabinets and floors is an additional frequent source of unplanned damage. Many tenants want to keep their rental home scrubbed and in good condition, but they may utilise harsh chemicals or other cleaning products that strip the varnish off a wooden cabinet or compromise the seal on a tile floor. Exposed wood and grout are far more susceptible to mold and other moisture-related problems, and can speedily become not only a monstrosity but also a health hazard.

It’s urgent for property owners to confirm that their tenants have a good grasp of proper bathroom maintenance and cleaning. But imparting this knowledge to them and then learning if the instructions are being used properly can be onerous and may lead to a strained relationship. This makes a brilliant strategy for educating tenants about property maintenance one of the best facets to keep good tenant relations. At Real Property Management Preferred, we can supply the information tenants need and the management that property owners want to ensure that each rental home is kept in the best quality. Contact us online or call our office at 281-894-9111 and see how we can help make your rental property ventures go smoothly and profitably.

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