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For property owners or managers, the summer months are a great time to conduct inspections and schedule for maintenance repairs. It’s the ideal time to prepare and make sure your assets are in good condition before it rains or gets cold. If you own or manage properties, here are some of the reasons why this is the best season to inspect them.

1. Ensure tenants follow the terms of the rental

Summer is when people like to move around, whether for a short trip or to change residences. If you manage properties that are occupied, inspecting the property during the summer provides you with more opportunities to see them in person.

Regardless of the type of property you manage, it is important that tenants follow the lease terms. You may also encounter tenants who are secretly keeping pets or subleasing a part of your property without your consent.

Property inspections also allow you to see if your tenants are taking good care of your property. Evidence of normal wear and tear is to be expected when your property is being occupied. Even the most conscientious tenants can’t prevent paint from fading or peeling.

With annual inspections, you can see if the deterioration is faster than expected. Holes in the wall or paint stains on the floor could be signs of misuse. Depending on the rules of your contract and local guidelines, you could choose to not renew your tenant’s contract, or evict the tenant.

2. Detect potential issues

Like any other type of asset or investment, it is important to handle issues promptly to avoid more costly repairs down the road. A small leak, for instance, can lead to mold forming or become a plumbing nightmare later on. Finding and fixing the leak is cheaper than repairing its effects.

Identifying potential issues earlier on also lowers the risk of paying for emergency repairs. Emergency repairs are conducted for any issue that can affect the structural stability of a building. The same goes for issues that can threaten the health of its inhabitants. Potential issues that may require emergency repairs include flooding inside the home or a backed-up sewage.

Emergency repairs often require a lot of resources. Besides money, this also includes time and manpower. Professionals may often charge more for services that are needed abruptly. With detecting and identifying issues before they get bigger, you have a better chance of finding the right specialist, negotiating prices and planning for maintenance.

3. Plan maintenance tasks

Whether it is a new building or renovating an existing building, performing maintenance, or doing repairs, the summer months are ideal for such activities. The warm weather speeds up the process of drying paint, curing concrete, and patching up leaky pipes, to name a few.

Buildings, spaces, and systems are not the only things that need a checkup. Whether in part or in full, air conditioning units and similar appliances are left outdoors. Exposure to the elements causes the equipment to deteriorate faster.

For outdoor appliances, the summer months are ideal for scheduling inspections, repairs, or performing maintenance tasks. This ensures that appliances and other similar equipment stay in good condition for months or years to come.

3. Plan maintenance tasks

Whether it is a new building or renovating an existing building, performing maintenance, or doing repairs, the summer months are ideal for such activities. The warm weather speeds up the process of drying paint, curing concrete, and patching up leaky pipes, to name a few.

Buildings, spaces, and systems are not the only things that need a checkup. Whether in part or in full, air conditioning units and similar appliances are left outdoors. Exposure to the elements causes the equipment to deteriorate faster.

For outdoor appliances, the summer months are ideal for scheduling inspections, repairs, or performing maintenance tasks. This ensures that appliances and other similar equipment stay in good condition for months or years to come.

4. Adhere to local laws and codes

Depending on where your property is located, you may be required to hire a professional inspector at some point. In some countries, property inspection reports are necessary when applying for a mortgage loan. Getting one is beneficial for tenants and investors, as it allows them to see potential issues and use the information to negotiate for a better price.

Landlords also benefit from property inspections. In the UAE, landlords are expected to make sure that their property is kept in good condition. Hiring a reputable inspector is one step to keeping the place habitable and abiding by local laws.

5. Ensure appliances work efficiently

In the UAE, air conditioning units are a necessity. The use of cooling appliances prevents you from suffocating while inside your home during the day. If you have an HVAC with a heating component, your appliance can also keep your space warm during the night.

As you will rely on your AC more during the summer months, expect to see more evidence of wear and tear. If you can, have your air conditioner inspected and cleaned before the summer starts. This is to ensure that your AC works seamlessly even during a heatwave.

At the same time, regular check-ups can help improve your unit’s lifespan. By dealing with any issues promptly, however minor they are, you are improving its mileage and make your AC last longer.

6. Lower power bills

Another factor that can affect efficiency involves the outdoor environment. ACs and other similar appliances left outdoors are more prone to becoming dusty and dirty.

Dust, dirt, mud, even small debris can cover components of your appliances, forcing them to work harder. In the case of your air conditioning unit, this means you will end up paying more every month to get your home to stay cool or maintain the same temperature. By having it inspected, cleaned, or maintained, you can extend its efficiency throughout the summer months, preventing you from paying more on your electricity bills.

7. Maintenance is cheaper

Compared to buying new appliances or properties, maintenance is cheaper. Much of the major issues can be avoided if you can have your unit checked at least annually. In the case of air conditioning units, experts say you can reduce the chance of dealing with a major cooling issue by 50 percent by simply getting it checked.

Getting your assets checked may seem like an unnecessary expense, but compared to emergency repairs, it is the more cost-efficient option. Much like getting your car checked by a mechanic, regular inspections help you identify potential issues, handling them before they get worse, and improving the lifespan of your properties and equipment.

If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule an inspection of your property, Contact us at Star Property Inspection. Our team is ready to handle your concerns.

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