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

Eden Landlord Fixing a Sink in the BathroomThe odds of your tenants damaging the bathrooms in your single-family rental homes without recognizing it is very high. Even though your tenants are just making sure the house is cared for, they can still unintentionally damage bathroom elements or fixtures. The main causes of accidental bathroom damage are generally a lack of regular maintenance or using the wrong cleaning products. By teaching tenants proper care for the bathrooms on the property, Eden rental property owners can spare themselves a lot of inherent fixes that will, at the very least, involve a ton of spending.

Regular maintenance and cleaning are the solutions to preserve a bathroom’s prime working state. There is no certainty that a tenant will discern the correct ways to properly maintain and clean a bathroom and could unintentionally damage a bathroom’s fixtures and elements.

Case in point, hard water (water with a high mineral content) is not unusual as it occurs a lot of areas of the nation. This sort of water can cause mineral deposits to collect in and around plumbing and fixtures, triggering 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 not resolved right away, it can also permanently stain bathroom surfaces, making them look dingy.

Regular maintenance is an indispensable part of preventing a little rust or hard water deposit from turning into a major predicament. In the shower, simply cleaning the shower head and the faucet regularly with vinegar can guarantee that they are functioning well and that the water pressure is always steady. But most household cleaning products will not get rid of hard water buildup, and neither will abrasive sponges or scrub brushes. To clean fixtures without damaging them, tenants must be equipped with information regarding the right manner to fix it; otherwise, they may carelessly create more harm than good.

Other elements of a bathroom that often sustain accidental damage are cabinets and floors. With proximity to so many water sources, water damage in a bathroom is always a concern. A small leak under a bathroom cabinet or a dripping faucet may not seem like a pressing issue to a tenant, but even small leaks are critical warning signs that something has gone wrong with the plumbing and should be addressed immediately. 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.

Applying the wrong cleaning products on cabinets and floors is one more root cause of inadvertent damage. Numerous tenants want to keep their rental home hygienic and have the house in good repair, but they may apply harsh chemicals or other cleaning products that end up stripping the varnish off a wooden cabinet or compromising the seal on a tile floor. Exposed wood and grout are far more susceptible to mold and other moisture-related problems, and can instantly convert into not only an eyesore but also a health hazard.

It’s essential for property owners to guarantee that their tenants have a solid grasp of customary bathroom maintenance and cleaning. But sending this message to them and then following up to see that instructions are being carried out can be time-consuming and lead to resentful emotions. This only proves that a professional approach to educating tenants about property maintenance one of the best methods to retain good tenant relations. At Real Property Management Northern Utah, we can provide the information tenants need and the oversight that property owners want to ensure that each rental home is kept in the best attainable condition. Contact us online or call our office at 801-546-1770 and see how we can help make your rental property ventures go smoothly and profitably.

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