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

There is a great possibility that your renters are damaging the bathrooms in your single-family rental homes without realizing it. Even tenants who only mean to keep the house clean and orderly can unintentionally damage bathroom elements or fixtures. The main causes of accidental bathroom damage are typically a lack of regular maintenance or utilizing the wrong cleaning products. By teaching tenants regarding proper care for the bathrooms, Sterling Heights rental property owners can save themselves a lot of unnecessary and costly repairs down the road.

Regular maintenance and cleaning are the solutions to making sure a bathroom are working correctly. Although there is no guarantee that a tenant will know how to properly maintain and clean a bathroom and may unintentionally damage a bathroom’s fixtures and elements.

For example, hard water (water with a high mineral content) is ordinary in many regions of the country. This sort of water can produce mineral deposits that accumulate in and around plumbing and fixtures, causing 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 untreated, it can also permanently stain bathroom surfaces, making them look repulsive.

Regular maintenance is a significant component in preventing a little rust or hard water deposit from becoming an enormous problem. In the shower, simply cleaning the shower head and the faucet regularly with vinegar can assure you that they are working perfectly and that the water pressure remains constant. But most household cleaning products will not eliminate hard water buildup, and neither will abrasive sponges or scrub brushes. To clean fixtures without damaging them, tenants need to identify the right way to do it or may carelessly cause more harm than good.

Further elements of a bathroom that often sustain accidental damage are cabinets and floors. With its closeness 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 give the impression that it is a serious matter to a tenant, but even small leaks are critical warning signs that something has gone wrong with the plumbing and should be corrected soon. Otherwise, the moisture from the leak could lead to damaged cabinets and, if ignored long enough, damage the flooring or even the subfloor beneath the bathroom’s tile or laminate.

Utilizing the wrong cleaning products on cabinets and floors is one more common cause of unintentional damage. Many tenants want to keep their rental home clean and in good repair, but they may use 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 rapidly become not only an eyesore but also a health hazard.

It’s vital for property owners to ensure that their tenants have a good understanding of proper bathroom maintenance and cleaning. But passing on this information to them and then following up to see that instructions are being obeyed can be time-consuming and end up with you feeling resentful towards your tenants. This makes a professional approach to educating tenants about property maintenance one of the best ways to maintain good tenant relations. At Real Property Management Silverstone, 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 possible condition. Contact us online or call our office at 586-992-6419 and see how we can help make your rental property ventures go smoothly and profitably.

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