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

Toledo Landlord Fixing a Sink in the BathroomIt is conceivable that your renters are damaging the bathrooms in your single-family rental homes without even realizing it. Even well-intentioned tenants 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 your tenants about how to care for the bathrooms on the property the appropriate way, Toledo rental property owners can spare themselves plenty of costly fixes along the way.

Regular maintenance and cleaning are the secrets to retaining a bathroom in good working order. Yet, there is no assurance that a tenant will know how to maintain and clean a bathroom properly and may unintentionally damage a bathroom’s fixtures and elements.

For example, hard water (water with a high mineral content) is prevalent in numerous parts of the country. This type of water results in mineral deposits building up 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 left untreated, it can likewise permanently stain bathroom surfaces, making them look dirty.

Regular maintenance is a significant aspect in preventing a little rust or hard water deposit from turning into a big problem. In the shower, simply cleaning the shower head and the faucet on a regular basis with vinegar can guarantee that they are functioning right and that the water pressure remains consistent. 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 ought to know the correct manner of doing it; otherwise, they could accidentally cause more harm than good.

Additional elements of a bathroom that often sustain accidental damage are cabinets and floors. With close vicinity to so many water sources, water damage in a bathroom is always a concern. A small leak beneath a bathroom cabinet or a dripping faucet may not appear to be a constraining issue to a tenant, but even small leaks are critical warning signs that something had gone awry with the plumbing and should be checked as soon as possible. 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 other common source of accidental destruction. Multiple tenants want to keep their rental home tidy and in good condition, 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 become not only an eyesore but also a health hazard.

It’s crucial for property owners to guarantee that their tenants have a clear understanding of appropriate bathroom maintenance and cleaning. But passing on this information to them and then ensuring that instructions are being carried out can be inefficient and lead to sore feelings. This makes a professional method of educating tenants about property maintenance one of the effective ways to retain good tenant relations. At Real Property Management Clarity Team, we can deliver 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 567-200-2320 and see how we can help make your rental property ventures go smoothly and profitably.

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