MaintenX Provides Businesses Tips for Winter Property Managers

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MaintenX International wants to help Florida property managers prepare for snowbird season.

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“During winter months, "snowbirds" ensure that property managers are busy.”

In Florida, the chillier months typically bring in an influx of visitors, who often need seasonal accommodations in the Sunshine State. With warm weather and beautiful beaches, it’s no wonder why thousands of people flock to the Tampa Bay area for their winter home.

“During winter months, "snowbirds" ensure that property managers are busy,” said Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX’s VP of Business Development. “However, there are some easy things property managers can do to provide guests with a pleasant, happy vacation experience.”

For more than 35 years, MaintenX International has been providing property managers with assistance managing and maintaining their seasonal rental properties. Here are some tips to help be sure your building will stay safe in the snow:

  •     Let the Sunshine in: Rental properties should feel welcoming for new guests. Especially if they've been closed for an extended period of time. Make sure to pay attention to detail when reopening your house for the season. In preparation for guests, turn on utilities, check for plumbing issues, roof leaks, and replace light bulbs and fire alarm batteries. Don't forget to touch up property landscaping. If you can leave windows open while cleaning, this will allow fresh air to flow through the house.
  •     Keep Guests Comfy: Florida winters are warm compared to the North, but there are still nights that get chilly. Make sure your tenants stay comfortable by checking your HVAC system regularly. Replacing filters, checking drip pans and inspecting refrigerant lines will help prevent inconvenient breakdowns.
  •     Prepare for Maintenance Emergencies: While regular preventative maintenance can help ward off any major catastrophes, it’s always wise to be prepared tenants to have a maintenance issue. If you don’t have a dedicated property management service like MaintenX can provide, you should have the names and numbers of trusted, local repair companies at the ready. Also, be sure your tenant has the proper contact information, so they can reach you quickly should any problems arise.

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MaintenX International is a fully-licensed, facilities repair company. They are one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S. MaintenX has created a network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in the area, the company has fostered a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country to provide superior service for their clients. For more than 35 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains, and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

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