Houston Texas Rental Property – Questions To Ask Before Building a Laundry Room

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By Grid Property Management

If you ask most tenants who live in Houston Texas Rental Property, they will tell you that they prefer to live in units which have a washer and dryer, or laundry room on site.

There’s no doubt that having a laundry room on site will help with keeping your units occupied longer and increase its value, but before you invest money into building a laundry room on site make sure you ask these questions.

Question #1 – Will My Tenants Actually Use This Laundry Facility?

The very first thing you should do before building a laundry room on site at your four-plex, or multi-family unit, is to speak with each of your tenants personally and find out if they would be open to using a laundry room if there was one on site.

You should also ask your tenants where they do their laundry now, and how much they are paying per load, so you have a better idea of what local laundromats are charging in the area.

Question #2 – How Many Washers and Dryers Will I Need?

To avoid overspending on washers, dryers, and other hardware, you should consider starting small and maybe buying two washers and dryers first.

Also another thing you can do to make adding more washers and dryers in the future easy is to add additional outlets and plumbing to your laundry room when it’s under construction.

Question #3 – What Will Your Laundry Room Hours Be?

As with any laundromat in Houston Texas Rental Property it’s important to have set hours for the laundry room in your Houston Texas Rental Property that way people know when they can use it. This will help to keep noise at a minimum in the evening and insure that all tenants respect the laundry facility.

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Houston Texas Rental – Simple Tips for Maintaining Your Carpeting

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By Vestpro Residential Services

One of the most difficult parts of owning a Houston Texas Rental property is when the carpeting begins to wear out and will need to be replaced.

Everyone knows that carpeting can be very expensive to replace.

Most property owners will choose all hard surface flooring vs. carpeting in order to avoid the hassle and expense of having to deal with carpeting, but the reality is that the average renter likes the feel of carpeting under their feet when they wake up in the morning.

To save you the time, money and hassle of losing your carpeting investment here are 4 tips you can use to save the carpeting in your Houston Texas Rental Property.

Tip 1 – Install Half Carpeting and Half Hard Surface Flooring

One of the first things you do to save money in your Houston Texas Rental Property is to install half carpeting and half hard surface flooring in your rental.

Consider installing hard surface flooring in high traffic areas like: kitchens, bathrooms and entry points to the home.

Tip 2 – Add Floor Mats To Entry Points

Although most people add floor mats to the inside of most homes, you should consider adding a floor mat to both the inside and outside of each entry door to your Houston Texas Rental Property.

This will provide tenants and their guest multiple places for them to wipe their feet and eliminate the problem of more dirt getting trapped in the carpeting during the year.

Tip 3 – Purchase a Multi-Purpose Cleaning Machine

If your Houston Rental has multi-surfaces like carpeting and hard surface flooring you should consider purchasing a multi-surface cleaning machine which you can use to clean both hard surface flooring and carpeting.

Tip 4 – Clean Carpeting At Least Twice Per Year

Last of all, but most important, consider having the carpeting in your rental property cleaned at least twice per year.

This will help to maintain your investment in the carpeting you’ve purchased and also keep your tenants happy as well especially if they have allergies to dust or dirt in the carpeting.

For more tips on how to save money in your Houston Texas Rental Property, or to speak with us about our cost effective property management services, contact Vestpro Residential Services today by calling us at (832) 498-0016.