If you’ve owned rental properties in Houston Texas or anywhere else in the United States for any length of time you know that it can be difficult at best to keep the carpeting in your rental for as long as possible because it will wear out after a period of time due to foot traffic and normal wear and tear.
Thankfully, there are solutions that you can use to help your carpet last especially if you do the following:
Combine A Hard Surface with Carpet at Entry Points
One of the first things that you can do to help the carpet in your rental property last longer is combine a hard surface area with carpet at entry points to the property.
This means that instead of encountering carpet when people enter the rental property, they will encounter a hard surface area with a floor mat that will encourage them to wipe their feet before entering the home.
Doing this will eliminate the majority of stains and wear/tear that the carpeting in your rental property gets during the year because more people will be wiping their feet.
Clean Carpet At Least Once A Year
Another effective strategy that you should use to make the carpet in your rental property last longer is to clean it at least once a year regardless if you have long-term tenants or not. Professional carpet cleaning will increase the lifespan of the carpet, reduce breakdown, wear and tear, discoloration and helps you prolong the lifespan of your investment in the carpet
Provide Tenants Your Tenants with A Vacuum Cleaner
Last of all, another effective way to prolong the carpeting in a rental property is to provide your tenants with a vacuum cleaner.
This is an effective tip to follow because the average tenant will not have a vacuum cleaner especially if they are relocating to Houston from out of state and providing them with a vacuum cleaner will not only help them to keep the carpet in the rental property clean and show them that you actually want to help them get established renting.
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