We just set our clocks to “spring forward”, which means it is time for spring cleaning! If you own vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe, there are a few seasonal maintenance items you can check off your list before the busy warm weather months get under way. With South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals being in a mountain climate, weather like blizzards and high winds can wear on the home and its surroundings. As an owner, creating a clean safe environment for guests renting your vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe is super important. Check out these tips!
California during summer is on high alert for forest fires. Make sure you create defensible space around your South Lake Tahoe vacation rental. Clean up pine needles, pine cones, move foliage away from the house and clean out the gutters. Be sure to check your recessed foundation vents as well as these can catch all types of debris from branches to leaves.
While the 2017/2018 winter season didn’t bring a ton of snow fall, aside from our Miracle March of course, be sure the roof is in good condition. Look for anything that could have penetrated the roof, cracked caulking around the pipe collars, missing shingles or rusted flashing. Also, be sure that the interior ceilings and walls don’t have any water stains or cracks.
Check For Mold
While we are on the topic of wet weather and its impact on South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals, Heavy snow and rain can cause dampness. In order to ensure that your vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe does not develop mold, check for a musty smell and use a dehumidifier to dry out any wet areas.
Landscaping & Yard Clean Up
When it comes to yard clean up at your vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe, don’t stop at creating defensible space around the home. Take the extra step to do a little landscaping, mowing, planting and pruning. Those booking a South Lake Tahoe vacation rental are likely coming here for the outdoor recreation. Which means, they will probably want to use the outdoor spaces at your home. Make sure that the BBQ is clean, lawn furniture is not broken or rusty and maybe have a bin of toys or lawn games for guests to enjoy.
If you are a homeowner with Lake Tahoe Getaways, we outsource some of these tasks when we manage your vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe. With so many homeowners living out of the area, it is worth the consideration to have peace of mind that your South Lake Tahoe vacation rental is taken care of when you can’t be here to check in on it or get it ready for a booking. Especially in the off chance that something goes awry while you have guests, like an emergency repair. Our 24 hour phone allows guests to call in the case of an emergency, which means all scenarios are handled.
Whether you decide to self manage or hire a company like the The Pattisall Group Sea Pines to do it for you, making sure your vacation rentals are continually serviced can help keep the property’s systems running properly, prevent structural damage and save energy. This guarantees that vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe remain in good shape. If you are interested in putting your vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe on our program, feel free to give us a call! We’d be happy to share our services with you.