DIY Apartment Maintenance

As a landlord or property manager, maintenance will ALWAYS be a priority for your property. And property maintenance has its headaches. To assess how hard or difficult maintenance can be, just multiply the number of potential headaches you will have for a unit and multiply that by the number of units. Some handyman tasks are fairly easy: patching up cracks, repainting window frames, replacing light switches, unclogging drains and so on.

So why do it yourself? The reason, is obvious – time and cost. Why pay a contractor big money to do a job you could do yourself, or find an inexpensive handyman to take care of, or even leave to the tenants? Doing it yourself will also save you stress from tenants if you can do the work quickly and efficiently.

  1. Does the idea of repairing something yourself turn you off?
  2. Afraid to get your hands soiled with grease, dirt and oil?
  3. Averse with power tools and other handyman tools?
Then hands-on apartment maintenance may not be for you. If you can't do this work yourself, then you’ll be better off finding a good handyman. A good handyman will go a long way towards apartment maintenance (and lesser headaches!).