Owning and managing rental properties can be a very rewarding investment, allowing you great financial freedom, and the ability to accrue high levels of wealth. But it is not always easy. There are a lot of considerations that have to be made, including how to keep your tenants safe and healthy in your properties. Many landlords overlook some of these things, and it ends up costing them money in the end. Don’t be like them, and learn how to make your property healthier for tenants. 

Make Your Property Healthier: Remove Harmful Substances

First things first, you have to remove the harmful substances from your property. Older buildings were built with different standards under the knowledge we had back then. And this means that some of the materials that were used in older construction projects involved substances that are now known to cause health issues to inhabitants. One of the most well known of these substances is asbestos, which is known to cause mesothelioma and other forms of respiratory cancers in people who inhale it. You should have any properties you own inspected to make sure that your tenants are not being exposed to harmful substances in your properties. 

Add Ventilation

Many older buildings are also designed with poor ventilation. Many units were constructed before the advent of central air conditioning, and the ventilation systems reflect this. That means that if your property was constructed a long time ago, and has been refurbished with air conditioning, your building that used to rely on window ventilation has insufficient ventilation when the windows are closed, which is common when operating A/C. Ventilation is particularly important during a bathroom remodel. A poorly ventilated bathroom can lead to mold developing and many molds can make your tenants ill if not taken care of. 

Make Your Property Healthier: Take Care of Pests

Pests and nuisance animals are a part of life. Sooner or later, some form of a pest is likely to call your property home. It is your responsibility to have these issues taken care of as quickly as humanly possible. Not as soon as is convenient, as soon as humanly possible. Dealing with responsibility can be done after the fact, but clearing up the issue right away is essential to avoiding any further harm to your tenants after the problem is discovered. Pests often carry diseases and can make your tenants ill if you decide to overlook a pest issue for too long. 

Keeping tenants healthy is an essential step to being a good landlord. And keeping your tenants healthy requires you to be proactive and take steps to avoid harm coming to your tenants. These three areas are great steps to get you started on providing a property that is healthy for your tenants.

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