Anchorage, Alaska
3501 Balchen Dr, #A
Anchorage, AK 99517
(907) 344-3346

5 Ways to Reduce Rental Property Maintenance Costs July 7, 2017

Anchorage, Anchorage County
5 Ways to Reduce Rental Property Maintenance Costs, Anchorage, Alaska

If you own a rental property, keeping your expenses down will go a long way toward making your investment profitable. Reducing the property maintenance and landscaping costs on your rental is one area of your budget you can control with careful planning. 

5 Ways to Cut Property Maintenance Costs on Your Rentals

1. Find the Right Tenants 

When it comes to choosing tenants, you want the most responsible ones you can find because they will take better care of your property while they live there. In the long run, this means less property maintenance and lower repair bills for you. Taking the time to do thorough background checks and carefully vetting references is well worth the effort.

2. Hire a Landscaping Service 

Landscaping tends to cost less in the long run when you take care of your plants on a regular basis. Have a landscaper regularly trim the trees to keep them healthy and avoid falling branches, which can cause major damage. It’s also easier to keep your grass lush with healthy topsoil that hasn’t been damaged by skipping fall leaf cleanup, so schedule regular service to stay on top of these issues and avoid big charges later.

3. Test the Smoke Alarms 

alaska property maintenanceEnsuring all of the smoke alarms on your property work will keep everyone safe, of course, but it can also cut down on property maintenance costs as well. If there ever is a fire, recovering a property from smoke damage alone can be expensive, not to mention the increasing premiums you’ll pay for insurance. 

4. Improve Efficiency

Small fixes that help your tenants use less energy will also cut your costs. Regularly replace the filters in the air conditioning units and heating systems to help them run more efficiently and avoid frequent repairs. You should also check for leaky pipes and install faucet aerators to control water use.

5. Consider Appliance Warranties & Insurance 

Manufacturers offer extended warranties, and these can be helpful in keeping repair costs down, especially for heavily used kitchen appliances. You might also find a local repair shop that offers their own insurance policies and maintenance plans that help keep your costs lower. 


Team Hale LLC of Anchorage, AK, has the experience you need make your landscaping look great for less, and they’ll help you come up wit the right property maintenance plan for your rentals. To find out more, give them a call in Anchorage at (907) 344-3346, or visit their website for additional details on their services. 

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Team Hale LLC
3 Popular Landscape Rocks for Your Next Project, Anchorage, Alaska
Creating an attractive yard is a priority for many homeowners. Trees, planters, and other fixtures are great for bringing outdoor spaces to life, and the staff at Team Hale in more
The Myriad Uses of Sand & Gravel, Anchorage, Alaska
Sand and gravel may not seem terribly exciting, but they play a crucial part in a wide range of construction projects. Whether you’re building a new home or just putting in a new more
Why Mulching Is a Crucial Part of Fall Property Maintenance, Anchorage, Alaska
As winter approaches, many homeowners and even property maintenance professionals assume their lawns and gardens won’t need any additional attention until spring. However, the more
Landscaping Experts Share 3 Snow Removal Tips for Your Property, Anchorage, Alaska
It wouldn’t be winter in Alaska without snow. But as beautiful as the vast white landscape is, removing snow from your own property is both a necessity and a tedious chore, and more
Topsoil Is the Root of Success for Great Gardening, Anchorage, Alaska
A great garden isn’t born, it’s made—and the root of its success is in the topsoil. Topsoil, the first few inches of soil on the ground, is usually made up of a combination of clay, more