Select an article from the list below.
Haunted By Carpet Ghosts? Carpet ghosts are discolorations that mysteriously appear in new
carpeting, particularly lighter colored material. It is most
noticeable in newer construction but can appear anywhere and shows up
first at doorways and along walls. This describes what causes this
phenomenon and how to deal with it when your tenant complains that the new
carpet is “no good.”
This article, really a collection of pages, outlines driveway repair and
How to tell if the cracks in your basement floor are minor or harbingers
of a major problem, and what to do about them.
Asbestos Home Page. This is not an article, but it contains
links to almost all the information you will ever need about asbestos in
your rental unit or home.
Owner's Guide To Buying a New Roof, A. Not only does this article compare the different types of roofing systems
and materials, it also covers roof design, causes of roof deterioration,
how to select a roofing contractor. This is a must read for anyone
with a new roof in his immediate future.
Make Simple Toilet Repairs. Toilets are high strung, mechanical, and frequently used. For these
reasons they require frequent attention. A plumber is rarely
required, however. You might save a good deal of money by doing
minor toilet repairs yourself. Here you will find all the
information you need to deal with most toilet problems.
Prevent Basement Leaks.
Learn to recognize the signs of a leaky basement in a prospective
purchase, and how to correct the problem if you already have a chronically
to Reduce Commercial Utility Bills. The title is self
explanatory, and if you are a commercial lessor, particularly in a third
world, power starved country like California, you need to read this.
Tenants Want High-Speed Access. A majority of potential tenants
will be swayed in their decision to rent by the presence or absence of
convenient high speed Internet access. Make your property stand out
by bringing it into the information age.
Marks the Pot.
It is possible to remove water rings left by your tenant on the hardwood
floors, but it is not always easy.
A dull, worn out wood floor does not make a very good tenant magnet.
This article shows how to do it and how easy it is.
How to repair worn and cracked concrete without a bulldozer.
Roofing’s Hurtful Bounce.
If you are contemplating one of the new “rubber” or single ply roof
systems, or if your rental has one, this article is a must-read.
Property Managers Should Expect
From Carpet and Vinyl Installers - Excerpt from the book
Floors by Alan J. Fletcher