The Boiler Room Blog

Advice on commercial water heater selection, maintenance and safety issues for businesses that rely on a steady supply of hot water.

low cost rental property improvements

Low Cost Ways to Improve Your Rental Property

Until the time is right to put some big money back into your rental property, you can improve the look and feel of the building by making small, inexpensive enhancements.

Rental property improvements are never a bad idea. An updated look often lures in new tenants, while current tenants appreciate seeing maintenance staff around fixing pieces in public areas. The challenge of property improvements is mostly cost. The time spent fixing something up plus the cost of the materials can really cut into a budget if not properly considered. On the other hand, it’s possible to recoup some serious revenue if those improvements lead to great tenants who stick around for the long-term. Let’s take a look at more than 10 great ways to spruce up a rental property for prospective tenants.

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outdoor equipment maintenance

How To Winterize Outdoor Machines & Equipment

A few hours of winterization prepping and your outdoor equipment will last you for many years. This is sustainability in action.

A uniquely defining characteristic of humanity is our penchant for using complex machines to aid us in nearly every aspect of our lives. Machines are great! But, as important as machines are to our lives and businesses, your outdoor machines require some extra attention from time to time if they’re going to continue to work properly.

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You NEED Regularly Scheduled HVAC Maintenance!

HVAC maintenance is NOT a job for the amateur handyman, that’s for certain.

You’ve probably seen plenty of billboards, fleet vehicles and other advertisements with the word HVAC on it. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning. It’s just one of those things that everyone takes for granted, but as soon as it’s gone, we seek immediate aid. In fact, modern living would be impossible without it.

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Invasion! Commercial Pest Control

As much as we don’t like to admit it, we must share our living and working spaces with all aspects of nature, including those we refer to as Pests.

Silently, stealthily they approach. They creep in through your foundation. They find their way in through seams in the windows. They come up from drain pipes, wriggle under doors and make nests anywhere they can dig in. They’re creepy, crawly, hairy and slimy. Some sting. Some bite. Some destroy everything from electrical wiring to structural support. They make our lives difficult. We want to avoid them, but they don’t always want to avoid us. If left unchecked, they can slowly destroy our homes, buildings, and businesses.