People aren’t the only ones with a definite lifespan; kitchen appliances and systems installed in your Bella Vista rental house will not last forever. As a property owner, it’s important to know what the life expectancy is for each of your rental property’s major interior elements and to have a plan in place to replace them when needed. In a perfect world, you should plan big purchases in intervals so as not to strain your finances.
So how long do interior appliances last? According to HUD, the life expectancy for common interior items is highest with appliances, air conditioning units, and hot water heaters. That’s why it’s vital to choose dependable items produced by trustworthy companies. First-rate kitchen ranges, for example, should last up to 20 years, while a refrigerator or microwave could last around ten years. Air conditioning units and hot water heaters have a life expectancy of roughly ten years, as do faucets and smoke detectors.
Interior items with shorter life expectancies include carpet, tile or vinyl flooring, and interior paint. Each and every one of these will last five years before they start to look like they’re in poor condition. Even so, blinds, window shades, and curtains last as fast as three years caused by heavier wear and tear and in addition to being composed of components that break more easily than most.
Understanding the life expectancy for every valuable item within your Bella Vista rental property can aid you to properly plan for purchasing replacements in the future. Scheduling regular maintenance service and replacing parts in advance will help you budget wisely, thus protecting your investment and ensuring a regular cash flow.
For more information on replacement planning and how the property management services offered by Real Property Management River Valley can help keep your property values high and tenants satisfied, contact us online or by calling us directly at 479-242-0791.