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Made to Last: Replacing Interior Items in Your Brooklyn Rental Home

Brooklyn Rental Home Interiors Being Repainted by a TenantPeople aren’t the only ones with longevity; appliances and systems inside of your Brooklyn rental property only last so long. 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.

Therefore how soon do interior pieces last? According to HUD, the life expectancy for common interior items is highest with appliances, air conditioning units, and hot water heaters. To cite an instance, an ideal kind of kitchen range should survive as long as 20 years, on the other hand, a refrigerator or microwave can be anticipated to survive for about ten years. Air conditioning units and hot water heaters both contain a life expectancy of around ten years, as do faucets and smoke detectors.

Interior items with shorter life expectancies include carpet, tile or vinyl flooring, and interior paint. Each of these generally withstands five years before they begin to appear constantly ragged-looking. Blinds, window shades, and curtains, however, sustain after three years as a result of heavier wear and tear while being composed of components that break more easily than most.

Perceiving the life expectancy for every important item within your Brooklyn rental property can aid you to get a better idea for possible changes later on. 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 New York Gold can help keep your property values high and tenants satisfied, contact us online or by calling us directly at 347-905-5770.

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