Property Management Blog

What Happens to My Rental Property When a Storm Hits? 4 Steps to Consider

System - Tuesday, July 17, 2018
No one likes to think about emergencies happening at their investment home. However, if you are stuck with the remains of a fire, a flood, or other types of storm damage, you’ll need to know what to do.Today, we’re sharing four quick steps that you’ll be required to think about in the aftermath of an emergency or a storm...

Water Emergency in Your Dallas Rental Property – What Do You Do?

System - Tuesday, July 3, 2018
As a landlord, when you get a phone call from your tenant to report that the hot water heater in the attic or closet has gone bad and there’s water all over the floor, what do you do?First, you need to make sure everyone is okay. Check in with the tenants and make sure they aren’t in any kind of danger. The steps that follow a...

3 Legal Ways to Use an Insurance Claim to improve your Property

System - Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Every once in a while, your rental property will have an insurance claim. This can be an opportunity in disguise. Today, we’re talking to Will at Texas Reconstruction, who is explaining how to use an insurance claim to make a rental property better. Will has identified three ways to do this.General Reframing of Your Property If...

What is the Difference between a General Contractor and a Restoration Contractor?

System - Thursday, May 24, 2018
A question we hear quite often is this: what’s the difference between a general contractor and a restoration company? We’ve asked our own restoration contractor to help us answer it.A general contractor and a restoration contractor are both considered general contractors. However, they specialize in different types of work.Ski...

Will Your Condensing Unit Pass Inspection in Dallas? Ask the Property Management Expert

System - Saturday, October 14, 2017
Inspecting your condensing unit in Dallas is critical in ensuring your home is compliant with all the necessary codes and regulations. You also want to inspect it regularly to make sure it’s working at its maximum capacity. Today, Brian from Keller Services is telling us how to inspect your condensing unit and what to notice.Coil Re...

How to Prevent Common Maintenance Disasters | Ask the DFW Property Management Expert

System - Thursday, October 12, 2017
One of the things we do at  McCaw Property Management is to have an HVAC company service our air conditioning units twice a year. These seasonal inspections and tune ups protect the properties we manage. The vendor we use is Keller Services, and today we have Brian explaining how these inspections can prevent common maintenance disas...

Air Filters - Costly Mistakes Dallas Homeowners Make

System - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Part of managing a rental property is making sure the HVAC system is working properly. At  McCaw Property Management, we turn to Keller Services for that maintenance. Today, Brian from Keller is talking about air filters and mistakes that rental property owners typically make.Air Filter ChoicesUsually, you can find cheap air filters ...

SEER Explained | Ask the DFW Property Management Expert

System - Tuesday, October 10, 2017
With our HVAC questions, we turn to Brian at Keller Services. People often ask about the SEER at properties. They want to know what the SEER rating is, and if you don’t know how to answer that, Brian is going to help explain what it means.Seasonal Energy Efficiency RatioSEER stands for the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This is h...

What’s the Difference between an R22 and a 410A? Ask the DFW Property Management Expert

System - Monday, October 9, 2017
If you’ve ever purchased or shopped for an air conditioning unit, you may know that there are two general kinds of systems that work best in properties like your rental.Those are the R22 air conditioning system and the 410A air conditioning system. We have asked Brian from Keller Services to discuss the difference in these two syste...

What to Look for in an AC Unit in Dallas | Ask the Property Management Expert

System - Sunday, October 8, 2017
We have clients buying houses in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, and one of their questions is usually about the cooling system. They want to know how to buy an air conditioning unit, and what they should look for with the unit that’s in the property. We knew there was no one better to ask about this than our preferred vendor, Brian...

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