One of the biggest reasons that homeowners choose to live in an HOA is because of the consistent, high property values. When you purchase property in a community association, you can be confident that your property value will be stable for years to come. However, this is largely due to the rules put in place that require all property owners to keep their homes in pristine condition. If you own or manage a property in a Tacoma HOA, you’ll need to call a handyman or trusted vendor if you notice any of the following signs that your property needs to be touched up.
Faded or Peeling Paint
Over the course of several years, the power of the sun’s UV rays can cause your home’s exterior paint to fade. This unevenness in paint color can affect your home’s curb appeal, warranting either a touch-up or a completely new paint job. Areas with a lot of rain or moisture can also cause homes to suffer from peeling paint over time. If these issues arise in your property, it’s likely time to call a professional painter. Touching up your property’s paint job is a relatively small task that can make a major difference in the overall appearance of the home.
Cracked Bricks or Concrete
Cracked bricks or cracked concrete are inevitable signs of wear for any building. However, most HOAs will require you to repair or replace cracked bricks as soon as they’re noticed. Letting the number of cracked or chipped bricks pile up as you put off repairs will decrease your home’s curb appeal and, eventually, its property value. The same goes for extensive cracks in concrete or stone pathways outside the home. If you notice any of these issues, it’s best to fix them before they become noticeable or significant.
Overgrown or Dead Plant Life
If you have tall grass or dead plants, you’ll want to call in a landscaper as soon as possible. Many HOAs have restrictions dictating how tall your grass can grow or how your plants must look. If you fail to maintain these regulations, you may be charged additional fees on top of still needing to call a landscaper to rectify the issue.
If you notice any mildew around the perimeter of your home or in the basement, you’ll need to have it power-washed as soon as you can. Mildew is caused by the accumulation of water, so plumbing issues or even just the wet weather itself can cause this. In order to thoroughly eliminate any mildew and associated health hazards, powerwash and repaint the area.
Consistent Plumbing Issues
Not all issues are merely external. Your building’s plumbing, HVAC, and other systems should also be serviced regularly to ensure that they are operating at peak performance. If constant plumbing issues seem to be a problem, you may want to have a trusted plumbing service come out and check the entire building for any issues, big or small. Even small things that appear negligible could grow to become major safety hazards if they’re left unrepaired.
If you’re part of a Tacoma community association, it’s of the utmost importance to have a list of local vendors that you can trust to do great work. Here at The Management Trust, we elevate HOA community management by offering our Trust 360 program. This program serves to lessen the frustrations that come with being a homeowner by assisting you with the nagging to-do list of maintenance and repair services that are so regularly needed. No matter what part of your home needs touching up, our Trust 360 program can help you get the job done quickly and to your full satisfaction. For more information about our community association management services or Trust 360, give us a call today at (253) 472-0825.