It is vital to prioritise the safety and well-being of your guests. All possible measures are essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for your guests, while maintaining the integrity and value of your rental property.
Let's look at the main safety issues for any rental property that owners should consider.
1. Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Fire Extinguishers:
Equipping your rental property with working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors is essential for early detection of potential hazards. Install detectors on each floor, including bedrooms and common areas, and check and replace batteries regularly.
Place fire extinguishers in easily visible and accessible areas, such as the kitchen, and near potential fire hazards, such as fireplaces or barbecues. Make sure fire extinguishers are regularly maintained.
2. First Aid Kit:
A well-stocked first aid kit is a must in any rental property. Include items such as plasters, adhesive tape, antiseptic solution, painkillers, sterile bandages, scissors and tweezers. Make sure the kit is easily accessible for your guests.
3. Security Cameras:
Installing security cameras at strategic locations around the exterior of the property enhances the overall safety and acts as a deterrent against vandalism, theft, or undesirable behavior. Surveillance cameras can help monitor activities and provide valuable evidence in case of any security incidents.
4. Adequate Lighting & Visibility:
Ensure that all outdoor walkways, stairs and entrance areas are well lit. Provide sufficient lighting in bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas to prevent tripping and falls.
Maintain a clear view of the outside of the property by trimming overgrown trees or bushes that obstruct the view. Improved visibility allows for better surveillance and reduces the likelihood of potential threats going unnoticed.
5. Locks For Doors & Windows:
Maintaining secure locks is vital for the safety and peace of mind of you and your guests. Regularly check and replace any faulty or outdated locks. Install deadbolts for an extra layer of security. Consider installing a keyless entry system for convenience and added security.
Regularly inspecting and maintaining these safety items will contribute to creating a safe and pleasant stay for your guests.
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