Firstly, we know that as a landlord or property owner you want to ensure your property is always in compliance with state and local laws. Subsequently, your legal obligation is a serious one and should not be overlooked–the ownership of your asset may very well depend on it.
Utah State Law
In the state of Utah, housing regulations mainly fall under the Fit Premises Act of the state’s Real Estate Code. All owners should be familiar with these ordinances. They essentially give a basic breakdown of maintaining a safe and habitable environment, with HVAC playing a major role in that.
By maintaining a properly functioning system the chance of breakdown in extreme weather is significantly decreased. Plus, your tenants remain happy. This, along with maintaining proper air quality (that is, mold inspections throughout the ventilation system) you not only meet your legal obligation but will maintain good relations and avoid any hassles with the tenant. This can ensure a steady, stable rental payment for years to come.
Routine maintenance (often considered preventative maintenance) will keep your overall repair costs down in the long run. Think of it this way, a system that has been neglected or overlooked for years has a higher risk of catastrophic failure. This often happens at the worst times when temperatures are extreme and overtax the unit. A dirty system is overextending itself causing undue wear and tear on the individual parts such as the coils, blowers, and pumps.
Typical HVAC Replacement
A typical system that only has to be replaced every 15-20 years may now need to be replaced in under 10 because the proper precautions were not taken.
A few factors to be especially aware of regarding ventilation and air quality:
Is there a smoker in the household?
Does anyone have asthma, allergies or other respiratory conditions?
Are there pets in the household? (shedding of hair and dander can be problematic)
Any history of flood water damage or contamination in the past – Issues can remain long after the fact. Especially if mold spores become lodged in crevices in the ventilation.
Recent demolitions, renovations, and remodeling
New home or mechanism inspection
Pre-existing conditions of the tenant, or existing conditions within the system, can heighten and exacerbate smaller issues. All of these factors should be considered when either a new tenant takes possession of the property or deciding how often to schedule a cleaning.
Above all, as a landlord who wants to ensure you maintain the best quality your first call should be to Green Home, the air quality and mold removal specialist. Additionally, we have operated throughout the Salt Lake City region for over a decade and have a combined 30+ years of experience in the industry. Lastly, we are A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and maintain dozens of quality reviews on Google and Yelp.
Contact Green Home Air Quality Company
We offer 24/7 Emergency Service to all of our customers.You can always count on Green Home to get the job done right the first time. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to find the source of your air duct and mold problems and fix them fast.