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We were featured on the Better Business Bureau’s Sunday Spotlight! This is the best team in the business! If you need property management services – look no further and give us a call! Our Reliable Service – Your Peace of Mind

Property Manager – Rock Stars!

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Property Manager – Rock Stars!

Congratulations to Lauren Brandt, Ashley Wickstrom, and Tawnyel Gibbons, for receiving 37, Five Star Reviews over the last 60 days on Yelp, Google and Facebook. We are so proud of the service that they provide to their clients. Lauren, Ashley, and Tawnyel, along with the entire Maple Leaf Property Management team – know how to take the burden of management off of the owners while providing a great place to live for the tenants! Not an easy job, but our team is the best! When looking for relationship-oriented professionals to service your investment, look no further than this team!

Our Reliable Service – Your Peace of Mind.

Signing Leases!

At Maple Leaf Management we get to meet with wonderful owners and fabulous tenants. Looks like these new tenants are pleased to be living in one of our properties!

We’re Always Learning!

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Maple Leaf Property Management attended the state conference of the National Association of Residential Property Management (NARPM) in Spokane Washington. The organization is a membership for the best of the best property managers in the country. We participated in three days of learning and sharing new ideas. We love bringing home new ideas to continue to offer the best customer service in the Pacific Northwest.

Drano is NOT the Solution for Plugged Drains!

DranoWe have had a lot of issues recently with clogged drains and tenants using Drano as a first defense.  Seattle has some very old plumbing and Drano or any chemicals are very harmful to the plumbing and can deteriorate the pipes, leading to much bigger issues than just a slow drain.  There are several natural remedies for a clogged drain, which you can find on our website:

DIY Maintenance Resources

Water Leaks

Water leaks do matter. They are hard on your home and hard on the wallet. This should be addressed at your earliest opportunity! If you live in a property that we manage and you have a water leak, please contact us so we can help resolve the problem.

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It’s Time To Check the Batteries!

It’s that time of year to check the batteries in your smoke alarm.

Even those hard wired into your house have backup batteries that need to be changed.
Check your carbon monoxide alarms and replace batteries.
Check the manufacturer date on both — if older than 10 years your alarm needs replacing.

Snow and Melting Snow

melting iceWe’ve experienced so much snow in Seattle and surrounding areas in the last week that now we have slush and melting snow. This is a reminder to be aware and keep drains clear and shovel the snow away from your house. Consider where you want that snow to melt. Do not climb on your roof to remove the snow because this will add more weight to the roof. Also, check your pipes for leaks and damage.

Dryer Sheets and Fabric Softner

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Dryer Sheets and Fabric Softener

These are great for making laundry smell fresh and reducing static, but not so great for your dryer. Dryer sheets and fabric softener leave a residue which, over time, can create a waxy build-up on the lint trap/filter. If there is too much residue on the lint trap, the air flow in the dryer will be cut off, and the machine will overheat—possibly blowing a thermal fuse. To check your filter, run water over it, and if water puddles, there is waxy build-up. Cleaning is simple: use a de-greasing detergent (such as Dawn) and scrub with a brush or scratchy sponge. Make sure the filter is completely dry before putting it back into the dryer.

And while we’re talking about dryers, if your dryer is in a small space, like a closet, please make sure to have the closet door open while using the dryer. Dryers require sufficient “makeup air” in the room, or they will overheat. And always, always clean out the lint trap after every use: both for the life of the dryer and for safety as lint is highly flammable.