Dealing with short-term rental listings on Airbnb takes a lot of time: you need to think of pricing, booking, messaging with guests and a lot more. Sometimes, property maintenance is treated like something unimportant. Hosts pay attention to the maintenance tasks only when something breaks.
However, a more cost-effective option is to carry out Airbnb maintenance tasks on a regular basis to prevent breakdowns and possible problems down the line. Otherwise, it may lead to negative reviews regarding a non-working heater, broken cabinet doors, or a lousy air conditioner.
Professional maintenance personnel at MasterHost suggests performing vacation rental property maintenance every 6 months, even if you think that everything works fine: prevention is always cheaper and easier than a late response to the arising problem. In case of a vacation rental, the need for the maintenance service may arise even more often: every 4-5 months. An increased number of guests puts a great load on the internal systems, appliances, and furniture.