The cold weather is impending and you as an owner of a property better get your pipes protected from the freezing cold. This is important so that your rental properties will get through the winter incident-free. You do not want to risk having a burst pipe in sub-zero temperatures happening to your rental house as this would definitely piss your Wolfforth residents off. Who would want a flooded, frozen rental home and risk getting their personal properties damaged? This would of course eventually lead to massive clean-up and maintenances on your real estate investment.
Heat taping and wrapping are two alternatives to avert frozen pipes. Heat taping a pipe encompasses an electrical heating element that is taped to a pipe which in turn will warm the pipe to keep it from freezing. Wrapping a pipe can be accomplished in many ways, from plug-in heating tape to pre-formed foam tube insulation that slides on over a pipe. The kind of protection your pipes need depends on the winter temperatures where your rental property is located. Outdoor water spigots should also be safeguarded with an insulated cover.
You would want to make sure that your rental home’s exposed pipes are already taken cared of even before the cold of winter happens. But do you really have time to do much considering the number of activities that you need to do for your other current investments? If so, then who should take care of it? You may have considered asking your residents to do the heat taping and wrapping on their rental home’s pipes, but leaving pipe insulation in your residents’ hands isn’t such a great idea. First of all, you do not know for sure if they have any inkling of what needs to be done, let alone do a good job at it. It might seem like a small thing, but not unless they have had experience fixing pipes or even just basic home maintenance experience, there a very big possibility that they’ll miss a crucial step or completely wreck the job.
One other way would be to do the heat taping and wrapping yourself. Although insulating pipes is not a complicated task, and the materials that would be needed are widely available, unless you know what needs to be done, it is a big risk that you are making with your investment. Pipe insulation must be checked regularly and changed every year, which is again another potentially time-consuming task that will be added to your to-do list.
After all, pipes might not make it on the to-do list as often as they would. That is why having someone handle it for you can be the best decision you ever make. Real Property Management Services will check and maintain the pipes in your Wolfforth rental property on a consistent basis, providing maximum protection from freezing and bursting with zero effort on your part. For more information about our property management services, contact us online or call us at 806-853-6546 today!
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