Just like the popular saying, ‘Prevention is better than cure’ you should also apply this to your rental homes’ pipes to protect them from the freezing cold. This way, you can have the peace of mind knowing that your rental house is well-protected when winter comes. The last thing you need is dealing with a burst pipe in sub-zero temperatures in your rental house. Guaranteed your Middleton residents will not thank you for exposing them to a flooded, frozen rental home and damaged personal property. This will result in costly repairs and massive clean-up eventually.
Heat taping and wrapping are two alternative solutions to avoid frozen pipes. Heat taping a pipe includes an electrical heating element that is taped to a pipe, warming the pipe to keep it from freezing. Wrapping a pipe can be completed in more than a few ways, starting with plug-in heating tape to pre-formed foam tube insulation that slides on over a pipe. The type of protection your pipes require depends on the winter temperatures where your rental property is situated. Outdoor water spigots ought to also be safeguarded with an insulated cover.
Taking the necessary steps to protect your rental home’s exposed pipes for winter is important and it is a must to do so before the cold of winter strikes. But with the many investment activities that you have planned in a month or even a week, do you really have the luxury of time to do it? Sure you may have thought of letting your residents do the heat taping and wrapping on their rental home’s pipes. That sure sounds like a good idea if they know what they are doing why not, right? However, what if your residents have no idea what to do? Leaving pipe insulation to your residence does not guarantee that they will do a good job of it. It may seem a small thing, but if they do not have the experience then chances are they will mess it up than fix it altogether.
If you have time, then you may do the heat taping and wrap yourself. Insulating pipes is not a difficult task, and the materials that are needed are not hard to find. But, no matter how easy a task is unless you know what you are doing than doing it yourself is a big risk that you can not afford to make. Pipe insulation also needs checking and replacements at least once each year, which means this is another addition to your already time-consuming list of tasks to be done.
Of course, with everything else you have to do, pipes might not make it on the to-do list as often as they should. That is why having someone handle it for you can be the best decision you ever make. Real Property Management Greater Madison Metro will check and maintain the pipes in your Middleton rental property on a regular 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 608-310-1290 today!
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