Making sure that your pipes are shielded from the freezing cold is a prerequisite to getting your rental properties over the winter without any adverse events. The last thing you want is a rental house with a burst pipe in sub-zero temperatures. Nothing will get your Estero renters panicking than a flooded, frozen rental home and run-down personal property. It will leave you discontented with all the thorough clean-up and restorations on your real estate investment. Heat taping and wrapping are just a couple means to prevent frozen pipes.
Heat taping is like an electric blanket for your pipes. It involves an electrical heating element that is secured to a pipe. It heats the pipe to prevent it from freezing. Wrapping a pipe can be accomplished in various ways, from plug-in heating tape to pre-formed foam tube insulation that glides over a pipe. The kind of safety your pipes need counts on how cold it can get where your rental property is situated and if your pipes are the right fit for heat tape. Outdoor water spigots should also be secured with an insulated cover.
Looking after your rental households exposed pipes is just as necessary as those that are hidden from plain sight. However, you likely have an active schedule and might find it challenging to get to the pipes in your Estero home before the cold blows. So, what should you do? You might have required your tenants to do the heat taping and wrapping on their rental home’s pipes. That might appear to be a credible resolution but leaving pipe insulation to your tenants isn’t always the best idea. There is no promise that they know what they are doing, or that they will do a decent job. It may seem a small thing, but unless they have home maintenance knowledge, there’s a likelihood they’ll miss a crucial move at some point in the operation.
Another solution is to do the heat taping and wrapping yourself. While it is true that insulating pipes is not an intricate job and that the equipment is easily obtainable, unless you also know what you are doing, you’re taking jeopardy with your investment. Pipe insulation also needs to be checked and replaced annually, which adds one more job to your to-do list.
Admittedly, with everything else you have to undertake, pipes might not make it on the to-do list as often as they should. That is why having someone else do it for you can be the most fitting option you ever make. Real Property Management Rental Direction will check and manage the pipes in your Estero rental property periodically, bringing the highest protection possible from freezing and bursting with zero effort on your end. For more information about our property management services, contact us online or call us at 239-747-0681 today!