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Heat Tape and Wrap the Pipes in Your Valle Vista Rental Property Before Winter Time

Maintenance Man from Real Property Management Northern Arizona Arriving to Check the Pipes in Your Valle Vista Rental PropertySafeguarding your pipes against the freezing cold is crucial to getting your rental properties around the winter incident-free. You do not want a rental house with a burst pipe in sub-zero temperatures.

A flooded, frozen rental home is a sure way to get your Valle Vista residents unhappy and risk them leaving. This will, of course, lead to costly repairs and extensive clean-up on your real estate investment, but with a little arrangement and preparation, you can get your property into tip-top shape in time for the cold weather.

Heat taping and wrapping are two ways to hinder frozen pipes. Heat taping a pipe comprises an electrical heating element that is taped to a pipe, heating the pipe to keep it from freezing. Wrapping a pipe can be done in various ways, from plug-in heating tape to pre-formed foam tube insulation that slides on over a pipe. The kind of defense your pipes need relies on the winter conditions where your rental property is situated. Outdoor water spigots should also be secured with an insulated cover.

Making sure that your rental home’s exposed pipes are safeguarded is one important thing that needs to be done as soon as possible, even before freezing weather happens.

Taking care of your rental home’s exposed pipes is important to do now, before the cold of winter strikes. However, with your current investment happenings keeping you busy, who should do it? You might have considered asking your residents to do the heat taping and wrapping on their rental home’s pipes. That sure sounds like a plan. But leaving pipe insulation to your residence isn’t such a bright idea. There is no assurance that they know what they are doing, or that they will do a good job of it. It may seem a minor thing, but lest they have home maintenance practice, there’s a big possibility that they’ll miss an important step or do the job wrong.

One other alternative is to do the heat taping and wrapping on your own. Even though it is true that insulating pipes is not a difficult task, and that the resources are widely accessible, unless you also know what you are doing, you’re taking a risk with your investment. Pipe insulation also needs to be checked and substituted each year, which adds another possibly time-consuming task to your to-do list.

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 Northern Arizona will check and maintain the pipes in your Valle Vista 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 928-757-7368 today!

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