Ensuring that your pipes are shielded from the freezing cold is critical to getting your rental properties through the winter without any troublesome circumstances. The last thing you want is a rental house with a burst pipe in sub-zero temperatures. Your Jamaica renters will surely be upset with a flooded, frozen rental home and totaled belongings. It will also make you infuriated with all the wide-ranging clean-up and upkeep on your real estate investment. Heat taping and wrapping are just a couple of techniques to avoid frozen pipes.
Heat taping is like an electric blanket for your pipes. It involves an electrical heating element that is sealed to a pipe. It heats up the pipe to avoid it from freezing. Wrapping a pipe can be accomplished in diverse manners, from plug-in heating tape to pre-formed foam tube insulation that drops over a pipe. The kind of preservation your pipes need relies on how chilly it gets where your rental property is positioned and if your pipes are the right fit for heat tape. Outdoor water spigots should also be guarded with an insulated cover.
Making sure that your rental home’s exposed pipes are shielded is just as critical as those that are out of sight. If your schedule is full and you’re finding it difficult to get to the pipes in your Jamaica home before the cold starts, what should you do? You might have required your tenants to do the heat taping and wrapping on their rental home’s pipes. That would seem to be a conceivable solution but leaving pipe insulation to your tenants isn’t always a good idea. It’s not a sure thing that they know what they are undertaking, or that they will do a good job. It may appear like a small thing, but if they aren’t familiar with home maintenance, there’s a good chance they’ll overlook a critical procedure at some point in the plan.
Another proposal is to make the heat taping and wrapping yourself. While it is proven that insulating pipes is not a cumbersome duty and that the supplies are easily obtainable, unless you know what you are doing, you’re risking your investment. Pipe insulation must also be checked and replaced every year, which is another possibly arduous task to add to your to-do list.
Clearly, with everything else you have to accomplish, pipes might not make it on the to-do list as frequently as they should. That is why having someone operate it for you can be the best decision you’ll ever make. Real Property Management New York Gold will inspect and manage the pipes in your Jamaica rental property periodically, implementing the best protection possible from freezing and bursting with zero effort on your part. For more information about our property management services, contact us online or contact us at 347-905-5770 today!
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