It is very essential to shield your pipes from the freezing cold temperatures of winter. One of the main problems of rental properties that have a burst pipe in sub-zero temperatures is that they are prone to be overlooked. Damaged pipes will cause serious problems, and no resident will like coming home to flooded, frozen homes for sure. If not addressed immediately, this will not only cause you an expensive repair in your investment but also unhappy residents. Winter is no time for flood because of a broken pipe!
To avoid frozen pipes, heat taping and wrapping can be used. Heat taping a pipe needs an electrical heating element to be attached to a pipe. This will warm the pipe regularly thus making it invulnerable to freezing. Wrapping a pipe, on the other hand, can be done in many ways. You can plug-in heating tape or you can use a pre-formed tube insulation that can be wrapped over a pipe. Winter temperatures vary in every location. With this, the type of insulation depends on your location. You must also not forget to provide an insulated cover to your outdoor water spigots.
Addressing your exposed pipes essentials needs to be done before the cold season. Winter’s temperatures can clearly be a hindrance for repairs. This might seem hard to squeeze into your tight schedule and an option you might consider is to leave the heat taping and wrapping to your residents. This might sound convenient to your timeline but this cannot promise an efficient and excellent maintenance work. Leaving pipe insulation to unprofessional work might cause further damage to your property.
You can also do heat taping and wrap all by yourself. Insulating pipes is not a tedious work to do and materials are readily available but take note, if you do not have an ample experience of doing so, this could also pose risks to your property. Pipe insulation also entails regular checking and maintenance every year. This can take a toll on your tight schedule and most of the time neglected.
To keep pipe insulation out of your to-do list, it is wise to have someone to work this task for you.
Real Property Management LoneStar will do the regular checking and maintenance needed to your pipes in your Cedar Park rental property. This will ensure the utmost shield needed to avoid freezing and bursting without giving up your time and effort! Contact us at 512-520-9060 or reach us online. It’s our pleasure to discuss our services with you.
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