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Protecting Your Bowling Green Rental Property Pipes

Frozen Outdoor Water Faucet and Pipes Covered in SnowflakesThe freezing cold can trigger a chain of unfortunate events on your rental properties, starting with a burst pipe and ending with flooded, frozen rental homes and the damaged belongings of your tenants. A burst pipe in sub-zero temperatures is not welcome news for any Bowling Green landlord. It would make your renters unhappy and miserable and will leave you frustrated as you deal with the massive clean-up and costly renovations. Heat taping and wrapping are just some of the ways to prevent frozen pipes.

Heat taping is like an electric blanket for your pipes. It involves an electrical heating element that is taped to a pipe. It makes sure that the pipe is heated just enough that it’s not freezing. Wrapping a pipe can be accomplished in plenty of ways, from plug-in heating tape to pre-formed foam tube insulation that slides on over a pipe.  The type of protection your pipes need depends on how cold it gets where your rental property is located and if your pipes are the right fit for heat tape. Outdoor water spigots also need protection by adding an insulated cover.

Without a doubt, your exposed pipes need the utmost care; however, the hidden ones need the same attention. But what happens if you are too busy to get to the pipes in your Bowling Green home before the cold hits? Should you ask your tenants to do so? That may sound like an excellent idea, but, leaving pipe insulation to your tenants could bring more harm than good. There is no guarantee that they are knowledgeable of the task and the chances of them messing up are too high.

Of course, you can also do the heat taping and wrapping yourself as insulating pipes is not such a complicated task, and the materials that you will need are not that hard to find. But doing so is a risk too high to take. Pipe insulation will need to be checked and replaced each year, and if you intend to do everything yourself, then you are just adding one more task to your already long list of things to do.

Multiple things need to be done, and pipes are often overlooked when making the to-do list. Hiring a team to do these tasks for you will make things easier. Real Property Management Clarity Team will check and maintain the pipes in your Bowling Green rental property regularly, 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 567-200-2320 today!

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