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Protecting Your Albuquerque Rental Property Pipes

Frozen Outdoor Water Faucet and Pipes Covered in SnowflakesMaking sure that your pipes are safe from the freezing cold is required to getting your rental properties through the winter without any untoward occasions. You wouldn’t want to have a rental house with a burst pipe in sub-zero temperatures. You also do not want to dismay your Albuquerque renters by giving them a burst pipe in sub-zero temperatures that end in a flooded, frozen rental home and broken belongings. As a property owner, it will cost you thousands of dollars worth of overhauls and an immense clean-up too. Two of the recognized ways to prevent frozen pipes is heated taping and wrapping.

Heat taping is like an electric blanket for your pipes. It involves an electrical heating element that is bonded to a pipe. It warms the pipe to stop it from freezing. Wrapping a pipe can be executed in various techniques, from plug-in heating tape to pre-formed foam tube insulation that slips on over a pipe.  The kind of protection your pipes need relies on how cold it becomes where your rental property is located and if your pipes are the best fit for heat tape. Outdoor water spigots should likewise be protected with an insulated cover.

Keeping a keen eye on your rental home’s exposed pipes is just as important as the pipes that are barely noticed. You could have a full schedule and might find it hard to get to the pipes in your Albuquerque home before the cold comes. What do you do now? You may have anticipated that and proposed that your tenants do the heat taping and wrapping on their rental home’s pipes. That might seem to be a possible answer except leaving pipe insulation to your tenants isn’t always a smart idea. You have no assurance that they are competent to do the job or that they will do correctly. It may have the impression that it’s not a big deal, however, unless they have home maintenance knowledge, there’s a likelihood they’ll fail to do the job entirely.

Of course, you can also do the heat taping and wrapping yourself as shielding pipes are 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.

Of course, with everything else that 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 Albuquerque will check and preserve the pipes in your Albuquerque rental property regularly, rendering best protection from freezing and bursting with zero effort on your part. For more info about our property management services, contact us online or contact us at 505-831-8700 today!

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