Winter time is fast approaching again but not all are ready especially your rental property pipes. Many incidents of bursting pipes have been reported during the freezing cold season. Sub-zero temperatures are one of the main culprits in bursting pipelines. Your Killeen residents will be surely unsatisfied and unhappy to spend winter in a flooded, frozen and seemingly wet home. This will not only damage properties but also it will give you soaring repair bills.
To avoid this kind of scenario, heat taping and wrapping can be done. Heat taping a pipe needs an electrical heating element to be taped to a pipe that automatically warms it to avoid freezing. Wrapping a pipe, on the other hand, can be done in many ways. You can always choose among the many ways it can be done from plug-in heating tape to pre-formed foam tube insulation above a pipe. Winter temperatures are generally not the same across the country, knowing what type of insulation to be used entails the knowledge of winter temperatures in your location. Outdoor water spigots are most of the time forgotten. These should also be placed with an insulated cover.
Exposed pipes must be protected before the winter season comes. This might be a challenging task to insert in your busy schedule and you might also have given heat taping and wrapping assignments to your residents but as an owner, you must note that without proper experience of the task, quality of work may not be seen in the outcome. Leaving pipe insulation in unprofessional hands may result in missed details and steps which may cause inefficient insulating capabilities.
Heat taping and wrapping can be done alone. Installation is not that technical and materials are commonly available but without much knowledge and experience in insulating pipes, you might also not get the quality of work expected. Pipe insulation also needs to be checked and thoroughly maintained each year, which can also require much of your time.
To help you get pipe insulation off your to-do list, we will take over and handle it for you. Real Property Management Apex will regularly check and maintain the pipes in your Killeen rental property giving your investment the best protection it needs from freezing and bursting this winter season. Hassle-free protection! For more information about our property management services, contact us online or call us at 254-732-1599 today!
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