When a Christiansburg single-family rental property has an automatic sprinkler system, you can expect that quality, long-term residents will be interested. Having said that, sprinkler systems demand to be properly managed and maintained, the same as any other detail of a rental property.
Sprinkler systems have to be winterized in the fall, that is, they require to be drained and turned off before the first deep freeze hits. And as soon as spring comes around again, sprinkler systems have to be inspected for damage and then turned on as soon as all required maintenance or repairs have been performed.
But who will take responsibility for these repair and maintenance tasks? That will be based on what terms are included in your lease. Several landlords think that they should let the tenants take charge of routine sprinkler system maintenance and be responsible enough to turn the sprinklers on or off each season. Others, however, prefer to have someone supervise the process since a broken sprinkler pipe can lead to extensive property damage quite quickly, and a broken system will make maintaining a healthy lawn or landscape features really difficult for the renter.
Although some tenants may know how to handle basic sprinkler system maintenance and even some of the needed repairs, having them do it is still pretty risky. If your renters neglect to winterize the system, you could most certainly have a flooded predicament on your hands. Or, if they don’t have the skills to fix a broken pipe or sprinkler head, they may leave lawns or trees to die.
If you don’t like to do sprinkler system maintenance and repair it yourself, your safest decision is to enlist a professional landscape company to execute it for you. That way, you are sure that the job gets carried out, and gets carried out properly and promptly, year after year. Sad to say, not all landscape companies extend excellent service and you will find out that the costs can sneak up on you and add up quickly.
At Real Property Management Insight, we help out with sprinkler system maintenance and repair issues by sending trusted professionals and preferred vendors. We coordinate with your tenants and the landscaping company in the scheduling of sprinkler turn-on and off, routine maintenance, and any important repairs. You can rest assured that we’re handling all the details. Would you like to know more about how we can aid you? Don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 540-998-6917 for additional information.
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