When a Greeley single-family rental property has an automatic sprinkler system, it is expected to draw in quality, long-term residents. That being said, sprinkler systems warrant proper managed and maintained, just like any other aspect of a rental property.
Sprinkler systems need to be winterized in the fall, that means they have to be drained and turned off before the first deep freeze hits. Once spring rolls back around, sprinkler systems should be examined for damage and then turned on shortly after any mandatory maintenance or repairs have been brought about.
So, who is obligated to do these repair and maintenance tasks? That is determined on what terms are included in your lease. Various landlords like having tenants complete routine sprinkler system maintenance and turning them on or off each season, believing this is the better policy. Some may opt for more oversight of the process since broken sprinkler pipes can cause extensive property damage very quickly and an inoperative system will make it burdensome for the renter to continue to take on a healthy lawn or landscape features week after week.
You might find that some of your tenants may be capable enough to handle basic sprinkler system maintenance and even a handful of repairs, but having them fulfill it is still running a risk. If your renters ignore winterize the system, you could possibly end up having a flooded mess on your hands very quickly. 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 yourself, your safest decision is to hire a professional landscape company to execute it for you. That way, you can be guaranteed that the job will get done and get done properly, regularly every year. The only downfall you might encounter is that not all landscape companies offer high-class service and you will discover that the costs can sneak up on you and add up quickly.
At Real Property Management Colorado, we provide trusted professionals and preferred vendors that are available to attend to sprinkler system maintenance and repair issues. We schedule sprinkler turn-on and off, including system maintenance and any called for repairs with the landscaping company and coordinating with your tenants and dealing with all the details. Would you appreciate to hear more about how we can collaborate with you? Please contact us online or call us at 970-400-7368 for other information.
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