When a Plano single house rental property has an automatic sprinkler system, it tends to captivate quality, long-term residents. With that said, sprinkler systems need a lot of attention and need to be appropriately managed and maintained, just like you would with any other part of a rental property.
Sprinkler systems need to be winterized in the fall because they need to be properly drained and turned off before the first deep freeze hits. Once spring comes back around, sprinkler systems should be assessed for any damage and then turned on right after any vital maintenance or repairs have been finished.
So who should be in charge of these repair and maintenance tasks? That all depends on what terms are included in your lease. Numerous landlords believe that having tenants handle the routine sprinkler system maintenance and turn them on or off in every season is the best policy. Various others may decide to have more oversight and management of the process since destroyed sprinkler pipes can create extensive property damage quickly and a broken-down system will make it difficult for the renter to continue to maintain healthy lawn or landscape features week after week.
You might find that some tenants may be capable enough to handle basic sprinkler system maintenance and even certain repairs, but having them handle the sprinkler system maintenance could be a gamble. If your renters disregard winterizing the system, there is a possibility you will end up with a flooded catastrophe on your hands. Or, if they don’t have the expertise to fix a broken pipe or sprinkler head, they may leave lawns or trees to die.
If you don’t expect to do sprinkler system maintenance and repairs yourself, your safest option is to retain a professional landscape company to perform it for you. This is how you can be clear that the job gets completed and gets completed correctly each year. Unfortunately, not all landscape companies provide the best service and you might find that the costs can sneak up on you and add up very quickly.
At Real Property Management One Source, we have trusted professionals and preferred vendors ready to look after sprinkler system maintenance and repair issues. We schedule sprinkler turn-on and off and routine maintenance and any needed repairs with the landscaping company. We will also coordinate with your tenants and take the lead on all the details. Would you want to find out more about how we can work together with you? Please contact us online or call us at 214-721-0727 for added information.