Preventing Frozen Pipes Is A Massive Task

Preventing Frozen Pipes Is A Massive Task

Original source: Agent Media

Preventing Frozen Pipes Is A Massive Task

Whether you are a landlord or tenant, you want to avoid the disaster that is a frozen or burst pipe in a rental property. This is a catastrophe, and it can make life miserable, which is why it is essential you know how to prevent pipes from freezing, and what to do if this issue arises.

At ML Estates, we are keen to help as many landlords and tenants as we can, and the following list of tips will ensure you make a smart decision when it comes to caring for rental property. If you’re a landlord, feel free to share these tips with your tenants, and help them protect the property.

1. Check for leaks.

The first step in preventing frozen pipes is to check for leaks. Leaks can occur in both the hot and cold water lines, and can be caused by a variety of factors, such as loose fittings, cracks in the pipes, or holes in the pipe insulation. If you suspect that there is a leak, it is important to have it repaired as soon as possible as it can lead to frozen pipes.

2. Insulate exposed pipes.

Another way to prevent frozen pipes is to insulate exposed pipes. Pipe insulation is available at most hardware stores and can be easily installed by homeowners. It is important to make sure that all exposed pipes are properly insulated, especially those that are located in unheated areas, such as basements or attics.

3. Keep the heat on.

Another way to prevent frozen pipes is to keep the heat on in your home, even if you are away for an extended period of time.

4. Disconnect garden hoses from outdoor faucets.

If you have garden hoses attached to your outdoor faucets, it is important to disconnect them before the cold weather sets in. This will help to prevent your outdoor faucets from freezing and bursting.

5. Open cabinet doors under sinks located on exterior walls.

If you have any cabinets located on exterior walls, it is important to open the doors during cold weather spells. This will allow warm air to circulate around the plumbing and help to prevent the pipes from freezing.

6. Use space heaters wisely.

If you are using space heaters to help keep your home warm during cold weather, it is important to use them wisely. Make sure that they are placed away from flammable materials, such as curtains or furniture, and do not leave them unattended when they are turned on

Contact ML Estates to better manage your rental property

At ML Estates, we are keen to help you manage your property, and we offer a wide range of services. We can arrange a property valuation for you, and we can help you connect with tenants. If you’re a North West London landlord looking to let property, contact us today for more information about our property management services. Call ML Estates on 020 7328 4444 to discuss your requirements.

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