When a Jamaica Plain rental property has an automatic sprinkler system, it is likely to be an invite to high-quality, long-term residents. On the other hand, sprinkler systems require proper management and maintenance, similar to any other detail of a rental property.
Sprinkler systems should be winterized in the fall, which means they need to be drained and turned off before the first deep freeze hits. As soon as spring comes around again, sprinkler systems should be checked for damage and once the needed maintenance or repairs have been executed should they be turned on.
But who is should be responsible for these repair and maintenance tasks? That is influenced by what terms are included in your lease. A lot of landlords will have their tenants fulfill routine sprinkler system maintenance and turn them on or off every single season. Countless others may want more supervision of the process since cracked sprinkler pipes can produce extensive property damage relatively quickly and a broken system will make it taxing for the renter to continue to keep a healthy lawn or landscape features week after week.
Even though some tenants may be competent enough to handle basic sprinkler system maintenance and even a number of repairs, having them execute it is still risky. If your renters overlook winterize the system, you could end up with a flooded disaster 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 want to handle sprinkler system maintenance and repair yourself, your safest choice is to bring in a professional landscape company to take care of it for you. By doing so, you can be confident that the job will get done and gets done correctly each year. Sadly, not all landscape companies have great service and you will discover that the costs can sneak up on you and add up quickly.
At Real Property Management Boston, we provide trusted professionals and preferred vendors who are available to deal with sprinkler system maintenance and repair issues. We schedule sprinkler turn-on and off, in addition to periodic maintenance and any obligated repairs with the landscaping company, coordinating with your tenants and attending to all the details. Would you love to discover more about how we can aid you? Please contact us online or call us at 617-996-0708 for extra information.