It is SPRING!! What about the water hoses??

hosebibIt so very pretty out, Spring is here, and I could not be happier.

The Spring brings it own set of problems for landlords, property owners, and property managers.

There are bugs and pests, plants and bee’s nests, planting and mulching, the list is endless.

If you have not done it already, now is a good time to open those hose bibs for tenants.

Why should you do it?  Water

Water is your enemy! 

Closing the water off to the hose should have been something the landlord or property owner should have done right before freezing temperatures set in.  I know a lot of landlords rely on the tenant to do this.  In the real world, tenants do not care if the pipe freezes or not, as long as it does not effect water pressure in the rest of the house and there belonging are not damaged.  If you, as the landlord, turn off the hose bib in the fall, you know it is done right.  So only seems right you should spend a few minutes and turn it on in the spring.

Depending on where you are located at, even turning off the hose bib, there is a tiny area that could possibly still freeze and cause damage when water is turned back on.  If you do not take the time to turn water on yourself, it will cost you a lot down the road, in repairs, damage and water bills.

If you need to replace your hose bib, or you want to know more about a hose bib, check out this video from Ramona’s Plumber, it is very easy to understand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLpHS9Pdox0

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