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Does Your Berkley Rental Property Need a Sprinkler System?

Sprinklers Running in a Berkley Rental Property's YardIf your single-family Berkley rental home is like several others out there, it definitely has a yard and various grass, trees, or other plants that must be watered habitually. If your rental property doesn’t have an automatic sprinkler system, you may be asking if you should have one installed. It’s an ideal question; there are both pros and cons to sprinkler systems for rental homes that you need to think about before making a final judgment. Depending on your rental property and situation, you’ll need to obtain as many facts as possible to select and decide if an automatic sprinkler system is right for your rental.

Pros: Sprinkler System Benefits

There are many good reasons to consider having an automatic sprinkler system installed for your rental property. Probably the main cause is knowing for sure that the lawn and other plants will be watered consistently. It’s common knowledge that a rental property’s value and curb appeal rest greatly on having a well-maintained, healthy-looking yard. Fully knowing that your rental’s lawn and plants are being watered well and always can help alleviate the burden of property maintenance, both for you and your tenant. They will appreciate the convenience of automatic watering, and you won’t have to bother and be worried that it isn’t being done.

Several other vital benefits to remember include the potential for lower utility bills and a bump in your property’s resale value. Making use of an automated sprinkler system efficiently can help save on the water needed to keep your yard green and in good shape. This is particularly true if you have the correct size and kind of sprinkler heads for the different areas of the yard that will require water. You may save a lot on your water bill each month by watering the plants only as much as they need.

Getting a sprinkler system can be a great feature for buyers when it’s about time to sell your property. Various people consider it a hassle to install their sprinkler system, so by including one, you may be able to sell your property for a higher price than you could without one.

Cons: Sprinkler System Drawbacks

Although, admittedly, apart from all the advantages, you should acquaint yourself with the potential downsides of installing a sprinkler system. To cite an instance, the cost is probably the key reason a property owner would be unwilling to install a sprinkler system. Depending on how large the yard is and what type of sprinkler system it will need, the installation cost can run up to thousands of dollars.

If you’re handy and can do some or all of the work yourself, that can save you money, but you’ll need to be certain you have the time to complete the job swiftly. You’ll likewise need to see to it that you have everything you need to correctly plan and install the entire system without too much disruption to your tenant if you have one. If not, take into account hiring a professional to accomplish it for you.

Apart from the initial installation cost, you must budget for the ongoing maintenance and repair costs associated with a sprinkler system. As much as any other detail of your property, a sprinkler system must be maintained to keep working successfully year after year. If your property is located somewhere with freezing winter temperatures, you’ll further need to winterize your system each year or risk burst pipes and flooding.


Conclusively, the decision as regards whether your rental property needs a sprinkler system is up to you. Though with factual information coupled with a lot of expert advice, that decision can become much easier. Think about giving Real Property Management Advantage a call for advice about property upgrades, maintenance, and other related topics. Our Berkley property managers will guide you and keep your rental property profitable month after month, year after yearYou can reach us at 248-259-2575 or contact us online.

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