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Does Your Kannapolis Rental Property Need a Sprinkler System?

Sprinklers Running in a Kannapolis Rental Property's YardIf your single-family Kannapolis rental home is the same as most others out there, it will typically have a yard and some grass, trees, or other plants that need to be watered regularly. If your rental property does not have an automatic sprinkler system, you may be wondering if you should purchase one. So should you install sprinkler systems for your rental home? There are pros and cons that you need to ponder about before making a decision. Depending on your rental property and condition, you should get as much data as possible to help you decide if an automatic sprinkler system is ideal for your place.

Pros: Sprinkler System Benefits

There are a lot of good reasons to consider having an automatic sprinkler system installed for your rental property. Basically, the main reason would be that the lawn and other plants will be watered consistently. Everyone knows that a rental property’s value and curb appeal rely heavily on having a neat, healthy-looking yard. Having the know-how that your rental’s lawn and plants are being watered the right way and consistently can help ease the burden for both you and y

our tenant in terms of property maintenance. Aside from the convenience of automatic watering, you do not need to worry if it has been done or not.

Another key benefit would be the possibility of lower utility bills and a boost in your property’s resale value. Using an automated sprinkler system the right way can help save on the water needed to keep your yard lively and healthy. This is applicable if you have the right size and kind of sprinkler heads for the several areas of the yard that will need water. Through watering the plants only when needed, you may be able to save a lot on your water bill each month.

When the time comes for you to sell your property, a sprinkler system may be able to attract buyers. This is because there are only a few people who can stomach the hassle of installing their sprinkler system. So if you have one ready, you may be able to sell your property for a higher price.

Cons: Sprinkler System Drawbacks

However, along with all the pros, you should also know the possible downsides of getting a sprinkler system. The cost, for example, is for sure a big reason why a property owner would think twice to install a sprinkler system. Depending on the size of the yard and what kind of sprinkler system it will need, the installation cost can cost you thousands of dollars.

If you are a person who works by yourself, then you could save some cash. However, you should be sure to have the time to quickly do the job. You also need to be sure that you’ve got everything you need so that you can plan and install the entire system without bothering your tenant if you have one. Otherwise, get a professional to do it for you.

Along with the initial installation cost, you’ll need to allocate some money for the ongoing maintenance and repair costs that come with a sprinkler system. Like other sections of your property, a sprinkler system will need to be maintained to keep it in good condition year after year. If your property is in a location with freezing winter temperatures, you’ll also need to winterize your system each year or risk burst pipes and flooding.


In the end, the decision falls on you on whether or not your rental property needs a sprinkler system. But with the correct information and perhaps some expert advice, that decision can become less troublesome. Consider giving Real Property Management Experts a call for advice about property upgrades, maintenance, and other related topics. Our Kannapolis property managers will guide you and keep your rental property profitable month after month, year after year. You can reach us at 704-220-0110 or contact us online.

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