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Does Your Yonkers Rental Property Need a Sprinkler System?

Sprinklers Running in a Yonkers Rental Property's YardIf your single-family Yonkers rental home is the same as most others out there, it will probably come with 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 thinking about buying one. So should you get sprinkler systems for your rental home? There are pros and cons that you need to think about before making a final decision. Depending on your rental property and your current state, you’ll need to get as much information as possible to help you decide if an automatic sprinkler system is ideal for your rental.

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 clean, 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 your 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 essential 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 correct size and type of sprinkler heads for the various areas of the yard that will need water. Through watering the plants as 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 will get your buyer’s attention. The reason for this is that only a few people are fine with 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. Taking into account what the yard’s size is and what kind of sprinkler system it will need, the installation cost can cost you thousands of dollars.

If you are someone who can do some or all of the work by yourself, then you can save money. 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, contemplate hiring 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 linked 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 an area with freezing winter temperatures, you’ll also need to winterize your system every 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 complicated. Consider giving Real Property Management DePenn a call for advice about property upgrades, maintenance, and other related topics. Our Yonkers property managers will assist you and keep your rental property profitable month after month, year after year. You can reach us at 866-820-9913 or contact us online.

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