The Freeze Aftermath

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX 1st Class 0542725

I wrote a bog titled, "Attention League City Residents
FREEZE ALERT
" :

But you just can't save everybody.  In my neighborhood, there were many sprinkler fatalities.  Some people have to find out and learn their lessons the hard way.  And it isn't fun.

It isn't obvious for people that have never lived down south that you should have to wrap your pipes.  Homes in the north are built for the cold.  Why worry??

Well, when a 15 foot geyser streams from your home, you will understand why.  Not all pipes here are not buried underground.  Sprinkler systems, pool equipment, etc always have components above ground here.  And water entering the home is usually exposed and needs to be wrapped.  Older homes have exposed pipes in the attic above the insulation.

 

So, I sent out an email to my neighborhood directory for residents registered at www.MyWestoverPark.com -- I posted it on the site, and I blogged it to try and get the word out to all of League City and surrounding areas.

I know plumbers, landscapers (for sprinkler systems) and insurance companies have been busy.  We haven't had a deep freeze like that in many years.


I am very excited about one thing: the summer should find fewer mosquitoes!

 

 

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Bayou Properties Realty  |   The Worrell Team, Realtors
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Comments (4)

Dana Couch-Davis
Kendall Haney Realty Group - Memphis, TN
CRS, GRI, ABR, SRES

Brian we had the same problem here.  Unfortunately some REALTORS didn't get their listings winterized in time.

Jan 11, 2010 01:37 PM
League City, TX - Worrell Team, REALTORS, GRI, CNE
RE/MAX 1st Class - League City, TX

Dana, it wasn't easy to take care of each listing.  I found myself helping past clients to get their homes / rental homes prepared.  Is it the responsibility of the listing agent or the home owner though... Don't we have enough responsibility already??

Jan 11, 2010 02:03 PM
Robert Machado
HomePointe Property Management, CRMC - Sacramento, CA
CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management

We try to get the water turned off at the main valve each winter prior to Christmas.  That seems to help.  Funny how global warming is freezing us right now.

Jan 11, 2010 04:30 PM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

Ditto Bob * Fortunately, our sprinklers * where installed * are well below ground so the chance of freezing is minimal.  I caution residents to remove hoses from exterior faucets in our Resident Handbook....only 1 incident so far this year!!!

Jan 11, 2010 10:07 PM