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Window Weep Holes: What Houston Heights Landlords Need to Know

Houston Heights Rental Property with Beautiful Storm Windows InstalledContemporary storm windows are specially made to make sure the elements are kept outside where it should be and to make sure to improve climate control systems inside a house. Part of this design makes sure that weeping holes are incorporated; these are small holes located along the outside bottom edge of a storm window frame. Whenever it rains, water could run down the exterior of the window and collect in the window track or along the threshold. A weep hole is intended to drain that collected water to the outside of the house, making sure that condensation from the building is trapped otherwise it could trickle up inside and creating water damage, mold, or other problems.

When residents rent a Houston Heights rental home with storm windows, they may not recognize the function and significance of window weep holes. If windowsills end up soiled or hardened with debris, the weep holes can’t work correctly. The same is true if a weep hole is hindered (by accident or on purpose) with paint, caulk, or debris. Property owners need to make sure their residents appreciate how vital the weep hole system is to proper water drainage.

A second necessary undertaking for property owners is to make sure that their window weeps holes are inspected and emptied at least once a year, mainly before the wettest period in Houston Heights. Window sills and tracks want to be cleaned often to enable proper drainage. The best way to do this is by way of wiping them out with a cloth. Weep holes themselves have to be cleared by the use of a small, soft brush or some other comparable implement.

To shun costly renovations, later on, it is necessary to make window weep hole maintenance part of your Houston Heights property maintenance schedule. But remembering to add this job to your long list of other tasks that need doing can be an obstruction.

Our team of experts will complete all of your seasonal maintenance tasks for you, leaving you free to focus on other things. If you want to feel confident that your property is being well-maintained, simply let Real Property Management Heritage take the lead. For more information about our property management services, please contact us online or call us at 832-708-8157 today!

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