Why Rental Property Plumbing Maintenance is Important
Rental property plumbing maintenance must be performed on a regular basis. Even a seemingly minor issue, such as a leaking faucet, could eventually turn into a major problem that will be extremely expensive to fix. In addition, if plumbing problems are not addressed, prospective tenants will be less likely to rent from you in the future.
What to Expect
When you schedule rental property plumbing maintenance, the plumber will perform a thorough inspection of the entire system. He will look for signs of leaks you or your tenants may not have noticed and let you know what needs to be done in order to fix it properly. Routine maintenance will help keep your plumbing running properly so that you can avoid potentially costly repairs.
Common Problem Areas
The inspection will include a check of areas that are common culprits when it comes to plumbing issues. For example, the plumber will check the toilets for any leaks, cracks or loose fittings. They usually occur due to wear and tear, but if they are caught early enough they can be fixed rather inexpensively. The toilet flapper will also be checked for wear. If it is not working correctly, up to 200 gallons of water could be wasted each day.
The water heater is another potentially troublesome area that will need to be thoroughly checked. The pressure and temperature valves need to be inspected, and the tank needs to be checked for any sediment buildup or leaks. The rental unit’s sewer line should also be inspected for any signs of cracks or clogs. If a problem occurs with this line, repairs can be very pricey.
You will find that the cost of regular rental property plumbing maintenance is worth it compared to the expense of a major repair that may be needed due to neglect. At Quest Management Group, we can take this and other property management concerns off your plate. Contact us online or call 904-900-2022 to learn more.