When it comes to property maintenance, there are many aspects to your responsibilities. Not only do you have to make sure the visible parts of the property are functional, but also the hidden parts as well.
Many people think just because plumbing is out of sight, then it’s out of mind. But there are things you should do to make sure everything flows smoothly. For property maintenance managers, here’s what you should know regarding plumbing.
Be Prepared for After-Hour Emergencies
Unfortunately, plumbing emergencies won’t stick to your regular work hours. Chances are, you’ll have tenants calling about after-hour emergencies, such as a burst or frozen pipes.
These types of emergencies will warrant you coordinating with a plumber so those problems can be fixed right away. There are some things that simply can’t wait until morning, so make sure you know this is your responsibility as a property maintenance manager.
Leaks Need to Be Fixed Right Away
Someone may call about a small leak. You’ll think it can wait until tomorrow, so “just put a bucket under it.” However, leaks are indicative of many things.
For one, for it to be visible means it’s bigger than you think. The walls have water damage, and the “small” leak can become bigger at a moment’s notice.
When a tenant calls about a leak, you should get in touch with a plumber, no matter how big it is. Leaks can be a symptom of a bigger problem, so the earlier you get it handled, the better.
Get Pipes Cleaned Often
Just because there are no signs of clogs doesn’t mean your pipes don’t need to be cleaned. Getting something like hydro jetting can clear drains of blockages. This will help your pipes stay in good condition for longer, which will lessen the need for any serious repairs.
Get Regular Inspections Maintenance
There may be no actual complaints from the tenants, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to do anything regarding plumbing. Over time, hair and other debris can clog the pipes, which can then back up the drains and cause bigger issues.
Without regular maintenance and inspections, this can lead to very costly and time-consuming things to fix. Not to mention, all metals will corrode over time, so plumbers can use a video scope to check it from time to time. Keep everything in working condition with the minor inconvenience of maintenance checks.
Property Maintenance Managers Need to Be Responsible
Property maintenance managers need to be proactive about keeping the plumbing in working order. Just because you can’t see anything wrong doesn’t mean there isn’t.
Make sure you schedule regular maintenance to not only prevent problems in the future but to also save yourself some trouble as well. Any minor issues have the potential to become serious ones, so nip them in the bud before they do.
If your property has plumbing issues, get in touch with us now to schedule an appointment.