Plumbing is one of the leading maintenance duties property managers perform regularly. Moreover, it becomes more complicated when dealing with numerous high-rise residential buildings. However, you can save yourself the hassle by having a reliable plumber to shoulder the headache of fixing plumbing breakdowns. They become even more valuable assets when dealing with plumbing emergencies resulting from circumstances beyond tenants’ control. For instance, a storm or other natural calamities leave a whole area with plumbing emergencies.
As temperatures fall and winter comes knocking, you don’t need to worry about plumbing headaches, because here at Keepe, we have compiled 4 hot tips to keep you on top of your game during this fall and winter.
Check Water Heating Systems
All water heating systems require regular tuning up. Therefore, check them regularly irrespective of their size. To do this, a plumber needs to drain the system by flushing out all resident sediments. Moreover, the safety valves also needs to be inspected to ensure they work efficiently.
Check Corroding Pipes
Second, deal with corrosion in the water piping system. The reason is that water alkalinity, oxygen, rust, salts, and sulfates corrode all water pipes. Also, accumulated sediments corrode water heating installations. Engaging a competent plumber promptly will repair and restore them to a healthy functional state.
Fix Leaking Toilets
Did you know that leakage in one toilet can waste more than 90,000 gallons of water monthly? Consequently, the facility will receive exorbitant bills for wasted water. The waste is even greater if the leakage happens in several toilets and in multiple units within an apartment. However, engaging the right plumber will enable you to detect and prevent leakages before they cause costly and disruptive water losses.
Find a Competent and Accredited Plumber
Now, we come to the core of the situation—the plumber— because plumbing is clearly non-existent without a plumber. Consequently, the plumber’s quality is directly proportional to their plumbing quality. Therefore, having a competent and accredited plumber is extremely crucial. Most states demand accreditation for all plumbers. Therefore, hiring a non-certified plumber to work on the properties you manage could land you into legal problems, including significant amounts of fines.
As cold season gets underway, we hope you will apply these tips to seamlessly handle your plumbing responsibilities this fall and winter.