A rental home often has plumbing issues. That said, homeowners can control the situation by being aware of the most common issues and how to protect their property. We’ll provide expert advice in the section below that attempts to protect your investment property from these issues.
Leaking or Dripping Water
Leaky pipes/faucets are a common problem in rental properties. Leaks can present as a steady stream of water, or they can be more subtle, like a dripping faucet. As a landlord, it is important to protect your investment property from any damage to the home. Be proactive and schedule routine plumbing maintenance to have a licensed plumber inspect your fixtures to make sure they are working properly so you can try to catch any leaks early before they start causing harm. damage. Another pro tip is to find out where your appliance shutoff valves are located as well as the main shutoff valve in the house and pass this information on to your tenant. This way your tenant knows how to shut off the water in case of an emergency. Potentially, you avoid any damage to the house. Saves you time and money.
Another typical plumbing problem that homeowners frequently encounter is the constant running of the toilet. Even a seemingly minor problem, like a leaking toilet, can cause greater frustration for landlords and tenants. Thousands of liters of water are wasted with every flush. If not fixed, you or the tenant can be stuck with a high water bill. This might upset a tenant and expect you to fix the problem immediately, which bothers you, the landlord.
As a landlord, it’s important to communicate to your tenants what to throw and what not to throw down their drains. By this we mean in particular for toilet and kitchen drains. For kitchen drain lines, it is recommended that food waste such as grease, coffee grounds, eggshells and more be thrown away in the trash rather than put down the drain line from the kitchen. This helps prevent the kitchen drain from getting clogged or the garbage disposal getting stuck. It is also important to inform your tenants to only flush toilet paper down the drains of their toilets. This means flushable wipes, feminine products and paper towels should be properly disposed of elsewhere. As a landlord, it’s important to educate your tenants on what to flush, as tenants may not be aware of the sensitivity of drain lines and throw anything in them, leading to repairs. frequent and costly.
Show Plumbing Can Help
Show Plumbing offers 24/7 emergency plumbing service in Roanoke, VA. Call us at any time for quick and reliable plumbing service. We also offer a variety of maintenance services to help you and your tenants avoid emergency repairs. Whether you are wanting to schedule maintenance or need repairs, we are here to help. To book an appointment, call us at (540) 483-9382.