As a landlord, you want to be sure to have access to a plumber whom you can call to come out when you need them for a variety of reasons. You can learn about some of the ways a plumber can help you to provide your tenants with a safe and secure setting that they can refer to as their home by reading below.
Routine plumbing maintenance –
You want to have a plumber come out and do routine plumbing inspections in which they will check to see if there is anything with the plumbing that needs their attention as far as proactive repairs or anything else goes. They will check for things like tree roots that are threatening the plumbing lines to looking for leaks where there are outdoor faucets and attachments.
It's a good idea for you to let tenants know before the plumber comes out to do this and tell them to give you notice if they have any small leaks or other issues in their units that the plumber should also be looking at while on the premises. This can help to save you money on another call back to the plumber, and it can help prevent plumbing emergencies.
Plumbing emergencies –
You never know when there will be a plumbing emergency in one of the units and you need to act right away. Your tenant may have to be completely without water until the issue is fixed. Not only do you want to have the plumbing problem fixed because it is the right and responsible thing for you to do, but there are also laws to protect your tenants that ensure they won't go without functioning water. If the problem will take a while to fix, you may be responsible for putting the tenants up in a hotel until things are fixed.
Plumbing additions –
When you run an apartment or multi-family property, you want to have someone available to make improvements and additions when it comes to the plumbing. For example, if you have found that you are going to need to put in some extra washers to accommodate the needs of your tenant better, then you will want to have a plumber come out to make those changes for you. If you have found you need a bigger pump for the pool, then the plumber can come to take care of this as well.