Common But Critical Plumbing Issues You’ll Find In a Rental Property

February 22, 2024

If you manage a rental property, you know the importance of reliable maintenance services. Providing timely and effective plumbing repairs is required by law in California – plus, it’ll keep your residents living in your properties happier.

Below are the five most common but important plumbing concerns you should have addressed ASAP by an experienced team.

Leaky Faucets & Pipe Repair Needs

During an inspection of your rental property, leak detection should be a top priority! Tenants don’t always catch or report these minor issues right away, and seeing them sooner rather than later prevents them from becoming an expensive water damage problem.

Toilet Leak Problems & Toilets That Run Constantly

If a toilet doesn’t receive proper plumbing maintenance, it’s likely to use far more water than necessary. An experienced plumber can easily diagnose and repair common issues like a malfunctioning flapper valve, tank leak, or imbalanced float that can cause a toilet to waste water.

Most of these can be corrected with minor adjustments, although sometimes part replacement may be necessary. Both can be accomplished for a small fraction of what it costs to replace a plumbing fixture that hasn’t been maintained over time!

Drain Cleaning Needs

Unfortunately, renters tend to be more careless when it comes to what they put down the garbage disposal. Because tenants aren’t usually held accountable for plumbing maintenance, tenants often dispose of grease, potato peels, and eggshells – even when proper education is provided.

Regular drain cleaning is the best way to prevent issues. If tenants complain of slow drainage, odors, or backup in their drains, call the pros (and ask about our hydrojetting services!)

Inefficient Water Heaters

Water heater problems are one of the most common renter complaints, and it’s not hard to see why! No one likes a freezing cold shower, and scheduling an annual water heater maintenance check is the best way to prevent that from happening. 

Over time, sediment buildup and corrosion can start to affect the efficacy of a water heater. Your local plumbing company should inspect the pressure relief valve, flush the tank, and ensure all components are working as they should.

Consistent Low Water Pressure

Occasionally, building maintenance may require tenants to accommodate low (or zero) water pressure for a short time. However, consistently low water pressure for no apparent reason can frustrate them.

From clogged pipes to municipal supply issues, there are many causes for this issue. Addressing it swiftly and with a trusted expert is key to solving low water pressure effectively.

How to Choose the Right Plumbers For Your Rental Property

A big part of successful property management is providing tenants with excellent maintenance services! ProFlo is recognized region-wide for timely scheduling, friendly service, and long-lasting repairs. If your tenants are experiencing plumbing, heating, or cooling issues, we’re the team you want to fix their complaints! 

As a locally owned and operated team, we’re committed to our communities well. If you’re looking for plumbing maintenance or repair services in Temecula Valley, call us at 951-694-1300 or fill out our online contact form today!

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