Plumbing Tips for Landlords

June 28, 2018


We understand you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your renter’s bathroom experience. We know it’s strange, but on some level, you’re responsible for ensuring they have a comfortable place to do their business. The plumbing in your investment home can be a real drain (pun intended) if you do not maintain it properly. After all, what separates an okay landlord from a great landlord is the way they maintain the property and their ability to fix problems when they arise. So, here are three plumbing tips every landlord should follow.

Educate Yourself On Basic Plumbing Repairs

How many times have you, personally, had a pipe leak or toilet clog? Now multiply that by how many rental properties you have. Even if you don’t have that many plumbing issues, chances are one of you renters will. So, when that happens it would be beneficial if you could fix the problem correctly and quickly. Know how to plunge a toilet and use a snake on tough drain clogs. This can be very beneficial, and your renters will be happy that their problem was fixed so quickly.

Give Your Renters Plumbing Tips

As a landlord, it is important for you to stay aware of any potential problems with your property. But, let’s face it, you can’t be everywhere at once. Along with your responsibility, your renters also have an obligation to take care of the space they are staying in. Don’t just assume your renters know how to care for a home or what NOT to do to their plumbing system. It is a good idea to give them some brief, friendly tips when they move in. For example, tell them to use strainers to protect the drains in the sink and showers, NEVER pour fats, oils or grease down the drain and educate them on how to avoid frozen pipes in the winter.

Know What To Do In A Plumbing Emergency

No, it’s not fun to think about. But, it is important to know what to do in the event of plumbing emergency at one of your rental properties. First of all, you should know exactly where the shutoff valve is. Then you should have a reliable plumber on hand. The professionals at Eastern Plumbing are available 24-hours to assist with any plumbing emergency. We offer fast and reliable assistance, and have been setting the standard in quality service of over 15 years. With locations in Greenville and New Bern, and servicing eastern North Carolina, contact Eastern Plumbing today for all of your plumbing needs – including repairs, remodels and installations.