TIP OF THE MONTH - August 2013
Source: Practical Apartment Management
By: Edward N. Kelley-Second Edition
without waiting for leaks to develop, arrange to have faucet washers
and seats replaced. Insect the ballcock or flapper valve in each
toilet tank. Have spare parts on hand to make quick
replacements. The quickest and best way to make plumbing repairs
is before a crisis develops, when you can select a time that’s
convenient for you and the tenants. It’s better to shut down an
entire building for one day to replace all worn plumbing parts before
they fail, than it is to shut down repeatedly for short intervals to
handle emergencies. Repairs never get cheaper if you wait, but
waiting increases the risk of higher costs and greater damage later
on. It also increases tenant dissatisfaction.
NOTE FROM CROSSETT REAL ESTATE SERVICES
shown if you replace hot water tanks, furnaces, stoves, refrigerators,
toilets, faucets, several all at once, this could indicate that all
will wear out or need replacement all at once. It is best to
stagger, keep good records and plan a preventative maintenance schedule.
This web page was updated on 08/07/2013.