Being a property or facility manager is a career that requires wearing several hats. You must be informed of current trends and regulations in various fields directly related to managing properties such as plumbing, HVAC, electrical, fire safety, OSHA, and waste removal regulations.
Plumbing is often at the top of the priority list for property and facility managers to handle on a daily basis. For example, if you currently oversee commercial properties with millions of square feet of space, or are a property manager of an apartment community comprised of 400 units, you are certainly bound to come across some form of plumbing issues regularly. Commercial property managers that deal with high-rise buildings know plumbing issues are a challenge all of their own.
It can take the pressure off of you when you know you have a reputable plumbing contractor to work with. The experienced plumbers at Avis Plumbing and Air Conditioning will be there for all of your plumbing emergencies, provide honest and quality service, and promise transparent pricing and methods.
1.) Never Accept A Plumbing Contract Over The Phone
It is imperative that property managers always avoid accepting a plumbing contract via telephone. Think about this realistically, while dealing with a service contractor over the phone may save you time, how can they quote you a price on a job prior to inspecting it?
There’s a multitude of reasons why a certain plumbing issue may arise that cannot be diagnosed over the phone. Landscaping problems such as tree roots obstructing sewer lines or drains incorrectly installed could be the culprit, which is why our plumbers will visit your site and provide you with the details of their inspection, along with a thorough price quote so there are no unexpected costs.
2.) Ensure Your Plumber Is Accredited
In the state of Florida, it’s required that hold a Certified Plumbing Contractor’s License or Registered Plumbing Contractor’s License to perform any plumbing work, especially when it comes to commercial properties. Failure to utilize an accredited plumber on your site can actually result in paying a hefty fine. With all that you do, that’s the last thing you need on your plate. You can trust that the plumbers at Avis meet all of the state and local requirements.
3.) Track Down Leaks Before They Become Larger Issues
A large leak (commonly found among toilets) can cost you upwards of 200 gallons or more a day! Can you believe it? For a property manager, this can equate to massive water bills each month. Spread this across numerous toilets and numerous properties and the water bills can be astronomical.
The plumbing experts at Avis can help you track down leaks of all types and help you reduce your water consumption – and water bills. Not only is tracking down a leaking toilet good for your wallet, but it also positively impacts our environment by lessening waste on our natural resources!
4.) Check Your Water Heaters
Just as your car may need a tune-up, so do your water heating systems! Regardless of whether your water heating system is a single unit for a small office unit or a larger system that heats the water for an apartment building, it is best to have the water heating systems checked out regularly.
This process involves draining the water heating system and flushing out any sediment that has made itself at home in the water heating system. During this inspection, our plumbers can carefully review all of the safety relief valves and ensure that your water heating systems will be working more effectively, efficiently, and safely throughout the year.
5.) Keep An Eye On Your Property’s Pipes
The process of metal corrosion varies depending on the piping material as well as the chemical and physical characteristics of what is being transported through those pipes. Corrosion develops as a result of alkaline water, salts, sulfates, oxygen, sand, by-products, rust, and sediment forming in the water heating systems.
The plumbers at Avis can utilize a video scope inspection system that can provide you with a first-hand view of what’s occurred with your pipes. If any problems with your pies arise, Avis can repair or replace them as needed, making your plumbing system good as new!
6.) Know What To Look For In A Plumbing Emergency
Any of the following can require calling your local plumbing service for a quick remedy:
- Broken Pipes
- Overflowing Toilets
- Flooded Bathrooms
- Corroded and Leaking Pipes
- Sewage Leakage
It’s the property manager’s obligation to ensure that all tenants residing or working in the building(s) are safe and happy, and we know you have enough on your plate, so let us help! Having a plumbing issue does not have to ruin your day, you simply need a reputable service provider to handle all jobs big or small — and fast! The plumbing experts at Avis Plumbing & Air Conditioning are reliable, local, and a trusted brand for all commercial and residential plumbing needs.
Avis, who has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, has been serving property and facility managers from Cape Coral to Naples since 1956. All it takes is one call to (239) 481-1511 in Fort Myers or (239) 542-4421 in Cape Coral and you’ll be able to focus more on what matters most – your tenants.