RENT Magazine Q4 '22

Simple Water Leak Prevention, Detection, and Solutions

Finding the exact location of the leak is the challenge. You can’t replace a broken pipe if you can’t find it, but finding the exact location involves a combination of hide and seek, trial and error, and detective work. You may need to hire a company that provides professional water leak detection services.

Unfortunately, my experience is that even the professionals need to play detective, although they have more tools and experience at their disposal. Having a proactive approach in mitigating water damage will help save a property owner thousands to tens of thousands of dollars in wasted water and sewer costs and flood damages.

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Implement a Water-Saving Training Program Implement a water-saving training program for the maintenance staff and do routine preventive procedures. These include but immediately notify management of any hissing sounds or visible leaking faucets, showerheads, and toilets. 2. Advise the maintenance staff that while they are in the units to complete work orders, they should also follow this checklist: are not limited to the following: 1. Periodically advise tenants to


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