Got a clog that just won’t go down? Rusty red water pouring from the faucet? A sink that refuses to drain? Backed-up toilet? Hopefully you’ve never had all of these problems at once! Plumbing issue here or there are par for the course as a lessee. Lucky for you, your property management company is almost surely ready and happy to help with any issues that might come bubbling up from the pipes.
The problem with calling for plumbing help is that most lessees and property owners don’t know the best time to contact a professional. We all like to think we’re capable of fixing any problem ourselves (and it sure does save a lot of money if we can).
So, when is a plumbing issue too much for a mere mortal to handle? Incidents that suggest pipes have been compromised should be handled with care—problems like lower pressure or discolored water are warning signs that likely need professional attention. If your drinking water is affected it’s best to have it fixed ASAP rather than spend too much time on it yourself. If your health is at risk, your property management company will always be fast to act.