When you own rental properties, you want to decrease your risks in all the ways possible. Trusting someone to live in your property can be difficult. You are trusting them to care for the property properly and to maintain it in a way that can prevent numerous problems from occurring. The plumbing in a home is one of the areas of the home that you should be the most concerned with. Here are some of the things that you can do to decrease the chances of having serious plumbing issues happen in your rentals.
Have the septic pumped
If the rental has a septic tank then it should be pumped anywhere from 3 to 5 years depending on the size of the house, the number of members in the household, and how much water they tend to use. If it's been a while since the tank has been pumped, you may want to have it done before they move in, so you know there won't be any problems coming up. Plus, when they come out to pump it, they will do a visual inspection of the system and this is a good way to find and fix issues before the tenants move in.
Have the plumbing inspected
It's a very good idea to have a plumber come out to inspect the plumbing. If there are any drains you find are moving slower than they should, they can even use a device with a camera on the end of it to go through the pipes and look for any clogs. They can also spot other problems, such as issues with tree roots that can cause major problems at any time. When you have a rental, you may find your previous tenants may have been a bit hard on it, putting things like grease down the drain or flushing things they shouldn't. Having the drains cleaned and tending to whatever else can save your new tenants trouble and save you money.
Put in quality hardware that can take more wear and tear
You may be tempted to choose cheaper options for hardware like faucets and showerheads. However, this only increases the chances that the tenants will end up breaking them; then you will have to pay for the repair and the new hardware. Instead, have a plumber install hardware that can take more wear and tear and save everyone these troubles in the long run.
To prepare your rental property's plumbing for future tenants, contact a plumbing services company near you.