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Ask a Plumber: 5 Plumbing Repair Tips for Renters October 3, 2016

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Ask a Plumber: 5 Plumbing Repair Tips for Renters, Norwood, Ohio

At Allied Reddi-Rooter, we know how stressful plumbing emergencies can be no matter where you are. But for our customers who rent, plumbing problems can become an even bigger headache. If you’re worried about slow response from a landlord or simply don’t want to jeopardize your deposit, it helps to have a few plumbing repair tricks up your sleeve.

Having served as Cincinnati, OH’s leading plumbers for more than 65 years, we’ve picked up a few great tips for renters along the way, such as:

  • Inspect Before You Rent: As a tenant, it is your right to have systems—such as plumbing and electrical—that are safe and functional. When checking out a potential rental property, make sure to give the pipes, faucets, and toilets a good test to make sure you won’t be moving in with any surprises. If there are any, and you are still interested, the landlord should abide by regulations and correct the issue.
  • plumbing repairFilters Can Save You A Lot Of Hassle: Placing filters over drains is an easy preventive measure that can keep you from having to deal with clogs. Filters catch all debris, such as hair, and will prevent the need for professional drain cleaning from a plumber. It’s also an added assurance to catching small items, like jewelry, before they disappear down the drain forever.
  • Adjust Your Water Heater: It’s a good idea to check your water heater’s temperature control to ensure you aren’t taking showers that are either too hot or too cold. Industry standards suggest keeping it at 120 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Following this guideline will also help prevent damage to the appliance and limit the need for future plumbing repair
  • Locate The Shut-Off Valve: While you may often need a plumber to handle emergency leaks, it’s essential to know where the shut-off valve is. The quicker you turn this off during a plumbing crisis, the more water damage you will prevent.
  • Watch For Winter: If you live in an apartment complex, you probably don’t have to worry about winterizing your property. However, if you’re renting a duplex or a single-family home, make sure you or your landlord turn off outside plumbing to prevent pipes from freezing in cold temperatures. Frozen pipes can burst, causing extreme inconvenience.

Another tip—always have the number of a trusted plumber handy. Allied Reddi-Rooter is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to offer you the highest quality plumbing repair when you need it most. Give us a call anytime at (513) 396-5300 and be sure to visit their website for exclusive deals.

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