Most of the time, as we go through our day to day lives, we don’t even think about maintenance. What’s the old saying? “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it!” Well what if it didn’t have to break? What if we could at least reduce the amount of times things break down? Even with our own health, a simple trip to the doctor once or twice a year can help prevent illness of other complications. Well, as it turns out our homes are no different than our bodies. Changing air filters, making sure water connections are tight, making sure your HVAC closet or area is free of dust and pet hair.. even periodically cleaning the drains in your home can prevent or lessen the expense of big repairs down the road!
Most of the calls that we receive for maintenance from our residents involve plumbing. Primarily slow drains in areas such as the bathtub or various sinks around the home. While some of these issues are out the control of anyone occupying the home, a surprising number of these issues can be prevented and resolved with simple routine maintenance. For example, a slow draining bathtub! Often, the first idea is to pour Drano or some other de-clogging agent down the drain. But, did you know that your tub stopper (that thing in the tub that holds in the water when closed, lol) can be unscrewed? It is made to catch hair so that it doesn’t go down the drain. Unscrewing that and cleaning off the hair and debris that it catches is quick, effective and FREE way to clear a clogged drain. This also works for your bathroom sinks as well!
Here at Suncoast Property Management, we are always trying to come up with better ways to serve our number one customers, our residents!