Property managers may think water leaks are just a cost of doing business. If left undetected, they can spiral into a nightmare of consequences for your multi-dwelling units, whether they are affordable, student, senior, or market-rate apartment housing. From wasted water to property damage, higher insurance premiums, and the hassle of claims and relocating residents, the repercussions are significant. The water crisis has been in the news a lot lately, and the U.S. EPA also warns that water shortages are looming, making conservation crucial to the environment as well as to operating bottom lines.
In this post, we’ll delve into what property managers need to know and what the best practices are for the most critical components of a proactive water leak detection solution.
Understand the Consequences
No one wants to leave a water leak unattended. But leaks are sneaky, and can go unnoticed for days, weeks, or months. Apart from the obvious waste of a precious resource, the potential consequences include property damage, mold growth, costly remediation efforts, increased maintenance demands, and the headache of dealing with insurance claims. The stakes are high.
But leaks… just… happen. So what can you do?
The foundation of an effective solution lies in skip the consumer, do-it-yourself solutions and opting for commercial-grade sensors that are not only designed to meet the needs of commercial real estate with features like extended battery life and different form factors to detect different types of leaks, but also connected to software so they can notify onsite staff in real-time.. Having those notifications monitored, to make sure nothing slips between the cracks, helps make the solution as proactive as possible. You’ll want a solution that includes expert installation.
Customize to Your Property’s Needs
You want to make sure that the solution fits the reality of your property, the size of your maintenance team, and how your team works? Are notifications via text better than email? Do I want a sensor in common area laundry to go off with the same sensitivity one does in a resident’s bathroom? What is the best way to detect leaks from pipes versus appliance leaks? Make sure the solution you get fits the needs of your specific building and team.
Tap Into Water Leak Experts
When it comes to safeguarding your property, having a reliable support team is essential. Our US-based services and support team is at your disposal, ready to assist with any queries, provide guidance, or address concerns promptly.
As the EPA emphasizes the urgency of water conservation, it’s time to take proactive steps to protect your property. Don’t let water leaks become the Achilles’ heel of your multi-dwelling units.
The first step towards comprehensive water leak detection is to find out what a solution might look like for your property. Reach out to our team for a free consultation.