Property managers have a task list that’s a mile long every day they get to work. Between coordinating repairs, dealing with tenants, and marketing rental properties, they work nonstop from beginning to end of the workday.
At True Plumbers, we work with property managers regularly. To make their jobs easier, we decided to create this guide with five emergency contacts every property manager needs in Plant City, Lakeland, Winter Haven, and nearby Central Florida areas.
1. Have a 24/7 emergency plumber’s number on speed dial.
When a tenant calls in the middle of the night with a leaking toilet or a burst pipe, then you need to be able to quickly respond to their concerns. Water leaks can lead to even more damage, including structural issues or drywall problems. It can also damage your tenant’s possessions if the water damage isn’t addressed in a speedy manner. Our company, True Plumbers, offers emergency 24/7 plumbing services as well as other plumbing issues that may not be an urgent situation. Other plumbing issues we can address include:
- Clogged drains
- Drain field repairs
- Faucet repairs
- Leak detection
- Sewer backups
- Water heater problems
- And more!
2. You need a trusted contractor for repairs, water damage issues, and more.
Managing central Florida properties sometimes means that you will need to coordinate building repairs. Our sister company, True Builders, is available to help repair water damage, fire damage, get rid of mold, and more. They will also repair any roof issues and are able to detect and repair leaks within a building. Their trained contractors also help with remodeling, particularly kitchens and bathrooms, which are rooms that often require upgrading after a tenant moves out. They have a local showroom where they display the many different options available for kitchens, bathrooms, or other additions.
3. Find a reliable pest control company.
In our area of central Florida, we have many pests that can invade a home or apartment. One of the worst pests to get rid of is German cockroaches. Once they establish themselves, it takes several steps to remove them—meanwhile, your tenants are forced to live in an unsanitary environment. Using a reliable pest control company ensures that your properties will be better protected from these types of insect infestations.
4. Establish a relationship with a local lawn care company.
Many times, property managers are responsible for maintaining the lawns of the properties they manage. This isn’t something that you have time to do, which is why it’s important to coordinate with a trusted local lawn care company who can handle these tasks for you. If a tenant finds an insect infestation in their lawn, then it will need to be handled swiftly to prevent further damage from occurring.
5. Have the non-emergency law enforcement numbers handy.
Sometimes, as a property manager, you will encounter a need to contact the sheriff’s department for violations that may not be an urgent emergency. Tenants may be making too much noise or you may have a parking violation to report. You may need to report lost or stolen property. Property managers in Hillsborough County can call the non-emergency number at (813) 247-8200, and Polk County property managers can call (863) 298-6200.
Are you a local property manager in central Florida?
At True Plumbers, we are happy to help you with any plumbing issues such as 24/7 emergency repair, clogged drains, repiping, slab leak issues, and more. Contact us today at (863) 667-6364 to discuss how we can partner with you on making your properties a fantastic place to live!
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