EXAMINE ALL FIXTURES
- When checking faucets, also examine fixtures and drains. If a sink or bathtub has a greenish stain, for example, minerals in water are corroding the copper pipes. An immediate water analysis should be done and remedial measures should be taken. The age of a building can play a large role in maintaining the plumbing system. A manager may change a faucet and realize the pipes in the wall need replacing.
LOOK UNDER SINKS
- Are any sign of leakage visible inside vanities, on the floor, at joints, or at connections of piping? Small drips can cause rotting, permitting water to get under tiles, into the subfloor, into the ceiling below, and so forth.
EXAMINE LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT
- If the building has a laundry room, check all holes closely. On-site personnel often overlook them when the equipment is vendor-owned.