Author: Openroom HQ
Published: Thursday, August 3, 2023 | Updated: Thursday, August 3, 2023
When owning a home, there will definitely be times when you need a plumber who knows what they are doing.
As a Tenant living in the rental unit, it is your responsibility to notify the Landlord of the water issues as soon as possible because water damages can get costly over time. You don't want to be accused of negligence.
As a Landlord, it's important to repair your home before further damages occur and prevent costly fixes. When it’s a water issue, there may be different levels of severity. Depending on whether it impedes health and safety, it is the duty of the landlord to make sure it is taken care of within a reasonable amount of time.
Priority 1: Health and safety concern for Tenants. Time to fix the issue should be ASAP within 24 hours.
Priority 2: Damage to house. At the discretion of Landlords. Recommended time to fix the issue is 72 hours.
Priority 3: Minor Leaks. At the discretion of Landlords, ideally before it becomes a larger issue. Recommended time to fix the issue is 1 week.
Whole House Meter Check for Leaks
Water Supply Line Leaks
Faucet, Shower, and Tub Leaks
Whole House Humidifier Leaks
Evaporative Cooler Leaks
Pool and Fountain Leaks
Clogged sink or toilet
Backwater valve installation
It’s always best to engage a few companies to get a general quote virtually before you make a decision.
As soon as you notice it, notify the Landlord
Take photos and/or videos of the water issue, send it to your Landlord. The more evidence you collect and provide, the sooner the landlord and the plumber can address the issue.
If possible and safe, turn off the water supply causing the leak
Provide some times you are most comfortable with an inspection and then the actual fix. Occassionally, the Landlord may want to do an inspection prior to calling the plumber directly. Remember, based on the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) rules, you do not need to be present when the inspection, or when the fix is done, as long as there has been 24 hours of notice.
Conduct your own inspection
If it warrants a fix that you or tenant cannot fix, call a professional plumber
Have photos and videos of the water issue
Explain the situation briefly
Coordinate a time for the plumber to resolve the issue
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