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Plumbing 101 for Property Managers

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  1. Welcome to . . . Plumbing 101for Property Managers Presented by: [Put your name here] [Delete these logos and put your logos here]

  2. Our Company • Your building • Our services • History • Other buildings

  3. Water Systems in All Buildings Types of Water Systems Domestic Irrigation Fire Suppression

  4. Domestic System

  5. From Street to Building

  6. Water Pressure • Water pressures vary • Often >80 psi • Normal is 50 – 75 psi • High pressure damages pipes and fixtures

  7. Distributing Water to You • Mainlines • Branch lines • Angle stops

  8. Hot Water Systems – Water Heaters Major methods of heating water in buildings: Water Heaters Boilers with Storage Tanks Tankless Water Heaters

  9. Hot Water Systems – Boilers Major methods of heating water in buildings: Water Heaters Boilers with Storage Tanks Tankless Water Heaters

  10. Hot Water Systems – Tankless Major methods of heating water in buildings: Water Heaters Boilers with Storage Tanks Tankless Water Heaters

  11. Safety Device – Expansion Tank

  12. Safety Device – Pressure Relief • Opens and releases water if temperature or pressure becomes too high

  13. Circulation Pump

  14. Leaks • Leaks occur • Copper corrodes and wears out • Easily repaired by replacing pipe section

  15. Public Sewer Systems

  16. Drain Waste and Vent Systems

  17. Sanitary Tee

  18. Soil and Vent Stacks

  19. Stoppages • Isolated • Part of a larger issue where number of fixtures affected

  20. Toilet Stoppages • Too large load • Flushing feminine products/wipes • Foreign objects • Older toilets

  21. Urinal Stoppages • Pull the urinal • Snake the line • Check and clear the trapway • Urinary salts • Chewing gum • Calcium

  22. Shower Stoppages • Stoppages in tailpiece and trap • Due to hair buildup • Cleared easily with drill snake

  23. Lavatory and Kitchen Sink Stoppages • In first few feet of piping • Can be in strainer • Possibly in trap or trap arm going in wall

  24. Mainline Stoppages • Which fixtures affected? • Men’s room • Women’s room • Single floor • Whole building

  25. Causes of Mainline Stoppages • Flushing paper towels, etc.

  26. Causes of Mainline Stoppages • Flushing paper towels, etc. • Root intrusion

  27. Causes of Mainline Stoppages • Flushing paper towels, etc. • Root intrusion • Waste build-up

  28. How to Reduce Stoppages • Install disposals for feminine products • Post signs not to flush paper towels, wipes, etc.

  29. How to Reduce Stoppages • Educate tenants on proper use of garbage disposals

  30. How to Reduce Stoppages • Set up routine maintenance

  31. Materials Used • Cast iron • Combination of cast iron and copper

  32. Causes of Sewer Odor • Floor drains • Exposed piping in ceiling • Wax seals at toilets If nothing is discovered in these areas, conduct a smoke test.

  33. What Is a Smoke Test? • Forcing smoke-filled air into a drain system so that escaping smoke can detect problem areas.

  34. Water Savings Opportunities Energy Policy Act of 1992 • Low-flow plumbing fixtures • Aerators for faucets • Reduced-flow shower heads

  35. Water Savings Opportunities Energy Policy Act of 1992 • High-efficiency toilets • Urinal flush valves or waterless urinals • Pressure regulators

  36. How “Healthy” Is Your Building? Where does your building stand? • ADA compliant • Rest rooms • Kitchens • Showers • Overall water usage

  37. Thank you for attending! Plumbing 101for Property Managers For Further Information Contact: Name Address Telephone Email