Plumbing Basics for Landlords: Piping Materials

Whether you’re evaluating a potential investment property, estimating a maintenance budget for the year, or quite literally investigating a potential plumbing repair, understanding the types of pipes and materials in your building can be a critical ingredient for a property manager and investor. Below, we discuss common piping materials, their positives, negatives, and their usage.  Common …

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Plumbing Basics for Landlords: Landscaping and Repairs

Before making any decisions regarding the replacement or repair of your plumbing, or, before undertaking any major project that might disturb or affect the plumbing on your property, make sure you have a fundamental understanding of plumbing ownership as well as the different types of materials used in piping. Once you’ve got the basics, it’s time to start considering other aspects that impact your …

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Plumbing Basics for Landlords: Tenant Problems and Prevention

The best-laid plumbing of mice and men can still encounter catastrophic failure… or something like that. Proper piping maintenance is not simply about keeping the heat above fifty-five degrees in the winter (although you should). In fact, there are a number of ways you can treat your pipes and drains and you can train your tenants to treat your pipes and drains that will go a long way in …

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A Landlord’s Guide to Cleaning Appliances

When it comes to cleaning our houses, most of us will concentrate on dusting shelves, vacuuming the carpets and disinfecting the sinks, but we often forget about the appliances we use every day. Making sure appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators and stove tops stay clean does more than keep your home looking its best. …

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Worry-Free Holiday Season Checklist for Landlords

When the holiday season comes around, keeping up with gift-giving, family gatherings, and finances can seem like a maddening prospect. For landlords, that’s just the beginning. Many property managers have a to-do list longer than Santa’s in the thick of the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to make things more manageable …

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How Being a Silent Landlord Can Cause Problems

Nobody understands how busy you are as a property manager or landlord better than us here at Innago. You’re constantly meeting deadlines and handling situations and challenges that it’s impossible to plan for or even see coming. Compounding this, for many landlords, managing properties is a side gig, paired with a 9-5 job that has …

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