How Hard Water Can Cause Problems If You’re A Landlord
If you are like many homeowners, you might have already installed a water softening unit to help with the hard water in your home. However, if you’re a landlord, you might not have thought about installing water softeners in your rental units. Of course, this does require an investment on your part, but you should know that it’s often worth it. These are a few reasons why hard water can cause problems in your rental units.
Tenants May Complain
As a landlord, you probably want to do what you can to keep your tenants happy. Plus, as a busy landlord, you probably already have enough on your plate, and you probably don’t want to have to worry about getting complaints from your tenants.
The truth is that tenants might have a lot of complaints if there is a hard water issue in their rental units. For example, hard water can cause skin issues, particularly for those who have sensitive skin. By installing a water softener in your rental units, you can help ensure that your tenants are comfortable and happy, and you can avoid having to deal with tenant complaints.
Cleaning Can Be More Difficult
You probably prefer for your tenants to keep your rental units clean. It can be tough enough to find tenants who will actually take good care of your property, but when there are hard water problems in a rental unit, it can be that much harder for even the best of tenants to actually do a good job of cleaning.
When there’s hard water, it can be difficult for tenants to clean the rings out of the toilets, bathtubs, showers and sinks. Grout lines on tile, whether on the floor, backsplash or walls, can also be difficult to clean with hard water. This can obviously have an impact on the appearance and cleanliness of your rental units, and it’s not something that your tenants can do anything about unless you install a water softener.
Plus, if you’re the one who cleans your rental units in-between tenants, you probably don’t want to make the job any harder on yourself than necessary. After all, getting units in rental-ready condition can be a big job, particularly if you have multiple units to worry about. If you have found that you have to spend tons of time scrubbing your rentals to get them ready to be rented out, then you might just find that you can save yourself a lot of time and effort by installing a water softener in each unit.
Appliances and Plumbing Can Be Affected
Lastly, you should think about how the plumbing and appliances in each of your rental units can be affected if you don’t do something about the hard water problem. Pipes can become clogged up, which can cause serious plumbing issues. Water lines for washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerator ice makers and other similar appliances can also become clogged up. Dishwashers can begin to wear out prematurely because of hard water.
All of these things can add up to a lot of extra expenses and can decrease the value of your rental properties. They can also add on a lot of headaches to your already busy schedule. Of course, problems will probably still arise here and there no matter what you do, but if you install a water softener, you can help prevent a lot of these issues.
As you can see, it’s not a good idea to just ignore the hard water in your rental units. Instead, contact us at PB Water Softening. Then, we can talk to you about some of the reasonably priced water softening options that might work well in your rental properties.