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Plumbing 101 for Property Managers Presented by: [Put your name here] Welcome to... [Delete these logos and put your logos here]
Plumbing 101 Our Company Your building Our services History Other buildings
Plumbing 101 Water Systems in All Buildings IrrigationDomestic Fire Suppression
Plumbing 101 Domestic System
Plumbing 101 From Street to Building
Plumbing 101 Water Pressure Water pressures vary Often >80 psi Normal is 50 – 75 psi High pressure damages pipes and fixtures
Plumbing 101 Distributing Water to You Mainlines Branch lines Angle stops
Plumbing 101 Hot Water Systems – Water Heaters Water Heaters Boilers with Storage Tanks Tankless Water Heaters Major methods of heating water in buildings:
Plumbing 101 Hot Water Systems – Boilers Water Heaters Boilers with Storage Tanks Tankless Water Heaters Major methods of heating water in buildings:
Plumbing 101 Hot Water Systems – Tankless Water Heaters Boilers with Storage Tanks Tankless Water Heaters Major methods of heating water in buildings:
Plumbing 101 Safety Device – Expansion Tank
Plumbing 101 Safety Device – Pressure Relief Opens and releases water if temperature or pressure becomes too high
Plumbing 101 Circulation Pump
Plumbing 101 Leaks Leaks occur Copper corrodes and wears out Easily repaired by replacing pipe section
Plumbing 101 Public Sewer Systems
Plumbing 101 Drain Waste and Vent Systems
Plumbing 101 Sanitary Tee
Plumbing 101 Soil and Vent Stacks
Plumbing 101 Stoppages Isolated Part of a larger issue where number of fixtures affected
Plumbing 101 Toilet Stoppages Too large load Flushing feminine products/wipes Foreign objects Older toilets
Plumbing 101 Urinal Stoppages Pull the urinal Snake the line Check and clear the trapway Urinary saltsUrinary salts Chewing gumChewing gum CalciumCalcium
Plumbing 101 Shower Stoppages Stoppages in tailpiece and trap Due to hair buildup Cleared easily with drill snake
Plumbing 101 Lavatory and Kitchen Sink Stoppages In first few feet of piping Can be in strainer Possibly in trap or trap arm going in wall
Plumbing 101 Mainline Stoppages Which fixtures affected? –Mens room –Womens room –Single floor –Whole building
Plumbing 101 Causes of Mainline Stoppages Flushing paper towels, etc.
Plumbing 101 Causes of Mainline Stoppages Flushing paper towels, etc. Root intrusion
Plumbing 101 Causes of Mainline Stoppages Flushing paper towels, etc. Root intrusion Waste build-up
Plumbing 101 How to Reduce Stoppages 1.Install disposals for feminine products 2.Post signs not to flush paper towels, wipes, etc.
Plumbing 101 How to Reduce Stoppages 3.Educate tenants on proper use of garbage disposals
Plumbing 101 How to Reduce Stoppages 4.Set up routine maintenance
Plumbing 101 Materials Used Cast iron Combination of cast iron and copper
Plumbing 101 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.
Plumbing 101 What Is a Smoke Test? Forcing smoke- filled air into a drain system so that escaping smoke can detect problem areas.
Plumbing 101 Water Savings Opportunities Low-flow plumbing fixtures Aerators for faucets Reduced-flow shower heads Energy Policy Act of 1992 of 1992
Plumbing 101 Water Savings Opportunities High-efficiency toilets Urinal flush valves or waterless urinals Pressure regulators Energy Policy Act of 1992 of 1992
Plumbing 101 Where does your building stand? How Healthy Is Your Building? ADA compliant Rest rooms Kitchens Showers Overall water usage
Plumbing 101 for Property Managers Thank you for attending! For Further Information Contact: Name Address Telephone Email
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