Checklist for condo owners

Get your condo owners on board by encouraging prevention


  • Notify the owner, manager or superintendent if you notice anything unusual
  • Have your dishwasher installed by a plumber
  • Locate all the stop valves in your condo unit—main water inlet, under sinks, etc.—so you know where to cut off the water supply if there's a leak
  • Turn off the water supply to your washing machine when it's not in use
  • If there's a leak, act fast to limit the damage
  • Never pour cooking oil or grease down the sink
  • Regularly check your washing machine and dishwasher hoses for wear
  • Consider replacing rubber washing machine hoses with stainless steel braided hoses
  • Regularly check for water leaks around plumbing installations and appliances connected to a water supply
  • Replace hot water tanks if you notice deterioration or before they reach life expectancy—around 10 years
  • Inspect the seals around bath tubs and showers every year and re-caulk them if necessary
  • To prevent fire, remove lint from the filter on your clothes dryer after each load
  • Think about using water leak detectors