When Jeff Cunningham knew that his Pittsburgh based shared-office space would be closed for three months during the pandemic, it was a perfect time to address some of the hidden issues his building had. A two story, open floorpan with independent offices around the perimeter, two kitchens, four bathrooms, three water fountains and a coffee station; running water often posed questions. He took advantage of the downtime to find leaks on the property and called a LeakTronics Certified Leak Detection Technician to do the work.
“Sometimes I could hear it,” Jeff shared. “When everyone’s left the building, you could hear an occasional ‘running toilet’ or that maybe someone left a sink faucet on just a little bit.”
Jeff addressed one toilet’s shut-off valve that needed a float replacement, but questions regarding the plumbing in a 50 year old building could only be answered with a proper leak detection.
“My wife and I decided we’d paint some walls and install some new lighting. On a list of small tasks we wanted to implement to freshen up the open spaces, we decided to have the plumbing system looked over with a leak detection,” Jeff shared. “God forbid we invest in aesthetics and have a leak wreck something.”
The timing was perfect. With the work center on lockdown, the building was empty and quiet. A rare situation for a fully functioning shared office space, but the right environment for a leak detection professional to come in and do their job.