Add-On: Maintenance Workshop


MOBILE, AL ·   Wednesday, April 15th
Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel | 64 South Water Street, Mobile, AL 36602 | (251) 438-4000
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SAHMA Member - $209
Non-Member - $309

Add-On Description:

Add-on: Maintenance Workshop
Trainers: Jeff West, Jennifer Scott, Ian Patton, Eugene Sharpe & HD Supply

8:00 am - 9:00 am        Add-on Course Check In & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am      REAC 365 for Maintenance
10:45 am - Noon           Plumbing
Noon - 1:00 pm             Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm        Water Heater - Gas and Electric
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm        Mold & Mildew

9:00 am - 10:30 am - REAC 365 for Maintenance
Trainers: Ian Patton, Eugene Sharpe & Jennifer Scott, SPM, LLC & Jeffrey West, Red Mountain Inspection Services, LLC

Be prepared for your REAC 365 days. Implementing a Preventive Maintenance Plan that will ensure your property will be ready for that 14- day notice. Learn ways to ensure your team is staying on top of those maintenance items that could become possible deficiencies. Gain information about the New NSPIRE Inspection Model and understand what the inspectors are looking for.

10:45 am - Noon - Plumbing
Trainer: HD Supply

This session addresses the challenges associated with the most common service request: plumbing. Topics include major fixture components, from the water meter and pressure regulator, to the hot and cold water supply lines into the building. Galvanized to PEX tools used to assemble a watertight circuit are presented. Typical basin, bath, and shower fixtures, associated drains, and the tools and techniques for opening them are also covered. Troubleshooting and safety with tools, products, and processes will be discussed. Topics covered in this class include:

  • Correct water pressure
  • Component parts of gas and electric water heaters and how to operate them
  • Commercial supply line materials and techniques for assembling circuits
  • Common plumbing tools, quality, and use
  • Servicing, the parts for, the water-efficient operation of, and troubleshooting a toilet
  • Health and safety concerns and the wearing of safety apparel while making plumbing repairs
  • The safe use of chemicals drain openers
  • Commercial fire sprinkler systems and their maintenance and operation

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm - Water Heater — Gas and Electric
Trainer: HD Supply

This session is an introduction to, and overview of the operation, maintenance, and repair of a typical residential-grade water heater. The course will present and clarify the operation fundamentals of the natural gas burner and in-tank electrode water heaters, and typical equipment parts layout and design. It will identify the major serviceable components and maintenance procedures used to set up, operate, troubleshoot, repair, and clean a typical residential-grade water heater. Topics covered in this class will include:

  • Staying safe while making repairs
  • Introduction to the dynamics of heating water
  • Major components of a gas-fired tank
  • Major components of an electric-fired tank
  • Thermostat control system and components: gas
  • Thermostat control system and components: electric
  • Troubleshooting common work order issues and complaints
  • Common repairs
  • Testing electrical components with a multimeter
  • Preventive maintenance

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Mold & Mildew
Trainer: HD Supply

This session is for maintenance technicians of all skill levels. It is designed to explain and clarify the qualities, characteristics, and most common sites and causes of mold growth. We will review the complete repair process for an interior wall growth, accounting for replacement wallboard and structural materials, including the selection and use of tools and consumables. The session also helps students troubleshoot the causes of mold, presents several accepted mitigation solutions, and includes information on routine maintenance. Topics covered in this class include:

  • Safety procedures when using PPE and cleaning chemicals
  • The basics of mold and mildew: what they are, how they start, and how they grow
  • Identifying the most common types of mold and mildew in a residential setting
  • The most common sites of mold or mildew colonies, and what condition caused the growth
  • Most common repairs for plumbing, laundry, kitchen, and bathrooms
  • Details of a typical wall repair, replace, and rebuild
  • Commercial cleaners and chemicals for remediation and maintenance

This event provides 6 hours of Continuing Education Credit. Your certificate will be available in your SAHMA web account after the event is completed.