All of our One Call Repipe projects begin with a traditional paper notification program highlighting the renovations to come, how to best prepare your building and individual units, as well as when the repipe process is scheduled to begin.
Prior to the start date of each project, we ask that residents secure all valuables and remove fragile items from the specified work and traffic areas.
Staging areas are established within building garage areas or portable storage units on-site.
Within these staging areas, our crews have secured access to project-related supplies & equipment.
In addition, our project management staff maintains an on-site office in order to address any issues that may come up during the course of the project.
Our onsite management hosts “town hall” meetings, where our team will describe in extensive detail what to expect during the renovation. After our opening presentation we encourage everyone in attendance to ask questions during a dedicated Q&A session.
One to two days prior to the start of construction, our project managers will conduct a pre-construction walkthrough of each unit. We’ll inspect for any pre-existing damages, check for unforeseen obstructions, and make sure each unit is ready for work to begin.
When construction begins, the first step is to setup our dust mitigation system, surrounding the work areas with plastic sheeting and drop cloths.
Additional plastic sheeting is used to protect televisions, electronics, and other sensitive items. For the convenience of residents, this dust mitigation system is set up and removed daily as a part of our cleanup process.
Many older buildings built before the late 1980’s may contain asbestos. If asbestos is identified in your building, the initial phase of your unit’s renovation will require additional asbestos related work to begin prior your unit’s pipe replacement.
Directly after the dust mitigation and debris protection is in place, our team will quickly transition into accessing the areas where the new plumbing will be installed.
Our team works carefully to extract the deteriorated piping and insulation throughout the building.
Once all of the necessary drywall and tile cuts have been made, our team will then initiate the installation of the new plumbing system.
The OneCall plumbing installation process usually takes only one day to complete, and your water is guaranteed to be on nights and weekends.
SageWater performs quality assurance tests to the newly installed piping system, such as testing, adjusting, and balancing of HVAC systems, dependent on project scope.
New piping insulation is installed to ensure protection from condensation & corrosion, as well as improved operational efficiency.
Our project managers then coordinate unit inspections with local jurisdiction to ensure proper sign-off and approval.
Immediately following inspection sign-off, we begin the re-installation of drywall phase of the project.
Our team of expert drywall craftsmen re-install the removed drywall to seamlessly restore resident's homes to their pre-construction appearance & finish.
Our team then finishes and textures the re-installed drywall to prepare the surface for paint.
Once drywall and plaster re-finishing is complete, we restore the affected surfaces with our specialized paint matching techniques, including collecting paint samples from the original surface and computer matching each sample.
After the end of each work day, our team performs a thorough cleaning of work areas.
After painting is complete, our cleaning team performs the final clean-up of your unit. We focus on the work areas to remove any last dust and debris that may be remaining from the renovation.
Once completed, units are restored to match their pre-construction conditions.
To ensure complete satisfaction with the work, a final inspection will take place with your designated representative and a OneCall project manager. We encourage a resident to be present during the final inspection of each unit. Any remaining work will be scheduled and repaired promptly, often the same day as the inspection.