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Innovations From the Leaders In Pipe Replacement

Age Doesn’t Matter

When it comes to plumbing problems, age doesn’t always matter: While buildings that suffer from leaks are typically associated with age-related or defective product issues, newly built apartments and condominiums can also be plagued with pipe problems including leaks, drain back-ups and poor water pressure. If a newer community...

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The Key to DWV

Your Drain Waste and Vent (DWV) system is probably one of the most important components of your plumbing system, allowing the flow and removal of grey-water and sewage down drains and through waste pipes. Unfortunately, as buildings age the corrosion of cast iron DWV piping can become a severe...

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Going, Going, Gone.

Like most things in life, pipes don’t last forever. To accurately estimate the useful life of the piping systems at your property, as well as plan for maintenance costs and large capital improvement projects, it’s critical to understand how the environment, geography and other factors impact the resilience of those systems. When...

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The Problem with Poly

Polybutylene or “poly” for short was a plastic resin used in domestic water pipes and fittings between 1978-1995.  This gray plastic pipe was installed in up to 10 million low-rise apartments, condominiums and single-family homes throughout North America. Unfortunately, common municipal water additives like chlorine attack poly pipes and...

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5 Reasons to Fix Pipes First

Imagine this scenario: it’s budget season and you are prioritizing your capital expense budget between cosmetic upgrades, which can quickly boost property values, or replacing your piping system. Your property has experienced a few interior plumbing leaks resulting in minor damage to carpet and drywall, but the problem has...

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Got Galvi?

Between 1900 and 1965, galvanized steel pipes were the most commonly installed pipes for domestic water supply.  While the lifespan of these pipes averages 50 years, there are several factors that impact the durability and longevity of a galvanized piping system, including overall age, types of materials used in...

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