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Each month, see guidance for cost-effective, resident-centric ways to address aged and defective piping systems in your apartment and condominium communities.


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Bundling Up in a Frigid Economy

The benefits of condo communities combining capital improvement projects into a single loan. Let’s face it, the current economic climate is a bit chilly. Interest rates are higher than they have been in years, inflation is eating into our paychecks, and in the post-COVID world, everything seems to come with...

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In-Unit Laundry: A Quality-of-Life Amenity with Good ROI

With the economy in flux, occupancy rates still dropping from tenants being on the move, and rent control laws limiting their earnings, apartment owners are looking for ways to boost the bottom line. Of course, they prefer strategic investments that yield a tangible ROI—investments like installing in-unit laundry. At SageWater,...

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Choosing the Right Contractor for a Community-Wide Pipe Replacement

Choosing the Right Contractor for a Community-Wide Pipe Replacement

Shopping for a community-wide pipe replacement isn’t any fun. Deciding it was time to replace an entire piping system was already a complicated journey. You probably experienced leaks, resident complaints, insurance claims, damages, debates about when to proceed, and angst about how to pay for it. Now you’ve made the...

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Spring Into Savings

When you think of springtime, traditional thoughts of warmer weather, flowers, and sunshine often come to mind. It’s a time of renewal, a time of opportunity. But you probably don’t think about your pipes much. Afterall, what do your pipes have to do with the changing seasons? The truth is,...

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Top Benefits of Forensic Piping Tests

Get a Look Inside Your Pipes: Top Benefits of Forensic Piping Tests

Managing a multifamily property often involves navigating a myriad of maintenance issues, but few are as pervasive and hidden as the problems posed by aging piping systems. Frequent leaks can cause a lot of problems for communities, ranging from disruptive water shutoffs and escalating operating costs to emergency service...

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Three Helpful Tools for Capital Improvement Planning

You don’t have to manage an apartment or condominium community for very long to know that all building components eventually need to be replaced—roofs, siding, windows, and even pipes. Maybe you’ve never considered that you may one day have to replace a whole piping system in your community. The fact...

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The Power of Hydronic System Upgrades

In many parts of the country, multifamily apartment and condominium communities have switched from winter heating to summer cooling and discovered that their hydronic HVAC systems are in jeopardy. Systems that have kept building climates steady and residents comfortable for 30+ years are breaking down or leaking under the...

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When A Design-Build Solution May Be Best for Your Community Renovation

When looking to complete a capital improvement project like a community-wide piping system replacement or upgrade, you have several contracting model options. We’ve previously written about why one model—hiring your service or maintenance provider for a large capital improvement project—is often not the best choice. Even among the qualified...

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