Insights

Innovations From the Leaders In Pipe Replacement

Unclogging The Mystery of Clogged Pipes

Did you know, of all the piping systems in your building, the only system which is not pressurized is the drain, waste, and vent (DWV) piping? Hot and cold water supply pipes for potable drinking water, pipes for air conditioning, most sprinkler systems, and even gas pipes for cooking...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Scheduling A Repipe

Congratulations, you have finally made the decision to repipe your community! Now, the first question you are likely to get is, “When will work occur in my unit?” While making the decision to repipe your community generates questions about need, timing, cost, and selecting a contractor, as soon as...

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Phasing A Repipe

The Risks of Phasing a Repipe

When approached by apartment and condominium communities about replacing their failing pipes, we are often asked the question, “Is it possible to repipe in phases, over a number of years, to help defer the costs?” After 30 years of experience in the industry, we can safely say that while...

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Assessing Your Pipes

Pipe problems can be one of the more expensive and devastating challenges a property can experience given the nature of leaks and their total potential damage to a building’s structure and the property of residents.

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8 Tips, Not Tricks, For A Successful Repipe

Does the thought of a repipe project leave you as fearful and frightened as a spooky Halloween night? The following critical success factors can help you plan appropriately to ensure the best possible outcome and minimize disruption to the lives of residents:

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Is Your Property’s Reputation Being Flushed Down the Drain?

In the age of ‘everything online, all the time’, bad news spreads quickly; and residents are leveraging various online channels (Condo.com, ApartmentRatings.com, BBB, Yelp, Google Reviews, Facebook, and others) to communicate their displeasure and frustration with property issues – particularly when it comes to plumbing.

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Reflections from Apartmentalize 2018

As the lone representative in the industry to attend the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) Apartmentalize conference in San Diego this month, we’re excited to share the top three insights we gathered from networking with property managers and owners on the tradeshow floor. 1. The problems with epoxy are real....

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Prevent Maintenance Malaise

We all know the typical role of a multi-family residential maintenance manager: Handle calls for repairs from residents Perform maintenance on everything from appliances and electrical to plumbing and HVAC systems Perform repairs required to make apartments ready for occupancy between rentals (drywall/paint, carpentry, tile, flooring, etc.) Manage service...

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Clogged Kitchen Drain Pipe

What’s that Awful Smell?

Sometimes, you just need to follow your nose.  When sewer odors creep up from your drains or out through your walls, chances are, you have a significant plumbing problem.  This was just the case at a Washington D.C. Area apartment complex.  Built in the early 1960’s, this 8-story complex...

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