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Top 7 Reasons to Use a Specialty Pipe Replacement Contractor

Top 7 Reasons to Use a Specialty Pipe Replacement Contractor

Paramedics excel in medical emergencies. That doesn’t mean they have the skills and experience to perform heart surgery, too. Apply this same logic when you undertake a mechanical or plumbing capital improvement in your apartment or condo buildings. For leaks, maintenance, and fixture installs, your service provider is a perfect...

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Including Pipes in Capital Improvement Planning

Including Pipes in Capital Improvement Planning

Leverage Useful Life Estimates, Incident Tracking, and Pipe Assessments to Prepare Your Community for the Inevitable Maybe you’ve never considered that you may one day have to replace a whole piping system in your community. The fact is, it’s becoming more common as about half of U.S. apartment and condominium...

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The Science Behind Costly Pipe Breakdowns

The Science Behind Costly Pipe Breakdowns

Compatibility is the key to longevity. That’s as true for human relationships as it is for piping systems. Without compatibility, breakups—and breakdowns—are inevitable. At SageWater, we see a high volume of premature piping system failures due to the use of incompatible materials. Think of a mixture of metals, or...

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When to Repipe Your Community and How to Fund It

When to Repipe Your Community—and How to Fund It

In any condo or apartment community, maintenance and repairs are inevitable. Over time, building materials will begin to fail, and pipes are no exception. Depending on the material, pipes may begin to develop cracks and leaks within a few decades of installation, sometimes less.

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Vet Contractors with 10 Questions

Planning Capital Improvements? Vet Contractors with These 10 Questions.

When planning a large capital improvement project, it’s crucial to select the right contractor. You want to find the right mix of skills, price, process, credentials, and capabilities. Employ a disciplined selection process to recognize potential risks and realize the right value. Here are 10 questions to ask contractors that...

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Manage Insurance Risk Through Proactive Pipe Replacement

Manage Insurance Risk Through Proactive Pipe Replacement

Common Pitfalls and Guidance for Community Association Boards and Property Managers As pipes begin to fail in condo and co-op communities, water damage and related hazards can become more frequent and severe. And as incidences increase, so do community association insurance costs and risk.

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Winter is Coming…7 Tips To Prep Your HVAC and Plumbing Systems

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, don’t forget that now is a great time to prepare your plumbing and heating systems for winter and avoid system failures when it’s most dangerous. The following tips will help you avoid unexpected repair costs that can become bigger emergencies during...

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Frightful Pipes - Dont Get Scared Be Prepared

Frightful Pipes? Don’t Get Scared—Be Prepared.

Do you know what could be lurking inside your building’s pipes? Let’s just say that if your pipes are old enough, you won’t need Halloween decorations this month to get a good scare. How frightening? Check out these cutaway images of clogged pipes...

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Budgeting for the New Normal

We have all heard the stories and read the headlines about supply shortages and price increases resulting from COVID-19 related production and supply chain issues. Everything from wood 2x4s at your local home improvement store to new cars at car dealerships is experiencing price increases coupled with more limited...

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