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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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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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Ignoring Pipe Maintenance Could Lead To Costly Issues For Your Building

Ignoring Pipe Maintenance Could Lead to Costly Issues for Your Building

Ignoring Pipe Maintenance Could Lead to Costly Issues for Your Building Whether you’re a condominium board member or apartment owner or operator, developing an annual maintenance budget is always challenging. Everyone knows that maintaining older systems can be costly, and unexpected fixes can cost even more. And the idea of...

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Who Is Responsible for Leaks in Condo and Multifamily Buildings?

Who Is Responsible for Leaks?

Who Is Responsible For Piping System Leaks In Your Building? When leaks occur, the first instinct (after damage control) is to ask who’s to blame or who is responsible. Like many aspects of managing a condominium or apartment building, determining who is responsible for repairing a broken or failing piping...

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What does Simply Smarter Pipe Replacement actually look like?

A behind-the-scenes view of a SageWater Repipe. Failing pipes in your community is stressful enough. The repipe process doesn’t have to be. Certainly, replacing a failing piping system without displacing residents is no easy task. But SageWater has exclusively been replacing aged and defective piping in occupied buildings since...

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Myths About DIY High-Rise Plumbing Repairs

DIY Pipe Replacement: More Hassle (and Cost) Than It’s Worth

Though it’s often feared, pipe replacement is an inevitable scenario for multi-family communities. Whether your building’s piping system has reached the end of its useful life or there are faulty materials causing failures around the property, there’s simply no way to ignore leaks. And while it may be tempting...

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Proactive Pipe Maintenance

Embrace Proactive Pipe Maintenance This Spring

While most pipe materials are designed to last as many as 30 to 50 years, many factors can influence that lifespan, including the quality of the water running within. Much like other systems within your building, the performance and longevity of your piping system also relies on proper maintenance....

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Plumbing Systems Past, Present, and Future

Sometimes, in order to see where you are going, it helps to look back at where you have been. Such is the case with the future of plumbing, whose meandering history provides intrinsic insights as to where we may be headed. Plumbing originated in ancient civilizations including Greek, Roman, and...

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