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Gas Water Heater Recall

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a sizeable recall notice on 11/8/18 for ~616,000 gas water heaters that were made between April 8, 2011, through August 1, 2016. While anyone and everyone should check their water heater to see if they have an affected unit, multifamily owners and...

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Another PEX manufacturer’s dezincified yellow brass fitting replaced during the late 1990s

NIBCO PEX Lawsuit Information

It appears as though allegedly defective plumbing products have hit the market again. On October 26th, 2018, NIBCO, INC. settled a $43.5M class action lawsuit regarding its allegedly defective PEX tubing, fittings and clamps.

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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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The Epoxy Paradox: Problems with Epoxy Pipe Lining

When apartment and condominium communities experience systemic pipe problems that require more than just a repair, they will find there are two options currently being marketed as a solution:  pipe replacement (installation of new piping to replace old or defective piping) and epoxy lining (coating the pipes from the...

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Case Study: The Financial Benefits of Pipe Replacement

The owner of a 216-unit apartment community in Abeline, Texas analyzed the economic impact of a SageWater piping replacement project. The community had been suffering from frequent leaks in the interior water piping. The maintenance staff was stretched thin repairing leaks and water damage, while on-site managers were busy...

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