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High-Rise Repipe

High-Rise Headaches

Leaking pipes can wreak havoc on high-rise communities and the lives of their residents.  While a catastrophic flood is a worst-case scenario, water damage, personal property losses, mold and increased insurance premiums are just a few of the unfortunate consequences of leaking pipes. As our nation’s building infrastructure ages, we...

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Future of Plumbing

The Future of Plumbing

Innovation is a curious thing. It happens in fits and starts, leaps and bounds, sometimes evolutionary and sometimes revolutionary. We see it daily, we experience it real-time; in our technology, in our society, and in our lives. In many ways, innovation is front and center, in other areas...

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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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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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