Building Management Hawaii August/September - (Page 27)

Why Cast Iron Pipes Fail If your building is 35 to 45 years old, its pipes may need replacing By Lance Luke B Plumbing ack in the 1960s and 1970s, when a large number of Hawaii's condo buildings were built, developers and contractors said that their cast iron piping would last 60, 80 or even 100 years based on historical data. We're now discovering that cast iron drain, waste and vent piping is instead exhibiting a lifespan of 35 to 45 years. The piping on some buildings has become so bad that insurance claims relating to plumbing leaks have multiplied, which has caused insurance carriers to demand sixfigure deductibles or, in some cases, even terminate insurance. If your building is 35 to 45 years old or older, you should be examining Do your cast iron pipes need to be replaced? 24HR EMERGENCY BACKFLOW PREVENTION SPECIALIST SERVICE ISLANDWIDE! LEAK INVESTIGATION & REPAIRS WATER HEATER REPLACEMENT WATER - SEWER - GAS PIPES Kelly Zeek President CLEAN OUT CONTRACTS VIDEO CAMERA DRAIN CLOGS PIPE LINING NEW CONSTRUCTION * RENOVATIONS CLEAN SEWER INES Lic. #C-20051 BIG ISLAND: 935-5349 238-3440 OAHU: 621-4851 678-2255 523-1993 MAUI: 242-1771 874-1441 24HR EMERGENCY SERVICE INDUSTRIAL * PLUMBING ROOTER * ISLANDWIDE REPAIRS COMMERCIAL * RESIDENTIAL cleansewerlineshawaii.com www.cleansewerlineshawaii.com ____________________________________________________ www.buildingmanagementhawaii.com RESIDENTIAL BMH August-September 2014 ● COMMERCIAL ● INDUSTRIAL ● PLUMBING 27 http://www.cleansewerlineshawaii.com http://www.cleansewerlineshawaii.com http://www.buildingmanagementhawaii.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii August/September

Roofing Warranties: Read Them
Heeding Pacific Cyclone Warnings
Eco-friendly Metal Roofing
Cool Roofing Technology
When Good Pipes Go Bad
Why Cast Iron Pipes Fail
Is Your Sewer Squeaky Clean?
Water Heaters Versus Boilers
Preventing Backflow
Safeguarding Your Building’s Water
Safeguarding Your Building’s Water
Why Regular HVAC Inspections Matter
Why Regular HVAC Inspections Matter
Industry News
Industry News
On Site: A Well-Run Association
On Site: A Well-Run Association

Building Management Hawaii August/September

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