Building Management Hawaii August/September - (Page 29)

Is Your Sewer Squeaky Clean? CCTV cameras take the plunge to probe your pipes for problems A nyone approaching the age of 50 learns from his or her doctor that the time has come for a colonoscopy. While it may not be the news you want to hear, it's still an important preventive measure to keep you healthy now and in the future-and so we all go through it. Sewer lines aren't much different. They need regular inspections and cleaning to prevent costly sewer pipe replacement or repairs and future sewer system failure. Many of Hawaii's buildings were constructed in the 1970s or earlier, which means that they are now due for a "sewer line colonoscopy." In fact, sewer system failure can begin in buildings as young as 12 years old. A review of your building's "insides" can prevent costly sewer abatement, replacement and sewer system failure. Considering that the average sewer abatement can cost $3,500 to $40,000 or more and may not be covered by insurance, and that policy sewer riders top out at $5,000, which wouldn't begin to cover expenses, prevention and maintenance are the way to go. Did you know you can conduct a closed circuit television inspection (CCTV) of your sewer pipes in much the same way a colonoscopy procedure is done? Not only is it available with today's technology, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also considers CCTV the most efficient sewer line inspection method on the market. Lower Your Costs, Raise Your Comfort Zone With Innovative Products From CELEBRATING OUR 23RD YEAR! FLOODCHEK ™ Visit our new interactive showroom showerheads & flushing pressures Protect Your Valuable Property From Catastrophic Water Damage! 840 Moowaa Street * Honolulu, HI 96817 845-3881 www.buildingmanagementhawaii.com BMH August-September 2014 29 Plumbing By Tom Littleton 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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