What Potable Water Pipe is Safest for your Chicago Building?

What Potable Water Pipe is Safest for your Chicago Building?

Plastic versus metal plumbing pipes is becoming an increasingly hot topic as pipe manufacturer’s try to convince cities and towns that their pipes are the safest and most reliable for their municipal repiping projects – which is estimated to cost 300 billion...
7 Chicago Building Potable Water FAQs

7 Chicago Building Potable Water FAQs

Potable water is the water that flows through your plumbing pipes to your taps, showers, sinks and other water-using appliances. This water has been treated and filtered for harmful contaminants by the city of Chicago’s water treatment plants and has been deemed safe...
Why 10 Year Old Copper Pipes Start to Develop Pinhole Leaks

Why 10 Year Old Copper Pipes Start to Develop Pinhole Leaks

If you have copper pipes in your multi-unit Chicago building, you probably know that they last upwards of 50+ years, but did you know that under the right conditions, they may start to develop pinhole leaks in as little at 10 years? The Reason Copper Pipes Develop...
Why Your Property Insurance May Not Cover a Slow Leak

Why Your Property Insurance May Not Cover a Slow Leak

When it comes to protecting your business, it pays to have your water pipes inspected on a regular basis in order to detect and stop slow leaks. Many property managers, business owners and landlords erroneously believe that their property insurance policies will cover...
The Main Causes that Lead to Rust and Corrosion in Your Building Plumbing System

The Main Causes that Lead to Rust and Corrosion in Your Building Plumbing System

How robust is your plumbing system? If you have metal plumbing pipes, including copper, galvanized steel, cast iron and brass, you will experience corrosion at some point during the lifespan of the pipe. The length of time before you experience corrosion depends on...