Remove the plastic cover at a switch and observe the wiring without removing the switch.
Ask the maintenance person to remove the cover from a circuit breaker panel in one of the apartments so you can visually observe the branch wiring.
Rely solely on the statements made by POC.
Always recommend that the piping be replaced.
Recommend the piping be replaced, or set aside funds for additional maintenance, only if the property reports a history of piping failure.
Recommend that the property management consult an attorney.
Approximately 5 million
More than 1.9 million
Moisture can infiltrate the siding causing it to warp and separate from the structure.
The siding is easily damaged, which can result in water infiltration.
If the siding is not installed or maintained properly, moisture infiltration can occur.
Moisture infiltration can affect the structure and interior finishes, such as drywall.
All of the above
Nothing, they are the same materials.
T1-11 siding is manufactured from plywood.
T1-11 siding is manufactured from cement material.
Knock lightly on the material. If it sounds hollow, then it is likely EIFS. If it sounds solid, it is likely stucco.
Break a hole in the material with a knife or other sharp object to observe the substrate material.
It is not possible to differentiate between the two materials in the field.
EIFS often falls off buildings, creating a hazard to pedestrians.
EIFS will discolor over time, creating an unsightly appearance.
EIFS can create issues with moisture infiltrating into the substrate and building interior.
The breakers trip too easily, creating a nuisance to the user.
The breakers can catch on fire due to the type of wiring used in the manufacturing process.
The breakers can be a fire hazard because they may not trip in an overload or short-circuit situation.
Central / Omega
All of the above
No, check sprinkler heads in the spare sprinkler head cabinet only.
Yes, but never touch the sprinkler head and only climb on a safe ladder.
All property types.
Residential properties only.
Commercial properties only.
Typically an Immediate or Short Term replacement, regardless of whether or not water pressure and other problems have been reported.
Generally 30 to 40 years after installation. Possibly longer if the property is not experiencing any problems.
Never, we should only recommend that the galvanized piping be inspected annually by maintenance staff.
Yes, the material visible on the outside of the wall will always be the same as the material on the inside.
No, copper stub outs may have been installed on the ends of polybutylene piping.
True. It is not possible to differentiate polybutylene from other types of flexible plastic water piping in the field. Therefore, it should all be assumed polybutylene until confirmed by a plumbing contractor.
False. You must be able to differentiate between polybutylne and other types of flexible plastic water piping, such as PEX.
True. Immediate replacement is required due to the fire hazard.
False. The units can typically be repaired at no cost.
The POC/Occupant reports sulfur or rotten-egg odors.
Black discoloration is observed on metallic surfaces (copper water piping, etc.)
The building was constructed between 2000 and 2006.
The building is located in the southeast United States.
All of the above
These are highly litigious issues that can result in potential liability if not identified, especially if client is purchasing the building.
Identifying Red Flag issues protects our clients and ensures that they will continue to use EMG in the future.
Red Flag issues can lead to follow-up studies.
All of the above.