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Maintenance

Now That’s A Dirty Window Job

When does a simple window re­placement project take a turn and become a complex (dirty) job? The following chronicles a winding tale that started when the owners in a nine (9) story condominium located in Alexandria, Vir­ginia, built around 1965, wanted to replace their original windows and large sliding glass doors. As is typical of

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Maintenance

Mold & Mitigation

The “M” words – Mold & Mitigation – can be nasty to deal with. Many property owners, managers, and con­tractors question the need for an environ­mentalist (often referred to as hygienists or Certified Indoor Environmentalist – CIE) to inspect and test their home or property. It’s imperative to test before and/or after they discover water

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Maintenance

Dirty & Dangerous: The Hazardous Job of a Garbage Collector

When you talk about the dirtiest jobs around, there’s no doubt that the image of a trash collector on the back of a garbage truck comes to mind. After all, it’s their job to handle your garbage all day. But even more than dirty, a waste and recycling worker’s job is dangerous. Sometimes those two

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Maintenance

Sump Pump Maintenance

What is a sump pump anyway? Even people in the plumbing indus­try often misuse terms related to pumps such as ejector, injector, lift station, and a plethora of others. Let’s get some basic terminology down before we begin discuss­ing maintenance. The term “ The term “sump” refers to an enclosed ba­sin or pit that receives

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