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Condo Living: Pros and Cons

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Old plumbing will always be the enemy! SERVPRO always needed in older condominiums

SERVPRO always and will always have calls out to condominiums. In Florida, vacation and retirees prefer condos for obvious reasons. Less hassle of maintenance, no landscaping responsibility, and a community feel are important to snow birds and people here on pleasure. 

One of the biggest problems with condominiums though is that if one unit has a problem, more than likely several units do. Condominiums even at the most expensive ends still may be older. As with this building, the property manager even says, "You live in a condo, you're eventually going to have water problems." His particular building was built in the 1970's when they still used cask iron plumbing. It is just a part of regular maintenance for him now to clean and patch up what he can, because a full plumbing replacement is not possible and not cost effective.

From one floor to the next underneath it, in the walls and in the carpet, water will always find a way!

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