Announcements

February 9, 2017

Aloha All Owners/Agents in Building 1

Maui Vista’s cast iron drain pipes are starting to leak and 85%-90% of leaks in the last few years came from the vertical cast iron pipes.  During the recent homeowner’s meeting, the condition of Maui Vista’s pipes was discussed at length.  The PIP (Pipe Inspection Plan) implemented in 2011 was successful in identifying and repairing cracks that appeared on the exterior of the pipes. New equipment and materials are now available that can inspect and repair damaged pipes from the inside of the pipe. Maui Vista needs to upgrade our vertical and horizontal cast iron drains so that leaks will be minimized.

The plumbers repair two stacks (8 condos stacked one on top of the other) at a time and it will take 5 days to complete. The interior of condos on 2nd to 4th floors is unharmed with only the toilet being removed and reinstalled after the work is completed.  However, the repair process on the 1st floor will involve a small opening in the wall behind the toilet to collect debris from the “descaling” process (which removes existing rust, corrosion and debris from inside the pipe) followed by vertical drain lining and applying two layers of epoxy coatings in the horizontal branch lines.

The drain pipe renovation project is scheduled to start in June 2017 and end mid-October 2017 before high season begins.  Building 1 will be worked on first due to its direct exposure to the ocean.  Every owner and agent has been emailed the schedule and the schedule will be posted on the website at www.aoaomauivista.org.

view replacement schedule for building 1

During the repair process, no one can occupy any of the four units in the stack for the assigned five-day repair period. No water can enter the pipes during the repair cycle without costly damage resulting.

Owners and agents in building 1 may be seeking units for relocation during the 5 day vacancy.  We encourage owners in building 2 and 3 to assist if possible.  The Board of Directors, management and staff regret the 5-day interruption, but this was the most cost efficient, least intrusive method to prevent ongoing damages due to unexpected leaks.

                           — Maui Vista Board of Directors and Management

SUDS in 1ST FLOOR UNIT

Please remind your guests to use “only” LOW SUDS LAUNDRY SOAP in your washing machines. Recently, we’ve had a number of guests either using regular detergent OR too much of the low suds soap resulting in 1st floor unit toilets to bubble and soap suds developing.

The office has 2 low suds pods available for $1.00 for your guests to use.

An owner offered this photo sample showing suds do surface in the 1st floor units when the wrong detergent is used:

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As this is an ongoing problem, please take steps to remind all guests of this problem and to be aware that unit washing machines are technically smaller than their machines at home so less soap is advised.

Mahalo from all 1st floor owners!

MOISTURE ALARMS – A SOLUTION?

Many owners, cleaners and agents have found wet sheetrock and/or wet spots on their walls resulting in finding leaks.  An owner purchased a moisture alarm and has recommended that we share this information with you and a potential early detection of leaks.

Moisture alarms placed in strategic areas such as under your kitchen and bathroom sinks, refrigerator, hot water tank area, and under dishwashers may 1) detect leaks before they cause costly water damage; 2) detects moisture before mold can grow; and 3) is an inexpensive safeguard where water or moisture can collect.

There are a number of moisture alarms available on the market (see website link) and they can be found on Home Depot, Lowe’s, or online at Amazon.  Some have alarms that sound when moisture is detected, some more expensive high tech systems can text the owner to notify you when moisture is detected.

Note: Keep in mind that although a water alarm will save you the chore of looking for leaks under sinks and in out of the way places you’ll still need to check on the leak detector(s) periodically to be sure they are working properly.

Website Link:

http://www.basementwatchdog.com/Accessories/Water_Alarm.php

Parking Stickers

Beginning October 1, 2013 Maui Vista Owners can begin obtaining the new 2014 red and green parking stickers. Please bring in copies of proof of insurance and your car registration.

 

The Maui Vista Office will be closed:
New Year’s Day: January 1, 2014
President’s Day: February 17, 2014
Good Friday:  March 28, 2014
Memorial Day: May 26, 2014
Independence Day: July 4, 2014
Labor Day: September 1, 2014
Veterans Day: November 11, 2014
Thanksgiving Day: November 27, 2014
Christmas Day: December 25, 2014