Property Maintenance Insurance Report

Bathroom Water Leak Investigation and Quote for Sydney Property Maintenance Insurance Report

As a property maintenance company it is common for property management and maintenance to include jobs where we need to act as a property maintenance inspector and write an insurance report and recommendations for building and property maintenance for our Real Estate, Strata and Hotel clients

  • We were contacted by the property manager to attend the site to investigate the carpet saturated with water
  • We carried out our maintenance inspection, identifying the cause of the water leak as being a waterproofing issue where water was leaking between the tiled hob and then making its way down through and then between the waterproofing membrane and sand and cement bed where the tiles were laid upon

We plug tested the shower area with colouring dye to pinpoint the water leak location.  After hours of investigation the leak finally made itself visible.  We then knew the main cause of the water leak and wrote our report and recommendations for the landlord and property and sent them the detailed report, evidenced below

We provided two different options of approach for the landlord to take:

  • To either remove the tiled hob and supply and install a new shower screen and retile where the existing tiled hob was

OR

  • Remove all the tiles of the complete bathroom floor and reproof and retile the entire bathroom floor (which is the absolute correct solution to ensure no further leaks in the future)

You can read about all our Building Maintenance services here.

Aspect – Water-Damaged Ceiling Replacement

Water-Damaged Ceiling Replacement Job – Strata Corrective Property Maintenance

We were called to an emergency to remove the ceiling so the plumber had access to determine the leak source form above unit and make emergency repairs.

After the plumber had fixed the leak we:

  • installed new gyprock sheeting
  • inspected & rewired the electricals as the previous water damage had penetrated the electricals
  • the exhaust fan was also not working which had resulted in mould in the bathroom ceiling which we placed with a new fan
  • prepared ceiling for painting and painted to restore to original condition
  • reinstalled the downlights/electrical fixtures as previously fixed

You can read about our Property Maintenance services here.

Vincent’s Job – Telopea – Preparation for Sale (Painting)

Sydney Real Estate Preparation for Sale Building Maintenance Job

Another referral from David Wang at Tracy Yap Real Estate for a private owner, Vincent, for the Preparation For Sale Sydney of his house.

This was a very recent job.  There was a budget on this job, a timeline and a tight deadline. We had 2 full days to complete the work.

The job was to:

  • patch the cracks in the main wall of the house and repaint the entire wall
  • repair the major crack in the lounge/kitchen ceiling. Repaint whole ceiling
  • repair the cracks in the bedroom en suite and bedroom wall and repaint entire walls
  • filled all the gaps between the ceiling and the wall in both bathroom ceiling cornices
  • repaired the damaged stair case post previously chewed by their dogs and repainted the post
  • replaced the damaged skirting of the door jam which was also chewed by the dogs
  • repainted the door jam and entire door

The owner has also given us a testimonial on this job, given here with his permission.

“I have recently engaged Frank to repair my property prior to selling. I find Frank to be really efficient and easy to deal with when he explained the repair solutions. The preparation and repair work carried out by Frank and his team has been exceptional and thorough. The whole turnaround time from quote to finish was less than a week. I would not hesitate to recommend Frank and his team to anyone seeking for building services.”

Vincent
Telopea before repair – dog chewed skirting
Telopea before repair – dog chewed staircase post
Telopea before repair – unpatched wall hole
Telopea before repair – previous tradesman attempted job but did not finish to satisfactory finish
Telopea before repair – wall crakcs

Stapleton – Maintenance and Repair (Re-Waterproofing & Tiling)

Real Estate Sydney Corrective Building Maintenance Repair for Waterproofing and Tiling

This was a job for PIA Real Estate approximately two years ago.

  • both balconies were leaking, part of a duplex
  • when it rained there was water flowing from the garage ceiling into the electrical lightning which was highly dangerous.  Both units lost power when this occurred
  • investigation conducted and maintenance plan scheduled

We:

  • removed the skirting tiles (the floor tiles were left untouched as the balconies were leaking at their perimeter only
  • had to prepare before work could commence on tiling we cleaned up the steel structure beam supporting the balcony; it had rusted and corroded because it had not been originally coated with rust protector
  • sealed the steel structure beam with rust protection paint
  • took all the perimeter tiles and re-waterproofed the whole balcony
  • worked together; the tiler relaid all the tiles over 2 day period and I repaired the ceilings of both garages and repainted the ceilings

Bettington Road – Preparation for Sale

Bettington Road – Preparation for Sale (Cosmetic Renovation)

This was a referral from David Wang from Tracy Yap Real Estate; a job for a private owner, residential.

The owner was preparing for sale.  The building maintenance works carried out were both internal and external.

Replacement of the water damaged Vanity Ensuite

  • The vanity needed fully replacing because the tap had leaked inside the vanity cupboard, rotting the shelf and the base of the vanity.  It was also an aged vanity which made it more susceptible to damage.

Installation of exhaust fan in Ensuite Bathroom

  • We installed an exhaust fan in the en suite bathroom which did not pre-exist (a handyman or the original builder had cut a cavity in the wall but the service was never installed.)
  • To install the wall mounted exhaust we had to chase cabling in the wall and ceiling cavity to connect it from the light switch to the exhaust fan so it had power
  • The exhaust fan being wall mounted fed to the external brick wall minimising mould buildup in the en suite bathroom (the ceilings actually were lower than standard which did not help)

Installation of screening and paneling externally

  • We installed screening and paneling underneath their granny flat to cover the gap between the underside of the granny flat floor and the ground o the occupants could use this space for storage
  • For visual appeal we decided on Merbau wooden timber paneling which we sealed with decking oil to protect it and to bring out the natural characteristics of the timber

Landscaping in backyard of the property

  • We did landscaping at the back of the property.  We trimmed down the grass to get it level.  We laid weed matting to prevent weeds coming through and laid white pebbles to fill the small garden bed creating by the created by the retaining wall at the side and back of the house
  • We also re-positioned the storm water at the side of the house and redirected the storm water piping appropriately to match the new fall of the storm water piping

You can read more about our Preparation for Sale and End of Lease Repairs here.

 

×

Hello!

Click on Frank's Profile below to chat on WhatsApp or send us an email to info@wpbsservices.com.au

× How can I help you?