Leaks aren’t fun – they’re annoying, messy, and can cause considerable damage!
Worse, they’re even harder to deal with if you live in an apartment!
If you live in an apartment-heavy area like St Kilda, it’s a routine you’re probably familiar with already. Find out where the leak is, get in touch with the landlord, wait while they dawdle and delay…
Unfortunately, we can’t help with all that stuff – what our St Kilda plumbers can do however is identify the location of the leak and fix it before it gets worse and turns into a major problem!
DIY? More like – D-I-why-oh-why?
We don’t advise doing your own plumbing in the best of circumstances… and especially not if it’s an apartment!
For residents, it’s because any mistakes you make won’t only affect you – they’ll also spill over (sometimes literally) and affect other apartments and residents.
Not to mention, if you’re renting your apartment, it could land you in hot water with your landlord (that’s the last of the plumbing puns, we swear!)
It isn’t just residents who are guilty of this – a lot of landlords and property managers want to save money and insist on doing it on their own – something that comes with its own problems.
For example, it doesn’t reflect well on you as a landlord or property manager. Your obligations include making sure that everything’s working and paying for repairs – this just makes you look cheap.
Whichever camp you fall into, you’re best served by getting in touch with an emergency plumber in St Kilda instead on 1300 156 650 (or you can lodge a job online) – we’ll send someone over as soon as we can!
Causes of water leaks
Some leaks are easy to detect while others are more challenging.
However, if you’re dealing with such leak problems, the best place to start is by understanding the common causes.
Some of the most common culprits behind water leaks include:
- Rusty and broken pipes
- Clogged roof gutters
- Underlay and roof damages
- Underlay roof damage
- Improper sealing of roof panes
- Water accumulation
Ignoring drips or water leaks can turn into major issues that can greatly affect the structural foundation of your home.
Fortunately, there are some signs you can look out for to identify and tackle leaks…
Detecting leaks in apartments
The best way to prevent extensive apartment damage is to know the early warning signs.
Understanding what to look for can help you keep on top of water leaks in your apartment and stopping the effects from getting worse.
So even think that nothing is wrong, make sure to check these warning signs (and if you notice them, make sure you contact your local St Kilda plumber asap!)
Drip… drip… drip…
If you can hear dripping and you don’t know where it’s coming from, there’s a good chance that a hidden leak is to blame!
Left unfixed, drips can lead to permanent roof and structural damage – not to mention, they’re a giant slipping hazard too.
If you’ve been using buckets or plastic containers to catch the drips, you need to act right away!
Wall and ceiling stains
Plaster isn’t waterproof – unless wiped down immediately, water will soak into it.
Not only does this weaken it, but it also attracts dust, debris and more, creating ugly, dark stains and spots on your walls and ceilings.
Whether you’re a property manager or a resident, this isn’t an outcome you want!
The solution? A bucket of paint (but only after you get the leak fixed by a plumber in St Kilda, or course).
Mould and mildew
Stains aren’t the only thing that can arise with an unresolved leak – you might also develop a bit of a mould problem.
And since apartments tend to be much smaller than houses with less ventilation, you’re in for a world of unpleasantness!
If mould starts appearing in your walls, flooring and ceiling (or anywhere there might be pipes in your apartment), you might need to get in touch with your local St Kilda Plumber to investigate a potential leak.
Our commercial plumbers offer real estate and strata plumbing services
Did you know? 59% of all apartments in Australia are rented.
Because of this, apartments have become a hot item among investors who are drawn to the stable income they generate.
Of course, that isn’t the only thing they come with – they also come with a host of responsibilities on your part.
One of which is maintenance.
Luckily, our commercial plumbers are here to help!
Our team of St Kilda plumbers offer a range of real estate and strata plumbing services for owners of apartment blocks, property managers and body corporates.
We’re the plumber of choice for a range of apartment blocks around Melbourne and its suburbs.
And it’s all thanks to…
Our experience working with apartments
Leaks in apartments can be a bit hard to work with compared to in detached houses.
If you’re responsible for maintaining apartments, it’s important you choose a team that has experience working with apartments.
That’s exactly what our St Kilda plumbers bring to the table.
From units, to apartment blocks, to Eureka Tower, (yep, you heard right) we’ve worked on all sorts of apartments. We’ll take care of your strata and real estate plumbing needs.
What’s the first thing you look for in an emergency plumber? Their ability to turn up and fix the issue with minimal delay.
As a strata manager, you want someone who’s quick. If they’re slow, it doesn’t reflect very well on you and can lead to some unhappy residents (especially important given that property managers don’t have the best reputation to begin with!)
When you call us for emergency plumbing, we’re there, sending the next available plumber to diagnose and fix the issue for you.
Don’t just stop with emergency plumbing
Emergency plumbing service is important – however, it isn’t the only type of plumbing you’ll need to keep up with.
In addition to emergency response, our commercial plumbers in Melbourne also provide property and strata managers with ongoing plumbing maintenance and inspections.
During these inspections, we’ll give your apartment block’s plumbing a quick once-over, as well as identifying issues and potential problems including leaks in the making.
Once we pick up on an issue, we’ll get to work fixing it with a little bit of preventative plumbing (and save you from frantic calls from tenants!)
Stay on top of apartment leaks with our plumbers in St Kilda
Watermaster’s emergency plumbers in St Kilda are ready to help!
Sprung a leak? You don’t need to wait long for help!
Whether you’re a resident, tenant, property manager or landlord, our St Kilda plumbers are the team to call for apartment leaks.
From pipes in your walls, to the kitchen cabinet, to showerheads, our team can fix all sorts of leaks for you on-the-spot.
Being proactive is the key in solving any constant dripping, so get in touch with our Bayside plumbers today.
Contact Watermaster Plumbing on 1300 156 650 or get a quote from one of our experienced plumbers today.