Strata water damage

We are all celebrating the much-needed rain that is befalling Australia. Our dams are starting to fill again and some fires are being quenched.

But with the rain comes the potential for strata buildings to experience water damage.

With this said, it is important to have up-to-date maintenance and repairs to ensure your strata complex is water-tight and free from damage.

Improper strata management in Sydney can lead to extreme water damage. This can impact your personal belongings and safety.

In this article, we discuss some common aspects of water damage and how expert strata management companies deal with these issues.

Common aspects of water damage

Common aspects of water damage

Any property that has communal use or multiple tenants means the responsibility of resolving issues can become confusing at times.

Some of the most common examples of water damage are listed below:

  • Plumbing
    • Leaking pipes, broken or rusted taps – this leads to roof, floor or wall damage.
  • Roof leakage
    • Shifted tiles/shingling or damaged ceilings.
  • Mould or rot
    • Often caused by water seepage that is not dealt with. Can pose health risks, especially to asthma sufferers.
  • Electrical issues
    • Water that seeps into walls and damages power sockets or wires.
  • Foundation damage
    • Water that seeps through can cause concrete cracks and disrupt the foundation.
  • Faulty repairs
    • Having an issue repaired falsely or improperly can lead to ongoing or escalated damage.

Water damage accounts for some of the most common strata insurance claims. And it can be difficult to pinpoint where it originates from.

We have written an article that explains the causes and specific responsibility surrounding water damage in more detail. Read it here.

How strata managers deal with water damage

Effective strata management will mitigate the potential of water damage by having an efficient and practical maintenance plan in place.

It doesn’t make sense to just deal with the issues as they arise. It’s best to remove risks beforehand in order to avoid damage.Strata water damage maintenance

 

There are many areas of a building that require regular scheduled services and maintenance such as basement pumps, sirens, gutters, downpipes and drains. These common hotspots can be neglected by bad strata managers and then only remembered when it is too late.

Competent strata managers regularly check every area to guarantee as best as possible that the whole building is running smoothly.

Also, when issues do arise, swift action and emergency contact is an essential part of their services.

There are only a few things worse than not being able to reach your strata manager in an emergency. Or if you do reach them, you find out that they are unprepared to deal with the issue.

Strata water damage repairs

This can actually amplify the problem severely, especially if safety is involved.

Here at Strata & Co., we not only pride ourselves on having necessary and effective building maintenance in place with the properties we manage, but we also have a responsive team that’s always ready to assist with emergencies.

We deliver the most comprehensive strata management services in Sydney.

If you would like more information about what we offer or how to change strata managers, then contact our friendly team at 1300 033 947 or fill out an enquiry form here.