Why End of Lease Cleaning Sydney?
It’s unfortunate, but homes do flood. Particularly those in buildings that houses flats, and it can happen very easily when neighbors upstairs uses anything that requires a lot of water; washing machines, dishwashers, showers, radiators etc. Leaks do occur.
As a tenant its your job to do your own share of the maintenance of the home you’re renting, but the landlord cannot change the locks, or refuse to do his own share of the property maintenance. Even if you get along with the landlord, accidents can and will happen. Especially with plumbing leaks.
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First things first.
If there is a flood in your property from a plumbing leak, look for it. Hopefully it will be a straightforward task of simply looking up at the ceiling, and seeing droplets of water fall to the carpet. Unfortunately the buildings contain many pipes and appliances, it’s also possible for the water to travel around before heading for an individual flat.
From an insurance perspective, it’s a wise move to check up the buildings insurance policy to see if the tracing of a leak is covered. Have professional managing agent to help you with this.
When you’ve found the leak, you need to check on the prices for repairing it. You’ll also need to work out who is responsible or if it was just an accident.
Burst pipes leave a big mess, but trained plumbers will perform the right repairs to help get the plumbing working again. But they will not be responsible for cleaning up the home, they leave that to the owner or the landlord.
Water accidents can cause a lot of damage. Effort to repair the damage should begin as soon as the accident has occurred.
How to clean up after the leak.
- If the leak happened anywhere near electrical appliances – computer, Television, DVD player, CD player – make sure the power is off. Safety always comes first. Don’t take unnecessary risks.
- Remove carpets and rugs that are soaked, take out furniture and other removable items. Depending on how much water they absorbed, some might not be salvageable.
- Use towels and mops if there’s still water on the floor. If you need to, rent a wet-dry shop Vac from your local hardware store to remove the water.
- Open your windows, weather permitting, and let fresh air into your home to help evaporate the water.
Purchase or rent a portable de-humidifier, and place it in the area that was the most heavily damaged by the plumbing disaster to remove moisture from the air, and help dry everything out quicker than a fan used for the same purpose will.
Keep an eye on this unit and empty any water collected by it, the water is usually kept in the back, when its full.
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Don’t just use de-humidifiers to clean up the home. Go to your hardware store and buy desiccant products. There are different versions available commercially, but the most readily available one is tubs or sachets of silica gel. Place them near walls or floor that have taken on moisture. If you see water that has seeped into the sub-flooring or the drywall, contact a professional restoration company.
This is probably a good idea. This kind of company will repair or remove items that would develop mold. Keep in mind of the time. The more water is held by porous items and left untreated, the more likely these items will deteriorate.
Restoration companies use moisture readers, thermal imaging technology and professionally graded technology to prevent secondary damages, so it’s good to consider them.