Leaking Sewer Stack Replacement In Strata Apartments In Carlton

As well as domestic/residential jobs, we also undertake real estate and strata work. This is an example of a recent strata job undertaken in Carlton.

The strata manager contacted me to let me know that the sewer stack was leaking in one of the garages. The leak was dripping onto one of the resident's cars.

The strata manager issued a work order. We immediately contacted the on-site contact and made plans for a site inspection.

This is what we found. The old steel sewer pipe is affected by rust which was causing it to leak in several locations.

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A close up of a rusted and dripping sewer pipe

Close up of the rusted and dripping sewer stack pipe

Plastic device for catching dripping sewer liquid

Plastic device for catching dripping sewer liquid

We conducted a site inspection to clarify the extent of the rust and leaking problem. From there, we provided a detailed quotation outlining the proposed work needed to resolve the leaking pipe issue.

Once the quote had been approved by all body corporate members, we received the approval to go ahead with the plumbing repair to the sewer stack!

The next step was to arrange access to the affected garage and obtain all the materials needed for the job.

We started by cutting away the old steel pipework before installing the new PVC sewer line, including a removable 100mm access cap as a provision for future cleaning or inspection of the sewer line. 

Partially removed vertical steel sewer pipe with a part of the middle removed

Starting to cut away some of the vertical rusted steel sewer pipe

Looking up at the underfloor and the cut end of the steel sewer stack pipe

Looking up at the underfloor and the cut end of the steel sewer stack pipe

New PVC verticial sewer pipe section to replace the old leaking steel pipe

New PVC verticial sewer pipe section to replace the old leaking steel pipe

100mm removable PCV access cap installed

The 100mm removable PCV access cap installed

This is an example of how a strata job works.

If you live in a unit or a complex managed by a strata management company, you can have a preferred plumber. In that case, you can request to use us as your preferred plumbing contractor and experience the same smooth sailing when it comes to plumbing works in your building.

There is no need to stress when using a fully licenced, insured, and reputable plumbing contractor. Contact us for more information

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