Condominium Restoration Experts In Toronto Can Bring Calm To A Catastrophe

Condominium life is wonderful. You get to own your own place in a building that’s maintained by the condominium owner’s association. You get access to amenities that you might not have if you owned a home—a pool, a gym, or a large and luxurious outdoor cooking area, perhaps! You typically get to live in an area that’s convenient to work or parts of Toronto that you enjoy spending time in, whether it’s for nightlife, restaurants, museums, or outdoor activities. Condo life truly is the best of all worlds.

Building Leaks

The only exception to this is when there is a leak in your building. If you live in a home where something leaks or floods, while it can be frustrating and upsetting, it’s more of a straightforward situation. Your home leaked and it or your belongings were damaged. You either pay out of pocket for the expense of repairing or replacing things, hire a company to asses and repair the damage, and move on.

Any company that does condominium restoration in Toronto can tell you that multi-family buildings are a bit more complex. People who own condo units or who manage condo buildings may be familiar with the complexities. There are three possible scenarios for a leak:

How Are Leaks Caused?

There is a leak from a common pipe/area into part of the building. There could be a main water pipe that supplies water to condo units or to a common area—a rooftop patio cooking area, for instance—that has burst and is pouring water into your unit or into a common area of the building. Another source of a leak may be water intrusion into the building through improperly-installed windows, roof damage, or a crack in the brick, concrete, or stucco of the structure itself. During a heavy rain, this can cause major water damage to the inside of residents’condo units.

Leaks Caused By Other Units

There is a leak from the unit above/next door into your unit. There’s nothing more disheartening than getting up at 5 a.m. to make a hot pot of coffee and finding that there is a flood of water in your kitchen floor—not from your kitchen, but water pouring from the ceiling and obviously coming from your neighbor’s unit directly above you.

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Condo Association

You’ll have to get insurance and the condo association involved in order to establish who is responsible for the cost of repairing the damage, but no matter who foots the bill, hiring a Toronto-area company such as York Restoration is important if you want the job done quickly and correctly the first time around.

There is a leak in your unit and you sincerely hope it didn’t go through the fl…oh, yes it did, and it’s dripping into your neighbor’s living room. As you can see, condo leaks and flooding can have many different sources and create various problems for many people. Condominium restoration also has its quirks.

Familiarity With A Commercial Building Is A Must In Condominium Restoration

Whether you’re on a condo board, managing a Toronto-area condo building, or are a unit owner looking for a company to do repairs, it’s essential that you hire a company like York Restoration that is experienced and familiar with doing repair and restoration work in a commercial setting.

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Cleanliness And Professionalism

Why is this? Performing construction work in a commercial building is entirely different than performing it in a private home. On a very basic level, workers have to be able to abide by strict rules about scheduling, access, as well as keeping all areas neat and clean so as not to disturb other residents while repairs are going on. Professionalism is key.

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Determining The Extent Of The Damage

More importantly, though, the entire process of doing the actual repair work is different in a commercial building. The floor where your plumbing resides is also your neighbor’s ceiling. The wall where your neighbor’s bathroom pipe is leaking is directly next to your bedroom. It’s not uncommon for contractors to need to access more than one unit to ensure that all repair work is done properly. The water damage may have only affected one unit or it may have impacted several. Familiarity with the way commercial buildings are constructed and laid out will help a contractor determine where to look in order to determine the extent of the damage.

Similarities With Home Restoration

York Restoration provides things that all customers want, whether they own a home, a commercial property, or reside in a condo. Our team is available 24 hours a day in order to quickly respond to any and all repair or flooding emergencies. Time is of the essence in any water leak or flood scenario, but condo restoration experts understand that in a multi-family building, many units can sustain damage in a short amount of time. Our professionals are excellent at assessing the problem and quickly stopping it at its source.

Repairing The Damage

After that, the work begins to clean up and repair the damage. We’ll bring in pumps, vacuums, fans, and dehumidifiers—everything necessary to get rid of excess water and begin drying your home or building out. We’ll asses what materials can be salvaged and which ones are too damaged to reuse or repair. After the repairs are complete, it will be as though no leak ever happened.

When time is of the essence, you want a team of professionals you can trust—a team like York Restoration.

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