March has been a funny old month for Sydney-siders, and as we all face the struggles of seeing much more of our family than we may like, coupled with the stark reality of not being able to escape to the pub, the Sydney Relining team have, as ever, remained hard at work with smiles on their faces keeping Sydney’s plumbing operational.
Record rainfall throughout March, up to 177% of the average in some areas of Sydney, put additional pressure on all plumbing systems (read why your plumbing won’t wait for the rain), leading to a wide range of challenges for the team.
Here are some of the ins and outs of our favourite relining jobs in March.
Sydney Terrace, Rosebery
Tree roots, as we know, are the arch-enemy of pipes, specifically old earthenware ones used in many Sydney properties.
This terrace in Rosebery had an infestation of tree roots which had cracked and capitulated their sewer pipe.
With tight working room, the team worked quick and smart, completing the reline in two days with minimal disruption to the owners, who were more than happy with the result.
The main sewer running directly under the entire length of this building in Centennial Park had started to collapse, causing issues for the occupiers, exacerbated as the majority of them were working from home.
The team completed the repair in a single day, to the delight of the occupiers, allowing the building and its foundations to be consolidated.
Youth Camp, Southerland Shire
The heavy rainfall had highlighted multiple large holes in a PVC sewer pipe at this youth camp, situated next to a river, in the Southerland Shire.
An electrical power box, located above the sewer line, meant that excavating and repairing the damaged pipe was not an option. The customer was then pleasantly surprised to learn that the only option (relining) was not only cheaper but would cause much less disruption to the property.
Bank, Rooty Hill
A stormwater pipe over 15m in length and picking up rainfall of the entire roof and car park of a bank in Rotty Hill was damaged.
In ironically wet weather, requiring the use of an emergency pump, the team inverted the reline under a footpath to the connection in the road, producing a perfect installation in the most imperfect of conditions.
We couldn’t be more proud of the way our team have pulled together during these strange times. As daily life continues to change for many of us, we will all invariably need our plumbing to be in tip-top shape. We will be here to ensure that it is and if you have to stay home, you do so in comfort, without stress or worry.
Stay safe, Sydney.