A leakage can leak your savings

Detect Issues

Leakage noted at sink bottle trap.

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Describe Issues

Waste water will not completely drain through outlet but will fall on the floor which will create unhealthy and unhygienic condition. Its repair on time, will help residents to keep their home clean, healthy and hygienic.

Direct Solutions

We recommend to reinstall the bottle trap with manufacturer's specified gasket in the junctions.

Meaning / Purpose of Bottle trap

A bottle trap is provided to receive solid waste from washbasin, kitchen sinks and other appliances. This reduces the chance of drain blocking.

Let door sill guard your home against unwanted water

Detect Issues

Unit floor and external lobby area floor are at same level.

Describe Issues

As the floor of unit and external lobby are at same level, hence water and dust from floor lobby will enter inside unit. This will hamper the residents extremely in daily basis and they will be always facing difficulty with unwanted water and dust inside their house. Its rectification is very easy and cost effective.

Direct Solutions

We recommend to provide door sill of suitable size.

Meaning of door sill:

The horizontal piece of wood, stone, tile or metal at the threshold of a doorway.

Improper slope in bathroom – drains money instead of water

Detect Issues

Reverse slope noted around shower area grating.

Describe Issues

If slope is not provided in proper direction , then floor water will not get drained easily as it will flow opposite to floor drain outlet/grating. It will lead to water pockets at corners and lead to damp / seepage related issues in adjacent wall or floor surface. This will lead to damaged property / associated furniture and health issues. Moreover its  rectification  will cost large amount and time factor.

Direct Solutions

We recommend to review and if required, floor tiles to be relaid maintaining proper slope towards floor drain outlet and adequate strengthening of sealant at floor and wall tile junction.

Meaning of Slope

A surface of which one end or side is at a higher level than another; a rising or falling surface.

Monitor cracks as a warning signal for further deterioration

Detect Issues

Crack noted on wall at lintel height.

Describe Issues

Crack if not treated at right time, can increase in depth and lead to further deterioration in the affected area. This crack is non structural in nature. It will not cause any immediate affect to the occupants but can affect adversely in future. It also has negative aesthetic impression.

Direct Solutions


We recommend:
Step 1 : Making 2 mm groove along the crack till the depth of plaster.
Step 2 : Cleaning & Sealing the crack with ready to use 'crack seal' as per manufacturer's specification.
Step 3 : Primer & paint finishing as per manufacturer's specification.

Meaning of Lintel

A horizontal support of timber, stone, concrete, or steel across the top of a door or window.

Minor gap in joints can be a path for moisture flow / seepage

Detect Issues

Significant paint deterioration and damp on wall plaster surface above skirting and subsequent deterioration of door frame noted. Area affected due to moisture intrusion from unfilled gaps between wall tile and skirting tile joints in the adjacent bathroom.

Describe Issues

Deterioration of door frame is due to moisture seepage along the wall surface, thereby adding an extra cost in expenditure and creating unhealthy living condition & negative aesthetics. If source of moisture is not treated at right time, it can further affect attached areas which can create havoc in your home.

Direct Solutions

We recommend, junction cleaning and sealing  gaps with  suitable tile filling material.

Insulated wires ensure shock proof life

Detect Issues

Non insulated wires used at switch to switch parallel connection.

Describe Issues

Non insulated wires will lead to current loss, which can also be a safety hazard for residents & will create difficulty during maintenance. As per electrical practice, for switch to switch parallel connection insulated loop wire to be provided to increase efficiency.

Direct Solutions

We recommend use of insulated loop wire for safety and ease of maintenance.

Purpose of Insulated Wires

Insulated wire  consists of non-conductive / related material that is resistant to an electric current. It surrounds and protects the wire  inside.

Be aware ! Hollow Flooring can hollow your pocket

Detect Issues

Part hollowness noted at marble flooring  in entrance hall and  wall tiles in bathrooms.

Describe Issues

If not rectified, hollowness can lead to further cracks in tiles / marbles & looseness from bed mortar.This can lead to water intrusion through cracks and which can create further problems in other associated or attached areas and damp / seepage issues, thereby increase maintenance cost and  hassles to residents.

Direct Solutions

We recommend:
Option 1
Step 1 - Tiles joint cutting with diamond blade tile cutter.
Step 2 - Preparation & pouring of high viscosity cement grout & adequate vibration to be made on floor tile with rubber hammer during pouring.
Step 3 - Tile joint to be sealed with colour matching tile grout.

Option 2
Step 1 - Minor hole to be made in the centre of the hollowness with hollow diamond drill bit.
Step 2 - Preparation & pouring of high viscosity cement grout & adequate vibration to be made on floor tile/marble with rubber hammer during pouring.
Step 3 - Hole to be sealed with colour matching tile grout/stone grout.

Either Option 1 or 2 can be applied  for tiles and only Option 2 for Marble flooring.

Meaning/Purpose of Diamond Drill Bit

A diamond drill bit is a helpful tool when it comes to making holes in hard non-wood surfaces such as ceramic, porcelain, glass, stone, marble and granite.

Meaning/Purpose of Diamond Blade

A diamond blade is a saw blade which has diamonds fixed on its edge for cutting hard materials.

Meaning of Bed mortar

A mortar is a mixture of sand, cement and water and the bed mortar is layer of mortar on which other material is laid for adhesion with former layer surface.

If you want to keep your Home Right, then Remove Termite

Detect

Termite tubes noted at corner of wooden ceiling & termite noted at bottom of door frame and cabinet corners.

Describe

If not treated earlier, it can damage wood and deteriorate further your wooden ceiling, door and cabinet. This will create a cost factor.

Direct

For the purpose of treatment, we need to segregate woodwork depending on condition:
1. One which is damaged by termites as well as is beyond repair and need replacement, &
2. One which is mildly damaged by termites & can be repaired.

Treatment of the affected wood. We recommend:
Step 1 - Finishing layer (paint / laminate) of affected section to be scrapped off.
Step 2 - 2 coat of spraying of the ‘Chemical for wood treatment’ after interval of 2 hrs / time to surface drying.
Step 3 - Wood primer / desire finishing once the wood surface become saturated surface dry. Care to be taken to not to waste any additional time in between spraying & finishing; otherwise anti termite chemical will evaporate from wood.

Note: 'Chemical for wood treatment’- anti termite chemical or Woodtech Termishield or equivalent product.

Don’t ignore the Cracks, it may cause significant damage

Detect

Significant cracks noted at marble flooring.

Describe

This can create pores, and through which water can penetrate which may lead to efflorescence, porosity and discolouration. Hence it can damage the floor level, create weakness of marble joints and also will create aesthetic problem.

Direct

We Recommend: Client to review, if required groove to be made along the crack & suitable stone filler to be given and as an additional protection 'clear stone coating' maybe given to the entire floor.

Be ready with Drip Mould this rainy season and let unwanted rain outside

Detect

Drip mould not provided on lower surface of chajja.

Describe

A Chajja without drip mould may seem as a minor thing but it can let rain water to enter home and can cause hassles.

Direct

We recommend to provide drip mould at lower surface of chajja near external edge.

Meaning Of Drip Mould : A projection along the external edge of chajja to restrict rain water intrusion.