Coburg North Primary School, an existing customer of Essendon Plumbing Services, called recently with a toilet that was continually leaking into the bowl. Richard our operations manager is the customer relationship manager for the school and has a great understanding of the existing plumbing infrastructure and the logistics of carrying out plumbing work in a school environment during COVID restrictions.
Richard attended site prior to sending a plumber so he could ascertain what the plumbing problem was and how best to fix it considering it is a primary school environment.
The existing toilet cistern was an older style concealed cistern which parts were no longer available for so Richard advised the school the toilet cistern would need to be replaced and retrofitted with a new one.
He provided the school with a detailed fixed price quotation which was accepted. The quotation included the time it would take to complete the work so the school could plan to work around not having the toilet for students during this time. The school allocated Richard a day and time the works could be done that would least impact their operations and Richard scheduled the works in and allocated the job to Ben one of our Master Plumber team members.
Toilet Cistern Replacement
Ben turned up to the site on the appointed and signed in at reception. He was shown the location of the toilet and the toilet was placed out of order.
The first job was to isolate the water supply to the toilet and drain the cistern down into the bowl. The water supply and flush pipe were then disconnected, and the old cistern removed from the wall cavity.
One anomaly Ben needed to deal with was the old cistern has a 32mm flush pipe connection whereas the new Caroma Invisi Inwall cistern has a 50mm flush pipe connection. The existing flush pipe needed to be adapted to suit the new toilet cistern before it could be mounted in the wall. Once adapted Ben fixed the new cistern in position then connected the water and flush pipe. The cistern was then filled with water, the level checked and flushed to be sure it was operating correctly and there were no leaks. Ben repeated the process a couple of times and was satisfied the toilet was working correctly.
The last part of the installation was to mount the new flush button into the existing metal cover plate before connecting the hydraulic hose to both the push button and the cistern then re-securing the panel back to the wall. The button was then tested, and the toilet flushed as it should. Ben cleaned up the site, removed all rubbish and the toilet was ready to reopened to students. The job was completed in approx. 3 hrs.
The team at Essendon Plumbing Services is experienced at working in specialised industries and environments and schools are definitely one of them. All our team members have completed and passed working with children checks and polices checks. Our company holds all relevant insurance policies and accreditation required to work in all government, catholic and private schools.
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