Safehome’s qualified building inspectors conduct independent building and pest inspections in Coburg and Melbourne. We assist home buyers to make the right decision before buying a home.
The adjacent photograph was taken by our qualified building inspector during a recent building inspection in Coburg and depicts damp damage sustained to the lower laundry wall. This is commonly seen due to washing machine tap leaks and considered a maintenance defect. However, the issue lies whether or not further damage has been caused to the wall framing or floor framing.
Once the wall lining is removed there is a strong likelihood that further damage exists. In this case, at Coburg there was minor damp damage on the floor boards but the frame was OK.
A building inspection carried out by a qualified building inspector will be able to locate and report to these defects.