Safehome’s qualified building inspectors conduct independent building and pest Inspections in Coburg and Melbourne to assist home buys 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 is considered a maintenance defect but the issue is 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 tot he 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.