Mr Inspector is a qualified building inspector and pest inspector in Melbourne who has been conducting professional building and pest inspection Melbourne wide since 2004.
Many house inspections in Melbourne reveal that the roof insulation is too close to, or covering down lights. During past building inspections we have seen roof frames that at some stage have had a fire through them. Insulation to close to down lights can be a fire hazard and covers must be placed over them or insulation pulled away. Also consider, new LED lighting does not heat up as hot as halogen down lights and are far more economical on your power bills. The above photograph was taken by Mr Inspector during a building inspection in Highett and shows debris and insulation surrounding the down light. This is a potential fire hazard and requires rectification.