Mr Inspector took the above photograph during one of his building inspections in Edithvale and it shows a leaking plumbing pipe under the home.
Leaking plumbing is not only conducive to termite infestation but can also cause problems with settlement in the homes footings over time. This issue would be relativity easy and cheap to rectify but is considered a major defect by the building inspector due this leak may cause further problems to the structure of the home.
It is important that you have annual building inspections conducted on any home you reside in and most important to obtain a thorough building inspection before you buy a property.
Peter has a Diploma of Building Surveying which makes him one of the few in Melbourne who are Qualified to carry out building inspections as per the Building Act 1993. He is also qualified in Timber Pest Inspections (Cert 3), Pool Barrier Inspection (Certificate 11077454) and Non-Friable Asbestos Awareness and removal.