Mr Inspector, a qualified Building Inspector conducts professional pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspections in the Highett area and surrounds.  The above photograph was taken by Mr Inspector during one of his many building inspections in Highett and shows the importance of having an actual qualified building inspector assess your property in Melbourne before you buy.

Mr Inspector often observes gutter rust which is common in older homes.  The cause of rust is water and air – when gutters get blocked the water remains stagnate and over time causes the rust in the gutters and subsequent penetration.

Many of our building inspections reveal debris in the gutters and water ponding due to blockages from debris, leaves etc.

Depending on the size of the home replacing gutter can be expensive.  Rust is caused by water and air and removing debris so the water can adequately exit the gutters via the down pipes will prevent the rust.   Gutter replacement can range from $1000 to $3000 depending on the size of the home.

Mr Inspectors says that overflowing gutters is also the main cause of timber rot to fascia and eave linings so cleaning regularly is important.