The photograph above was taken by Mr Inspector, a qualified house inspector, during a building inspection in Mentone.
Although a minor maintenance issue and not a reason to walk away from a house purchase it remains an issue requiring rectification.
Gutter debris will cause rust to the gutters, block the down pipes and then rust them as well. When they are all leaking it can cause timber rot to fascia, damage to eaves due to overflowing in heavy rainfalls, rot to window frames and this excess water leaking is also conducive to termites.
Replacing guttering on a standard home can cost you anywhere from $2000-$4000. Cleaning them out costs you nothing.
This portrays the importance of having a qualified building inspector in Melbourne to carry out a building and pest inspections to locate defects around a home that normally would not be picked up.
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.