Mr inspector is a qualified building inspector in Melbourne assisting home buyers with detailed defects reports on dwellings they are wishing to purchase.
The above photograph depicts termite damage to a kitchen bench top that was covered by the owner of the home during the sale period.
Fortunately the termites were gone but the damage remained and kitchens now days are quite expensive to replace.
It was ascertained during the building inspection that the dish washer had a constant leak and therefore a constant source of water or moisture which termites desire.
The importance of a thorough and exhaustive building inspection, carried out by a qualified building inspector can not go unnoticed before you buy a home. This puts you in a better position to negotiate and factor in costs before you buy a home. This owner had to put in place a termite management program which costs $3200.
If you have any question please feel free to contact Mr Inspector to discuss.