Unveiling Surprises: This Indooroopilly Bath Wasn't Exactly Watertight

 by Gavin Godfrey

20 Aug 2023

Water damage is not to be taken lightly. Given enough time, water can quickly cause a home to rot away, resulting in expensive repairs that might have been avoided if the issue had been noticed earlier. When we completed this building inspection in Indooroopilly, though, we quickly found out that the damage had long since gotten out of hand.

The tell-tale signs of water damage actually weren't the first thing we noticed about this townhouse. When our technicians arrived, we first found evidence of termite damage in two separate areas of the property. Before we could begin our efforts to find where the termites had come into the home, though, we soon determined what had attracted them to the property in the first place.

As part of all of our building inspections in Brisbane, we run all the taps in a bathroom for roughly four minutes. During those four minutes, we'll also cover the drains in the showers to allow water to pool, so that we can check the membranes. What we found in this townhouse was that the dual bath and shower installation had been leaking. We confirmed these findings when we went downstairs to the garage, which was directly below the bathroom, and used our moisture meter and thermal imaging camera to find signs of water damage, which were spread throughout the garage ceiling.

This information, alongside the photos that we took, made its way into the detailed report we write for all of our clients. These reports help our clients make informed decisions about the property they purchase, which was used to great effect by this potential buyer, who ultimately decided to pass on the home. However, they did go on to put an offer on a different property, and we wish them the best of luck in that endeavour! If you need a building inspection in Brisbane, be it in Indooroopilly or in Coorparoo, you can rely on Ironside Building, Pest, & Pool Inspections to help. To speak with our outstanding team, call us on 0416 291 179 today.

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