The Value of Expert Repairs: Lessons from a Coorparoo Home Inspection

 by Gavin Godfrey

09 Feb 2024

Being handy around the house can save you considerable money over time. However, it's important to remember that not all home repair tasks are DIY-friendly due to various laws and regulations. Despite these rules, it's not uncommon for homeowners to attempt more than they should. A recent inspection in a Coorparoo home serves as a clear reminder of the pitfalls of overstepping these boundaries.

Bathrooms are often damp, making them a magnet for termites. Upon inspecting a home in Coorparoo, we found significant termite damage to the bathroom's roof. However, the real concern lay hidden in the roof space above, where the extent of the damage revealed a much graver issue.

Inside the ceiling space of the Coorparoo home, we found repairs that seemed to be hastily done, probably by the homeowner or someone without a proper license. The quality of these makeshift fixes made it clear they weren't done by professionals. These attempts at repair didn't really help; the roof remained unstable, and the ceiling continued to sag, posing a risk to the home's safety and structure.

Throughout the ceiling space, we were able to spot makeshift repairs that seemed to be hastily done, likely by either the owner or a someone unlicensed. This was clearly not done by professionals based on the quality of the repairs. These attempts at repair didn't benefit the property as the roof was still unstable and the ceiling was still sagging down into the home below.

Our investigation revealed how termites moved from the walls up into the roof of the Coorparoo home. By examining the top plates, we found clear signs of widespread damage. This situation confirmed that the makeshift repairs were not done by professionals. As a result, we recommended that proper, professional repairs were essential. We shared these findings with our clients, stressing the need for expert intervention to address the termite damage effectively.

Knowing the full extent of the termite damage and the quality of previous repairs, our clients were well-prepared to discuss the home's price with the owner. They aimed to lower the sale price to cover the cost of necessary professional repairs. The last time we checked in, they were still working out the details. We're rooting for a positive outcome for them. If you're looking for a thorough building inspection in Brisbane, don't hesitate to contact our team at 0416 291 179.

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