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A Beautiful Camp Hill Home Hid A Watery Secret

 by Gavin Godfrey

28 Jul 2021

There is nothing better than the moment you think you've found an outstanding home. It is in good condition, everything appears clean, and you can't think of any reason you shouldn't buy it. However, even in circumstances such as those, it's always important that you get a quality building inspection in Brisbane to make sure there's nothing insidious lurking just out of sight.

This Kelvin Grove home had received the works. It was a beautiful property that had been recently renovated, and the previous homeowner had clearly paid a lot of attention to the work. Everything was in order with the council, the work was completed well, and the final result was stunning. Unfortunately, however, that doesn't mean we were able to instantaneously recommend that our client buy the home, as somehow, despite the quality of the recent work, we'd found that both of the upstairs bathrooms were leaking.

In both cases, the leaks were coming from the shower recesses. Despite our valiant and expansive efforts, we weren't able to determine the exact nature of the leak, though we do suspect it would be due to either a membrane failure or a leak from the floor waste. However, thanks to our recommendations, our client decided to secure the assistance of a qualified plumber to perform further investigative work, allowing them to make an entirely informed decision about whether or not they should buy the property, and the team here at Ironside Building, Pool, & Pest Inspections would like to wish them luck.

Ultimately, this story serves to show why it can be so important to get a professional building inspection in Brisbane carried out regardless of how nice the home looks. No matter how clean, polished, and spectacular the home may appear,  there is always the possibility that it is hiding something more nefarious below the surface. Fortunately, if you'd like to find these issues before they become serious, whether it be via a building inspection in Camp Hill, Annerley, or anywhere in between, you can reach out to our team on 0416 291 179.

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