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Electrical Issues Spell Trouble For This St. Lucia Home

 by Gavin Godfrey

01 Sep 2021

Sometimes, when you perform a home inspection, you'll find yourself standing in an older home that may be in desperate need of an aesthetic renovation, but is a home that is entirely perfect by any other measurement. Other times, you find yourself standing in a beautiful home that you feel confident will pass any inspection you care to undertake, but then you find a serious issue that absolutely needs to be addressed before any purchase can be made, as we found during this home inspection in St. Lucia.

The walls of a home can hide many machinations that degrade over time, which can prove to be a significant problem years after you've bought a new home. While you may not be able to just visually inspect these issues due to the solid drywall in the way, tools like a thermal imaging camera help make the job much easier.

When we made an inspection of this St. Lucia home with a thermal imaging camera, we found that the electrical cables inside the wall cavity were undergoing a serious issue. We weren't able to narrow it down any further than general wiring issues, such as overloaded electrical cables, though we did recommend our clients engage a licensed electrician to undergo further inspections before buying the home, saving them the heartache of buying a property that could require major electrical work in the future.

You don't want to find yourself staring down a small electrical fire in a few years because you didn't get a home inspection now. Instead, for any home inspection in Brisbane, contact the leading inspection team, Ironside Building, Pest, & Pool Inspections, on 0416 291 179.

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