Blocked gutters and downpipes are one of the main defects found during a pre-purchase building inspection and can be costly to repair. Out of sight out of mind, they can be a real problem if left unchecked.
They can cause serious damage
Blocked gutters are one of the key causes of water leaks to a property. They can seriously damage a roof and ceiling. When the gutters and roof valleys are full, heavy rain has nowhere to go but either overflows outside the guttering or into the roof of the house.
Blockages of the guttering and downpipes may also lead to pooling and accumulated water overflows, which is likely to flood eaves and exterior walls. If this happens structural damage is a real possibility and that’s the last thing you want.
Water leaks may also result in electrical faults in the home and can present potential danger to a family. Foundation cracks and mold growth are more problems you can’t ignore. It can be difficult for the untrained to spot any hidden damage and potential danger, that’s why you need a licensed building inspection.
Book a house inspection
Buying a home is exciting but it can be costly and a nightmare experience if you’re unaware of major defects lurking unseen. A building inspection will give you peace of mind knowing your new home is structurally sound and there are no major problems.
Serving residential and commercial customers throughout South East Queensland, you can trust Auspect to perform a througher building inspection and ensure the gutters are in good working order and the roof, walls and ceiling don’t have any water damage. Call us on 07 5668 2279 to book an inspection.