28 Feb 2018
Rotten timbers needing replacement

Timber rotted right through due to moisture damage

Maintenance is key!

Timbers showing severe fungal rot

Timbers showing severe fungal rot

This is the aftermath of a slightly leaking/rusted gutter in a property I am working on in Glenelg, South Australia.

After years of turning a blind eye to a slightly leaking gutter, problems did eventually arise for these residential home owners and unfortunately it was much worse than a roof gutter.

If the problematic gutter was replaced earlier it would have been a cheap problem to fix. Instead now, not only are we replacing the defective gutter but we are also replacing timber fascias which have severe fungal rot in them. Rectifying this issue will require a substantially greater amount of materials and is also very labour intensive compared to what it could have been.

Preventative maintenance is key.

Are you unsure about potential problems around your property?

A2Z can help.

Our property inspector Aaron has extensive experience in the building inspection industry and will easily identify for you any potential risks that have arisen from a lack of maintenance.

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06 Feb 2018

lpg cylinder placement

We often find in our pre purchase building Inspections here in Adelaide, South Australia that When using bottled  LP gas for the home often Australian standards are not met. There are minimum distances to openings, power switches, internet boxes and light gauge chains needed to avoid toppling over.
If the Australian standards are not met these issues can be dangerous, even deadly, and even void your insurance if the unfortunate does happen.
Here is a great article by Elgas on the issue, read here >