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Water damage – just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it is not there

By March 15, 2019Uncategorized

The beautiful climate of Queensland has always been a draw card for residents and tourists. Our sub-tropical paradise can be quite humid and with it comes torrential rain. Tropical Queensland is not a stranger to regular flooding and the subsequent water damage it causes to homes and properties. Water has the ability to undermine the structural integrity of your property.

Water damage is one of the major concerns of a building inspector, especially if water issues continue to be unaddressed consistently within the property. Moisure and heat provide the ideal habituate for pests and bugs to live and breed.

The best way to protect your property is to make sure it is watertight from the very beginning and with a little ongoing maintenance you will be safe.

Let’s understand some signs of water damage:

Colour change

You can often see a change in the colour of your ceiling or wall when there is a water leak. When you see yellow or brownish stains, you need to seek professional help from a plumber and possibly a builder immediately.

Cracking

Cracks in the walls and ceiling can be a sign of water damage, err on the side of caution and ensure you get them checked.

Odour

Whilst your home my be host to a number of smells, once a musty smell appears it is prudent to carry out some investigations, as water leaks do not go away, they just get worse and so does the damage they cause.

Mould

Mould is a beg sign that there is a water leak of some kind. It is always best to investigate the appearance of mould as it can be detrimental to you and your family’s health.

These are some of the most basic symptoms of water damage. Usually water damage conditions stay unnoticed. Call GCPPI for a building inspection and find out the extent of your water damage today.

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