Have you ever heard the saying “What you don’t know won’t hurt you“?
The home owner of this Glenfield (Auckland) home below no longer agrees with the above statement.
On a routine home thermal imaging inspection yesterday, we uncovered a huge water leak around a window that certainly wasn’t visable to the human eye.
The only hint we had of potential moisture ingress in the area, was a small piece of paint that had slightly changed colour at the bottom of the wall on the bottom floor. This particular leak in the photo was originating from around a second floor window directly above the front door.
You will notice that in the righthand side of this picture, there is absolutely no sign of a leak? If you’ve been considering getting an infrared thermal imaging inspection, then this photo is a classic example of why you should get it done sooner rather than later.
Are you considering buying a home? This photo certainly demonstrates why you should get a moisture inspection in addition to a building inspection prior to handing over your hard earned dollars.
Here’s another window that leaked not long after being fixed in a North Shore home, as seen through our infrared camera…
The dark area in the centre of the image is water below the window.