Over the coming weeks, we will be continuing to quiz our experienced inspectors about some of the defects they come across when inspecting residential homes. This week, we’re focusing on common defects or maintenance items found in the kitchen area.
On occasion, our Inspectors have noticed the cupboards and doors in the kitchen areas are not always of an appropriate standard. Whilst attending residential properties, The Hub Inspectors have found there can be the following issues with the cabinetry:
- Doors do not fit the allotted space (they are either too small or too big)
- The lengths specified in the original plans do not match the size made
- Drawer fronts and doors are the incorrect material
Another defect that Inspectors notice in a kitchen area relates to plumbing leaks. Examples of this type of defect includes the following issues:
- Poor pipe installation e.g. waste and water pipes are not tightened sufficiently
- Flanges around pipe penetrations are not fitted which can prompt unwanted vermin entry
- Splash backs are not fitted or sealed against benchtops correctly
To make sure you know your investment’s crooks and crannies, ensure you hire an experienced professional to go through the entire property. To read more about our Special Purpose reports, please click here.