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Monday, December 19, 2011

Can you please provide us some advise on our building inspection? Michele - Redwood Park

Enquiry: Hi Ken, we are looking at purchasing a property in Redwood Park. However at the building inspection the water meter was turning over even though the taps were off and not dripping. We would like to get a leak detection inspection on the house. It's A 3 bedroom home. We want to see if there is a leak and if so if its under the slab or its easily fixed. Hope to hear from you soon Michele

Hi Michele,

It is fantastic that you have had a building inspection done. So important especially when purchasing older homes for the exact reason above. It does sound as if you may have a leaking water main unless some other fixtures are leaking on the property such as a toilet cistern? Best approach would be for us to come and pressure test your water service. From there is a leak is found we can then test individual sections of pipework to locate the leak. Weather it's under the slab or outside it is definitely something we could easily fix for you. Burst water mains are a very common problem. Please contact our office if you wish for us to provide this inspection for you.

- Ken

Hi Ken, Do you offer a seniors discount? We are looking at having rain water connected to our house. Alistair - St Agnes

Hi Alistair,

Yes we most certainly offer a seniors discount.

Connecting rain water to your house is a fantastic way to reduce your water bills as well as doing the right thing by the environment. Typically your rain water tank can be connected to your toilet and Laundry. Unfortunately SA Water rebates no longer apply however for the connection to your home however there are still rebates available for the tank itself. Please follow link below.

It would be beneficial for us to come and provide you with a free home inspection and quotation to complete these works for you. Please contact our office to arrange a suitable appointment time.

- Ken