Moisture can be the worst enemy of your home. For anyone that lives in the Southeast of Australia your home is more susceptible to moisture then others. With more frequent storms and floods in the Southeast, homeowners are more likely to experience damage to their homes due to excess moisture.

How does moisture damage your home?

It is normal to have some level of moisture within your home. But excess moisture in your home can end up causing detrimental damage to your home and health. Mold and mildew can begin to grow quite rapidly in excessively damp homes. Excessive moisture, along with mold and mildew, will damage your walls, paint, structural timbers, wooden flooring, and furniture.

How can excess moisture affect your health?

Excess moisture within your home will promote mold growth. Mold can be very dangerous to your health, especially for those with compromised immune systems or respiratory problems. Mold aggravates asthmatics and can lead to further respiratory issues down the line. It is important not to ignore the presence of mold within your home. Call Coastal Building Inspections who have the skills, knowledge, and experience to carry out a full inspection of your home or property.

What is a moisture meter tester?

The team at Coastal Building Inspections uses state of the art testing to carry out any work. One important tool used is a moisture meter tester. A moisture meter tester is a specialised tool used by the team at Coastal Building Inspections to detect the moisture content of materials within your home or property, such as walls, floors, and structural timbers.

How are moister readers used during an inspection?

The team at Coastal Building Inspections will carry out a comprehensive inspection of your home or property. When it comes to gathering moisture readings, the team will pay particular attention to the more common wet areas of your home or property. As mentioned before, there are normal levels of moisture that will be found within your home or property.
When a higher-than-normal level of moisture is detected, this can be an indication that there is an underlying issue. The team at Coastal Building Inspections will pinpoint where the issue is to help you decide the best path to take. Some common issues that can lead to excess moisture are improper installation of materials in your bathroom and laundry, skylight or air-conditioners that have been incorrectly installed and not sealed properly or simply just water leakages.


Ignoring excess moisture and mold in your home or property can end up causing harm to your health and costing you money. Don’t ignore that mold in the corner of your room, take action. Get the team at Coast Building Inspections down to come out and carry a full building inspection. Don’t leave it until it’s too late!