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Claims - Water leaks in bathrooms
Leaks discovered under bathrooms can be timely claims as it is hard to establish the manifestation of the leak. What can you do in order to reduce your exposure to claims from leaks? Consider the RSA property handbook guidelines indicate in Clause 2.12.2:
Interior areas - ground floor(s). Where appropriate:
In respect of water testing a shower recess, where practical the outlet of the shower should be plugged and the recess filled with water for a minimum period of 10 minutes. An inspector may also wish to include a limiting note in the report indicating that where a shower has been water tested for a minimum of ten (10) minutes, and no leakage was evident, this does not necessarily mean that the shower will not leak after prolonged use. To fully detect and assess a damp problem may require monitoring of the building over a period of time.
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