Spotting defects in homes not as easy as it seems

Lead inspector Joelson Sim (right) showing ST reporter Derek Wong the inspection process with the use of a spirit level.
Lead inspector Joelson Sim (right) showing ST reporter Derek Wong the inspection process with the use of a spirit level. ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR

I stare as hard as I can at the blank wall before me, but my mind only draws a blank.

"It's white, it's clean, and looks smooth enough - good enough for me," I thought to myself during a mock contest pitting myself against lead inspector Joelson Sim, 25.

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