Pest and building inspections in Melbourne all suburbs are a common occurrence when it comes to buying or selling a property. Many people are not aware of the difference between the two types of inspections, and assume that they are one and the same.
A building inspection is carried out by a licensed builder who will inspect the property for any defects in the structure such as cracks in walls or ceilings, missing roof tiles, etc. They will also check for any evidence of pests such as termites, cockroaches, rats or mice.
A pest inspection is carried out by a licensed pest controller who will inspect the property for any evidence of pests such as termites, cockroaches, rats or mice. They may also use special equipment to detect hidden nests and tunnels.
What does the Building Inspections inspect
We inspect all elements of the house including the sub floor ,roof and all internal areas, external areas and the grounds.
What does the Pest Inspection inspect
A pest inspection will look for all types of pests including termites, rats, mice, spiders and cockroaches.
What equipment is used by a termite inspector
Some of the common equipment used by termite inspectors includes moisture meters, thermal imaging cameras and Termatrac machines.
Are Building Pest Inspections Needed
Yes, Building and Pest inspections are always recommended. A building inspection will identify any defects in the structure of the property which may lead to future problems. A pest inspection will identify any evidence of pests such as termites, cockroaches, rats or mice.
Do you inspect for Dampness
Yes, dampness is one of the things that we look for during a building inspection. We use moisture meters to test the moisture levels in walls and ceilings.
What are some common defects that are found in buildings
Some of the common defects that are found in buildings include cracks in the walls and ceilings, water damage, termite damage and rotting timber.
Do you inspect the garage
Yes, we inspect the garage as part of the building inspection. We look for any defects in the roof, walls and floor.
What is included in a pest inspection
A pest inspection includes a visual inspection of all accessible areas for evidence of pests such as termites, cockroaches, rats or mice.
Do you inspect stump condition
Yes, we inspect the condition of stumps as part of a pest inspection. We look for any evidence of termites or other pests that may be living in the stump.
What are some common signs of termite infestation
Some common signs of termite infestation include mud tubes on the outside of the building, damaged timber and hollow sounding timber.
Is the roof inspection checked
Yes, the roof inspection is included in a combined building and pest inspection. We check the condition of the roofing material, guttering and downpipes.
When will i receive the building and pest report
The building and pest report will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the inspection and sometimes within the same day if urgent
Real Estate agents
The report or any details re inspection of property is not disclosed to the real estate agent only the client and we never re sell the building and pest reports as most building inspections do.
Combined Building and Pest Inspection
When you’re buying a new home, it’s important to get a combined building and pest inspection. This will ensure that both the structure of the house and any pests living in it are inspected. Our team at Building Pest Inspections Melbourne can perform this inspection for you and provide you with a report within 24 hours.
Are you Registered Building Inspectors
Yes, we are registered building inspectors and have many years of experience in the industry. We know what to look for during a combined building and pest inspection, so you can be confident that we will identify any potential problems.
What is included in a building and pest inspection
A building and pest inspection includes a check of the roof, eaves, guttering and downpipes, as well as an examination of the interior and exterior of the property. We also inspect the ceilings, walls, floors and windows for signs of damage or pests. Finally, we check the plumbing and electrical systems for faults.
Why should I get a combined building and pest inspection
Building inspections are important to identify any major structural problems with a property. Pest inspections are important to identify any pests that may be living in the home, such as termites or cockroaches. By getting a combined building and pest inspection, you can ensure that both these issues are addressed.
How often should I get a combined building and pest inspection
It’s generally recommended that you get a combined building and pest inspection every two years – or whenever you purchase or sell a property.
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