What’s included in Pre-Purchase Building Inspections

A pre-purchase inspection is vital, especially in older homes and buildings, which are likely to have aged naturally or have not had proper maintenance. Before you invest in a home or any property, building inspection to check for pests, and to examine plumbing and electrical features is important. This work must be done by professional building inspectors to make sure every stone is turned.

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Things Checked During Building Inspection

During pre-purchase building inspections, the following assessments are included:

  • The inspector checks the footings and walls foundations.
  • Ceiling, windows, and doors are inspected too.
  • A thorough inspection of the roof and framing
  • Plumbing systems and any traces of dampness
  • Any illegal extension connected to the property
  • Electrical wiring

Pest inspections are also included and carried out by pre-purchase building inspectors. Reasons to hire experts include:

  • They can quickly identify signs of pests that can destroy property such as termites and white ants. They will spot infestation signs and warn you about the property.
  • Hollow woods may not be easy to notice for an ordinary home buyer. But pest inspectors will spot excavated woods, which are usually eaten from the inside by terminates.
  • Another sign of termites identified via building inspection is blistering paint on windows, walls, and windows.
  • Moist areas create a breeding hub for infestations, but a professional inspector will check and examine them to determine possible damage of the property.
  • Checking for any untreated timber. This means all garden areas must be inspected.

Some of these critical signs are not easy to identify. What you need in Melbourne is a team of professional pre-purchase building inspections. They ensure that you buy a quality property that will not cost you a fortune to repair. Contact BPI North Melbourne today!

 

What Does A Building And Pest Inspection Company Check?

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Are you looking to purchase a pre-owned house? How do you make certain that you are getting the best value from the house? Well, it can be tricky, but with the help of building and pest inspections Melbourne company, you can easily determine the quality and value of the home you are buying.

What Are The Areas That A Building Inspector Checks?

Walls and Ceilings:

Walls not only raise the foundation of your home, but also save you from intruders and unstable weather. On the other hand, ceilings can help controlling the temperature of your home. During the inspection, the building inspector Melbourne will look for damp issues, mould stains, buckling, roof leak and painting irregularity.

Windows and Doors:

Windows and doors are the parts of the house that provide ventilation, control house temperature and ensure safety. When these areas are neglected, they can compromise your safety and can lead to major problems. So, the inspector will have a close look at these areas and determine if there are any uneven gaps or leaks.

Roof and Its Drainage:

As you all know that roof prevents snow, wind or water from entering home, it is important to appoint building inspections company to look for cracks, leaks, dents and rust marks. The experts will also check the gutters and pipelines to ensure that they have no cracks or leaks.

Plumbing Systems:

Plumbing systems are usually hidden and it could be difficult to evaluate its condition. However, the inspector will have a thorough knowledge on this and check every area that is more susceptible to leaks, clogs or cracks that may flood your home.

Pest Vulnerable Areas:

Identifying the presence of pests in the home is quite tedious as different pests have different habits and habitats. However, with the help of a pest inspection company, you can easily find the pests present in the unreachable areas. They have all the expertise and equipment to locate the type of pest and level of infestation in your property.

At BPI Melbourne, we provide building and pest inspection services to our customers across Melbourne. We also help them with tax depreciation schedule, allowing them to get the best tax returns. If you would like to get your property inspected, feel free to contact our team at 1800 505 640.

CEILING INSULATION CAUSES A FIRE HAZARD ASH AT NORTHCOTE

Insulation in this roof void is in contact with the back of the recessed light fixtures causing a potential fire hazard. Insulation must be kept clear of the backs of recessed lights by at least 200mm or a cowl (available from all electrical supply stores) should be placed around such lights to prevent insulation from contacting lights.

If you have any questions or concerns about this or any other building matter, you can call Troy at BPI Building and Pest Inspections on 0400 105 554 visit https://www.buildingandpestinspectionsnorthmelbourne.com.au email us on melbournenorth@bpic.com.au

“At BPI we use the latest Thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters for all our Pre-Purchase / Building and Pest inspections,

So if you are looking at buying or selling a property, please free call our office today on 1800 505 640 or send us an email at melbournenorth@bpic.com.au , So remember… For Professional Service Call the BPI Guy!”

SUBSIDENCE/ MOVEMENT TO VERANDAH

BPI Melbourne finds signs of movement to rear verandah.  Unsafe handrail – large gaps.

  • subsidence/movement to deck
  • large gaps to handrails
  • weather damage to frame timbers

If you have any questions or concerns about this or any other building matter, you can call Troy at BPI Building and Pest Inspections on 0400 105 554 visit https://www.buildingandpestinspectionsnorthmelbourne.com.au email us on melbournenorth@bpic.com.au