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Why a building inspection is crucial before you make a property purchase

Finding and buying your ideal property is not always without issues. The house you are eyeing off may appear perfect on the outside but may have cleverly concealed defects inside. This is why getting a building inspection is crucial before you make any property decisions. Building Inspectors are trained to look for defects that may not be evident to an untrained eye.

Top 4 hard-to-detect defects building inspectors watch out for

  1. Defects concealed by paint:
    • Water ingress
    • Mould growth
    • Hairline cracks on walls
  2. Weatherproofing issues with the roof
    • Rotting in the roof structure
    • Cracked tiles that are fixed temporarily with silicone
  3. Plumbing and drainage
    • Leaky pipes behind walls
    • Clogged gutters and storm drains
    • Hot water tank issues
  4. Structural weakness
    • Foundation settling
    • Gaps in windows and doors

How Building Inspectors find cleverly concealed property defects

  1. Building inspectors who have the advantage of experience have developed a trained eye in identifying defects whether they’re naturally hidden from view or deliberately concealed. That’s why you want to choose a building inspector with the proper licenses and certification and who has a good track record of doing building and pest inspections.
  2. To detect issues not visible to the naked eye, building inspectors often use specialized equipment such as:
    • UAV drones
    • Infrared cameras
    • Moisture meters

Choose an inspector who has the best combination of knowledge, experience and technology

There are a lot of things you can overlook on your property or on the one you are planning to buy. Getting a building and pest inspection gives you the assurance that there won’t be any surprises in your new property that will endanger you and your family or cost you money.

If you need a thorough, independent building inspection from an experienced inspector with a good eye for hidden defects, call Paul Cavallo 0419 868 008.

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