For most property owners, the main advantage of having regular building inspections is to be able to preserve the structure’s aesthetics and save it from damages that may occur over time. For others, it’s mostly for keeping their places secure from pest infestations. Both, however, can give a much greater advantage – and that is to save you a lot of money in the long run.
Why Property Inspections Save You More Money
Come to think of it – if you don’t get your property inspected at least annually and significant damages are only discovered after they are almost irreversible, wouldn’t you be spending more money for repair by then than you would have if you had found out about these damages earlier?
This is always one of the main concerns we have at Defence Pest and Building Inspection, which is why we work closely with our customers to help them ensure that the value of their property is not slowly depreciating simply due to wear and tear.
Pre-purchase Inspections Have Benefits Too
Building inspections are not only useful for owners, but also for about-to-be-owners of a property. Since you will get a complete detail of the property’s condition as well as whether or not it requires repairs, then it will be easier for you to decide if you want to acquire the property. If you are eyeing the place as your new home, you can also wisely assess if you will really want to live in that house.
What to Check
When our team at Defence Pest and Building Inspection conducts inspections, we make sure that no areas come amiss and that we get to every corner of the home. Everything is then put on record and written in a report so you can conveniently view the findings.
If you are looking around the property as well, some of the things that you want to check include:
- Interior and exterior walls
- Floor tiles and bathroom tiles
- Doors and door locks
- Window frames, glass and locks
- Condition of bathroom and other plumbing fixtures.
In addition to this, you should also pay attention to any signs of pest infestation, whether be it indoors or outdoors. Cracks on walls and ceiling walls are only some of the possible entry points of pests that you should be wary of.
Not all property owners are able to check on these and completely determine when there are problems, so it is advised to get help from licensed inspectors. If you are working with us, details regarding these areas are all included in our report.