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Building and Pest Inspections

Before purchasing a house, one of the most important steps to take is an inspection.

When a prospective buyer is shown a house, the tour is always a short, rough tour of all the rooms in the house. The good points are emphasised and there is minimal mention of the negative sides.

As a buyer, you need to do due diligence to be sure that you are investing your money in the right property. Bob Gunn Termite Solutions provides thorough building inspections to assist people when purchasing a house.

Building and Pest Inspection: Essential but Not Mandatory

Inspection is not a requirement for obtaining a loan, but it is deemed essential. Lenders will be inclined to support loans that involve a property that has passed the building and pest inspection criteria. Having a building and pest inspection done on the residential property will also give you that added peace of mind that your money is not going to waste.

What Are Covered?

Bob Gunn Termite Solutions offers pre-purchase pest and building inspections, pre-sale inspections, home inspections and thermal imaging.

Sellers, in their effort to satisfy and assure the buyer that the property is in good condition, take the responsibility for a building and pest inspection to be done.

In the inspections, the company checks the soundness and the stability of the house, checking every portion of the interior and the exterior. The roof is also checked to see if there is any damage to it.

The structural portions of the house are the most important to check. The building is inspected for possible defects including damage, distortion of the any of the parts of the building, deterioration of the materials used, the presence of moisture, and improper installation of any items in the house.

Along with the physical inspection, the house is also checked and evaluated for possible pest infestation and damage. The inspectors check for the presence of termites, which can effectively damage a house with any wooden portions in it.

Pests are usually hidden from sight. That is why keen and trained inspectors are needed to find out if there are any pests in the house. Inspectors check the usual hiding places of pests, including the skirting boards, cupboards, ceilings, walls and floorboards.

Inspect Your Potential Home Today

Building and pest inspection is a necessary step in the purchase of a house, whether you are the person selling or the person buying the house. This is a good step to take if you are the seller because it will help you repair any damage and eliminate existing pests; it will give you the chance to get a better price for the property. On the side of the buyer, you will have a better chance of obtaining a home loan should the inspection report be positive.