> Are pest and building inspections necessary?
Your home is probably the most significant investment you will ever make. That’s why it is essential to protect it. You might not know that with time, structural issues develop and cause expensive problems in the future. That’s why when buying a property, building and pest inspections are crucial to making an informed decision.
You should only trust the professionals for a qualified property inspection.
> What do building and pest inspectors do?
Building and pest inspectors conduct a non-visual inspection of the property. We analyze the condition of the roof and attic, foundation, electrical panels and appliances, HVAC system, and plumbing fixtures/ connections. We also check whether the house is safe from a structural standpoint. Not just that! We identify which part of your property is affected by pests, in case it is, and provide you with a clear picture of the property’s condition so that you know it’s actual worth.
> What does a building and pest inspection report cover?
Building and pest inspection report highlights the condition of the property from the foundational and structural standpoint. It involves mention of problematic areas that must be rectified, underlying issues that can turn into potentially expensive repairs in the future, and solutions to all the problems — be it pest infestation or a damaged roof. It also includes coloured photos of the defects so that you can make a sound buying decision.
> How long do building and pest inspections take?
In general, most building and pest inspections take about 90 to 120 minutes but depending upon the size of the property it can take longer. The time also relies on the condition of the property. Older homes usually take longer than newly constructed ones. Issues that arise during the inspection will also affect the total inspection time.