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Building and Pest Inspection Somers

Considering purchasing a property in Somers? Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne have been serving home buyers in Somers since 2010 with more than 5000 happy customers. We guarantee a comprehensive pre-purchase Building and Pest inspection report by a licenced builder in Somers within 3 business days at a very reasonable price. You can see from our reviews what Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne customers value most:

Read on to discover more about what we inspect, plus when and why you need OUR comprehensive pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspection report.

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Based on 51 reviews

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David Anthony
13:12 02 Dec 20
Very thorough inspection! Done in a timely manner. I was called after the inspection a received a detailed report of the house.No stone left unturned! Good value and highly recommend!
Kylie Teuma
05:42 02 Dec 20
Paul was able to provide a quick turnaround with a very thorough inspection report that was helpful in my negotiations
Roger Ryan
00:29 02 Dec 20
We recently used Paul's service for a building and pest inspection prior to buying a property. Paul was able to organise the inspection very quickly and the report received was very detailed and thorough with lots of explanations and photographs. We were able to speak with the inspector directly to clarify a few points. For an excellent service and piece of mind use Paul's service before purchasing your new home.
Matt Isaac
08:02 01 Dec 20
Sheila Scopis
01:39 01 Dec 20
Paul and Mohamed were extremely professional, responsive and flexible. They managed to squeeze in a last minute inspection in their very busy schedule. The inspection report, which revealed some serious structural defects, was detailed and rigorously presented. They helped me avoid a terrible investment decision and provided free additional advice on the property market in my priority suburbs.
Daniel Sutherland
06:07 30 Nov 20
Jon Withers
00:01 24 Nov 20
Very happy with the service Paul gave us. The report was thorough, and sent to us the same day. He was also available the next day to go over the report with us.Having never required a Building Inspection before, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Stephen
21:41 22 Nov 20
When the building and pest inspector I was referred to was unable to provide the service, I had to quickly find an inspector. I was concerned about both timing and quality. I called a couple of companies after reviewing and comparing different inspectors online.I was really pleased with Paul Byers response, as he answered my questions and put me at ease. Since we were in a tight deadline at that point, he arranged an inspection quickly and at a good price.Our inspector (Mo Chebib) provided us with a thorough report. We reviewed it and had a few questions. He was more than happy to walk through all of them with me and provide me with the answers I needed.If you are looking for a responsive and professional inspection company that provides excellent service at a good price, I recommend that you contact Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne.
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Why are Building and Pest Inspection Melbourne different from the rest?

Guaranteed report within 3 business days!

We guarantee a maximum 3 business days turnaround from booking to receive your building and pest report.

Comprehensive same day report

Your comprehensive building and pest report with photos is emailed on the same day as your inspection.

We take time to explain our findings

Your inspector will speak directly with you after the inspection in person or by phone.

Fully licenced and insured

Your Inspector is an experienced, fully insured and licenced building and pest inspector.

We never rush

Our inspectors are limited to a maximum 3 inspections per day for quality control.

Reasonable prices

Very reasonable prices keep us constantly in demand with new customers and referrals.

Recommended by Property Professionals

Many of our customers are referred by buyer’s agent, mortgage brokers & conveyancers.

Valuable advice

Our experienced staff go beyond your expectations and provide valuable advice on if the property is likely to contain asbestos, estimated cost of repairs and even building advice if you are considering renovating.

We are on your side & we are here to help you!

When you buy a property, there are generally two experts on your side, your Conveyancer and your Building and Pest Inspector. Conveyancers rely on our reports and refer our inspection service because it has been perfected since 2010 to provide everything you need, and extra things you want for peace of mind, BEFORE you unconditionally buy a house.

Step 1

How do I book and then what happens?

To book we just need your first name, mobile & email, inspection address, agent name & number.

We contact the agent to arrange access then we email you the confirmation details.

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Step 2

BUILDING INSPECTIONS TO AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS 4349.1

Our Building Inspectors are experienced & fully insured Licenced Builders.

Our Building Inspection is a visual inspection of all accessible areas of the interior, roof void, sub-floor & exterior of the property to detect safety hazards, major defects, minor defects & general maintenance.

Our Building Inspection report gives you Peace of Mind that the house is structurally sound.

Step 3

PEST INSPECTIONS TO AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS 4349.3

Our Pest Inspectors are qualified with full Professional Indemnity insurance.

We do a thorough visual inspection of all accessible areas including the interior, roof void, sub-floor, & exterior of the property for termites & termite damage using state of the art Termite Detection technology, including a moisture meter and a thermal tool to detect termite movement in the walls.

NOTE: Moisture is the cause of ALL termite problems. We apply our Moisture Meter extensively to identify leaks and dampness issues, commonly found in the wet areas.

Our Pest Inspection report gives you Peace of Mind that the house is termite free.

Step 4

WE EXPLAIN OUR FINDINGS

We take time to explain our findings clearly and simply. Your inspector will speak directly with you after the inspection in person or by phone. You are welcome to call the inspector back after reading your reports.

We will discuss any MAJOR ISSUES with you to help you make any important decisions such as negotiating on price, asking for defects to be repaired or terminating the contract.

Discuss your building and pest inspection findings

Step 5

PRE-PURCHASE BUILDING AND PEST REPORT

Our comprehensive Building & Pest Inspection report gives you the Peace of Mind and knowledge you need to complete, renegotiate, or terminate, this property purchase with confidence. One or more photos are included to highlight each defect.

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Comprehensive Pre Purchase Building Inspection for Your Peace of Mind

We take our responsibility as your trusted advisor seriously, going above and beyond your expectations.

1) Wet Areas

MOISTURE is by far the Number 1 cause of COSTLY building defects and ALL termite problems. We apply our Moisture Meter extensively to identify defects relating to leaking and dampness issues, commonly found in the wet areas.

2) Electrical Checks

We conduct the electrical checks that we can by law, including turning on light switches to check for flickering; the condition of the meter box; plus the presence of smoke alarms and safety switches.

3) Plumbing Checks

Our plumbing checks include flushing toilets to check function and drainage; plus the gutters and downpipes for rust, damage and blockages. We also turn on taps to check for hammering and poor drainage.

4) Yard

In the yard we note defects to boundary fences and gates, the clothesline, garden shed, paths, driveways and retaining walls. The yard is more often less well maintained with more major defects and safety hazards found.

5) Roof Exterior

On the roof exterior we check the condition of cladding, fascia/barge boards, flashings, gutters and downpipes, the soffit/eaves and valleys. Broken tiles, rust and water damage are noted. Fungal growth is a sign that water is pooling

6) Masonry Walls

Masonry walls are closely examined for defects such as bricks fretting, cracking, damp damage, differential damage, inadequate joint sealant, mortar eroding, blocked vents, visible flashings and weep hole ventilation.

7) Exterior

In the exterior, we note the condition of paint, any damp damage or cladding defects; maintenance items for outdoor structures including decks, balconies, patios, verandahs or pergolas; plus defects and safety hazards relating to handrails, steps, stairs and ramps.

8) Interior

In the interior, all rooms are inspected for building defects to the ceiling, doors, floor, painting, walls and windows. We carefully check if the floors are levels, windows and doors function normally and other signs of movement relating to major structural defects.

9) Laundry & Kitchen

In the laundry and kitchen, we also note visible defects to bench tops, doors, drawers and cabinets; sinks, splashbacks, taps and waste traps. The rangehood fan is tested for function. Common defects include failed or inadequate waterproofing plus leaking taps and pipes.

10) Bathrooms

Built elements that commonly have defects due to wear and tear in bathrooms include the vanity, basin, bath, mirror, shower, shower screen, splashbacks, taps, waste traps, toilet cistern and pan. Ventilation, and exhaust fan function, is noted.

11) Roof Space/Void

In the roof space we identify any issues relating to coverage, framing, insulation, parti wall and sarking. We commonly find insufficient insulation, even in new homes. Even when there is sufficient insulation we try our best to enter the roof void to traverse all accessible areas.

12) Subfloor/Underfloor Space

For structural reasons, it is very important to check the condition of bearers, joists, piers or stumps; note any cracked or leaking pipes, dampness, ventilation or drainage issues. We recommend removal of debris or stored items that encourage termites and other pests including rodents!

What does a Pre Purchase Pest Inspection look for?

Our pre purchase Pest Inspection investigates for signs of termite damage, live termites and conducive conditions that could lead to termite attack. We report on whether the property has a current termite management system and we advise what you can do to reduce the risk of termite attack to protect your valuable asset.

Declared Termite Areas Melbourne

In Melbourne, your Council may designate areas within the municipality in which buildings are likely to be subject to attack by termites.

The Regulations require all new buildings, including alterations and extensions, built within designated termite-infested areas, to have management against termite attack.

So, if you are buying an established property in a Declared Termite Area, does this increase your risk of termite attack?

The short answer is no, because Building and Pest Control Melbourne have found termites in suburbs all over Melbourne. Yes, all of Melbourne is at risk of termite attack IF conducive conditions exist at your property.

Conditions Conducive to Termite Attack

Termites can be the worst nightmare for home owners because of the extensive damage they can cause and because termites can reduce the value of your property. The termite species that cause the most building defects in Melbourne are Coptotermes, which can forage up to 50 metres from their nests and are attracted to moist timbers in your home. Coptotermes commonly nest at the base of a tree but we have found them nesting in sub-floors with poor drainage or inadequate ventilation.

It is important to keep the sub-floor, slab edge and weep holes clear of obstructions because our Pest Inspectors can find termites visually. For example, termites can enter the property by crawling up the stumps, external walls or over the slab edge into a weep hole. Vegetation should be removed to allow visual inspection of the full external perimeter of the property and sub-floors should be visually clear around the full internal perimeter walls and all stumps.

Our Pest Inspectors can also find termites by non-invasive methods using our moisture meter and Termatrac with thermal radar. When we locate an area within a wall with high moisture, we apply the Termatrac to accurately determine if there are termites in the walls

Five reasons you need OUR comprehensive pre-purchase Building & Pest inspection report

  1. You are about to make a very BIG investment and our pre-purchase inspection can identify future liabilities that will cost far more to fix than the price of the inspection.
  2. Our Building and Pest reports identify a number of ISSUES about the property. These range from minor problems like a leaking tap to serious issues such as termite infestation or structural damage.
  3. Our Building and Pest reports may give you the right to WITHDRAW from the contract if the report isn’t satisfactory.
  4. If defects are identified, you don’t necessarily need to terminate the contract. The vendor may agree to REDUCE the purchase price or agree to FIX the defects we detect prior to settlement.
  5. Our pre-purchase reports regularly help our clients negotiate significant DISCOUNTS on the purchase price.

What does subject to Building and Pest Inspection mean in a contract of sale?

A Building and Pest clause should exist as a condition of a property purchase sale when you buy a home by private treaty. The Building and Pest clause allows you to get written reports from a qualified Building and Pest inspector within a set time frame to AVOID BUYING a property infested with termites or with significant building repair costs.

You also have a 3 day COOLING OFF period under standard contracts. We guarantee your Building and Pest report within 3 business days of booking our services, so book us as soon as your offer is ACCEPTED!

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Should I get a Building and Pest report before an auction or before signing the contract?

If the property is going to auction, your only option is to inspect PRIOR to making a BID. Some buyers and vendors prefer to do the Building and Pest inspection before signing any contracts to avoid the need for a subject to Building and Pest clause in the contract. If conditional finance is also approved or it is a cash sale, this removes contract risk.

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