Looking for a thorough Building and Pest Inspection Company?
Customers tell us one of the most daunting feelings of buying a house is fear of the unknown. Certified Home Inspections is here to help take that feeling away by completing a thorough Building and Pest Inspection. Once you call through we look after everything even organising the appointment time with the Real Estate Agent or Tenant.
Our two person teams carry State-Of-The-Art Equipment
which includes a Thermal Imaging Camera.
Australian Standards state that a visual inspection is all that is required by the Industry. At Certified Home Inspections we want to look further and have invested heavily in Advanced Equipment.
Our Equipment Includes;
- Thermal Imaging Camera
- Acoustic Probe
- High Definition Digital Camera
- Digital Borescope
- Digital Moisture Meter
- Digital Reporting and Image Capturing Software
We invite all customers to attend the Home inspection so our guys can walk you through the findings at the end.
One Team - Two Inspectors
All our Building and Pest Inspection teams are made up of one Master Builder and one Timber Pest Inspector, both Certified for Pre Purchase Building and Pest Inspections. The classic "Two heads are better than one" saying has never been more true. Our Twin Home Inspectors go through the property in different directions and tip each other off to areas of concern.
Same Day Digital Inspection Reports
We invested a lot of money to make our business completely paperless. This speeds up efficiency (In the office and out in the field) which means we can get the reports to you a lot faster. The secret is in our digital Building and Pest Inspection report which is completed onsite and includes photos of all the areas of concern. Each Inspection Report is then quickly sent back to the office where they are quality control checked and then sent off to you. We say "same day" reports but it's more like a four hour turn around. This really is an advantage especially when you find a last minute auction and need every thing fast. We are the home inspection company to go to.
Where do we look?
The Building and Pest Inspection covers the following areas;
- On top of the roof (limited to lowset homes and weather conditions)
- In the ceiling space (Yes we jump up in the man hole into the ceiling)
- Underneath the subfloor (provided there is sufficient height under there, usually 500mm or more)
- Inside the house
- Around the outside (which includes decking, carports, grannyflats, garages and sheds within 50 metres of the house)
- Gardens, retaining walls (non structural), paving and fence lines (all within 50 metres of the house).
What do we look for?
With the Building Inspection Service we look for;
- Minor and Major Defects
- Incomplete Construction
- Structural Damage
- Moisture (Dampness)
- Safety Hazards
- Standard of Construction
With the Timber Pest Inspection Service we look for;
- Termites (White Ants)
- Current Activity
- Previous Damage
- Future Conducive Environments
- Fungal Decay
- Wood Rot
- Wood Borers
- Moisture (Dampness)
- Previous Termite Treatments or Barriers installed
What if Termites are found During the Building & Pest Inspection?
If Active Termites are found we can arrange a fast onsite quote to treat the Termites and to further protect the house with a Termite Barrier. For best results we advise to disturb the termites as little as possible. The Termite Treatment is quite simple provided we get good access to the active termites.
We use a chemical called Termidor which is safe for family and pets. It has a unique transfer effect where the termites pass it onto one another through communication and grooming.
All our Termite Treatments are backed with warranties so have peace of mind knowing we are doing the job properly.
From there you can further protect the property with a Termite Barrier. This all depends on the construction type, dampness of the soil and gardens/plants which surround the house. Not all homes need a barrier and our Pest Inspector can explain how you rate of the Termite Risk Factor.
So if you are buying a house or selling one and need an honest and thorough Building and Pest Inspection, think of Certified Home Inspections. Simply fill in our Fast Quote Form or Live Chat one of our team by pressing on the "Contact Us!" at the bottom of the screen.