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 Building Equipment Includes;
- Thermal Imaging Camera
- Acoustic Probe
- High Definition Digital Camera
- Video Borescope
- Digital Moisture Meter
- 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 Building and Pest Inspection Reports
We invested a lot of money to make our Pre Purchase Property Inspections 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.
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 During A Building And Pest Inspection?
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
Do The Building Inspections Cover Asbestos?
We are not licensed Asbestos Inspectors and cannot give you a definitive answer if a panel or building material is made up of Asbestos. During our Building Pest Inspections, if the Building Inspector sees what they believe is damaged or dangerous asbestos material he will recommend the services of a professional Asbestos Company to inspect the area of concern. There are certain characteristics for qld dwellings that will give us an indication on if building materials will be made up Asbestos. These are things like age of the property, building type and suburb it is in.
What if Termites are found During the Building and 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 highly recommend not to disturb the termites. 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.
Smoke Alarms, The New Queensland Legislation and Your Inspections Reports
Smoke Alarms and Fire Safety is extremely important. Legislation for Smoke Alarms has changed from January 1, 2017. It is important to note that your Building and Pest Inspection does not cover smoke alarms as it is outside of the Australian Standards for Pre Purchase Inspections. More information about the legislation changes and your obligations can be found here Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Website. This covers dwellings being Sold, Leased or Existing leases being renewed.
The Service area we cover for Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspections is brisbane, ipswich, the gold coast and their surrounding areas.
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.