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A building and pest inspection is something generally done as a pre-purchase inspection before buying a home. It is to ensure the home is structurally sound and also not infested with termites. Your real estate agent will probably recommend someone to you (perhaps even someone they personally get a kick back from). You don’t know if their recommendation is the best, or just that they are getting something out of the deal.

 

Do Your Own Research

A quality building and pest inspection is vital to the future of your new home. You want the peace of mind that the home you purchase is solid with no major flaws and defects, and you definitely want to know that it isn’t riddled with termites. These insects can cause extensive damage and create huge repair bills. Don’t skimp on having an inspection done and make sure you do your own research to find a reputable company. Search for independent reviews and recommendations. Genuine word of mouth is the most trusted form of advertising and usually the most accurate.

 

Experience Counts

Find a company that specialises in building and pest inspections and one that has a track record. You want an inspector with both experience and integrity; someone who knows what they are doing, has all the latest thermal imagining equipment and actually cares about doing the job thoroughly and properly.

 

Is There A Guarantee?

When you find a company you like, do they guarantee their work? Are they offering any assurances that they have thoroughly inspected the property and found no defects? If you are not satisfied with the services you receive from the pre-purchase inspection company, can you get a refund?

Chances are you won’t even want a refund. What you really want to know is that the company is so confident in their work and skills that they can offer such a guarantee. This will give you peace of mind that the inspection will be thorough and proper.

 

What is The Timeframe And Can You Be present?

You want to deal with a transparent company. After all, you are trusting them with your future house. A reputable company won’t mind at all if you are present for the inspection. In fact, a good company will welcome you to be there so they can explain the process and their findings to you as they go. You also want to enlist a firm that can perform the inspection expediently.

 

Book A Building And Pest Inspection With DR Building Services

With more than three decades of experience in the building industry and a member of HIA, DR Building Services are your building and pest inspection specialists in and around Brisbane. For a pre-purchase inspection, get in touch today and make a booking.