8 Problems found Building And Pest Inspection

Upon purchase of a property, most people wish that they could pick up their bags and move in. However, several procedures need to be completed before the move can take place with one being the problems a building and pest inspection may find.

Nowadays, building and pest inspection is a common practice and, unfortunately, it is rare that a property does not present with at least one fault.

You may be willing to deal with smaller cockroaches because they are easily removed, but specific problems are classed as high risk. This article will provide information on the top eight issues you hope a building and pest inspector will not find.

Don’t Want to Find Termites!

STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS

Structural problems are often associated with the movement of the property slabs is considered a serious issue because of the expense involved with restoration or rectification of the structure. The typical causes of structural problems are insufficient drainage, poor property design, faulty construction or ground movement such as an earthquake. If the inspection notes structural issues, further investigation into the issue by an engineer is required.

DRAINAGE PROBLEMS AND WATER ISSUES

Drainage has always been public enemy number one when it comes to problems with the maintenance of a home. It is typical for poor drainage, which is often a case of standing water, to result in fungal decay of the building and water staining. Furthermore, failing to replace any broken roof tiles or keep the timber of the property well coated can damage the property’s outer structure integrity. Excessive moisture in this area can contribute to poorly maintained wood pest activity, causing wood rot and pests.

ROOFING PROBLEMS

Water damage to the roof and ceilings or sagging roofs is typically the sign of serious money needing to be spent. These problems will depend on the nature and severity of the issue and the materials required to repair or replace the damaged item. In addition, because roof replacement is a costly project, one must hire a building inspector to examine the roof before making any final decisions. Furthermore, consultants from roofing companies should be contacted to provide advice and costs of repairs.

TERMITE PROBLEMS

Even if a termite infestation is not immediately detected, in the majority of properties where there are situations including fungal decay, it is expected that termites will be present. Unfortunately, the nature of termite behaviour means that they will often hide from residents, and large amounts of damage can occur before an infestation is noticed. In the most severe cases, a wooden structure may be considered unsound, irreparable and potentially uninhabitable before any action is made to clear the infestation.

MOULD PROBLEMS

If mould is found, chances are you have a water problem. And water problems attract termites. Water problems are usually found in roofs, bathrooms and kitchens. Our inspectors will identify all water issues, which will be provided in our reports.

WOOD ROT

When timber has reached a moisture content of at least 15%, it is common for wood rot to occur. This wood rot is quite costly to repair if the damage is severe and can influence the integrity of timber structures.

SAFETY CONCERNS

While a building and pest inspection is not a safety audit, the review can point out specific safety issues in the property. For example, a duty of care requires the inspector to report these hazards and remove these dangers needs to deal with these dangers immediately.

LEAKING DOWNPIPES AND GUTTERS

Our pest and building inspections are thorough, and all visual evidence of problems with roofing, downpipes and gutters are identified and reported. Inadequate drainage causes damage to properties and increases the chances of a termite attack.

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