Why You Should You Get A Building Inspection?
When buying a new home one of the most important decisions you will make is whether to carry out a building inspection.
The idea of buying a house is one of the most stressful and yet exciting times in someones life and it is vital to understand
what you are buying.
If people ask if they should get a building inspection, I will always say: ” Of Course!”
A lot of people pay to have their vehicles looked at before they buy it without blinking an eye. The same way of
thinking should be applied when buying a house. Cars like houses have problems and no doubt there will be some aspects
of the house that you may not have noticed while on your own. A house inspector will be the best possible match to
make you aware of any issues that may arise before you commit to something that you may not be aware of before you
go through with the purchase.
A house inspector can help you determine if the house has any material defects or safety issues of which you as the
buyer need to be aware. Do not be alarmed if your house has some defects or issues. No matter how well the house has
been maintained, no house is perfect.
We come across a lot of defects when we carry out inspections and in particular electrical work that has been
undertaken by an unqualified electrician or a DIY homeowner. There are many things the do it yourself crowd can handle
safely, electrical work is not one of them. This is one area where a trained and experienced home inspector is required
to help determine whether or not a defect exists or if you and your family will possibly be at risk.
While we do inspect your electrical system your home inspector also inspects the structure of the house, the
roof, plumbing, heating and cooling system, and other readily accessible areas of the house that will be costly to
replace like a worn out roof.
It is a wise decision to invest a small amount of money into the largest financial investments most people have in
their lifetimes. For a reasonable fee that will protect your peace of mind and your bank balance. It certainly out weighs
the potential of finding a house that may cost a huge amount to bring up to standard and more importantly the safety of you
and your family.
The benefits of getting an building inspection carried out before you buy a home would probably be one of the most
pragmatic decisions you make in your lifetime. You can find building inspection companies through your local agents, in
the Yellow Pages and on the web. Be sure to go with a professional company that is especially trained and carry
out inspections full time.
Steven Brien has been active house industry for over 25 years, he serves as an authority on a range of related
topics to the house industry and runs the largest group house inspectors in the country. Click hereto see how a
professional report should look.