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Building and pest inspections, otherwise known as structural or property inspections, are performed on commercial or residential buildings in the pre-purchase or presale stages. Its purpose is to detect any current or potential problems with the property that could affect its value or safety. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a property, it’s important to have a building and pest inspection done as soon as possible.
So what will our inspectors look for? These could include wall cracks, rising damp, asbestos, damaged flooring, termites and other potential issues. However, our primary focus will be on a property’s structural integrity, moisture levels and termite activity. These three are the most common deal breakers that property owners need to rectify as soon as possible.
Comprehensive easy to digest pest and building reports
Sidepost’s pest inspectors will conduct a thorough inspection, providing you with a detailed report of their findings. Every report is easy to understand, describing each issue found in plain English to avoid confusion. We also combine the latest technology, such as thermal imaging, with proven inspection practices to give you the most comprehensive report possible.
In addition to building and pest reports, we also offer handover reports, standalone building inspection reports, standalone pest inspection reports and more. Our building and pest inspection service can be availed in Perth, Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Canberra, Melbourne, and many other cities in Australia.
Quick turnaround times for your building inspection reports
For buyers with a handful of properties on their inspection list, time is of the essence. This is why we offer fast turnaround times for our reports, often delivering them in the same day to save you time. Once you do have your report in-hand, depending on the findings, you may choose to ask for a price reduction, or even walk away from the deal altogether.
Apart from building and pest inspection, we also provide some other services such as house cleaning, house painting, pressure washing, car wash, and more. For quality and reliable house painting in Brisbane, Mildura, Perth, Hobart, Canberra, and many other cities, please contact our team so we can assist you.
What’s included in a building and pest inspection?
- A thorough examination of the property, both inside and out
- Property’s structural integrity ie. cracks in walls or ceilings
- Termite or other timber pest activity
- Gas leaks
- Moisture issues, such as rising damp and leaks
- Electrical faults, ie. damaged wiring or exposed outlets
- Detailed report on the findings, complete with photos and recommendations
Need a different report? Below are all of our inspection reports we offer to our clients
Every building and pest inspector must be licensed and insured
Fully insured inspectors
All inspectors we dispatch are fully licensed and carry their own insurance. This is to protect both the client and the inspector in case of any accidents and property damage.
A thorough assessment of your property
Inaccurate reports can often lead to more expensive problems down the line. Thus, we only work with experienced and certified inspectors who know what to look for.
Easy to read reports
All of our reports are easy to read and understand. We will also provide you with digital copies that you can access anytime.
Competitive pricing for all building inspections
We understand that everyone's budget is different. That's why we offer competitive rates without sacrificing quality or service.
Read what our customers have to say about our work
Friendly and helpful inspectors
Thank you for the great job you did on our building and pest inspection. We were really happy with the report and the way you explained everything to us. We will definitely use your services again in the future!
James and Sarah
Easy to read reports
Thank you for the brilliant and efficient job you did on our building and pest inspection. We were really happy with the report’s layout and easy explanation. 5 out of 5 service.
Great overall service
I was really happy with the service I received from Sidepost. The inspector was on time, professional and did excellent work. They were thorough in their analysis and assessment so it made my life when deciding to purchase.
Thank you for conducting our building and pest inspection on short-notice. The report was very comprehensive and quick to read. The inspector even explained their process, which is useful when looking for problems in my own properties.
I received my report the same day
Quick turnaround time for the report from our building inspector. I had no idea the property i was about to purchase termites in the walls! Without Sidepost I wouldn’t have had a clue.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a building and pest inspection?
A: A building and pest inspection assesses a property to check for structural damage and infestation signs. A licensed inspector usually performs one before a property is purchased. If no defects are detected, the property should be clear to proceed with the sale without further delay.
Q: How long does a building and pest inspection report take?
A: Most building and pest inspections take 90 minutes to 2 hours to complete. The length of time it takes for our building and pest inspector to assess the property will depend on its size and condition. Buildings with more accessible areas, or those in need of several repairs, will take longer to inspect.
Q: Can I be there for the inspection?
A: Yes, clients are more than welcome to be present during their building inspections and pest inspections. However, we ask that you refrain from requesting the inspector any questions during the inspection, as this can interfere with their work. If you have any questions, please ask them after the review has been completed.
Q: What equipment do your inspectors use?
A: All of Sidepost's inspectors are fully equipped with the latest inspection technology, including thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, and more. They'll also carry ladders, torches, and other necessary equipment to conduct a thorough property inspection.
Q: Are your inspectors licensed?
A: Yes, all of our inspectors under the Sidepost company are licensed and qualified to carry out building and pest inspections. They're also highly experienced, having worked in the construction industry for at least 5 years.
Q: Can I reschedule a pest inspection booking online?
A: Absolutely! If you need to reschedule your inspection, you can log into your Sidepost account and do so from there. You can also cancel your inspection, but we advise you to do so at least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged.
Q: What does a building and pest inspection cover?
A: All building inspectors will cover the structural integrity of the property, as well as any potential issues with its plumbing, electrical, flooring, and roofing. A pest inspection will check for signs of infestation by common.