Getting advice on a building and pest inspection in Brisbane can be difficult. It is difficult to know what questions to ask.
Consequently, we have created a list of 5 questions to ask a pest inspector over the phone to help you find a dedicated professional.
1) “What are your qualifications?”
You never want a tradesperson who is not qualified. Dodgy tradies are a real problem and you should always be on the lookout.
One of the easiest ways to determine a legitimate pest inspector from a fake is to ask for their qualifications.
All building inspectors must have completed their Residential Building Inspectors Course. Prior to completing this, they will have already had 5+ years of experience.
Furthermore, only a licensed Pest Controller can conduct an inspection. These licenses come from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).
Only once you’ve verified an inspector has all these things should you continue.
2) “What is involved in the inspection process?”
The process can vary significantly depending on the service you seek. It is important to know exactly what steps are involved in the inspection process.
For example, Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspection involves a visual inspection for structural defects, moisture detection and a thermal imaging scan.
Inspectors will then tell you what will be inspected. Commonly inspected areas are the interior, roof space, exterior, subfloor and roof exterior of the home. Other structures, like sheds, may also be inspected.
3) “What is the cost and how is this determined?”
Knowing how the cost is determined can help you get a fair price for the service.
For example, Dedant Building and Pest Inspections start charging $350 for a Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspection.
However, this can vary depending on the size of the property.
4) “What will happen after the inspection?”
The specifics of what will occur after an inspection is completed will vary from contractor to contractor.
However, you can be sure to receive a report on the status of your home.
This report will contain the findings of the inspectors. Quality reports, like those provided by Dedant, will contain photographs and a summary for quick reference.
5) “What can I do to prepare my home?”
You should also ask what you can do to prepare your home for the inspection.
Generally, you will be asked to remove any obstructions to the home to allow inspectors to easily access it. Other distractions, such as pets, should be kept away.
However, every inspection is different and you should always ensure you make the process as easy for inspectors as possible.
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If you are looking for a Building and Pest Inspection in Brisbane, look no further than Dedant Building and Pest Inspections.
Dedant offers a range of services conducted by fully licensed and experienced professionals.