5 Ways To Prepare For a Building and Pest Inspection
Get the most out of your building and pest inspection
A building and pest inspection is an important part of the buying and selling process. Get the most out of the inspection by preparing well. Here are our top tips!
1. Research different companies and services
One of the first things to do as you prepare for a building and pest inspection is research.
You should investigate the different building and pest inspection companies, read the reviews and services they offer, along with the price.
That way, you can be sure to get the best value for money.
2. Ask questions to prospective inspectors
Once you have settled on an inspector, you should call and speak to the team. By asking the right questions you can gauge whether they provide a reliable and thorough service. You can read more about what questions to ask in our recent blog, '5 most important questions to ask your building and pest inspector'.
By getting in early and asking these questions before booking, you will be better informed about the inspection process.
3. De-clutter your home
One of the biggest impediments to a building inspection is obstructions that prevent inspectors from getting in and looking at areas of the home.
As inspections are purely visual, inspectors cannot move, shift or alter any part of your home. Thus, they will not inspect an area they cannot access.
For example, if a garage is cluttered and inaccessible, an inspector will not move objects out of the way.
They will simply make a note in the report that the area was inaccessible, and the room may have faults.
Beyond the usual clutter like cardboard boxes, things like cars, rubbish bins and large bushes are all obstructions too. You should endeavour to remove these.
4. Unlock your home
Another obstruction that will prevent an inspector from looking at every possible area is locked doors.
Obviously, if a door is locked and we have no means of opening it, we will not inspect the room.
As such, you should unlock and open garages and any other doors you might normally lock, or at least provide keys to the inspector or selling agent.
5. Remove pets
We love dogs and cats as much as anyone, but pets can be a major distraction to any building and pest inspection.
Furthermore, if they are conducting treatments for termites, it is wise to keep cats and dogs away from chemicals.
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