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News from Dedant Building and Pest Inspections Blog – the latest information on topics of interest to home buyers, investors and home owners.

Dedant Building and Pest Inspections is your trusted and recommended Building Inspector in Brisbane and surrounding areas.  Our inspectors are knowledgeable, friendly and professional with over 20 years experience in the Building Industry.

With a house purchase being possibly one of the largest investments you will  make in your life time, don’t trust your inspection to just anybody.

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Are DIY Termite Inspections and Treatment a good idea?

A termite inspection and treatment can cost hundreds of dollars, so as such, you might be tempted to do it yourself. But it’s worth asking – are DIY Termite Inspections and Treatment a good idea? In this blog, we will examine that very…
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How to find and fix roof leaks

No one wants a leaky roof in their home. As such, you should know how to find and fix roof leaks as early as possible. If left unchecked, roof leaks can cause mould and rot throughout your house. They can also be an invitation for pests such…
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Is Now A Good Time to Buy in Brisbane?

The Coronavirus has created uncertainty in the world and this is true of the property market as well. Many people are asking – is now a good time to buy in Brisbane? To find an answer to this question, we will examine past action in the…
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How to keep your home safe over the holidays

As this Christmas approaches, one thing you should prepare for is keeping your home safe over the holidays. Holidays are a time where people tend to travel and be away from the house. This is the perfect time for burglars and other home…
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How to hire a carpenter

Choosing right tradesperson can be a complex decision. Thus, we have created a blog which will inform you how to hire a carpenter. Getting an under qualified or wrong carpenter can cost you time and money. As such, you want to make sure…
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The qualifications building inspectors should have in Queensland.

Queensland has the toughest standards for building inspectors of anywhere in Australia. Your Queensland building inspector should have a long list of qualifications and years of experience. Failure to have the right qualifications means that…

Health effects from damp homes

The health effects from damp homes are serious and should not be overlooked. In this blog we will examine the various ways that excessive moisture can put your health and wellbeing at risk. By understanding the risks, you will be better…

Shoddy Workmanship Found During Building Inspection

Shoddy workmanship found during building inspections is an unfortunate reality of the industry. The Building Code of Australia requires that qualified builders to meet the certain standards for safety, health, sustainability and amenities…
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Steel Corrosion

Steel corrosion is a common household problem. This is particularly evident in steel column corrosion. In this blog, we will examine the corrosion of structural steel, what problems can result and how to prevent it. But first, it is important…
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Cracking in houses, when do I need to worry?

Australia has been experiencing one of the worst droughts in history, causing more and bigger cracking in houses than has been seen previously. When you first notice a crack, it might not seem like much. Before too long, that annoying little…