What is a Building & Pest Inspection?
A building and pest Inspection is a visual property inspection that is usually performed prior to finalising a property purchase. In Queensland it is generally a condition of your purchase contract that you are satisfied with the outcome of the building and pest inspection.
Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspection
An expert, experienced builder will visually inspect the property to look for structural issues, safety issues, maintenance issues, and any signs of termite activity.
Pre-Sale Building and Pest Inspection
It has also become common practice in Queensland for sellers to get a building and timber pest inspection. This is a great idea before listing a property so that the seller is aware of any defects that might come up when a buyer comes along and has an inspection. The seller can then choose to fix defects or price the property accordingly.
Pre-Auction Building and Pest Inspection
In Queensland an auction is final, so it is imperative to get an independent building and pest inspection prior to bidding.
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Booking a building and pest can be a confusing process, that’s why we take care of the entire booking and liaise between all parties involved.
Building and Pest Report
The findings will be recorded into one ‘easy to read’ report. The report features photographs and a summary of all safety issues, major and minor defects identified.
DedAnt provides Building and Pest Inspections that are conducted to Australian Standards. We service Brisbane, Redlands, Logan, Scenic Rim, Moreton Region, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. All of Dedant Building Inspectors are skilled, licensed, insured and experienced.
Why is a Building and Pest Inspection Important?
Identify Safety Hazards
Safety defects are classified as any defects that have the potential to cause harm to persons if not rectified immediately. Safety defects could be an issue with high windows, stairs, balustrades just to name a few.
A major defect should be repaired immediately. Failure to repair can cause further damage to the property or affect the liveability of the property. It can also be a defect to a major structural component of the building.
Owning a property is not without the need to do regular maintenance. By definition, a minor defect is a maintenance issue that should be addressed at some time in the future to maintain the upkeep of the property.
The property is assessed for any visual signs of termite activity, make recommendations on conducive conditions and report on whether the property has a current termite management plan.
Dedant use the latest technology
Flir Thermal Imaging Camera
Flir thermal camera (FLIR E8- XT) is the perfect tool for diagnosing temperature anomalies inside a building. This equipment will indicate hot spots and cold spots, possibly indicating a large termite nest hidden in the wall cavity, leaking pipes behind a wall and leaking showers.
Termatrac T3i All Sensor
Using radar technology, relative and direct moisture sensor as well as a thermal sensor, the T3i All Sensor was designed to help operators locate, confirm and track the presence and extent of termite and other pest activity. Used with an invasive inspection to determine termite activity.
Tramax Moisture Meter
Tramax moisture meter is the leading tool in moisture detection. High moisture levels could indicate leaking pipes, poor ventilation, ineffective drainage, leaking roof or defective flashing. Damp timber within wall cavities is also very attractive to termites.
What areas are inspected in a building and timber pest inspection?
Subject to safe and reasonable access, this inspection is a visual assessment of the following areas;
Items not covered by a building and pest inspection.
A building and timber pest inspection is conducted by an experienced builder and timber pest technician. It does not include any areas outside of the builder's expertise (such as plumbing or electrical items) These areas should be inspected by a licensed tradesperson in the relevant areas.
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Dedant Building and Pest Inspections
Phone 07 3807 0122
Suite 66, 42 Manilla Street East Brisbane QLD 4169
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Why Choose Dedant Building and Pest Inspections?
We are a Brisbane based, family owned company that has been operating since 2008. Servicing Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and everywhere in between. We have local knowledge, friendly customer service staff and experienced inspectors. Therefore, you are in good hands with Dedant.
Wide Range of Services
Providing a range of services for home buyers, home sellers, landlords and home owners. Dedant’s friendly staff can assist with your building and pest inspections, maintenance inspections, landlord condition inspections, termite inspections, invasive inspections or termite treatments. See our full range of services here
Our inspectors use the latest technology during every inspection. This includes a moisture meter, thermal imaging camera and movement sensors such as Termatrac. Unquestionably all of our inspectors are professional, highly experienced, licensed and insured.
We make booking easy
Bookings are made easy, we work with the Real Estate Agent to avoid any confusion and concerns. We can also organise other inspections for you at the same time, such as swimming pool inspections, asbestos testing and meth testing. Blueridge Consultants trading as Dedant Building and Pest inspections is licensed with QBCC.
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