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Building Inspection Practices

Posted in Construction & Renovation

The inspector needs to inspect overall plumbing, sewage, vents, heating equipment, fuel storage fixtures and vents but need not inspect solar installations, washing machine connections, sprinkler systems and waste disposal systems.

Air conditioning

The inspector would inspect and describe the installed central and through-wall cooling equipment and also the energy sources with safety components.


The walls, ceiling, floor, counter tops, cabinets, doors windows, garage, stairways and railings have to be inspected thoroughly. He should not dwell upon the paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments.

The inspectors have to confine their inspection to visual examination of flaws in the house and not to comment on the accessories. You are not required to give information about the future condition about the house and restrict you opinion to the current status. You also cannot give any opinion about the saleability of the house but just mention the amenities like air conditioning, heating, ventilation and other facets which would help the buyer to make an informed choice. It is to be noted that while undertaking the building inspection you are not to perform work in any trade or any professional service other than home inspection.

When you are buying a commercial property there are much larger risks associated with the purchase like loans, insurance premiums another costs. As a buyer you need to be vigilant about the property and a building inspection report would help you to get the piece of real estate with confidence. You can use the information to reduce the cost of insurance premiums and also provide fool proof information to all financial agencies. A good deal gives you the confidence while renting out or undertaking business from the building.

For roof cavity, garaging, outbuildings, hireĀ Aussie Spect Pest Inspectors in Melbourne.