Common Building Inspection Practices Followed in Most Cities

A building inspection is a non invasive visual examination of the accessible areas within the house to understand the potential defects and is performed for a fee. The inspection is based on the current defects not one any future problems that may be encountered by the home owner. There are specific standards for all home constructions and the building inspector would evaluate the house based on these standards and provide a written report which can be used by you as a template for price negotiations and other purposes. Bu the building inspector need to adhere to the rules and cannot exceed his authority while undertaking the building inspection.

Inspect structural system

The inspector can inspect the structural components like foundation and framing without any probing device. You need to understand that he cannot offer any opinion or make any opinion about the adequacy of the structural components.

Exterior inspection

The inspectors has to inspect various external components like the vegetation, walls, doors, drainage, patios, walkways and also the exterior wall covering. But he is not required to inspect recreational facilities, outdoor faculties, geological problems etc.

Electrical system

Aussie Spect Pest Inspectors in Melbourne can assess the service entrance conductors, cables, service grounding, lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles and describe the amperage and wiring methods followed by the builder. The alarm systems, remote controlled components, and ancillary wiring systems etc need not be assessed.

Heating

You need to inspect the installed heating equipment, vent systems, flues, and chimneys and also describe the energy source and heating characteristics. The heating supply, ancillary heating units like solar and adequacy of heating are not to be described.

Don’t forget to check also the plumbing system.