Buyer Beware! Is Your Building Inspector Registered?

Buyer Beware! Is your building inspector conducting a Building Inspection or Timber Pest Inspection and NOT registered? In some cases it’s the company that’s registered not the individual so watch out! You may be paying for something you’re not getting – and that’s qualified advice!

Today Tonight recently aired a segment on Building Inspectors. Check it out here:

Don’t waste your money and risk your investment with inexperienced and unqualified inspectors who conduct Building Inspections or Termite Inspections.  The very important difference is…? We’re registered, we’re qualified, we’re experienced, we’re insured, we’re the best choice!

Did we mention Damien is a qualified Carpenter, Registered Builder, Timber Pest Inspector and with over 25 years experience building houses all over Melbourne?

Visit the Building Commissions website to check the inspector is who they say they are. (some are only qualified for building pergolas so make sure they are an unlimited builder!), ask for their registration number, type it in and see for yourself. As an example, enter in Damiens registration number, which is DB-U 13612.

You can be certain we are who we say we are!

Is your home conducive to Termites? What favourable conditions of termites can you look for?

On our timber pest and termite  inspections in Melbourne we have come across many properties which have areas which termites love.   We recommend that you have a termite and timber pest  inspection conducted every year by a licenced termite inspector but in the meantime as an owner you can ensure your property is unattractive to termites we recommend:

– Remove any wood away from building and in ground contact in soil – they love old stumps, timber offcuts, sleepers and building materials, especially dead wood!

–  Termites love water and moisture so ensure that all those leaky taps, downpipes, water tanks, shower waste, hot water and air conditioning units water flow are redirected away from the building and in working order. If the subfloor is damp then we STRONGLY recommend to ventilate and drain the area.

–   Install Ant Caps on the stumps – While this will not prevent termites it will be an huge asset in locating termites as they cannot penetrate the caps they must climb over which exposes them to us.

If you feel like your property may be suseptible to termite attack then please do not hesitate to contact us or make a booking to arrange a termite inspection in Melbourne. It could save you thousands of dollars for little as $300 including GST.

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