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Building & Pest Inspection FAQs

Frequently asked questions about building and pest inspections and the reports associated with such inspections.

What is the effective life of a chemical barrier

Chemical barriers can be bridged or breached at any time by any number of factors including servicing of property facilities, landscaping, additions, modifications, rodents, soil leaching and tree roots. The chemical itself also degenerates. Generally, barriers should...

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Are moisture meters reliable in detecting termites

Termites require a higher humidity in their workings than their surroundings. Moisture meters detect this, but leaks from plumbing, water systems, air conditioning equipment and guttering may also be detected and therefore any high reading should be investigated...

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Do You Get On the Roof

We inspect as much of the roof as we safely can. However, as you can appreciate, we must be guided by Workplace Health & Safety laws, good practice and we all want the inspector to return safely to his family at the end of the day. So there may be situations where...

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Can You Quote My Renovation Costs?

Our qualified building inspectors have years of building and renovation experience behind them. However, they must remain completely independent and NOT QUOTE on renovation work. Their focus is solely on your building inspection. The cost of repair or renovation can...

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What If My Report Reveals Problems?

No property is perfect. If your inspector identifies defects, it doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't buy the property, only that you will know in advance what to expect. Using the information contained in your report establish the likely cost of fixing the defects...

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Do I Get A Guarantee?

Your inspection is a record of observable conditions at a particular point in time and not a guarantee, warranty or insurance policy. Some problems can only be discovered by living in a property.

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If My Report Is Bad Will You Tell Me Not to Buy?

No. Your Building Inspectors' job is to inspect and report on the presence or otherwise of defects in the property. No spin or bias is applied to this process for any party. This enables our clients to rely on the independence of information to make informed...

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Can a Property FAIL an Inspection?

No. A professional inspection is an examination of the property's current condition. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, nor a council inspection, which verifies compliance to local government legislation. Your inspector will not pass or fail a...

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Is an Inspection Necessary for New Construction?

A new construction is not a problems-free guarantee. While many new homes are well built, we regularly find serious defects. You can choose to have your new home checked at key building stages throughout the building process including Frame, Lock-Up/Waterproofing, and...

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ABIS building and pest inspections are conducted to the highest standard by building inspectors with a minimum of 10 years experience together with the highest professional qualifications in their field. ABIS has been in business over 27 years conducting both building and timber pest inspections.

Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

And all this for an incredible low price.

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