Be sure about that new home purchase

by Physio Adelaide on June 1, 2011

Just what Residential Structure Inspection?
A residential building inspection or home inspection is really a complete and professional visual study of the systems and structure of a home by a certified building inspector.
 The primary purpose of which would be to identify existing and potential problems that may affect a buyer’s decision.

Do I Need A Home Inspection?
Purchasing a house is the costliest purchase you’ll make. It makes sense therefore that you have a potential purchase be inspected first which means you know everything concerning the it. Be it a house, condominium or town house, you need an inspection to make sure you avoid surprise repairs and issues that may arise once you purchase. If you are the seller, you’ll need an inspector to make sure that what you’re selling can be spec, and also to avoid complaints from your buyer further on up the road about problems that have arisen.

Exactly what does An Inspection Include?
Inspections generally cover all major systems and structural aspects of the house. This includes, though not limited to, the condition of a home’s air conditioning systems, plumbing and electrical systems, the roof, the building blocks, insulation, walls, doors, attic, windows and all sorts of visible structures.

Must i Show up During An Inspection?
You are not necessary to attend and inspection, though you are recommended to visit. This way, you can see on your own what are the inspector has found. Instead of being surprised with a certain problem that you simply don’t fully understand, if you are present throughout the inspection, the inspector can show you what’s wrong, what needs to be done, etc.

How Long Does An Inspection Take?
With respect to the size and condition of a home, often a 2 bedroom condo or town house takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. For single family homes, 3 hours may be the norm. Of course, the bigger the house is, and the poorer condition it’s in, the longer an inspection would take.

Can I Do The Inspection Myself?
You are able to, but even though you have knowledge about construction, then you still don’t have the complete knowledge required to do an inspection on your own. Home inspectors undergo special training and also have to pass through a certification test. Unless you are a certified building inspector, better leave the inspection to the professionals.

To learn more on building inspectors in Adelaide make contact with Don Palmer at Reliable Home Inspections on 0423 463 218 or visit

We are pleased to provide this information, however you should ensure you consult the appropriate professional for the services you seek. 

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