One of the most important things that you can do if you are going to purchase a home is to make sure that it is properly inspected. This will include looking at the structure as a whole and also making sure that there are no pests. Unless these inspections are done, the sale of the house cannot go through, so you will want to do this as quickly as possible. This is typically handled by the seller of the property, something that will allow the buyer to feel confident that the structure is sound and that it is also pest free. Here is an overview of the pre-purchase building and pest inspections that need to be done before the sale of a home.
Types Of Pests We Look For
When you hire our building and pest inspections services, we are going to come out to your house to examine it for the potential of existing pests. Our pest inspectors will be looking for a multitude of different problems including mosquitoes, fleas, rodents, wasps, spiders and of course cockroaches. We will also do a thorough search for termites which can get into not only the walls of your home but also into the foundation. If they are not addressed quickly, you could end up with a very costly situation which may even prevent the sale of your home.
Pre-purchase Property Inspections
There are several things that our building inspector will look for in order to approve a structure for sale. They will look at the chimney, looking for cracks, or missing mortar or bricks, things that could lead to a fire. They will check the roof to make sure that it is up to code, and also look at the gutters and downspouts. We will check the external surfaces, masonry, foundation walls, and any attachments such as a porch or a deck to make sure that everything is secure and soundly constructed.
Once the home or structure that you are selling has passed all our inspections and has been given the green light by our pest inspectors who have found nothing wrong, you will be able to move forward with selling your home to a buyer that is interested in making the purchase, preferably for the asking price. This is something that you will probably be able to get if all of the inspections prove to be favourable. Not only is it legally necessary to have these inspections done, but you can use these to your advantage when trying to motivate buyers to finally make the purchase.
Selling a home is not that hard to do, as long as you have a piece of property that is ready to be sold. Once you have had your pre-purchase building and pest inspections done, you will be ready to move to the next step. At the very least, these inspections will give you peace of mind, even if the deal falls through because you will know that your home is up to code in regard to the structure and that your home is pest free. The sooner that you are able to get these tests done, the faster you will be able to sell your home on the market.