Having a plumbing inspection before buying your property can identify any issues, which may be very costly to repair after you have purchased the property.
An overview of electrical and plumbing is part of a complete and comprehensive property inspection. However, it is not part of a pre-purchase property inspection, as defined by Australian Standard AS 4349.1 Inspection of Buildings, which is the minimum standard that all building inspection companies must comply with.
Plumbing, drainage and gas would need to be tested by a fully qualified and appropriately licensed plumber using specialised equipment to determine their true condition, compliance and safety aspects. This is something that a regular building inspector is not qualified or permitted to do.
We can arrange for The Pipe Inspectors to carry out a plumbing inspection on the property you are purchasing. Sean Taylor from The Pipe Inspectors is highly experienced, licensed and insured. Sean is also a certified thermographer. Therefore, he can use thermal imaging during your inspection to reveal issues that would have otherwise remained undetected.
As with all of our inspections, you will receive a detailed, comprehensive and easy to understand plumbing inspection report. This will help you feel confident with your decision to complete the property purchase or to back out of it, depending on the results of the plumbing inspection.
If you require a plumbing inspection, talk to Tina at BuildandPest.com when you book your pre-purchase home inspection. She will provide you with further information and arrange a plumbing inspection for you.