If you have construction work carried out on your home by a team of general contractors, it is important that you ask a building inspection team to check out the house after the work in completed but before you make the final payment to the contractor. Below is a guide to 3 benefits of using a building inspection service.
Speedy rectification of errors and faults
If there any errors or faults are detected during the building inspection, it is likely that the contractors will still be onsite and will be able to schedule work to rectify any problems quickly. If you do not opt to use a building inspection service, you may only discover faults long after the building work has been completed and signed off. It will then take much longer for any work be redone, as the contractor will have a copy of the sign off sheet saying all work was completed to the required standard. Therefore, the repair work will be viewed as a new non-urgent job, and you will be charged for any materials and labour.
Access to specialist knowledge and testing
If you do not work in construction, it can be very hard to know what you are looking for when checking the work that a contractor has completed. A piece of plumbing may look like it has been properly attached to the bathroom in your home, however, unless you have specialist knowledge, you will have no way of knowing if the plumbing is properly configured. A building inspection service has this specialist knowledge.
Furthermore, it is impossible to check some construction work. For example, you will only be able to test the electrical system and wiring in your home if you have a volt meter and understand the readings that it gives. A building inspection team will use a range of specialist equipment to check every aspect of the work which has been performed on your home.
Peace of mind
Perhaps the biggest benefit of hiring a building inspection team is the peace of mind that it provides. Once you know that the construction work has been thoroughly inspected and tested, you can get on with living in your home without having to worry about defective workmanship.
If you would like further information about the benefits having construction work inspected, you should contact a local building inspection service for further help and advice.