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Don't Get Caught Off Guard - Things to Consider Before Buying a House in Australia



You've made the decision to buy or sell a house in Australia. Congratulations! There's a lot to think about when it comes to making such a big decision, so we've put together this list of things you should consider before you take the plunge. Some of these may seem like common sense, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Keep these in mind, and you'll be on your way to making the right choice for you and your family.


How to Visually Inspect a Property Before Putting in an Offer

When you find a property you like, it's important to do a thorough inspection before putting in an offer. This is especially true if you're buying an older home, as there may be hidden damage that's not immediately apparent. When looking at homes, make sure you have a property inspection checklist so you can be sure that everything has been checked properly before putting in an offer.


Here are some things to look for:

- Check the condition of the roof. Look for any loose or missing tiles, and make sure the gutters are in good condition.

- Inspect the condition of the exterior walls, looking for cracks, flaking paint, or other signs of damage.

- Test all the windows and doors to make sure they open and close properly.

- Check for signs of pests, such as holes in walls or evidence of rodents.

- Look for signs of water damage, such as a water leak or stains on the ceilings or walls.

- Check for cracks in the foundation or walls.

- Inspect the roof for missing or damaged tiles.

- Look in the roof and crawl spaces for signs of pests or water damage.

- Flush the toilet and run the hot water to identify any plumbing issues with the water supply or water heater.

- Have a professional inspect the property for any structural damage or other problems.


By taking the time to do a thorough inspection, you can be sure that you're not buying a home with hidden damage that will end up costing you a lot of money down the road.



The Types of Inspections You Should Do

There are a few different types of inspections you should consider when buying a home. A building inspection will assess the condition of the property, looking for any structural problems. A pest inspection will check for termites and other pests that could cause damage to the property. And finally, a pre-purchase plumbing inspection ensures that there are no unpleasant surprises in your pipework should you go ahead with the contract.


Importance of a Pre-Purchase Plumbing Inspection

It’s easy enough to cover signs of plumbing problems from people inspecting a home. Water stains can be painted over, and leaks can be quickly covered up only to come back worse later on.

To avoid inheriting a slew of plumbing problems with your new home, it’s a smart idea to organise a whole-house plumbing inspection before you sign the contract. The only real way to know if the plumbing is sound is by having a professional inspect the pipes.

Most pre-purchase plumbing inspections will usually include a water flow and pressure test, inspection of the toilet and sewer pipes, drain pipe checks as well as stormwater and gutter inspections. At North Lakes Plumbing, we utilise state-of-the-art technology to pinpoint exact plumbing pain points, so you can feel more comfortable moving into your new home. Interested? Give us a buzz. (07) 3491 8489.




Who Can You Trust?

It pays to be well-informed before you invest your hard-earned money into a property, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the state of the plumbing. Before you sign off on the contract and make that purchase, it’s important to know exactly what condition the plumbing is in.

This is where North Lakes professional plumbers come in - we are a family-owned business operating in Brisbane for over fifteen years now. We can provide excellent advice on any plumbing-related issues that might come up while considering buying or selling a property. We provide hot water system installation services and deal with plumbing emergencies such as blocked drains, burst pipes, drain cleaning, and gas fitting services, as well as emergency plumbing and same-day service. With our experienced staff handling all projects, you can trust us to ensure that everything is taken care of for you.


Why You Should Consider Choosing North Lakes Plumbing

North Lakes Plumbers are a reliable and experienced plumbing company located in North Lakes, Brisbane. With a team of experienced and licenced Brisbane plumbers, we can provide a professional and local plumbing service to meet all your needs, from blocked drains and toilet repairs to gas fitting and hot water systems.

Whether it is a simple plumbing problem like a clogged sink or a leaking tap or a more complex plumbing emergency like a burst pipe or electric hot water system, our team has the skills and expertise to get the job done quickly and efficiently. North Lakes Plumbers also have a 24/7, emergency plumbing service, ensuring that your plumbing needs are taken care of as soon as possible.


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