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How Do You Inspect Within Concealed Areas?

In the course of a building inspection, Brisbane based Action Property Inspections make every attempt to investigate and inspect even the concealed areas of a property. 

A professional building inspector can often detect potential faults concealed within walls etc by being observant and looking for the tell tale signs that would only be apparent to an experienced house inspector.

Specialised building inspection equipment

Where visible access is not available, specialised equipment such as moisture meters and thermal image cameras can also provide additional information, however it should be realised that even this high-tech equipment has its limitations.

Unfortunately even the best building inspector does not have the ability to see within walls or behind furniture, and it is always possible that some faults may only become apparent when the furniture etc has been removed.

It should be noted that at no time are we allowed to physically remove furniture or conduct an invasive inspection that in anyway damages the property in question.

Details of the types of inspections completed as part of a comprehensive building inspection by Action Property Inspections can be found here.



About Andrew

Andrew Mackintosh has been answering home inspection questions in the greater Brisbane area since 1995. He has personally carried out over 20,000 building inspections and is a licensed builder and licensed building inspector, Member of Queensland Master Builders Association & Institute of Building Consultants. Being the business owner and the inspector, Andrew is passionate about providing clients with excellent customer service, value for money, honest, unbiased, thorough inspection and reporting in a professional and timely manner to allow clients to make informed decisions when purchasing property.

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