Swimming pool safety and compliance issues. I was inspecting a property with a swimming pool this week and was dumbfounded that a certificate of compliance had been issued to the vendor that stated the pool fence was legal. The pool fence however was not only too low on one panel, it had a 240mm gap in the fence on one side and a climbable structure just 650mm off the pool fence. Regulations state a 900mm clearance zone is required and maximum gaps of 100mm. A child could easily climb the BBQ and step straight onto the pool fence, or fit through the 240mm gap in the fence with ease. The fact that the compliance certificate had been issued, the house could legally be sold with the pool fence as is. This is just another reason to have a house inspection done. The cost of an inspection is so minimal compared to the life of a family member. You can book your inspection by calling Steve directly 0499611528
Previous pest inspections are an important factor when looking at a house to buy. Having received my statement of attainment for inspecting for and the reporting on timber pests, also the control of timber pests, I understand the processes that prior pest operators have applied.
Treating areas with pesticides, considering some of the older treatments were quite poisonous, it is important to understand why they were used as well as where. Sometimes however the spray operator may have caused structural damage to the house, to make his job easier.
The home owner is never likely to crawl under the house, so short cuts are made to gain access and unless you employ a diligent house inspector, you too would never know. Until you suddenly have a structural failure of the flooring of the house you purchased.