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What about Home Inspection Tips? Have you recently received the keys to your new home, or are you about to become a homeowner? If so, it’s crucial to understand the importance of conducting a thorough defect inspection on your property. While many might consider this task straightforward, practical experience often proves otherwise. According to recent studies, while 86% of new homeowners recognize the necessity of this step, only 14% actually carry it out.

Defects can range from cosmetic issues, which might not even be recognized as defects under BCA guidelines, to more severe structural problems. For instance, did you know there are specific standards for the levelness of floor tiles before they are considered defective? Without meeting these criteria, your developer might not replace them.

Moreover, latent defects like hidden water damage can go unnoticed without professional insight but can cause significant issues later on. These problems can lead to mold, material deformation, or even rot, turning into costly and inconvenient repairs down the line.

So, what should you be on the lookout for? Here are some DIY inspection tips provided by Imperfeccion Specialists:

  • Flooring: Check for levelness, discoloration, cracks, tile hollowness, and joint issues.
  • Walls & Ceilings: Ensure proper levelness and finish, including the absence of brush marks.
  • Doors & Windows: Test for smooth operation, check for scratches, dents, proper varnishing, and ensure all components are rust-free and securely fastened.
  • Carpentry & Joinery: Look for proper varnishing, joint terminations, installation integrity, alignment, and smooth operation.
  • Electrical: Ensure switches and sockets are properly aligned and functional. Note: Do not attempt to inspect wiring if you are not technically trained. Always turn off power supplies when checking electrical fixtures.
  • Plumbing & Sanitary: Inspect for cracks in sinks and toilets, check for leaks at joints, and verify water flow consistency.

While these tips cover basic checks, Imperfeccion Specialists conducts over 100 specific checks, including advanced techniques like concealed data wiring inspections and specialized cameras for inspecting under floor traps.

Remember, if you prefer professional assistance for a comprehensive defect inspection, contact Imperfeccion Specialists for a no-obligation quote. Call or WhatsApp us at +65 8886 7175 or book through our e-appointment form.

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