Extreme weather conditions can assume numerous forms that are caused by different circumstances and they occur each year across the globe. While storms aren’t a norm in Sydney, the city and its surrounding areas do experience their fair share of stormy weather that is sometimes accompanied by sleeting rain, high winds and hail. While these storms surface sporadically, they leave a path of severe destruction behind them.
Regardless of whether your home structure has suffered any damage or not, it’s best to hire the services of a professional, licensed building inspector to get the entire property thoroughly checked. There are a number of risks that can result from extreme weather conditions; the unfortunate part is that not all damage is clearly visible to the eye. In order to prevent any further damage to your home or injury to your family members, a detailed safety check should be performed. Read on to learn why it’s a good idea to get your home inspected after extreme weather events.
It is crucial for your own safety to conduct a detailed check on all the access points to the structure before entering it after any extreme weather events. This is the time when professional building & pest inspections can be extremely helpful and there are certain steps that have to be taken with reference to these inspections:
Building damage is extremely common post extreme weather conditions and this makes it important to carry out detailed safety checks. It’s important that you get a qualified building inspector to perform all these checks as they have the expertise and tools to will look into things that you wouldn’t even have considered.
Once they have completed the job and given you a detailed report, it’s important to take the building handover. Make sure you oversee the work they do and keep the report and a copy of the handover. These steps can go a long way in ensuring your home structure is safe and that you can start on getting the damaged portions fixed or replaced once the insurance inspectors have come in and surveyed the area.
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