About Peace of Mind Home Inspections
Peace of Mind Home Inspections is based on the belief that our home inspection customer's needs are of the utmost importance. We are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We offer a prompt and reliable service and can organize your inspection at short notice if you are in a cooling off period.
We believe that all homes would benefit from a thorough building inspection every 5 years to determine if any potentially costly problems have surfaced. We often find that if left unresolved, these problems may grow from easily fixed to very expensive (such as salt damp or structural collapse) especially given Adelaide’s reactive clay soils.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
Below are some common issues we here about from disgruntled clients that went with a less professional building inspection company or did not get a pre purchase inspection at all!
BUYING AT AUCTON? DON'T GET CAUGHT OUT!
We often talk to people that went ahead and bought a house at auction without a building and pest inspection and now are stuck with a lemon which might cost many tens of thousands of dollars to fix, just because they did not want to spend a few hundred dollars on an inspection on a house they might not win? When you think about it, even if you get 4 or 5 houses inspected and don’t win them at auction when you do eventually get one you will be far better off because you will know what needs fixing to keep it ship shape! Maybe this is why so many older homes are put up at auction in Adelaide because the agents know that most people don’t want to spend their money on a building / pest inspection pre auction and the vendor’s well hidden faults and defects can remain unseen until settlement day when it’s too late!
"I HAVE A MATE THAT’S A TRADIE THAT CAN CHECK THE HOUSE OUT"
Another commonly heard mistake from gullible home buyers is “ My mate is an electrician and he had a look for me at an open inspection” he might have spent a lot of time on buildings sites and have a fair idea about building or renovating homes but at an open inspection you can’t go up in the roof space or on the roof or under the floor and where we do find a lot of issues is dampness and leakages within the walls that is only detectable with an expensive non destructive moisture meter which all of our inspectors use. He will only see what the vendor wants him to see!! (Real estate agents are more than happy if that’s your building inspection!)
THE AGENT RECOMENDED OUR BUILDING AND PEST INSPECTOR
There are several prominent inspection companies we keep hearing about all of the time from dissatisfied clients claiming that they spent less than an hour doing a building and pest inspection on a house and they missed a lot of important defects that the client has found once they have moved in (not to mention they are not qualified pest controllers and then are not licensed or insured to do pest inspections!), We have found that these companies are the ones that get the majority of work in Adelaide from referrals from Real estate agents because the agent knows they will be fast and probably won’t find much wrong with the place hence the continual referrals from the agents. We don’t hide things from our clients to satisfy agents to get more work; we rely on a quality reporting and customer satisfaction. If an agent recommends us to a buyer they can be assured they are recommending a hard working honest inspector who will try to find any defects but also help the potential buyer resolve the issues once they move in so that all parties are satisfied.
Thank You for visiting our website,
Business owner and operator
Somerton Park (adjacent Glenelg)
Adelaide South Australia 5044
7 Days: 7am to 9pm
Ph/Fax: (08) 8376 3504
Mobile: 0403 350 581 (anytime)
Facebook page: Peace of Mind Home Inspections
We invite our clients to write a testimonial in the area below
Luke Hoskin (September 2013)
Massive thanks to Michael for the quick and excellent assistance he provided for our building inspection. His report was very detailed and covered everything and more that I would have expected. Cost was also I feel very reasonable. I will be recommending Michael to friends.