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How to sell a house in Perth, WA – Essential Guide

Preparing to sell your house – the first steps Before we get into the details of how to sell a house, you might want to consider using a real estate agent, or perhaps you’re considering taking the route of “for sale by owner”. The first steps for selling a house are the same. Making sure…

Removing Asbestos from house

Do you have Asbestos in your house?

What is asbestos? Asbestos is part of the naturally occurring family of silica minerals. The 3 main types of commercial asbestos used in Western Australia were: chrysotile (white asbestos) amosite (brown asbestos) crocidolite (blue asbestos) Asbestos was processed and mixed with various materials to produce a variety of products.   Asbestos in building products Asbestos…

Burnt house

Still using battery powered smoke alarms? Time to update.

All homes in Australia are required to be fitted with a smoke alarm to alert the occupants if there is any potential danger from a possible fire.  We all know they also let us know when we have burnt the toast but it is important to understand the requirements of these devices when buying or…

Electrical wires

Are your family and appliances protected from electrical surges?

RCDs (Residual Current Devices) are installed on your electrical switch board and act as a flow gauge. If there is a problem with an electrical device or something goes wrong with your electrical wiring, this can cause an increase in the flow of electricity into your home and possibly your appliances. We all know electricity…

Ceiling missing in garage see through to roof

Original sagging ceiling Inspection on an 8 year old home exposed!

The Termites found in this home were the “Coptotermes Acinaciformis” Subterranean species of which there are 2 main ones in Perth these here are the most ferocious of eaters and the most aggressive. The whole garage ceiling collapsed with one small pull. The Termites like complete darkness and will also try to keep their mud…