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Shower Maintenance

Everyone loves a brand-new shiny shower. The problem is that from the very first use, the new and shiny starts disappearing and over time, the tired and grubby starts creeping in. Some of this is down to cleaning. Noone enjoys cleaning those shower screens but simply drying them down after use goes a long way…

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Property Managers

Property Managers are often the in-between person, trying to keep a tenant happy in this competitive rental market, yet at the same time save money for a property owner, who is also struggling to keep their investment in the black. Sometimes they need a bit of assistance to help decide when a proper repair may…

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What you need to know about Asbestos

Do you know where asbestos may be in your home? Andrew from ProConsult Building Inspections offers some practical advice on asbestos, including when it was used in house construction, where you may expect to find it in your home, and why it isn’t always a cause for concern. ProConsult include asbestos inspection as part of…

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What to look for in a Building Inspector

Thinking of putting an offer on a house? Finding a qualified Building Inspector with enough industry experience is crucial to uncovering potential issues with the building. A Building Inspector without a well-rounded knowledge of all areas of the building process could possibly give an inaccurate assessment of the property.  This could cost you thousands of…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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