Home & Property Inspections

 

PHS provides independent pre-purchase/pre-tenancy property inspections for homes and businesses across Phuket. A typical pre-buyers home inspection would include

Structural Elements: Visible Inspection of Walls, Ceilings, Roof and where possible visible foundations. Where access allows we will check concrete for honeycombing; inspect of columns to ensure concrete has been poured to correct height; rebar has sufficient coverage; beams and columns are of sufficient thickness.

Exterior wall coverings, landscaping, drainage and slope profiles, driveways, property boundaries, paved areas, fascia, trim, doors, windows, lighting and electrical outlets

Roof Construction, ventilation, type of roof construction, flashing and guttering.

Plumbing: Identification of pipe materials used for potable, drain, waste and vent pipes including condition. Also included is the location, if any, of clean outs or rodding points. Operation of toilets, hand basins, showers, baths and appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers etc. Inspection does not include a sewage or septic tank inspection.

M & E: Visual inspection and functionality testing for water heaters, kitchen appliances, sanitary ware; air conditioning, ceiling fans and sprinklers. This home inspection includes visual inspection and electrical safety inspection of pool system and pump room however it should be noted PHS is not a certified pool engineering and maintenance company. Electrical inspections follow IET (Institute of Electrical Engineers) safety guidelines although it should be noted this home inspection does NOT include electrical safety certification. If required PHS can arrange for inspection, test and certification to Thai IET or IEE Requirements for Electric Installations BS7671:2008. Electrical inspection includes visual inspection and where possible basic testing of Main Supply Feeder, Ground/ Earth Systems, Final Circuits, Socket Outlets and Appliances. We also comment on the existence, if any, and operation of fire alarms and smoke detectors.

Finishing
This report will include comments on overall standard of finishing including woodwork, stonework, glass and stainless steel work, tiling, exterior floor finishes, and painted surfaces

Note: Plans/photos are included wherever possible. PHS will a basic visible inspection for termite damage and if possible undertake to obtain termite inspection and treatment certificates.