Insulated ceilings, joined chimneys, wet walls, cracked foundations and damp basements are just a few of the common problems suffered by homeowners. When confronted with these issues it’s vital to have reliable expert advice on the best way to proceed in order to save money and avoid long-term damage. Here are some tips on how to get the best free independent damp surveys.
- Work With A Recommended Specialist
Most homeowners will have heard of the term “independent” or “free” when it comes to home surveys. There is however, a difference between the terms and what they actually mean. The term “independent” simply means that the surveyor doesn’t work with any other companies, whereas an “independent” surveyor has no affiliations with other companies.
It is this difference that makes an “independent” surveyor an ideal choice for any homeowner. A recommended surveyor will always carry insurance for any damage (including accidental damage to any property) that may arise from the work you require carried out.
- Use A Trusted Guarded Surveyor
You’ll be pleased to know that all of our surveys are covered by a ‘Guarantee’ and are guarded by a registered surveyor for peace of mind!
- Don’t Worry About The Cost Of The Survey
All our services are available at a fixed rate, and we don’t add a premium for weekends or out of hour’s appointments. Our survey’s won’t cost you the earth even if there is extensive work required.
- Make Sure It Is A Qualified Surveyor
All of our surveyors have specialist damp training, but more importantly they are all qualified and registered by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
- Find Out How Experienced Deliverers Are
All our qualified surveyors are experienced and reliable, but some will have more experience than others, so find out how well qualified your surveyor is before you choose them.
- Make Sure The Surveyor Has The Necessary Equipment
A top quality survey will require expensive testing equipment, so make sure that the company you use is well equipped for the job and can deliver all the necessary tests to ensure no further damage is caused or required in the first place.
- Make Sure The Surveyor Has Insurance
All of our surveyors have insurance for any accidental damage that may occur. Most importantly, there is the very real risk that the job will be performed incorrectly in this field of work and a qualified damp specialist will usually have insurance to protect themselves from such circumstances.