Today I performed an inspection at a condominium, which can be quite different from an inspection on a single family home. In a large building of other condominiums, there are several “common elements” which a prospective homeowner will not be responsible for. The exterior, including the roof, as well as the foundation of the building are large cost items included in the common element category, so why do so many clients order condominium inspections for their new home? There is a long list of costly items a condo owner is responsible for that a good inspector will educate you on at your inspection, including:
-Condition of your HVAC system with a comprehensive HVAC inspection
-The prospective of mold growth in your unit
-Ensuring the electrical system works properly and safety with a comprehensive electrical inspection
-Ensuring the plumbing system is installed properly with a comprehensive plumbing inspection
-Check for gaps in the caulking in the shower and bathtub area, as well as the kitchen
At Defined Inspections, we will exceed the standards of a typical condo inspection you may receive from other inspectors. We will perform a full inspection on the roof, foundation, and building structure to protect our clients from possible assessments your condo association may assess. Of course, we always advise to seek permission to review the condominium Reserve Fund Plan after reviewing your report to determine whether budgeting for common area elements have been made.