When purchasing a new home or vacation property, a condo inspection checklist is essential to ensure you make a sound investment. We’ll walk you through inspecting a condominium, helping you identify potential issues, and ensuring the property is safe and secure.
A condo inspection is often referred to as a studs-in inspection. The inspection will focus on the internal systems and structure within the exterior walls, including doors, windows, and attached balconies or decks.
The inspection does not cover the entire building. It focuses on various aspects of the unit, including the electrical system, plumbing, heating and cooling systems, appliances, windows, doors, and the overall condition of the interior spaces, such as the kitchen, bathroom, and living areas. Why is this, you ask? The building owner maintains common areas, structural components, exterior surfaces, roofing, and maintenance issues, and the Condo Association covers repairs. A licensed home inspector performing a condo inspection inspects the overall condition of the unit but does not include common areas in a condominium complex.
So, what exactly does a condo home inspection cover?
Exterior Inspection: will examine things like cracks, balconies/patios/decks, windows, and doors, which ensures safety & proper sealing.
Interior Inspection: testing electrical outlets and switches, plumbing fixtures; examining appliances to ensure they are in working order.
Structural Inspection: inspecting walls, ceilings, and floors within the unit; examining for signs of settling or shifting.
HVAC Inspection: testing heating/cooling systems to ensure proper function; checking air filters if replacement needed.
Safety Inspection: ensuring smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers are present and functioning properly.
By being proactive and completing a thorough condo inspection, you can gain peace of mind knowing that your investment is protected and that you and your loved ones will be safe! A condo home inspection is a critical step in the home buying process. Get peace of mind with our comprehensive inspection services. Our experienced inspectors will provide you with a detailed report to help you make an informed decision. Contact us today! For more information on home inspections and how to get ready for them, contact Bryan & Bryan today at (866) 484-8318 to schedule an inspection. We provide other inspections such as pest control services, stucco services, sewer scopes, irrigation inspections, and more.