The importance of condo/co-op inspections
Purchasing a condo or co-op is an exciting and important decision for buyers. Sometimes, however, buyers assume that because the condo is part of a larger, existing dwelling that an inspection is not necessary. After all, wouldn’t someone have detected a problem by now? The answer is: no, not necessarily. As professional and certified home inspectors with years of experience in the industry, we can tell you how important it is to inspect any condo/co-op prior to purchase – even if it’s brand new!
WHY INSPECT A CONDO?
A condo/co-op inspection is like a home inspection. It can provide you with valuable information prior to your purchase so that you are able to make an informed decision. It can save you money and time later on by avoiding costly repairs for issues previously unseen. Lastly, an inspection will let you know the overall condition of your condo if it’s older or, if it’s new construction, catch anything that might have been missed during or post construction.
ABOUT A CONDO/CO-OP INSPECTION:
Just like with any home inspection, an inspector will do a thorough inspection and evaluation of the dwelling. The inspector will walk through the unit carefully and make the following assessments:
— They will check the working conditions of all the dwelling’s systems such as your appliances which they check carefully for proper functioning.
— The plumbing and electricity are inspected as well as is the circuit breaker. — They will ensure lights are working, toilets are functioning, faucets are functional, etc.
— They will check your HVAC unit along with the vents.
— Any visible structures within the unit are assessed such as doors, walls, windows, and flooring. Each room is also checked to ensure everything is in proper working order, including your bathrooms, laundry, and kitchens.
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE WRONG IN A CONDO/CO-OP?
Unfortunately, a lot could be wrong in a condo. The inspector will look for any evidence of water damage by checking the areas around a toilet, faucets, and sinks – as well as the dishwasher. They’ll also look to be sure there’s no evidence of water issues encroaching on the unit from neighboring unit.
A quality inspector will also carefully assess your appliances to be certain you’re getting your money’s worth in working appliances. As part of inspecting the appliances, they’ll also check the circuit breakers to ensure it’s in good working order.
It’s important to do a condo/co-op inspection just like you would if you were purchasing a single-family dwelling. A qualified inspector can ensure your condo won’t provide any unexpected surprised months down the road. At Home Inspector Experts, we have experience inspecting any type of dwelling – whether it’s a single-family dwelling, a condo/co-op, or a multi-family or commercial dwelling. All of our inspectors are certified and highly skilled and professional. We encourage you to attend the inspection and ask them any questions or address any concerns you might have.
Following our thorough inspection, we will provide you with a comprehensive report including pictures documenting any areas of concern we found or we have due to the inspection. Our reports allow you to acquire this property knowing that it’s been thoroughly vetted by one of the best in the business!
Our Service Area
We make sure to keep our service area broad enough to cover the entire region of Long Island for many reasons. We want to make sure that no matter where our customers are, whether that be Suffolk County or Nassau County, we are here for them when they need us most. We also have locations in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.
Services that we provide:
So, you are in need of a home inspection service but you need a company that provided multiple services in one? You’re in luck, our major inspection services are our termite, Pre-Purchase, Pre-Sale, and our Multi-Family inspection services but that is just the beginning! We offer just about every inspection service under the sun to our clients so that they are completely satisfied.