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What is it covered in a Condo Inspection?
Inspecting and testing the appliances
Many appliances are considered “not permanently installed “and are not covered in a typical home or condo inspection. The certified inspector is checking and testing the appliances for the client as a courtesy. Under the standards of practice and home inspector associations, the inspectors are not required to inspect the free-standing appliances.
Inspecting the floors, ceilings, windows, and walls
The windows should be easy operable, free of cracks or moisture between the panes. All openable windows should have screens. Structural cracks on the walls may indicate a problem with the foundation. If the floors sloped, they may be warped or damaged, indicating that they may need to be replaced and that there may be an underlying problem, such as water damage. The windows and doors could be damaged by water leakage, moisture intrusion or lack of proper sealing at the exterior.
Inspecting the Electrical System
A home inspector should inspect and test the electrical system in your unit. A condo inspection should include testing the outlets, lights, and switches. The service panel or main electrical panel is the most important component in the electrical system. An illegal or improper electrical system can pose a fire hazard and your lender may not approve the loan if the issues are not corrected. An inspector may also check for electrical system updates, check and test the ground fault interrupter (GFCI) outlets in the balconies, rooftops, patios, bathrooms, and kitchen.
Inspecting the HVAC systems
The inspector should inspect and test the furnace and air conditioning units (if whether permitted) in all condominium inspections if they are present. Improper clearances, moisture, disconnected duct, flues and leaking plumbing connections should be reported in the condo inspection report. In most cases the inspector recommends servicing of the heating units prior the closing.
Inspecting the plumbing system
The water pressure, drainage and all plumbing fixtures will be inspected or tested. We look for water leakage and improper connections.The water heater should be inspected and tested. The washing and dryer are tested and inspected for leakage.