Are you considering purchasing a multi-unit home in Palm Desert? Do you want to make sure the structure is safe, livable, and well-maintained before handing over your hard-earned money? If so, then the best call you can make is to the team at Home Sweet Home Inspections.
As a local company with more than a decade of experience, we’re experts in Palm Desert multi-unit inspections. Our certified inspectors will check the property from top to bottom, so you know exactly what you’re purchasing. If you’d like to make an appointment for an inspection, simply give us a call at 760-282-3534 or schedule one through our website. To learn more, keep reading; we’ve created a guide to help you better understand what to expect from a multi-unit inspection.
The biggest reason to get an inspection on your multi-unit property is to make sure there are no major issues hiding beneath the surface. Hidden issues in your home can impact the value of the property and cause major headaches (and expenses) down the road. The best way to avoid dealing with repairs, upkeep, and maintenance issues soon after purchase is to hire a qualified inspector to identify these issues in advance. That way, you know exactly what type of property you’re dealing with and can make a well-informed buying decision.
Muti-unit home inspections are extensive, covering your property from top to bottom. They typically include evaluations of:
The inspection is designed to evaluate these components in an effort to determine if all parts of each unit are in proper working order. Let’s take a closer look at a few of these elements so you know exactly what to expect from Palm Desert multi-unit inspections.
1. Heat, Cooling & Air
A lot of multi-unit properties have heating and cooling components that are used by all tenants (for example, a boiler system or a single HVAC unit). A licensed home inspector will ensure that these systems are in good working order and suggest repairs if necessary.
2. Structural Elements
Your home inspector will check to make sure there are no signs of a cracking or failing foundation. In multifamily properties, foundations are even more important than in single-family homes because if one property is affected, it can damage others next door or below as well. Your home inspector will also look at how secure your basement foundation is from flooding or other damage. They’ll see if there’s any evidence of mold, rot, or leaks and assess whether your furnace venting shafts need any maintenance or replacement.
3. Plumbing Systems
Have you ever noticed how plumbing systems in multifamily homes differ from those in single-family homes? Multi-unit buildings are often large and complicated, so it makes sense that there are many different components. For example, instead of a private water heater, there may be one on every floor and each needs to be inspected to ensure they’re working properly.
4. Exterior Components
The exterior of your multi-family property is made up of many parts and components, including siding, roofing, doors, shutters, gutters, and more. Because these elements are easily seen from the street, their poor condition can negatively impact the property’s value.
When it comes to buying a home, there’s so much that can go wrong. A multi-unit property is especially difficult because you not only have your own home to consider but also those of all your neighbors (if it’s an apartment building, condo complex, or otherwise). The home inspection will help you identify these issues and other problems as well in order to save yourself time and money on future repairs.
If you’re ready to schedule a Palm Desert multi-unit inspection, then contact Home Sweet Home Inspections. Making an appointment on our website is easy; all you have to do is go to our scheduling page, pick a day and time, provide your information, then check out. And if you have any questions, just give us a call at 760-282-3534.