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Multi-Unit Building Inspection

Our multi-unit and apartment building inspection services help potential buyers, sellers and property managers to document property conditions, address maintenance issues and/or plan for improvements.

We offer the inspection of low- to mid-rise apartment buildings (5-20 units) and high-rise complexes (over 21 units). For Multi-Family inspections coveringbuildings of 2-4 units (duplex, triplex and fourplex/quadruplex), see our Total Home Inspection page.

The inspection process we follow is very systematic, ensuring that every unit (or an agreed upon representative percentage of units) is carefully inspected and areas of concern documented. Our system allows us to do the job properly with minimal interruptions to tenants because we take the same pride, care and concern with inspecting multi-units as we do with single family homes.

What's Covered?
Your multi-unit building inspection will include but is not limited to the following items, systems and components (assuming they are present and accessible). Clients may also work with us to develop a customized scope of work.

The Lot, Landscape and Hardscape
Fences, garden walls; Paved walks, drives and patios; Retaining walls; Decks, terraces;  Trees, scrubs; and Surface drainage.
The Building Exterior
Exterior wall surfaces (brick, siding, stucco, trim, etc.), windows, vents, entries, porches, balconies, roof surfaces, roof penetrations, chimneys, dormers, flashings, soffits, fascia, gutters and garages.
Structure, Insulation, Venting, Moisture
Foundation, beams, columns, footings; Floor, wall, ceiling and roof framing; Basement and crawl space environments; Attic, wall and crawl space insulation and ventilation; and Chimneys and vents.
Mechanical Systems And Utilities
Electrical service entry, service panels, wiring, outlets, lighting and controls; Drinking water entry, piping, fixtures, water pressure and volume; Waste water piping, flow, venting, pumps; Ground water management and pumps; Natural gas distribution and integrity; Heating system, distribution and controls, humidification; Cooling system, distribution and controls; Water heating and distribution; and Laundry connections and equipment.
Living space
Wall, floor and ceiling surfaces; The operation of doors, windows and hardware; Kitchen surfaces and appliances; Bathroom surfaces, fixtures and ventilation; Fireplaces; Staircases; and Access to attics and crawl spaces.
Siding, trim and roofing surfaces; Garage structure; Overhead door and Operator; Passage door; and Garage electrical.

Sampling Method for Large Complexes
When the inspector randomly chooses a percentage of the units to inspect thoroughly (typically 10-20%), some units will be located on the first floor, others on the middle floors and some on the top floor in order to check for roof leaks. The inspection findings are then used to approximate the overall quality and condition of the building.

Reports also include a detailed list of more immediate needed repairs within each unit and a comprehensive outlook of the property’s overall condition.

Add-on Services
Additional services such as the following can be included with your multi-unit inspection:

Termite Inspection
Mold Inspection
Radon Testing
Dekalb Low-Flow Plumbing Fixture Inspection

Completion Time
The amount of time needed on-site to complete a project depends on the scope of work and the number of units being inspected. Also, report preparation requires adequate office time following the on-site inspection. You may contact us to find out the approximate time needed for a thorough evaluation and documentation of your building(s).
To get started, you may schedule your inspection online. To ask any questions, please email us or call 404-692-5420.

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