When considering purchasing a multi-family home, you need to know what you’re stepping into. That’s where commercial building inspections from Inspect360 come into play. Our reports can identify all the good, the bad, and the ugly. So, let’s take a look at some of the things that can go wrong with multi-family home builds.
1. Improper Moisture Barriers
Improper moisture barriers in multi-family home builds can lead to various issues, from water damage and mold to structural problems. Moisture barriers are designed to keep moisture from entering the walls, floors, and ceilings of a building. Without them, moisture can seep into the structure. In many cases, this moisture settles between units, resulting in a multi-unit repair. This downtime means you either aren’t collecting rent or can’t find tenants who want to rent from you. This is something you’ll want to be aware of before you sign on the dotted line.
2. Criss-Crossed Electrical
Criss-crossed electrical is a common issue in multi-family home builds and can lead to safety hazards. It occurs when two or more electrical wires cross each other, either coming from different circuits (where one circuit interferes with the operation of another) or running through the same conduit or junction box (where the wires are exposed). Messed-up electrical isn’t just a hassle for your tenants, but it’s also a hassle for you as the property owner.
3. Inefficient HVAC Systems
Finally, it’s not uncommon for cheap and inefficient HVAC systems to be installed in multi-family home builds. Poorly installed HVAC systems can cost you and your tenants time, money, and comfort. When the system isn’t able to efficiently keep a space at the desired temperature, people will be uncomfortable and won’t enjoy the space. Depending on the number of units on the same system, you may run into more repairs and maintenance than the system is worth.
Secure Your Investment with an Inspection
Purchasing a multi-family home build is an investment. Therefore, you’ll want to ensure it’s protected with a reliable and detailed inspection from Inspect360. So, before you buy in the Dallas, TX, area, get an inspection quote from us. We also cover sewers, sprinklers, and pools. Pick up the phone and dial (817) 754-0360 today.