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HUD Housing Repairs: Common Damage Found in Annual Inspection

January 10, 2022
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After a temporary hiatus due to the pandemic, annual HUD housing inspections have resumed. Once again, annual inspections are an expected part of HUD housing management. Inspections inevitably turn up a list of necessary repairs, and a common challenge facing property managers is how to address those repairs in an occupied unit.  

At Surface Experts, we are familiar with the common surface repairs that need to be done in occupied units following an annual HUD Housing inspection, including: 

  • Trip Hazards: ripped, torn or peeling flooring 
  • Kitchen Surface Cleaning Concerns: cracks, chips, cuts, or burns in laminate or other solid surface countertops that impede proper surface cleaning; chips or scratches in enamel or stainless-steel sinks; 
  • Bathroom Surface Cleaning Concerns: chipped, cracked, or peeling acrylic, fiberglass, or enamel bathtubs/shower surrounds; rusty drains or drain overflows; cracked tile; cracked or chipped sinks; burned, chipped, or scratched vanity countertops 
     

COORDINATING REPAIRS WITH RESIDENTS 

Coordinating multiple repairs in occupied units can prove quite difficult. For example, replacing an entire area of damaged flooring requires that residents pack up and move their belongings out of the way; temporarily vacate the residence during demo, installation, and curing; and then move their belongings back into place. Although the end result will improve the living space, the high level of disturbance to the lives of residents represented by the surface replacement process can lead to residents feeling less-than motivated to work with property management in scheduling replacement.  

By choosing the surface spot repair we specialize in at Surface Experts, you can avoid the inconvenience to residents of moving belongings or temporarily vacating the living space. It is much easier to coordinate a 1-hour repair than it is to ask a resident to move out for 2 days while a surface is demoed and installed.  

Odor disturbance can be another issue when planning HUD inspection surface repairs. Surface Experts’ spot repairs use minimal product: 1-2 TBS compared with the much higher volume of product required in resurfacing or replacing a damaged surface. Minimal product means minimal odor: another way that Surface Experts’ repairs help you and your residents. 
 

Here are some common surface repairs to be done following a HUD housing annual inspection: 
 

FLOORING

Trip hazards, such as:

  • Rips to vinyl or LVP flooring
  • Tears in vinyl or LVP flooring
  • Cracks in tile floors

COUNTERTOPS

Whether you have laminate countertops, tile, stone, or other solid surface, common HUD inspection damage includes:

  • Burns 
  • Knife Cuts 
  • Chips 
  • Cracks

BATH TUBS AND SHOWER SURROUNDS

Damage is common in all tub and shower surround materials, whether enameled, acrylic, fiberglass, or tile:

  • Cracks & chips 
  • Holes
  • Stains  
  • Rusted overflow

SINKS

In the kitchen and the bathroom, sinks can take a beating:

  • Cracks & chips 
  • Rust damage to overflow 
  • Enamel, stainless steel 

You can count on Surface Experts to show up on time, and complete high-quality surface repairs with minimal disturbance to your residents. Repairing surface damage found in HUD Inspections does not have to be expensive or a headache. Give us a call at (800) 614-9778 to schedule a repair and cross a few items off your list. 

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