Commercial Property Inspections
Commercial inspections differ greatly from standard home inspections, and our team has extensive experience inspecting these unique properties.
Much like our home inspections, our commercial inspections cover exterior, roofing, structural, insulation, ventilation, electrical, heating & cooling, plumbing, and interior components. Our commercial property inspections come with error and omission insurance and the ability to combine our other ancillary services such as sewer camera inspections, asbestos testing, mold testing, and ozonation.
With nearly a decade of experience, some of our past projects include multi-unit residential units such as 8-plexes, apartment complexes, mixed residential and commercial buildings, warehouses, shops, storefronts, and even movie theaters! To learn more about our scope, availability, and pricing, please contact our team, and we would be more than happy to help you on your journey in commercial real estate.
The Importance of Commercial Property Inspections
The importance of commercial property inspections cannot be overstated — they not only provide valuable information to potential buyers, sellers, and tenants, but also support business planning and risk management.
Commercial property inspections are a crucial element of real estate transactions and property management. These inspections offer a comprehensive evaluation of commercial buildings, including office buildings and apartment buildings, assessing their major systems, and overall condition. In addition, commercial property inspections help identify potential safety issues, what necessary corrective action needs to take place, and what essential maintenance needs to keep the property in good shape.
Environmental studies may also be conducted to check for hazardous materials. The inspection report, a detailed document provided by the commercial property inspector, can help the building owner understand the current state of their property and plan for any future expenses. By identifying issues early on, inspections can help business owners protect their investments and promote the satisfaction and well-being of their employees and customers.
How to Prepare for a Commercial Property Inspection
To prepare for a commercial property inspection, there are several steps you should take beforehand. First, organize all necessary documentation related to the commercial property. This could include construction blueprints, maintenance records, and records of past repairs or upgrades. Ensure the property is clean and accessible for the commercial inspector to easily examine all areas. This includes access to major systems such as HVAC, electrical, and plumbing.
You should also address any known issues beforehand to save time during the inspection process and make sure that your employees or tenants are informed about the scheduled inspection and that their spaces are available for inspection. Preparing well for commercial property inspections can make the process more efficient and yield more accurate results.
How Long Does a Commercial Building Inspection Take?
A commercial building inspection typically takes several hours to a full day, depending on the size and complexity of the commercial property. The commercial building inspector spends this time conducting a detailed evaluation of the building, inspecting all major systems and aspects of the building’s condition.
The duration of commercial building inspections can vary based on the size of the property, the number of buildings, and the scope of inspection services requested by the client. Remember, the goal of the inspection is to provide a thorough and detailed report, ensuring the clients get the full picture of their investment.