What you can expect from your commercial property inspection depends largely on the type of facility you’re having inspected. Still, there are a few aspects of the property that your inspector will always check, barring specific instructions. These elements are similar to what you might expect from a residential inspection.
Areas covered during an inspection fall under four categories:
Exterior. Your inspector will examine the exterior of the building for cracks and drainage issues. They may also specifically note the location and number of handicap parking spots, any ramps or stairs leading up to the building, retaining wall stability and exterior lighting.
Special Features. If your building has special features, like loading docks or steel sheet doors, your inspector will make note of their condition. If your building utilizes specialized systems or appliances, like walk-in freezers or elevators, you may need to hire a specialist in addition to your commercial inspector.
Major Systems. Plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems will be inspected for safety and efficiency on each floor.
All of our commercial inspections are performed in accordance with InterNACHI-CCPIA Commercial Standards of Practice or ComSOP, see www.ccpia.org/sop .
We do all types of commercial building inspections, which include but are not limited to: