Whether you’re buying, selling, renting, or leasing a commercial space, getting the building checked out by a qualified property inspector before signing the contract can help you determine if there are any major problems with it. Without the experienced eye of an authorized property inspector, many problems may be overlooked. Our team at Inspecticore has put together a list to help you understand just what to expect during the inspection process so you can feel prepared.
Structure and Grounds
Your inspector will begin by checking out the entire exterior of the building. They will inspect all of its surfaces, any exterior equipment, and any stairs, handrails, or paved areas. They’ll be checking to make sure that everything on the outside of the building is in compliance with all rules, codes, and regulations for your area.
Interior Walls and Insulation
Next, your inspector will head inside and start examining all the interior walls for any cracks, water damage, and other problems or potential problems. If your inspector does find any cause for concern, he may recommend further specialty inspections such as termite or mold inspections.
Windows and Doors
From there, your inspector will move on to the windows and doors of your building. Not only will they be looking for damage and cracks, but also looking to ensure all of the building entries are accessible for emergency personnel.
Electrical and Mechanical
Moving on through the building, your inspector will next examine all electrical switches, outlets, circuit breakers, and ground fault interrupters to make sure all are in good working order. In addition, your inspector will check all the lights and security systems inside and outside the building.
Finally, the plumbing throughout the building must be checked. Your inspector will check for leaks and will make sure there is appropriate water pressure to ensure that the plumbing fixtures are working properly.
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Our team at Inspecticore wants you to have peace of mind by knowing that there won’t be any expensive surprises down the road with your new commercial property. We are the company to trust with your commercial building inspections, as well as home inspections and other specialty inspections in Long Island, Nassau County, and Suffolk County. Contact us today at (516) 524-0673 to learn more about our services or to schedule an inspection.