If you’re considering buying or leasing a commercial property, it’s important to know what to expect during a property inspection. A commercial property inspection is a detailed examination of a building’s systems and structure to identify any potential issues or deficiencies. Here are six of the key things to expect during a commercial property inspection from the team at CalPro Inspection Group.
1. Exterior inspection
The inspector will start by examining the exterior of the building, including the roof, siding, windows, and doors. They will look for signs of damage or wear and tear that could affect the building’s integrity.
2. Interior inspection
The inspector will then move inside the building to examine the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems. They will also check the walls, ceilings, and floors for signs of water damage, leaks, or other issues.
3. Structural inspection
The inspector will examine the building’s foundation, walls, and supports to ensure they are structurally sound. They may use special tools such as moisture meters or thermal imaging cameras to detect any hidden issues.
4. Safety inspection
The safety of your commercial property is crucial, which is why the inspector will check for any safety hazards, such as fire hazards, trip hazards, or unsafe electrical systems.
5. Environmental inspection
Depending upon your situation, the inspector may test for environmental hazards, such as mold, asbestos, or radon.
After the inspection is complete, you will be provided with a detailed report outlining any issues found during the inspection. This report will help you make an informed decision about whether to proceed with the purchase or lease of the property.
It’s important to note that a commercial property inspection is not a guarantee that there are no issues with the property. Rather, it is a tool to help you identify potential problems before you make a significant investment. If issues are identified, you can negotiate with the seller or landlord to address them before finalizing the deal.