Commercial Property Inspections
We will inspect your commercial property to ensure its overall condition and safety. Remember that your liability can extend to employees, customers, and occupants, so make sure that your building’s structure, electrical, plumbing and HVAC are functioning properly and safely.
We understand the importance of timely scheduling, efficient turnaround and effective communication with property owners, brokers and managers.
At the conclusion of the inspection, you will receive an accurate, easy-to-read, comprehensive, professional inspection report outlining our findings and recommendations. Digital photographs, included with the report, assist in documenting significant property deficiencies where appropriate.
We are accustomed to performing a variety of inspection tasks for clients, including:
A triple-net lease inspection, also referred to as triple-NET or NNN lease inspection, is a type of inspection that is performed for a triple-net lease real estate transaction. It should be performed for both the lessor and lessee and can occur pre-lease, during the term of the lease, or post-lease. It’s more common for this type of inspection to be performed on older properties and for long-term leases. The most common types of buildings for this kind of transaction include retail, office, and industrial, and generally the term of the lease is at least five years.
A pre-lease inspection should be performed for both the lessor and lessee. The lessor might order an inspection to procure documentation about the condition of the property before leasing it out. Although the lessor will not be responsible for the maintenance or repair of the property’s systems and components, documentation can be used as protection if a claim is filed by the tenant. Oftentimes, the lessor will own more than one property and, therefore, repeat business can occur if the client is impressed with your service.
The lessee will typically order a standard inspection to determine the general condition of the property. Also, since this type of client is responsible for the cost of maintenance and repairs for the building, they will likely want the inspector to determine if there will be any big-ticket repairs or replacements in the foreseeable future. This may require providing life expectancies and repair/replacement cost estimates.
Thermal imaging, also referred to as infrared scanning and thermography, is used by many energy auditors. It is a technology that allows commercial building and property inspectors to show clients things about a building that no one can show using other inspection methods.
Thermal imaging produces images of invisible heat energy emitted from objects and systems in the building and allows us to measure it. The infrared scanning helps to diagnose the problem rather than merely identify symptoms, and can sometimes, but not always, identify and document: electrical faults before they cause a fire, overloaded and undersized circuits, circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement, missing, damaged, and/or wet insulation, heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, water and moisture intrusion that could lead to mold, possible pest infestation, hidden roof leaks before they cause serious damage, air conditioner compressor leaks, under-fastening and/or missing framing members, structural defects, broken seals in double-pane windows, energy loss and efficiency, dangerous flue leaks, damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems, unknown plumbing leaks, and overheated equipment. These color images can then be included in the inspection report providing supporting documentation to the report.
How are drones used in inspections?
Drones help with the first step—inspections. By sending a UAV into a situation that would be dangerous for a person, like steep, inaccessible or dangerous roofs or up a cell phone tower, inspectors are able to collect visual data about the condition of an asset without having to expose themselves to potential harm.