Commercial Building Inspector

The Commercial Building Inspector is committed to providing the best possible service at a price that is un-matched by the competition. We have been providing Professional Commercial and Industrial Inspection services to the Southern Ontario area for the past nine years. With over 7500 commercial and residential inspections we are the Premier Building Inspection Company in Southern Ontario. Our commitment to our customers and their investment ensures your complete satisfaction. Our companies investment in the latest technology ensures our leadership in the commercial and residential inspection field. Our company offers FREE Thermal Imaging as part of our inspection package, which includes electrical and insulation scans.

What is a Commercial Property Inspection

Commercial building inspections are thorough evaluations of the physical condition and functionality of a commercial property. These inspections are typically conducted by professional inspectors who specialize in assessing the structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and overall safety aspects of the building. The goal of a commercial building inspection is to provide information about the property’s condition to potential buyers, owners, or investors, allowing them to make informed decisions about the property’s purchase, maintenance, or renovation.

Items Inspected

  1. Scope of Inspection: The scope of the inspection can vary based on the type and purpose of the commercial property. Common types of commercial properties include office buildings, retail spaces, industrial facilities, warehouses, and more. The inspection may focus on specific systems and components relevant to the property type.
  2. Structural Assessment: Inspectors assess the building’s structural integrity, including the foundation, walls, roof, floors, and load-bearing elements. Any signs of structural damage or concerns are documented.
  3. Mechanical Systems: The inspection covers mechanical systems such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), and plumbing. Inspectors check for proper functioning, maintenance requirements, and potential issues.
  4. Electrical Systems: The electrical system is evaluated for safety and compliance with relevant codes. This includes checking the electrical panels, wiring, outlets, and lighting.
  5. Fire and Safety: Inspectors review fire safety features, including fire alarms, sprinkler systems, emergency exits, and compliance with fire codes.
  6. Interior and Exterior Components: The inspection covers interior components like windows, doors, flooring, and walls. Exterior elements, such as siding, roofing, gutters, and drainage, are also assessed.
  7. Environmental Concerns: Depending on the property type and location, inspectors might look for potential environmental issues, including asbestos, mold, lead-based paint, and other contaminants.
  8. Code Compliance: Inspectors check if the building meets current building codes and regulations. Non-compliance issues may need to be addressed by the property owner.
  9. Documentation: A detailed report is typically generated after the inspection, summarizing the findings and recommendations. The report may include photographs and descriptions of identified issues, along with suggestions for repairs or improvements.
  10. Decision-Making: The inspection report helps buyers, property owners, or investors make informed decisions about purchasing, maintaining, renovating, or negotiating the property. It can also be used to negotiate repairs or pricing adjustments based on the condition of the property.

Use our Thermal Imaging service to inspect plumbing and building envelope water leakage, insulation and heat loss assessment that could lead to mold, energy inefficiency (missing, damaged, and/or wet insulation, heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors) and electrical problems (Electrical faults before they cause a fire, overloaded and undersized circuits, circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement).

ASTM Property Condition Assessment

All of our property condition inspections use the baseline property condition assessment process as outlined in the ASTM E-2018 Standards and InterNACHI International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties. Inspections are generally more invasive than the PCA Property Condition Assessment Inspection outlined in the ASTM E-2018 Standards and InterNACHI International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties The end result provides you with detailed picture of the age and condition of the major building components and how maintenance has effected its life span. The final report will list deficiencies, repair recommendations, and a detailed report with representative photos when appropriate.

Areas Inspected 


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