Our Commercial Inspections are based on the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), modified as appropriate for our customer's needs and for commercial use. All of our inspections meet or exceed those standards. Copies of the standard are available directly from ASHI, or contact us and we'll be happy to send you one.
Our inspectors are all licensed professional engineers and certified members of ASHI. These credentials are earned through years of training and experience, which assures you that you will receive the best information available about your building. As is the case with all of our inspection services, Almost Home will never offer to repair any defects identified during our inspections. This avoids any potential conflicts of interest that may occur with contractors performing inspections as a means of generating business.
The commercial inspection is a top-to-bottom review of the building's basic workings. It includes reviews of the condition of the roof, walls, floors, doors&windows, interior and exterior finishes, foundations & framing, and the heating, plumbing and electrical systems.
Our commercial inspections are tailored to meet the needs of our customers. We are happy to perform anything from single system inspections to full site condition assessments. For larger buildings and more complex inspections, we assemble a team of qualified experts in the appropriate fields. Almost Home acts as the coordinator for the team and provides a single point of contact for information.
We deliver easy to read, computer generated reports for all of our inspections. Our reports use both a checklist and narrative format to include all the relevant information while making the most important information easy to find. The reports are presented in a timely manner and we are happy to work within your time constraints.
Why Inspections Are Important
- A thorough, professional inspection can give you important information about your building, and potentially expensive repairs can often be determined prior to your taking posession of the property
- Maintenance inspections can identify areas that require attention before they develop into major issues.
- Lifespans for major building elements can be predicted to aid in budgeting for major capital expenditures.
- Building conditions can be documented prior to leasing for recordkeeping purposes.
Commercial Inspection Services
- Prepurchase (due diligence) Inspections
Complete building inspections performed to the level of detail required by the purchaser to aid in making an informed purchase decision.
- Specific item consultations
A professional opinion on the condition of one or more components of the building, either for prepurchase, insurance or leasing information, or just for general and maintenance information. Often used to help evaluate contractor's bids for repairs, additions, alterations, etc.
- Pre-Sale Inspections
A full inspection, as above, but performed for a seller prior to listing the property. This service can help in determining what items need repairs prior to selling, and can help in properly pricing and marketing the building. Talk with your Realtor about the value of a pre-sale inspection.
- Maintenance Inspections
Periodic inspections of the building and equipment for property owners who do not have full-time building engineering staff, or for those who require outside expertise in certain systems. These inspections are valuable in detecting potentially expensive repairs early, before they become serious.
References appropriate to your particular project are available on request.