The Commercial Property Inspector is a qualified Building Code inspector. He is a Certified Building Code Official with the Ontario Building Officials Association and is fully qualified on Large Buildings and Part 3 of the Ontario Building Code. An unknowing inspector may lead you to believe your property is code compliant when you could in fact be faced with spending thousands or tens of thousands in required building code upgrades.
In the late sixties and early seventies, copper prices rose and contractors/electricians switched from copper to lower costing aluminum wiring. Knowing your property has aluminum wiring prior to purchasing could be a huge money saver for you. Many insurance companies will not insure a building containing aluminum wiring and the cost of retrofitting a property could be prohibitive due to budgeting.
Asbestos is another common hazard found in older buildings and removal of any sizable amounts can be very expensive. Class 2 removal of asbestos covers containment, removal of the asbestos, disposal of the asbestos. Workers have to be trained and properly encapsulated while dealing with the asbestos. Penalties can be severe if work is not performed by licensed personnel. Older boilers were typically coated with asbestos and old hot water and steam lines. Having a property inspection can identify these issues prior to purchase.
Mold spores will grow on places that provide what it needs as a food source, such as paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, wallpaper, drywall, carpet, fabric, and wood products. Leaking roofs and basements can be a source for the moisture which can cause mould growth. Even old repaired leaks can still leave dormant mould where moisture existed just waiting to start growing again. Checking for moisture and areas of water damage is part of your Commercial Property inspection and can prevent unexpected expenses after purchase is completed.
We use Infrared camera on commercial property roofs to find hidden leaks and areas which may soon have a failure. This technology enables us to find leaks that have not yet fully penetrated the entire roof and would not be visible to the naked eye. This enables us to report on predictable service life remaining on most flat roofs.
The Commercial Property Inspector has inspected Plaza’s, Strip Malls, Office Complex’s, Factories and Industrial Buildings, Churches, Mixed Use Commercial, residential apartment buildings, Commercial Leases and properties valued up to 30 million dollars. We use the lastest equipment and all our staff are highly trained in the Ontario Building Code and have many years of practical experience which ensures your investment will be protected. All inspections are performed to ASTM E2018 standard and report is based on PCA format.