Oregon Commercial Building Diagnostic Testing Inspections

Visual inspections combined with hands on testing of your buildings mechanical, electrical, mechanical equipment, hvac & duct systems. We can efficiently test all major appliances, equipment that supports the building envelop. Below is a picture of troubleshooting a electrical issue. With our data loggers we can determine the amperage usage over long periods of time. We also use temperature, humidity data loggers for other applications.

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Visual inspections are just the basics of finding out the building condition. A more in depth inspection that only a few companies conduct will determine the health of your building.

Air quality, mechanical motors, ventilation, HVAC, gas fired equipment, volatile organic chemicals, electrical usage, water usage. All of these items combined detate the health & safety of you, your employees and your building.

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Duct supply air flow testing will tell a story regarding if the duct system is to large or to small. We also compare flow with the design of the system to see if you are receiving the correct amount of air flow.

Amp Draws

Measuring the amperage on electrical motors or devices will provide detailed information on that device.

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We test commercial appliances to see if they are in specs of the manufactures design. We check door seals, temperatures, amp draws. Always check out equipment before buying a business.

Whether it’s to lower your energy bills, create longevity of your buildings structure and implement a safe healthy building. We can do that for you!

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We conduct combustion testing on all gas or oil fired equipment. Efficiency is always a big concern. Often times we find cracked heat exchangers.

Each month, utility bills arrive for your commercial building.  What you might not know is that these bills hold a lot more information about your building than you might think. They are your first clue that something could be wrong with your building. 

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Formaldehyde Testing. This is becoming more common.

Air quality. How many inspection companies will take the time to test your air quality?

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We test for lead in paint and drywall.

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HVAC airflow duct balance testing. Knowing if your duct system is providing the right air flow to each room is critical for evenly temperature balanced rooms.

. It seems like a lot to be done, and might not seem as urgent as other items on your to-do list. But the importance of understanding  and shortcomings. The core function of a building is to keep the people inside of it comfortable health & safety. Without this, your building is not likely to be a place businesses or workers want to be, and in the long-term, creates costly repairs that could have been prevented. Happier and healthier tenants are less likely to leave a building, meaning less tenant turnover for you.

THE RIGHT TESTING

There is a big difference between building testing and inspections. Often testing does get to the core of the problem. A full building test looks at the unique challenges of each building and helps identify a specific plan for building sustainability and ensuring the health and safety of the occupants. Let’s take a look at each of these assessments 

COMMERCIAL BUILDING INSPECTIONS

Unlike building  testing, the commercial building inspection is a visual inspection of the building. These inspections lack the depth of testing and simply look at the current condition of the property to help guide building owners in maintenance efforts. Great for providing statistical data on a building or system, they do not take a comprehensive look at the building and combine energy efficiency, air leakage, lighting, hvac, and much more that contribute to not only the health of the building but the health of the people inside of the building.

COMMERCIAL ENERGY AUDIT

An energy audit is the first step in assessing a building’s efficiency. The goal is to identify energy efficiency opportunities and what steps can be taken to make a building more efficient, comfortable and safe for the occupants. What an energy audit does not do is look at the unique challenges of the building. These audits look for specific areas predetermined by the audit itself. While useful in assessing a building, it lacks the specific action plan a building  test would provide. Instead of looking at the building as a whole system, it looks at individual devices of the building.

The next time you open a bill take a moment and think about what you could do with the money you would save month over month with a more efficient building. Also, consider the people inside of the building. Is your building in the best shape it can be to ensure the health and safety of the people inside? Finally, think about the longevity of your building. Maintaining a healthy and efficient building is much less money out of your pocket than big renovations or a full rebuild. We’ll not only point out opportunities for efficiency but provide specific, actionable reports that provide practical and economical advice for making healthy and smart building decisions.