Portland Oregon Property Condition Inspections
Commercial property condition report building inspections.
Our knowledge and experience sells not cheap or fast inspections.
Erosion, roofing, structural, cladding, electrical, plumbing, foundations, mold, dry rot are part of our inspection process. Buyer / investors need to know exactly what condition the property is in. Our reports provide recommendations on repairs, end of life on building materials, probable causes of damage. We also will test mechanical HVAC-R equipment, gas fired equipment. Testing involves more than turning up the thermostat! We also can test paint and drinking water for lead on request. Radon testing is something we also conduct utilizing electronic equipment. Sewer pipe scope inspection if required. ADA-American disabilities Act, yes we understand the importance and will include in our report.
The roofing structure and framing of each building is of the most importance. Bearing loads on main supports is often overlooked. The exterior grounds surrounding the building has a large impact on the foundation. Hydrostatic pressures or faulty poor quality workmanship has caused failure. While many inspectors are focused on windows and doors our focus is on the clients investment!
Our clients receive the up most positive experience with us. Why?
The knowledge with years of experience we deliver far exceeds the common home inspectors ability
Custom designed engineered inspection templates
We include more photos and report on facts
We do not rush our inspections to get to the next inspection
Our focus is to provide the client with clear unbiased reports
We are state licensed and nationally certified
We are certified to offer building inspection condition reports “testing”, our competition does not!
Our level of certified inspections include ICC building codes, ASHI building inspections, itc, EPA, BA, CAZ, PTCS testing.
Most Common Issues In Commercial Buildings
No building is perfect. Even the best built and best maintained structures or facilities will always have a few items in less than perfect condition. Below are some of the items we most commonly find when inspecting a a commercial facility or home:
Roofing Problems with roofing material are the single most common defect we find. Usually it doesn't mean the roof needs replaced, simply that it is in need of maintenance or repair.
Ceiling stains Caused by past or present leaks, ceiling stains are very common. It can be difficult to tell whether the stains are from leaks still present, or were caused by leaks which have since been repaired.
Electrical hazards Most common in older homes, but often found in newer homes as well. Electrical hazards come in many forms, from ungrounded outlets to wiring done incorrectly by the homeowner.
Rotted wood Caused by being wet for extended periods of time, most commonly found around tubs, showers and toilets inside, or roof eaves and trim outside.
Water heater installations Many water heaters are not installed in full compliance with local plumbing code.
Gas furnace Most gas furnaces seem to be in need of routine maintenance such as new filters or gas company certification at the least. Many have other issues such as faulty operation or inadequate fire clearance as well.
Plumbing defects Plumbing issues commonly found include dripping faucets, leaking fixtures, slow drains etc... Even in brand new homes, it is common to identify minor plumbing defects.
HVAC Heating venting and air conditioning are very complex systems, proper air balance and ducting deficiencies are always present in older buildings. Thermostats and climate controls are sometimes broken or in operative.
Hazardous Materials The presence of hazardous materials come in many forms from Biological to Chemical to Poisonous Gasses and minerals such as Asbestos.
Clients need to know everything about the building before they spend millions of dollars. The inspector should be well equipped and trained to performed many types of tests to insure his or her client of the property condition. This service is not offered by home or commercial building inspection companies for two reasons. They have to be certified to conduct this test and 2nd, it takes time to perform these tests.
Does your inspection company take the time to analyze and test commercial equipment? If not your inspector is not looking out for your best interest.
This little pipe sticking up out of the ground is a big expense. An buried oil tank is an environmental issue when not de-commissioned properly.