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Commercial Building Inspections

Commercial Building Inspections Require a Different Attitude We have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle the requirements...

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Commercial Building Inspections Require a Different Attitude

We have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle the requirements of commercial building inspections. We realize that your business needs to make a profit, so we provide a more detailed inspection report and focus on the long-term profitability of the property. We’ll check for improper maintenance, worn-out equipment, faulty craftsmanship, etc.

Unique Challenges of Commercial Building Inspections

The inspection of commercial properties introduces higher demands than those of residential buildings. A business has vastly different needs than a family of five, so commercial inspections need to be more thorough and demanding. Commercial properties tend to be much larger and contain more complex and specialized systems. These systems require special skills and a greater depth and breadth of knowledge from the inspector.

Systems Covered in the Inspection

The various systems and areas of concern will vary from one commercial property to another. An office building, for example, is going to have very different requirements from a factory or a church. We’ll check for problems, proper functionality, and estimated useful life span.

The list of systems we inspect includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Roof – condition and remaining useful life
  • Structure and foundation
  • Electrical panels and wiring
  • Plumbing fixtures and pipes
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Attic, if present
  • Crawlspace, if present
  • Pavement systems such as parking areas


Types of Properties We Inspect

Commercial buildings come in all shapes and sizes, each with its own requirements and unique challenges.

Property types that we inspect include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • The inside of a commercial warehouse.
  • Apartment complexes
  • Hotels / motels
  • Office buildings
  • Retail stores
  • Shopping centers
  • Restaurants
  • Industrial buildings
  • Warehouses
  • Churches

Commercial Building Inspections in Minneapolis, St. Paul & Surrounding Suburbs

Whole House Observations provides commercial building inspections in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding suburbs. Not sure if that’s you? Give us a call at (612) 434-0627 or email us.