Commercial Inspection FAQ's

Why should I hire Nordic Commercial Inspection to inspect my building?

Our inspectors have over 10 years of commercial inspection experience, and have been trained through Carson Dunlop – one of the largest and most reputable inspection firms in North America. We will help you learn about the property, and make you aware of current deficiencies, and possible future expenses. This is information that you can use as leverage to negotiate with the seller of the building.

How much does a commercial inspection cost?

The cost of a commercial inspection varies greatly depending on many different factors. Size, type of building, type of roof, and type of HVAC system are some of the things that can affect the price. Give us a call to have a conversation about the building you like inspected.

What does a commercial inspection include?

Nordic Commercial Inspection specializes in all commercial property including Office Buildings, Retail Space, Multi-family Housing, Apartment Complexes, Condo Associations, Restaurants, Industrial Buildings, Senior Housing, Hotels/Motels and more. We will review all major components of the property, and let you know the condition and life expectancy. We can also assist you with gathering cost estimates on the major current or possible future issues so you can plan and budget accordingly.

We will review all major components, including but not limited to:

  • Structure
  • Electrical
  • Roofing
  • Air Conditioning
  • Exterior Walls
  • Interior Finishes
  • Plumbing
  • Heating
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Fire Protection
  • Elevators
  • Environmental Site Assessments
  • Swimming Pools

What kind of items are not included in a commercial building inspection?

Excluded from the inspection is any system, structure or component of the building that is inaccessible, concealed from view, or cannot be inspected due to circumstances beyond the control of the Inspector, or which Client has agreed is not to be inspected. Unless specifically agreed upon otherwise between the Inspector and Client, the following are excluded from the inspection:

Building code or zoning ordinance violations, Geological stability or soils conditions or structural stability or engineering analysis, All wood-destroying organism, Interior partition walls; tenant improvements and non-building equipment, Americans With Disabilities Act inspections, Water testing for roof, wall or window leaks, Concealed roofing membrane integrity, Concealed floor cracks and all underground components, Product recalls or other such notices, Specific components noted in the inspection report as being beyond the scope of the inspection, Thermostatic, motion and time clock controls, Permits or public records research, Fire and life safety systems, Building security and security systems, Installation guidelines and manufacturers specifications, Examination of conditions related to animals, rodents, insects, wood destroying insects, organisms, mold, and mildew or the damage caused thereby, Personal property, Removing equipment or component covers, panels or plates.

Services for inspecting or evaluating the excluded items listed above may be available from Inspector for an additional fee or from specialists qualified to inspect or evaluate a category or item.

When should I expect to receive the report?

The turnaround time for the inspection report is typically no more than 2-3 days, although it could be up to 1 week on larger buildings. You will receive an accurate and easy-to-read commercial inspection report outlining findings and recommendations. Digital photos will be included with the report.

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