Commercial & Industrial Building Inspections in Toronto
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Just as with a residential inspection, provides the buyer with a complete and accurate picture of the properties condition.
Protects the properties integrity and value.
Commercial property is more expensive, both to purchase and to maintain.
Allow me and my TEAM of EXPERTS (If required) to give you an accurate assessment of the condition of the property.
360 Degrees Building Inspections has extensive experience, understanding, and training in the field of building inspections. I can assist in finding the sources of water infiltration, defects in construction, and other building issues. My commercial inspection team (if required) will evaluate the condition of the property and structure, and any systems affecting its use. My report will clearly document the building’s physical condition and specify items that may require major repair or replacement.
Thermal Imaging for Commercial Property:
I use FLIR Systems B360 camera for superior imagery on all my commercial inspections.
Building anomalies are easily detected by non-invasive means and problem areas are accurately diagnosed.
My commercial property inspections start with a baseline property condition assessment as defined in the ASTME-2018 standards – (08 Guide for Property Condition Assessments). These are the standards used worldwide for PCA’s used to observe and report, to the extent feasible, on the physical condition of the subject property and consists of:
Documentation Review and Interviews;
Preparations of Opinions of Probable Costs to Remedy Physical Deficiencies ($3,000 or greater per incident or an aggregate of $10,000 or more per building);
Property Condition Report.
At the conclusion of the inspection, you will be provided with all the significant findings in my due diligence report on the following sections:
Structure / foundation
Driveway, parking areas
Building Lot and grounds
Properties are seldom in perfect condition. Over time, older properties will usually require maintenance and repairs to be performed. I will provide you with an assessment of the current condition of the property that can also serve for future reference.
Rest assured that the risks associated with the purchase of a commercial property can be significantly reduced when I inspect your commercial property. My clients’ concerns and best interests always come first.
Personal Safety at a Commercial Property
For any kind of a commercial investment, such as a condo filled with renters and owner-occupants, or a light-industrial complex filled with small businesses, tenants as well as owners have a mutual responsibility to ensure a safe environment that promotes both peace of mind and business as usual. Here are some tips that you can act on now to make your commercial property safe.
Lock it up!
You may be 20 feet away from your vehicle while you’re working at your desk, but property crimes are crimes of opportunity, and criminals don’t like to work, so don’t make it any easier for them to loot your vehicle by leaving it unlocked -- or by leaving valuables in plain sight, even in a locked car. Additionally, lock home and office doors, and use security locks on windows that allow them to open, but not too much. Pull drapes and shades on windows when the sun goes down and when unoccupied – don’t announce your absence by leaving your premises on display.
Light it up!
Owners should ensure that there is adequate lighting in the parking facility, whether a parking structure, individual garages, carports, or assigned parking spaces. Injuries due to inadequate light can lead to liability issues and expensive legal hassles. Motion-detector security lights should be installed at every unit’s entrance. They save energy, and alert residents and tenants when someone is in the immediate vicinity. These lights are generally hard-wired into the building’s electrical system, but portable sensor lights can be added to the perimeter of the building to make dark areas and those obstructed by vegetation better lit to discourage nighttime trespassers.
Stairs and Walkways
These should be kept clear of debris and obstructions, such as lawn care equipment. Sidewalk cement in poor repair can present a tripping hazard, leading to injury and costly legal ramifications. If sidewalks have graded steps, install photo-sensor stake lights at the edges to capture the sun’s energy during the day so they can provide illumination at night.
There are many approaches to this issue, depending on the structure of the complex, the cost involved, and the level of desired protection. Some condos and industrial parks prohibit additional locks on doors that may prevent owners from entering a tenant’s home or office in case of an emergency. Some gated communities go the extra mile and hire personnel to regularly patrol the area. Most small businesses have electronic security systems that must be activated and disabled, and which will automatically alert local first-responders in case of a breach. Whether you’re a tenant or an owner, make sure the terms, as well as the limitations, of the security system are spelled out in your lease. Also, make sure that you post window decals and lawn signs alerting potential trespassers of the risk they’d be taking. Again, most property crimes are crimes of opportunity, so don’t make a criminal’s job any easier by failing to use simple deterrents.
Know your neighbors. Know their hours of operation. Pay attention to the vehicles that are regularly parked in the lot. If someone seems out of place, acts lost, or is spending an inordinate amount of time on the property without entering a unit or conducting any business, consider contacting the authorities. Always exercise caution when approaching such people to question them, but do be mindful of their presence to determine whether they actually belong on the premises.
In short, safety is everyone’s concern. Regardless of your monetary investment, you can’t put a price on a safe workplace and a secure residence.
Toronto Home Inspector
Recipient of the
2007 Canadian Inspector of the year award from the International association of certified home inspectors