THE COMMERCIAL INSPECTION REPORT
Best in class: We use the award winning / best-in-class report writing software called Spectora. This software allows for a client to view a report in multiple formats (online/offline/pdf) as well as easily share the report with contacts. Our reports include written detailed findings and explanations as well as professional image and video content.
THE BASE INSPECTION – THE COMSOP
Gold Standard: Smart Choice Commercial Inspection adheres to the industry-accepted International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP).
Our baseline commercial inspection includes the following:
- Exterior Components (paving, landscaping, and utilities)
- Structural / building envelope
- Mechanical and electrical systems (Single-phase and Three-phase)
- Plumbing systems
- HVAC systems
- Interior Components
If cost-to-cure / repair costs are important to your planning process, Smart Choice Commercial Inspection can provide a detailed report that includes costs-to-repair/replace (estimated).
The Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is the standard used for public accommodations and commercial facilities. It provides the scope and technical requirements to ensure that a building is compliant with Title III of the ADA. The ADAAG standards apply both to newly designed or constructed facilities and altered portions of already existing buildings and facilities.
Best in class: The Corentium Pro continuous radon monitor (CRM) contains four highly accurate passive diffusion chambers that work redundantly with one another. First of its kind Bluetooth compatibility to deliver reliable, fast, easy to read radon reports. NRPP Certified Radon Professional.
State of the art: Air sample cassettes or surface sample tape/swabs, are used to gather the sample. The samples are sent directly to a specialized lab that digitally scans the samples using powerful microscope lenses. The sample is then scanned using a deep machine learning algorithm, identifying and counting mold spores and air particulates. The algorithms are taught using hundreds of thousands of images that industry experts have identified. Once the AI presents the results, an analyst confirms the results and generates the report.
Sewer scopes can be of particular importance in a commercial building as tenants and employees aren’t always particular about what gets poured into the drainage system. This can play havoc with the sewer system. We recommend that a sample of cleanouts are scoped to help determine the sewer condition.
Commercial sewer systems can be complex. Including pumping stations, mound systems, drain fields, common ownership or shared responsibilities with city and county. We recommend that if a septic system exists that a basic inspection is performed.
WELL WATER SYSTEMS
A number of rural commercial properties are still reliant on well water. We recommend that functionality, flow, performance and condition are evaluated and inspected.
WATER QUALITY TESTING
If the property receives its potable/drinking/washing water from a well, the well water should be tested – at a minimum for harmful bacteria. Other testing can be performed based on the condition of the water.
FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY (BASIC / ADVANCED)
Basic fire and life safety looks at important features such as fire hydrants, fire extinguishers, fire suppression system tags, building identification, fire alarms, pull stations, emergency lighting, and exit signs. Advanced fire and life safety will take a closer look at the fire suppression systems to make sure that the system passes any needed inspections.
Free with a base inspection. We don’t believe in charging twice for looking once. If a base inspection is performed according to the COMSOP, termites would have been noted on the inspection report if signs of past or present infestations exist.
A retention pond, sometimes called a wet pond, wet detention basin, or stormwater management pond (SWMP), is an artificial pond with vegetation around the perimeter and a permanent pool of water in its design. It is used to manage stormwater runoff, for protection against flooding, for erosion control, and to serve as an artificial wetland and improve the water quality in adjacent bodies of water. A constant source of deferred maintenance. We recommend that all detention ponds are inspected.
SCOPE OF WORK
Ultimately this is your commercial property inspection. The scope of work varies from project to project and company to company. With advice from Smart Choice Commercial Inspection, we can help you tailor a commercial property inspection to fit your needs and your budget.
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