Commercial Building Inspection

Commercial / Real Estate Inspection

Are you looking to lease or buy a commercial property in the Houston area?  You need the representation of an independent Professional  building inspector to assist with your commercial real estate inspection.  Commercial properties are too large of an investment to go at it alone without a thorough commercial inspection.  From 152,000 square foot commercial warehouses to 800 square foot strip mall units, we have inspected them all.  We cover all your commercial building inspection needs.

We provide piece of mind with Houston real estate inspections through thorough services and detailed, same day inspection reports.

Is a Houston Commercial Building Inspection the same as a Home Inspection?  What Does A Houston Commercial Inspection Cover and What is a Houston Commercial Inspection?
A commercial real estate inspection is much more inclusive than a home inspection: The commercial property includes any and all features of the property that can safely be tested or inspected, not just a predetermined list that excludes non-standard items such as roof-mounted Air conditioning equipment, elevators, industrial machinery, or even a water tower. The commercial property inspection is only limited by what is accessible, visible, and safe to test.  All commercial inspections include a complete infrared thermal imaging of the interior and exterior walls ceilings and roof covering.  We are the preferred commercial inspector for Sugar Land, Missouri City, Pasadena, Spring, Cypress, Channelview, Friendswood, Pearland, Galveston, Texas City, League City, Clear Lake, Humble and all the surrounding Houston area cities.

Why do I need a Houston Commercial Property Inspection and How Do I Choose a Houston Property Inspector?
You need a commercial inspection of the Houston real estate property you are considering for the same reasons as a home inspection, plus some others that are unique to a commercial property such as: Larger Investment, Larger Risk, Much Larger Repair Cost, Larger Liability, Main Income Source, Do or Die Investment, Group or Family Investment, Corporate Investment, Share Holder Investments, and many more reasons.

You are about to open your new business with customers from all over the surrounding area walking through your doors, or workers coming there every day to work, or whatever the nature of your business will be.  You want your business to be safe, as well as know that everything “is working” the way it should.   A leaking roof, a bad air conditioner or power that “goes out” all the time can disrupt your new business and cost you sales.  You need to be able to concentrate on your new  business, not your building.   You need the peace of mind that comes from knowing your commercial building and it’s systems have been carefully checked out and there will not be any “surprises” while you’re trying to get your new Houston business up and running.

What does a Houston Commercial Property Inspection include?

We specialize in an array of commercial inspections in Houston and services to help you make a sound decision about a property’s potential. Our team of professional inspectors are certified, trained, and equipped to inspect multi-family housing, offices, restaurants, medical facilities, warehouses, retail stores and strip malls, churches and commercial- industrial structures.  We take pride in our ability to address your commercial inspection needs. Once we understand what you want to accomplish, we will tailor our services to meet the scope of your project or transaction.  Initial inspections are general condition assessments based on a visual review of readily accessible areas at the time of inspection. All Coast Home Inspections is a full service company; and therefore, in addition to the standard inspection, we also offer an extensive menu of specialized inspections to meet your needs.

Our detailed and thorough Houston professional inspections evaluate all aspects of the real estate property you are purchasing, from the roof to the foundation and all areas in-between.  Your commercial real estate inspection includes the following: Complete inspection of the interior and exterior walls, interior ceilings, attic spaces, electrical, plumbing, upper roof insulation and a complete scam of the roof covering.  We also use thermal imaging to rule out or confirm water penetration, roof leaks and other existing and still present issues.
Property foundation conditions, structural integrity, interior & exterior walls, ceilings, flooring, floor coverings, stairwells, railing, fire egresses, doors, windows, cabinets and adherence to commercial building requirements.  A complete evaluation of attic and roof structure integrity and stability, ventilation and insulation is performed to include fire breakers and radiant-thermal barriers. We thoroughly inspect the foundation status and conditions, structural integrity, current and expected future structural issues, property drainage, guttering,
run-off, swales, site elevations, flooding potential, landscaping patterns and completeness are also evaluated.  The structures roofing integrity, slopes, valleys, peaks, ridges and roof coverings are completely inspected.

We perform a thorough and complete evaluation of all visible plumbing pipes, drains, shut-offs, exterior hose bibs and electrical switches, plugs, covers, wiring, sub and main electrical panels, grounding and electrical system bonding.  The hot water systems and all visible supply and discharge lines are reviewed.  We also perform plumbing and electrical system functionality and load test.

The properties electrical conditions, interior & exterior walls, doors, cabinets, attic and roof structures, ventilation and insulation properties are evaluated.  Your professional Houston home inspection also includes all appliances, gas fixtures & lines, HVAC (AC) systems, but is not limited to these alone, we also inspect over 200 other individual items.

Your professional inspection also includes all appliances, gas fixtures, gas shut-off valves, meters & lines, HVAC systems, drip-drain pans and furnaces, but is not limited to these alone.  We also inspect over 200 other individual interior and exterior components.  We have developed our own commercial real estate inspection software and report through many years of refinement to allow us the flexibility to tailor the report to our client’s property needs.  We offer you the same degree of service in every commercial inspection we perform.  Our completed comprehensive real estate inspection report is delivered within 72 hours from the inspection completion date; no other home inspector offers the same degree of service.

We do not simple have a home or commercial inspection checklist, or boast about being exclusive members of ASHI, NACHI, NAHI, TAREI, HAREI, our professional real estate inspection services are based on experience, knowledge and a constant pursuit of perfection.  I have spent hundreds of exhausting hours developing my own real estate inspection web site and home inspection software from scratch, through dedication and devotion.  The same dedication and devotion I put into every home inspection I perform.  Did I also mention, that your completed comprehensive report is delivered the same night of the inspection, to my knowledge, no other home inspector offers the same degree of service.  Most inspectors take 24-48 hours to deliver your report, I have heard of some horror stories of inspectors taking a week or more to get the inspection report to their client.
Cost repair and mitigation estimates are also available upon request.  These are only cost repair estimates and under state laws, we are by no means attempting to solicit for bid on any or all necessary repairs needed at the inspected properties.

Our technical knowledge is certainly important, but just as important is our ability to promptly deliver your inspection report. Our inspection reports are web-based, and you will receive your report electronically, typically within 48-72 hours of the inspection completion date depending on the size and scope of the inspection project and inspection report requirements.  Our commercial reports are concise and categorized by field, issue, building, floor, unit, and area. All items are supported with a short narrative and color digital photos.

We carry an independent Error & Omission insurance policy of not less than 100,000.00 per occurrence and $1,000,000.00 aggregate as required by the Texas Occupational Code, Chapter 1102, Sub-Chapter G.  We are also protected by General Liability insurance of $1,000,000.00 per occurrence and 2,000,000.00 aggregate.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to bid for your business. We have been in business for several years and have established a reputation for quality.  We look forward to showing you that it is well deserved.  If you would like to discuss items in this quote, or if you need any additional information, please call me personally at 713-494-3721.

Do I need to be there during the my Houston Commercial Inspection?
If there is machinery or equipment that is unique to your Houston business and requires expertise to properly test and/or inspect, then you or someone experienced with the equipment should be there.   If not, it is up to you whether you want to be there.  We highly recommend that you be present during your inspection. Its a valuable learning experience for most people and will help you get the most benefit from the property inspection. By following the inspector you can ask questions directly and the inspector can explain maintenance tips for specific areas. We feel you’ll be able to best understand the finished report and get the most benefit from it by having been there during the inspection.

How long will the Commercial Building Inspection take?
It can take anywhere from 3 – 5 hours to several days depending on the commercial property being inspected.  The time will vary depending on both the size and what is to be inspected.  We have performed numerous inspections and are a preferred Houston building inspector.

What will the All Coast Home Inspections Houston Commercial Inspection Report tell me?Our professionally prepared, full commercial property report will list all the structural components of the building such as foundation, walls, floors, ceilings, roof, as well as all the operational systems in the building, such as plumbing, heating, electrical, fire safety, and any specialized systems that are unique to this business or building.  Our full report will go into detail on each structural and system component of your commercial property, describing it, and telling what condition it is in.    If there are any problems, the commercial property report will make recommendations of what is needed to correct the problem.  Our standard report is a full report.  You can order a full report, or choose to omit parts of it…  If, for example, you know you will be replacing the roof, there is no need to inspect the current roof.

What if the Commercial Real Estate Inspection uncovers problems?  
Our commercial Houston property inspection report will not only tell you the condition of the property and it’s systems, it will lay out what the needed repairs and expenses will be based on current city requirements.  Our report will not simply be a list of meaningless complaints.  We will tell you what must be fixed now, what should be fixed soon, and what can be put off for later when your cash flow catches up.   We will tell you what you have to do to open your doors for business in this building.   It is up to you to decide how any problems the commercial inspection uncovers might affect your decision to purchase or lease the property.  If major problems are discovered, you may want to try negotiating with the seller to have them repaired before closing the deal. Or perhaps the seller will lower the price, or offer more favorable contract terms. In the end, the decision rests with you, but knowing about potential problems, before you buy, gives you the power to negotiate and make the best decisions.

Will you fix the problems you find during the Houston Commercial Building Inspection?  
No. All Coast Home Inspections does not do repair work on the Houston properties we inspect. This assures that there will never be any conflict of interest by the inspector. Our purpose is to provide an unbiased, objective third party report on the condition of your commercial building.

All Coast Home Inspections is the preferred Commercial and Building Inspection Company serving all the greater Houston area including Alvin, Baytown, Bellaire, Cinco Ranch, Channelview, Deer Park, Dickinson, Fresno, Friendswood, Galveston, Galena Park,  Hitchcock, Houston Heights, Jacinto City, Jersey Village, Katy, La Porte, La Marque, League City, Missouri City, Nassau Bay, Richmond, Seabrook, South Houston, Sugar Land, Pasadena, Pearland, Rosenberg, Santa Fe, Spring, Stafford, Texas City, Webster, West University Place and every area in between.

If you are concerned or need assistance with any of the above commercial issues – now is the time to contact Lou at All Coast Home Inspections , your Professional
Houston Commercial Inspector at 713-494-3721.

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