Inspection Process

We understand that every commercial property is unique, with its own set of requirements, challenges, and goals. That’s why we approach each inspection with a customized plan tailored to your specific needs. While the core principles of our inspection process remain consistent, we adapt our services to ensure that you receive the most relevant, valuable, and actionable information about your property.

Consultation and Fact-Finding

The commercial property inspection process typically begins with a consultation between you and our experienced inspectors. During this initial discussion, we will:

  • Learn about your property, including its age, size, type, and use
  • Discuss your specific concerns, questions, and objectives for the inspection
  • Determine the scope of the inspection based on your unique requirements

Depending on your preference, you may provide us with information about the property’s history, maintenance, and any known issues, or we may gather this information through our own research and fact-finding process. We understand that each client has their own way of working, and we are flexible in adapting our approach to best suit your needs.

The Walk-Through Survey

The walk-through survey is a crucial component of the commercial property inspection process, and its timing may vary depending on your specific situation. In some cases, the walk-through may occur before the formal proposal is presented, while in others, it may take place after the proposal has been accepted. We will work with you to determine the most appropriate sequence of events for your unique circumstances.

During the walk-through survey, our inspectors will:

  • Familiarize themselves with the property’s layout, systems, and components
  • Identify any immediate safety hazards or areas of concern
  • Determine the best approach and sequence for the comprehensive inspection
  • Plan for any necessary specialized equipment or additional personnel

This step allows us to gather valuable information that will inform the subsequent stages of the inspection process.

The Comprehensive Inspection

With the groundwork laid, our certified inspectors will proceed with the comprehensive inspection of your commercial property. This in-depth evaluation will encompass all agreed-upon aspects of the property, which may include:

  • Structural components (foundation, walls, roof, etc.)
  • Exterior elements (parking lots, landscaping, drainage, etc.)
  • Interior finishes (walls, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, etc.)
  • Mechanical systems (HVAC, etc.)
  • Electrical systems (wiring, panels, lighting, etc.)
  • Plumbing systems (pipes, fixtures, water heaters, etc.)
  • Fire and life safety systems (sprinklers, alarms, etc.)
  • Energy efficiency and sustainability features

Throughout the comprehensive inspection, we will use tools such as thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, and drone photography, to gather detailed information about your property’s condition. Our inspectors will also take copious notes and photographs to document their findings.

Specialized Services and Assessments

Depending on your property’s specific needs and the findings of the comprehensive inspection, we may recommend additional specialized services or assessments. These may include:

  • Environmental or pollutant testing (mold, asbestos, lead, etc.)
  • Roof inspections and moisture surveys
  • Elevator and conveying system inspections
  • HVAC and mechanical system assessments
  • Electrical system and power quality testing
  • Plumbing and water quality testing
  • Energy audits and sustainability assessments
  • Accessibility assessments

Our team of inspectors will work closely with you to determine which specialized services are necessary to provide a complete picture of your property’s condition and to address any specific concerns or requirements you may have.

The Inspection Report and Debriefing

Upon completion of the comprehensive inspection and any specialized assessments, our certified inspectors will compile their findings into a detailed, easy-to-understand inspection report. This report will include:

  • An executive summary highlighting the key findings and recommendations
  • A detailed description of each system and component inspected, including its condition and any deficiencies noted
  • High-resolution photographs and illustrations to support the inspector’s observations
  • Recommendations for repairs, replacements, or further evaluations, prioritized by urgency and potential impact
  • Relevant codes, standards, and regulations referenced throughout the report

We will review the inspection report with you if desired, walking you through the findings and answering any questions you may have. This debriefing is an opportunity for you to gain a deeper understanding of your property’s condition and to discuss next steps for addressing any issues or concerns identified during the inspection.

Ongoing Support and Follow-Up

At VERIDORN, we believe that our responsibility to you extends beyond the delivery of the inspection report. We are committed to providing ongoing support and guidance as you navigate the process of maintaining, repairing, or upgrading your commercial property. Our certified inspectors are available to:

  • Provide additional clarification or information regarding the inspection findings
  • Offer guidance on prioritizing and implementing recommended repairs or improvements
  • Connect you with qualified contractors, engineers, or specialists for further evaluations or remediation work
  • Conduct follow-up inspections to verify the completion and effectiveness of repairs or upgrades

We strive to be your trusted partner in ensuring the safety, functionality, and value of your commercial property over the long term.

We pride ourselves on delivering personalized, comprehensive, and actionable commercial property inspection services tailored to your unique needs. The cornerstone of our approach is understanding and adapting to your specific requirements, as we recognize that each commercial inspection is different.

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