Edmonds Commercial Inspection
commercial property in Edmonds, it’s paramount to learn about the
condition of the building, including its roof, siding,
copings, penetrations, and overall structure before engaging
in any commercial transaction.
commercial buildings in Edmonds, for instance, have flat roofs, often
with HVAC systems mounted on them. These types of roofs have
a shorter life cycle than sloped roofs and are prone to roof
infrared technology, Pacific Northwest Building Inspections recently
discovered close to 30 leaks in a 28,000 sq ft building
where the roof looked completely intact based on an
exterior examination. The repair for these discovered
leaks would have exceeded $300,000, or 30% of the
proposed selling price.
Pacific Northwest Building Inspections also recommends that a mechanical, electrical, and
plumbing contractor inspect HVAC systems, electrical
systems, and sewer systems respectfully.
Typically, HVAC systems are roof mounted, leading to
frequent leaks at their attachment points.
• A video
analysis of a sewer system can detect damaged pipes and
save thousands of dollars (even up to $100,000) in the
repairs of a commercial drain line caused by
unsuspecting but very corrosive drain cleaners.
Electrical systems typically are added to over time,
sometimes by qualified electrical contractors, but other
times, by part-time plant maintenance people. Not only
could these repairs be costly, but also the system may
not be up to code and there may be serious fire hazards.
power and the proper knowledge of the building you are
purchasing could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars
Commercial Inspections in Edmonds, Inside
Pacific Northwest Building Inspections will
examine every aspect of your commercial property, here are
just a few:
• Retaining walls
• Parking areas
• Electrical panels*
• Chimney and fireplace
• Major appliances
• Electrical systems
• Water heater
• Plumbing systems
• Heating systems
• Air conditioning
• Porches and decks
• Spas or hot tubs
* Included only with an Infrared Inspection
Tidbits About Edmonds, Washington
Edmonds is the
oldest incorporated city in Snohomish County. Logger George
Brackett founded Edmonds in 1890, naming the city either for
Vermont Sen. George Franklin Edmunds or in association with
the nearby Point Edmund, named by Charles Wilkes in 1841 and
later changed to Point Edwards. Brackett came to the future
site of Edmonds while paddling a canoe north of Seattle,
searching for timber. When a gust of wind hit his canoe,
Brackett beached in a location later called "Brackett's
In 1891, the
Great Northern Railroad came through and early settlers and
investors grew hopeful that Edmonds would prosper.
Unfortunately, the Panic of 1893 created business setbacks
and the town owners foreclosed. Brackett reclaimed his town
and along with other early settlers continued to develop its
infrastructure. By 1900 there was regular passenger ferry
service available by the steam-powered “mosquito fleet” of
private ferryboats from Edmonds to Seattle.
suffered major fires in 1909 and 1928, and many buildings
were lost. The first car arrived in Edmonds in 1911. As more
roads were established, Edmonds experienced steady growth
along with commercial and residential development.