Everett Commercial Building Inspector
Everett commercial property, 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, 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
Total Everett Commercial Building Inspections
Pacific Northwest Building Inspections will
examine every aspect of your Everett commercial property, including,
here are just a few:
• Retaining walls
• Parking areas
• Driveways and walkways
• Basement and crawl spaces
• Roof and gutters
• Siding and trim
• Electrical systems
• Water heater
• Plumbing systems
• Heating systems
• Air conditioning
• Porches and decks
• Spas or hot tubs
* Included only with an Infrared Inspection
Bit About Everett Washington
Permanent settlement by European descendants of what is now
Everett started in 1861 when Dennis Brigham built a cabin on
a 160-acre (0.6 km2) claim on the shore of Port Gardner Bay.
Over the next several years, a handful of settlers moved to
the area but it wasn't until 1890 that plans for platting a
town were conceived.
Henry Hewitt along with Charles L. Colby and Colgate Hoyt
founded the Everett Land Company for the purpose of building
the city of Everett, named after the son of Charles Colby,
on some of the land surrendered by its original inhabitants
under the 1855. Everett was officially incorporated on
May 4, 1893, the year the Great Northern Railroad came to
the town. Everett hoped that James J. Hill would make the
town the terminus of his railroad. However Hill continued
the railroad along the shore of Puget Sound to Seattle.
Railroads and mines played a part in Everett's future. The
mining community of Monte Cristo, depended on a railway for
supplies. It was hoped that the railroad would cross the
mountains and bring in traffic. For a while ore was smelted
in Everett, then sawmilling and port activity commenced. A
dozen steam riverboats were built in Everett for the Yukon
streets are named after each of the three founders. Adjacent
streets Colby Avenue and Hoyt Avenue run north and south and
are intersected by Hewitt Avenue running east and west just
south of the BNSF Railway tracks cutting across Everett.
There are several other streets named for their associates
such as Bond Street named for Judge Hiram Bond President of
the Everett & Monte Cristo Railroad.