Tacoma Commercial Building Inspection
commercial property in Tacoma, 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
Comprehensive Tacoma Commercial Inspection
Pacific Northwest Building Inspections will
examine every aspect of your commercial property, including:
• Retaining walls
• Parking areas
• Doors and windows
• 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
Tacoma is located
at the foot of Mount Rainier and along the shores of
Commencement Bay in Washington state, Tacoma is recognized
as a livable and progressive international city.
With a population
of more than 199,600 residents, the city that incorporated
in 1884 has grown from its historical roots as a home of
sawmills and a bustling port that exported goods around the
world to a center for international exports, the arts and
healthy, affordable living.
There are plenty
of opportunities for recreation and entertainment in the
Tacoma area. Whether you want to spend a peaceful afternoon
in a museum, have lunch at a sidewalk cafe, watch an
exciting game of baseball, or take in a concert or
exhibition at the Tacoma Dome -- if you're in Tacoma, you've