How to Perform Triple-Net Lease Inspections

About Triple-Net Leases A triple-net lease, also referred to as a net-net-net lease and NNN lease, is a lease agreement where the lessee (a single tenant) is responsible for paying the lessor (landlord) on a net-net-net basis for the following: real estate taxes; insurance; and property maintenance. This type of lease assigns building maintenance and…

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About the Commercial Inspection Industry

Who performs commercial inspections? The commercial inspection market is a huge and largely untapped source of revenue for individual property inspectors. Commercial inspections are generally performed by either engineers and architects, or by inspection companies that offer commercial inspections in addition to residential inspections. Engineers and architects are typically single-discipline individuals who can only provide…

Types of Commercial Buildings

A commercial property is defined as a building, structures and improvements located on a parcel of commercial real estate intended to generate a profit. Touring different properties and considering their use can help prepare you to accurately price and develop a general procedure for your commercial property inspections. Below is a list of the different…

The Hartford Loop

by Joe Farsetta, Certified Master Inspector® and Certified Commercial Inspector Prior to the invention of the Hartford Loop and low-water shutoff, steam boilers could quickly become unstable and unsafe to operate. Cracked boilers – or worse yet, exploding boilers – plagued the industry, so much so, in fact, that one insurer took it upon itself…

Commercial Steam Boilers: A Primer

by Joe Farsetta, Certified Master Inspector® and Certified Commercial Inspector   Commercial boilers are typically pressurized systems that burn combustible fuel (or sometimes use electricity) to heat water, changing the water’s liquid state to a gas –steam – which is then distributed to provide heating in a building or other structure. Steam may not be…

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Backflow Preventers at Commercial Properties

Backflow preventers can be complex and are best thoroughly inspected by a plumbing professional or a certified backflow prevention inspector. However, it’s important for the commercial property inspector to be able to identify common devices and assemblies in order to accurately note them in the commercial property inspection report. Additionally, if you decide to hire…

Inspecting the Commercial Kitchen Exhaust

Many commercial building inspections include some sort of kitchen. Some kitchens are similar to those found in homes, while others are much more complex in terms of size and system components. Understanding the technical components of a commercial kitchen exhaust hood will help the commercial inspector better identify defects and work with specialty consultants or…

Creating a Team of Expert Consultants for Your Commercial Property Inspection Business

No one person has all the technical knowledge to perform every commercial inspection single-handedly.  Many commercial inspection projects simply demand that a number of experts and specialists be contracted to help complete the inspection project. The International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties defines “consultant” as: “a person with particular expertise in a subject who assists the…