I could not locate an attic. Does a commercial building need to have a attic?
What tools do I need to bring to an inspection?
Should I operate commercial kitchen equipment during an inspection?
How long does a typical fire extinguisher last?
What is the most common issue with commercial windows?
Most commercial properties have solid or fixed windows, especially across curtain walls. These windows are typically aluminum and sealed with a rubber gasket. Unfortunately, this gasket shrinks over time, and the gap leaves an opportunity for moisture intrusion.Question Category: Technical/Doors Windows and Interior
Do I need to inspect the interior of a chimney?
How do I determine if a building’s structure is wood frame or masonry?
The easiest way to determine if the building is constructed of a wood frame or masonry is to look at the profile of the building at the exterior wall’s window or door frame. A wide profile increases the chances of it being masonry. Additionally, inspectors may choose to look at unfinished areas. Note that older solid masonry buildings can have four to six horizontal bricks and then a rotating soldier row connecting the rows.Question Category: Technical/Structure
When is a crack more than a crack?
Should I take roof core samples during an inspection?
What degree of damage to an air conditioning condenser’s screening and fin system is acceptable before the system will not function properly?
Do I need to remove the dead front covers on electrical panels during an inspection?
No, inspectors are not required to remove any dead front covers. CCPIA recommends that 200 amp service panel dead front covers not be removed unless by a specialty consultant. Note that specific tools or processes may be necessary to remove 200 amp service panel dead front covers.Question Category: Technical/Electrical
Does the water/plumbing need to be turned on during an inspection?
The status of the water service does not prevent the inspector from assessing the plumbing system. The inspection can be performed as long as you can follow the system’s distribution. However, the inspector should comment in the inspection report on any limitations, such as a turned-off water system and what could and could not be assessed.Question Category: Technical/Plumbing