General Inspection

Posted in Commercial

Purpose of the General Commercial Inspection

The General Commercial Inspection is the most thorough and comprehensive commercial inspection offered. This inspection takes approximately 3 hours to complete (or longer depending on the property) and is designed to lower your risk of building ownership.

While no inspection can eliminate your risk completely, the General Commercial Inspection will give you the most comprehensive picture of the property’s current condition.

How the General Commercial Inspection is Performed

Before our inspector arrives at your property, he has visually inspected the neighbourhood.  This allows him to place the building in perspective with other similar properties in the neighbourhood.

After acknowledging and fully understanding your concerns, he then proceeds to inspect the exterior of the building.

Exterior systems and components inspected:

  • Roof shingles, Roof membrane, Flat roofs, Flashings
  • Structure, Foundations
  • Retaining walls, Garages
  • Brickwork, Siding, Paint
  • Windows, Exterior doors, Porches, Decks
  • Chimney, Skylights, Eavestroughs
  • Driveways, Walkways
  • Patio, Grading (slope of ground)
  • Termites
  • UFFI (Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation)

Our inspector will then take you on an exterior tour of the building and will answer all of your questions and concerns. Once you are satisfied with the exterior inspection, he will proceed to the interior inspection.

Interior systems and components inspected:

  • Structure
  • Foundation walls
  • Basement wetness
  • Walls, Floors, Ceilings
  • Basement floor
  • Attic area, Attic insulation
  • Fireplaces
  • Stairs
  • Interior doors
  • Termites
  • UFFI (Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation)
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom, Tiles, Shower, Plumbing fixtures
  • Water pressure/flow
  • Water and drainage piping
  • Sewage piping
  • Hot water tank, Main water service
  • Electrical service, Main electrical panels
  • Light fixtures, Light switches, Electrical receptacles
  • Distribution wiring, Auxiliary electrical boxes
  • Furnace, Boiler, Duct system, Humidifier, Radiators, Exhaust flue
  • Thermostat, Baseboard heaters, Air cleaner, Safety switch
  • Central air conditioning
  • Central heat pump

Once the inspection is complete our inspector will take you on an interior tour of the building and will answer all of your questions and concerns.

Systems and components NOT inspected:

  • Fences
  • Washer and dryer
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Other appliances
  • TV/Cable
  • Telephone/internet cables
  • Entertainment wiring
  • Security/ video systems

At the end of the inspection, after all of your questions have been answered, you will receive a comprehensive inspection report. This report will detail the building as well as include a summary and comparison of similar properties.

Within this report you will also find:

  • Average component life spans
  • Typical repair costs
  • An environmental supplement

Commercial General Inspection Pricing:

Property Type  Fee
Multi Residential – 4 Plex
 - each additional unit add $100.00
Motel - up to 6 rooms $550.00
 - each additional room add $65.00
Factory/ Warehouse - with offices
Up to 5,000 sq. ft.
- each additional 5,000 sq. ft. add $150.00
one floor, no residential units
 - each apartment unit add $75.00
Multi Store Strip Plaza - First Store $550.00
- each additional store (main floor) add $100.00
- each additional store (above main floor) add $55.00
There is a $125.00 charge if inspector has to come back because access was not possible.
All pricing is subject to 13% HST and is subject change.

Please call our office for more information based on your specific needs.

Telephone: 416-691-9900