Commercial Building Inspections

Commercial Building Inspections in Fort Myers, Naples, and Cape Coral

Commercial Building Inspection Process

ABC’s Commercial Building Inspections are conducted using the Standards of Practice (SOP) by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). The inspector is a Florida Licensed Div 1 contractor that has actually built commercial buildings and is familiar with all kinds of commercial builiding construction practices. The objective of an inspection is to provide a written report describing the issues discovered from observations made in their research of that property and that, in the inspector’s opinion, are likely to be of interest to their client. The other objective is to improve decision making for buying, selling, maintaining or improving the property. The inspections shall be performed by a State of Florida Licensed Building Contractor and Licensed Building Inspector.

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The Pre-Inspection Walk-Through

Upon a signed proposal in order to serve you the client better we prefer to perform a walk-through survey prior to the formal inspection, when possible. This allows us to visually observe the subject property, gather information and note items of interest. It would be the client’s responsibility to arrange for the inspector to receive timely access to the subject property for the walk-through survey portion of the inspection, and access to all documents and interviewees needed for the research portion of the inspection. This would provide the inspector insight into previous defects and deficiencies and maintenance records. It is expected that the inspector will perform only one walk through survey per inspection report.

Pre-Purchase / Due Diligence

The purchase of property can always be a demanding experience, one filled with ambiguity and further enhanced by judicious time constraints. A commercial building inspection can help eliminate many of the unknown variables providing important information to the buyer, minimizing the unidentified, but offering a clear, concise picture of the total cost of ownership.

Pre-Lease Due Diligence / Post-Release Verification

Inspection of the property prior to entering the lease agreement can benefit both owner and tenant by documenting and communicating the physical property conditions present at the beginning of the lease. Later, inspection of the property at the expiration of the lease can help to verify the tenant has properly maintained the facility in accordance with the terms of the lease agreement.

Varying Levels of Due Diligence

The Standards of Practice are designed as a baseline from which the inspector and client can develop and agree to a Scope of Work that may deviate from the standards, depending on the budget, time constraints, purpose of the inspection, age of the subject property, and risk tolerance of the client.The level of due diligence should be set where the cost, and time and money, of acquiring information about the subject property will not likely exceed the value of that information. Therefore, an inspection performed in accordance with this standard will not be technically exhaustive.

Commercial Inspection Fee

Our fees are based on a number of factors and are exclusive for each project. Factors used to determine the fee include but are not limited to:

  • Size, type and age of building to be inspected
  • The scope of work defined by the client
  • Client selection of ancillary services.

Ancillary Inspections / Specialized Services

The vast majority of our work is conducted in house. At times certain circumstances and requestes by the client may necessitate the need to facilitate a coordinated “team approach”. Accredited Building Consultants is able to gather a team of professionals to meet the specific needs of each client, including but not limited to those with the following areas of expertise:


  • Structural engineers.
  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Specialists and or Indoor Air Quality Specialist).
  • Electricians.
  • Fire Protection and Fire Alarms Specialists.
  • Elevator Technician.
  • Roof Covering Specialist.
  • PestControl Specialist.
  • Thermal Imaging.
  • Energy Consultants.
  • Radon and Mold Specialist.
  • Medical and AHCA (Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration)specialist.

What We Inspect

HVAC System: 

  • Heating Equipment
  • Air Conditioning (indoor & outdoor units)
  • Ductwork, plenums & registers

Electrical Systems:

  • Service Entrance Wires, Distribution Wires
  • Panel Boxes, Sub-panel Boxes
  • Breakers & Fuses
  • Receptacles (outlets), Switches & Fixtures

Structural Systems:

  • Foundation, Drainage Around Foundation
  • Roof Covering, Roof Structure
  • Interior & Exterior Surfaces
  • (Stucco veneer, wood siding, interior sheet rock and wall covering)
  • Ceilings & Floors
  • Interior & Exterior Doors
  • Windows (screens, glazing, locks and window operation)
  • Fireplaces & Chimneys

Plumbing System:

  • Exterior Fixtures- Hose Bibbs
  • Interior Faucets & Fixtures (water closets, tubs& showers)
  • Laundry Connections
  • Drains, Waste & Vents
  • Water Heaters

Appliances:

  • Dishwashers, Disposals
  • Range Hoods
  • Range
  • Cooktops, Ovens

Where We Service

Accredited Building Consultants, Inc. serves Southwest Florida in the following counties:

Lee County, FL | Collier County, FL | Hendry County, FL | Charlotte County, FL

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