Commercial Building Inspections

Showalter Property Consultants performs inspections on commercially-zoned  buildings,  including residential-zoned commercial, light commercial, schools, and industrial, places of worship, and government buildings.

We hold membership in the Certified Commercial Property Inspector Association (CCPIA).

Our commercial building inspection portfolio includes medical buildings, warehouse spaces, service stations, office buildings, churches, golf courses, bed and breakfasts, bars, stables, banks, strip mall shopping centers, retail stores, apartments and restaurants.

With a commercial building inspection we use  the Certified Commercial Property Inspector Association (CCPIA) standards of practice. We evaluate all accessible roof coverings, plumbing, and mechanical, structural, and electrical systems per the standards. We typically do not inspect building fixtures such as restaurant equipment, service station lifts/equipment, medical equipment, etc. These require a specialist. Depending on location, you may also need to have the fire marshal evaluate the building for fire escape markings, properly placed and documented fire extinguishers, and other life and safety devices. Check with your local municipalities for regulations and requirements.

For commercial building inspections, we need access to all areas, including tenant-occupied units, rooftop accesses, and mechanical rooms. These areas may require assistance access as they may be locked. Any tenants should be advised of the inspection. You may want to consider an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) inspection. Some of these requirements can include wheelchair accessibility, door levers, wheelchair-accessible lavatories, etc. Also, you may want to consider a Phase 1 Inspection for potentially buried USTs and other environmental hazards by a specialist. We do not offer these services at this time.

Please provide us with as much information as possible so we can provide an accurate estimate for inspection services. The listing, address and photographs can help us provide an accurate estimate. The age of the building(s) and square footage, designated building use and floorplan are also helpful, as well as construction methods, such as masonry, wood or metal.Certified Commercial Property Inspector Association (CCPIA) Logo

We follow the NACHI Commercial Property Inspection Standards of Practice  

Not Covered

We typically do not inspect building fixtures such as restaurant equipment, service station lifts and equipment, medical equipment, etc. For these, you should hire a specialist. Also, you may want to consider a Phase 1 Inspection for potentially buried USTs and other environmental hazards by a specialist as we do not offer these services. You may also want to consider an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act.) inspection. Building codes may require wheelchair accessibility, specialized door levers, ADA-compliant lavatories, etc.

Horizontal shot of a new strip shopping center almost ready to open.Commercial Building Inspection, Showalter Property Consultants in Maryland

Commercial building inspection