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Commercial Building Inspection Checklist and ERP Benefits

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

Do you own or manage a commercial building in Edmonds, WA? Have you considered an ERP (Emergency Ready Profile) or Commercial Building Inspection? Let’s discuss what an inspection entails and how to be best prepared!

The International Code Council (ICC) and the Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) have guidelines regarding what items or components should be reviewed as part of a formal building inspection.  Everything from the interior of the building to the ventilation and air conditioning system is checked during a commercial building inspection. Having a thorough checklist in hand is important so you can make sure that the entire building is assessed. Keep in mind, a SERVPRO ERP is a great addition to an inspection. Preparedness and inspections go hand-in-hand!  

The various types of commercial properties that commonly undergo inspections are:

  • Office buildings
  • Apartment complexes
  • Retail stores and Restaurants
  • Manufacturing facilities

A building Inspection includes many different factors which examines the health of the following:

  • Outdoor paving, utilities, and landscaping
  • Heating and plumbing systems
  • Structural frame conditions
  • Electrical and mechanical systems
  • Roofing
  • Ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • Interior conditions
  • Fire protection systems

An inspection will often include repair recommendations and cost analysis of these recommendations. The interior and exterior are equally important and its important to give attention to the full site even including aspects related to parking and landscaping.

If you are considering an inspection for your commercial building call SERVPRO of Edmonds for a complimentary ERP assessment: 425-775-5723. We help map your utility shut-offs, emergency contacts and outline important documents such as building plans and insurance declarations. Let us be your resource for everything preparedness related, and for your future emergency clean-up needs!

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