A commercial property purchase is about making a sound investment for your business. Light commercial inspections are a general overview of all major systems and components present in the building including the structure, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, exterior and interior (similar to the complete inspection). We follow the ASTM Standards 2018-01, also known as the Property Condition Assessment or PCA. Light commercial inspections include low-rise office complexes, apartment complexes, investment properties, restaurants, warehouses, churches, and other types of buildings.
Our reports include a detailed analysis of the inspection, a summary of the areas of concern, and digital photos for further investigation. For commercial inspections, reports are typically available within 48 hours. The commercial inspection does not include any of our free warranties or the RecallChek service since only residential properties qualify for them.
Structural Frame And Building Envelope
Mechanical And Electrical Systems
Air Conditioning And Ventilation Systems
Life Safety And Fire Protection
Champia specializes in providing inspections for light commercial properties typically under 300,000 sq. ft. and four stories in height.
Champia performs a Phase 1 inspection for your building and the surrounding area. We visit, document, and review the surrounding area to determine if any further investigation is necessary from an environmental standpoint. The report generated will provide insight on past usage of the site going back 50 years. Phase 1 inspections are focused on the environment rather than the structure of a building. Our professionals identify all environmental risks. It’s an integral part of many commercial real estate transactions.
Radon is an odorless and colorless gas. It’s a gas heavier than air, which leads to lung cancer. In large buildings, it gets accumulated at the lowest level, i.e., ground floor or basement. The good news is that if we detect radon in a building, there are simple steps that can terminate its manifestation. This ensures the safety of workers and customers alike.
Mold is not limited to homes, even commercial and industrial properties can have mold due to of exposure to moisture. Mold testing is an essential step to warrant the safety of your building and workers. Our mold testing process ensures that mold is detected and removed, and that the necessary steps are taken to combat its presence (e.g. plumbing repairs, leak repairs, etc.).
Champia Real Estate Inspection performs a thermographic test to identify any hidden problems in a building. Questions like: Is there any missing insulation? Are there any leaks? Or is there moisture trapped in ceilings or walls? All these issues are identified & sent for further processing.
Termites and other wood destroying organisms can cause damage to all sorts of buildings. Especially on a large scale, such damages can be excessively costly. Identifying such infestations at an earlier stage saves on costly repairs, rebuilding, and structural collapse.
Commercially, sewer lines seem to have numerous issues that need to be addressed. As Champia does sewer line inspections using specialized camera equipment, our inspectors are able to bring to light problems with the sewer lines that can’t otherwise be detected.
Champia offers a pre-drywall inspection during new constructions. We perform this inspection at the end of the framing phase, once all the mechanicals are installed and before the drywall is put up. Installations, like electrical, plumbing, HVAC, sanitary pipe drainage, and potable water supply systems, are all thoroughly checked, before the walls get covered with insulation and drywall.
ASTM E 2018 is a guideline for producing a baseline Property Condition Assessment (PCA) of commercial real estate. The scope of a PCA is up to the user and can range from a baseline assessment of the property to a much greater, in depth investigation of the property by various experts. In other words, it’s the customer’s choice as to the overall scope of the PCA based on their requirements and what purpose the PCA is to serve. A Champia inspector can help determine the scope needed for the customer’s particular needs.
The purpose of our sample report is to give you the details about all detected issues during an inspection service. Champia reports are detailed and address all the issues providing you with analysis of the problem and how to address it effectively.
Download our sample report here!