We are always busy with commercial business inspections which are challenging and fun. The commercial properties are all so different, drive thru beer stores , schools, car wash, convenience stores, strip malls, motels, warehouses, so varied and then last week it was a Chinese restaurant. When we turned on the outside sign a customer came in asking for a to go order! All the inspections are performed to the same standards and format used for our home inspections and attention to detail.
We are often asked “what are we looking for?” And to be honest it is not always what we are looking for, but what we find or worse still what we don’t find! In this Chinese restaurant there were two heating systems, way bigger than needed which means that a lot of energy is been wasted. The explanation was above the ceiling tiles, or not, depending on how would look at it. The building was not insulated, making it very difficult and costly to heat and cool the structure. A lot of the wiring had that had been added was not in conduit, which is fine in a house and not acceptable for commercial installations. We never know what we will find when we inspect, we just love what we do and try to do the best job possible for our clients.