Selling a Commercial Building? Have These Areas Inspected First


If you have a commercial building that you are going to put on the market soon, it is important that you first go through a full inspection. This allows different areas of the building to be looked at and ensure they are in good condition for the potential buyers. Here are some important areas of a building to have inspected.

Plumbing and Electrical Systems

A very important part of any commercial building is the utilities. If the building has faulty wring or bad plumbing, it is going to be hard to sell. Start by having the inspector look closely at the plumbing system. This includes checking all plumbing fixtures in the building to make sure they are working properly, as well as looking for signs of issues, such as water leaks, blockages, or pipes that are damaged. The inspector should also check the electrical system, making sure the wiring is newer and in good condition, and that the electrical panel or fuse box doesn't need to be replaced.


The roof is an area of the building that might look fine from a distance, but when a professional gets up close, they see some of the issues that need to be addressed. If it hasn't rained recently, you might not realize that there is a leak. The building inspector should look closely at the roof, both from the top of the roof itself, as well as from the attic or top floor of the building. Ensure they are looking at all aspects of the roof, from the roofing panels or materials, to the flashing, gutters, downspouts, and even the roofing structure itself.

HVAC System

Request that the building inspector check the heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system in the building. This includes checking insulation of the building, including the windows and doors for signs of cracks or weatherstripping issues. They should check that the unit is working properly, air filter doesn't need to be changed, and that no major repairs need to be done before you sell the building.

Pest Infestations

Nobody wants to buy a building with pests, so this is also important to be included in the inspection. If the building inspector doesn't provide this service, contact a pest control company. Look for signs of pests like spiders, cockroaches, ants, and rodents. Also look for insects that can do damage to the structure of the building, such as termites.


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