You need a home inspector. When you hire a home inspector, you are hiring an experienced professional who has training and experience in the building industry. It is the job of the home inspector to not only evaluate the condition of the house’s major systems and structural integrity but also to evaluate how these systems are working together and identify areas that need to be watched, repaired or replaced.
I give you the Big Picture analysis of the house you are purchasing. If the home inspector identifies the need for a costly, detailed analysis of any of the houses’ systems or structures, the inspector will recommend the appropriate professional, which may be an experienced engineer with expertise analyzing that particular system or structure. The need for this kind of expensive, detailed analysis is rare.
Hiring a Professional Engineer on your own can be a disappointing experience. The term Professional Engineer does not mean that the individual has training or experience conducting home inspections. Additionally, a home inspection does not involve engineering analysis. Therefore, hiring a Professional Engineer to complete a home inspection undoubtedly costs more, but it may not give you the results you desire and deserve.
Do you need a commercial building inspector? In short, yes. As a professional inspector I can help you make an informed decision on your commercial property purchase. By applying my experience in structural and mechanical systems I can help prevent you from making a purchase that requires excessive and costly repairs.
Commercial properties have unique issues that won’t always be identified by a home inspector. As an ASHI certified professional I have been trained to inspect many types of structures and my continued education and years of experience make me your first choice for commercial property inspection.