When we talk about real estate inspection it is not just based on residential inspection but also on commercial property inspection due to the reason that humans will be present there too and the factors that threaten the people while staying in a house also can be a problem for people on a commercial property because it can consist of offices and for people who work, they know that office is the place where the second most or even the most of their day is spent hence making them vulnerable to the atmosphere there as well. If a person is breathing in an air which may be contaminated, this means that his health is on a verge and due to this very reason, commercial property inspections should be conducted regularly too so that the place where people are working, could be safe from the possible hazards that the place could hold. It can be anything but to inspect a commercial property, experienced and qualified commercial property inspectors should be hired in order to be sure that the work being done there is reliable and satisfactory. The main reason is the difference between the areas of both the properties. A residential property consists of single family units up to four but when we talk about commercial ones, they consist of more than five units hence a larger area which results in needing more expertise about all the possible problems that could be found in a property which covers more area than a house. A commercial inspection also consists of interior plus exterior inspection which requires more expertise and related equipment. Another very major difference between a commercial and a residential inspection is the variety of structures. When we are talking about a residential inspection, it means that the place would have a porch or a garage, some bedrooms, washrooms, may be a basement or an attic, living room, kitchens and may be a pool while when we talk about commercial properties, it’s never the same. Houses are somewhat same regarding their structures but commercial properties can pose many varieties like retail stores, factories, grocery stores, warehouses, office buildings, apartment buildings, shopping malls, restaurants etc and the blue prints of all these are different from one another as their map could have many possibilities one could imagine. All those areas need equal attention and should be inspected with care and expertise. Another major difference between these kinds of properties is the standards of practice which means that there is a huge difference between them if we compare the standards of practices implied on them. Residential inspectors are usually connected to the residential practices suggested by the residential standards of practice in that particular industry while commercial properties are rather complex and the standards being practiced there are the ASTM E2018-15, which are the voluntary Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process. Moving on to the next part which is the one that is of the interest of the owner of the property, i.e. time and money. We may accept it or not, but whenever we decide something like this for our house or some commercial property, the one thing about which we are very concerned in the amount of money we have to spend on this whole process and then comes the second thought which is related to the amount of time that will be spent to complete the whole process. It may seem like the commercial property inspector makes more money than the residential one, but this is not the case. Residential inspectors get more appointments than the commercial ones and they can complete them in less time while the commercial inspectors take more time to complete one inspection as the area of a commercial building is definitely more than a residential one and there is no limit about how big the area can be as commercial buildings have many types. Apart from this, there is a greater liability risk when you are talking about a commercial property for example the HVAC system is more complex in a commercial property than a residential one and similarly other particulars are also on a bigger level in a commercial property so we need to be sure before hiring a company to do that for us due to a certain set of skills needed for this very purpose. We can also do our research before hiring someone to perform such a huge job for us but if you are located in Atlanta and want a tried and tested company to do it for you, then Champia Real Estate Inspections is the company for you because they deal with residential and commercial inspections as well and they have been trusted by the state since 1987 and the number of positive things that their customers has to say about them proves a lot about the authenticity of their image.
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