Commercial Inspection

2020-03-04T05:59:14-05:00

COMMERCIAL INSPECTION cont’d

Including (structural, roofing, electrical, plumbing, air and heating, paving, drainage, etc.), environmental factors (including air flow or ventilation and insulation) and safety issues and potential hazards.
The commercial building inspection report DHI provides is a summary and a detailed report of our results, highlighting the strengths of the building as well as any weaknesses or potential problems we find. We clearly state the condition of the building so our clients can make confident, informed decisions about their purchase, investment or repairs.
DHI has inspected thousands of commercial buildings in Cleveland, Akron and surrounding communities. Our experienced inspectors know how to help our clients avoid any surprises.
DHI building inspection is thorough, but it is also practical. Our commercial building inspectors have a wide and varied background in building, building inspections and maintenance. They understand the technology along with the commercial building category and it’s unique components.
After the inspection we are there for you to explain and […]

Commercial Inspection

2020-03-04T05:39:32-05:00

COMMERCIAL INSPECTION

We are very experienced commercial property inspectors in and around the Cleveland Ohio area.  For residential properties, multi family housing with at least 5 rentable units would be considered commercial.

We have inspected up to 35 unit apartment buildings and have inspected many buildings between.  We have 2 price levels for such buildings – 1 where we enter most or all units, and 1 where we only inspect the common areas including the foundation, electrical, and roof.

We also inspect non-residential commercial buildings such as office buildings, retail space buildings, and many other types below 20,000 square feet.  We do not inspect manufacturing facilities.

We are very experienced commercial property inspectors in and around the Cleveland Ohio area.  For residential properties, multi family housing with at least 5 rentable units would be considered commercial.  We have inspected up to 35 unit apartment buildings and have inspected many buildings between.

We have 2 price levels for such buildings – 1 where […]

Mold and Well Testing

2020-03-29T03:21:57-04:00

MOLD AND WELL TESTING

Mold

We visually look for mold during the home inspection but if you want to take it to the next level we can do a mold spore test.

A mold spore test is conducted by air sampling the lowest level area of the home, which is usually the basement since that is most likely to have some dampness. There is potential mold growth behind finished surfaces that we won’t be able to see (if present) during the inspection because we are conducting a non invasive visual inspection.

We then sample the outside air as a control sample. Both samples (and any other areas of the home or building you want tested) are then sent over night to the lab who analyzes the samples and performs a spore count by mold genus.

We then compare the inside sample(s) to the outside sample, and determines if the inside results are elevated or not. Elevated readings would then be recommended for further investigation and cost to remediate by a certified mold […]

Investment Property Inspection

2020-03-29T03:17:36-04:00

INVESTMENT PROPERTY INSPECTION We are very experienced and familiar with inspecting income properties in and around Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Including Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, Ohio City, Tremont, Old Brooklyn, and Lakewood.

In these areas, many of the single and multi family homes were built between 1890 and WWII. These homes typically have clay tile block foundations, no sub flooring, 40-50 year old furnaces or boilers.

Many of these homes may have:

  • No insulation
  • Peeling lead based paint
  • Dilapidated garages
  • 2-3 layers of roofing
  • Asphalt shingles over slate roofing
  • Knob and tube wiring
  • Federal Pacific electrical panels
  • Asbestos siding
  • Wood destroying insect past or current presence
  • Damp basements
  • Foundation damage
  • Structural damage
  • Mold growth
  • Galvanized steel supply piping
  • Lead or galvanized steel main supply line
  • Main sanitary lines that may be damaged and more.

Inner ring suburbs such as South Euclid, Lyndhurst, Mayfield, Euclid, Garfield Hts, Maple Hts, Warrensville Hts, University Hts, Richmond Hts, and Bedford Hts were mostly built out during WWII up to the 1960’s.

In […]