3 Key Inspection Standards for Commercial Properties

Purchasing a commercial property is a risky investment if you choose not to have a commercial inspection conducted. TEK Inspections recommends following a due diligence process to ensure you make a wise investment, not purchase a literal money pit. The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), of which TEK Inspections is a member, sets standards to guarantee that inspectors perform thorough and accurate property evaluations. We recommend choosing a commercial inspection company that follows these three key inspection standards when assessing commercial properties.1. Hire a Professional Commercial InspectorWhen it comes to commercial real estate, many buyers don’t have the experience to know if a building is sound or in need of repair. Because of this, InterNACHI recommends hiring a professional commercial property inspector. In addition to their experience, commercial inspectors have a vast knowledge of complex properties such as multi-family buildings, warehouses, schools, and hotels.2. Follow a Commercial Inspection … Continued

What Is a Builder Warranty Inspection?

Builder warranty inspections, also known as 11-month inspections, protect new construction homeowners from being financially responsible for deficits or damages that are found within the first year of home ownership. These inspections are cost-effective as they can potentially save homeowners thousands in repairs. TEK Inspections has been providing this service in Reno since 2006. Learn more about our builder warranty inspections, what they include, and why you should schedule one today.What Is a Builder Warranty Inspection?When you build a new home, the contractors typically include a one-year warranty that covers damages or defects that are found in the first year. The warranty details what is covered, what is not covered, and sometimes, how the repairs are to be completed. Coverage may be limited, depending on the particular warranty, but usually include workmanship and materials that were used to build the home.Why Schedule a Builder Warranty Inspection?Because the builder warranty is … Continued

The Importance of Radon Testing for Commercial Properties

One of the most dangerous health hazards found in commercial properties is radon. This radioactive gas can find its way into any commercial building – schools, multi-family units, office properties, hospitality services, and many more. For this reason, TEK Inspections recommends radon testing for commercial properties in the Reno area. Learn more about the importance of this specialized testing for Reno businesses and industries.Different Sources of RadonColorless, odorless, and radioactive, radon is a naturally-occurring gas that results from decaying elements deep underground. It can be found in rocks, soil, and water. Radon becomes dangerous to individuals in your commercial property when it seeps into the building through tiny cracks and holes in the floors and walls. If your building relies on well water, there is a high possibility that radon could be entering your property through the plumbing system.Health Dangers of RadonThe Environmental Protection Agency, along with the American Medical … Continued

Tips for Preventing Mold in Your Home (Part 2)

Preventing mold from growing in areas of high humidity in your Reno home can be difficult. Once mold takes hold, you have a major mess and possible renovation on your hands. The team at TEK Inspections recommends following these tips to keep this hazardous substance from taking its hold within your home.Crawlspace or BasementMost crawlspaces and basements are breeding grounds for residential mold. Because they’re underneath the house and lower in the ground, moisture can easily seep in through cracks in the foundation. Consider these tips to protect this area of your home:Watch for any leaks and have them repaired as soon as possible.Use a vapor barrier between the concrete and the subfloor.Rather than having carpet in your basement, consider painting the concrete or using area rugs.Laundry Room Another common area that is susceptible to mold growth is the laundry room. If an accident occurs with the washing machine, water can … Continued

Tips for Preventing Mold in Your Home (Part 1)

Once mold has made itself comfortable inside your home, it can be almost impossible to completely eliminate it on your own. The only way to truly get rid of it is by hiring a mold remediation company. You could also avoid the hassle and expense of discovering mold in your home by preventing it altogether. TEK Inspections recommends following these tips to keep mold at bay in your Reno area home.

Why Have Your Commercial Roof Inspected by a Drone

Has it been some time since you’ve had the roof of your Reno, NV, commercial building inspected? Thankfully, TEK Inspections can efficiently examine your roof in record time with our cost-effective commercial roof drone inspections. We can provide an abundance of information for several industries, including agriculture, oil and gas, power generation, and more. Keep reading to learn why you should schedule a commercial roof drone inspection and how it can greatly benefit your business.

3 FAQs about Commercial Infrared Inspections

Purchasing a commercial property can be a wise investment. Knowing the full condition of that property before you sign the purchase agreement is essential. One of the most effective ways to discover any issues is with an infrared inspection. These evaluations use non-intrusive technology to check for concerns such as moisture intrusion and overheating circuits. Learn more about why you should have TEK Inspections perform an infrared inspection for your commercial property.

4 FAQs Regarding Annual Building Maintenance Inspections

If you own one or many commercial properties, you want to be sure they’re in the best condition possible. Avoiding any emergency repairs or unexpected maintenance issues would also be very helpful. The annual building maintenance inspections from TEK Inspections are an ideal way to stay informed about the true condition of your property. If you’re not sure this assessment is right for you, keep reading to learn more.

4 Benefits of a Pre-listing Home Inspection

Home inspections are not only meant for houses that you are intending to buy. They can also be performed on a home that you are planning to sell. A pre-listing home inspection can make a huge difference in how quickly the home sells and for how much it is priced. Not only that, armed with the knowledge of the complete condition of your home, you can make repairs as you get it ready to place on the market, making the sales process simple for all involved. TEK Inspections has experience conducting pre-listing inspections throughout the Reno area. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of these valuable inspections.

3 Steps to Take If You Suspect Radon in Your Home

If you suspect there’s radon entering your Reno area home, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. The problem with radon is that you can’t see, smell, or taste it. So how do you know if it’s causing your family harm? At TEK Inspections, we recommend taking these three steps to discover if there’s radon in your home and to safely keep it from harming your family.