4 Common Areas for Mold Growth in Commercial Buildings

As a business owner, ensuring your employees’ and customers’ safety and well-being should be a top priority. One potential threat to health that often goes unnoticed is mold growth. Mold can not only cause respiratory issues and allergic reactions but also damage the structure of your building. Read along as TEK Inspections identifies four common areas for mold growth in commercial buildings.

4 Reasons Why an Infrared Inspection Is Worth It

Infrared inspections from TEK Inspections are a great way to see where your home lacks energy efficiency. This inspection also allows us to see any water intrusion or missing insulation. But those aren’t the only reasons to have this done. Let’s explore four other reasons why an infrared inspection is worth it.

5 Reasons to Get a Drone Inspection

The pivotal point in any real estate transaction is the property inspection. Inspections not only allow for a clear understanding of a property’s overall condition but also de-risk buyers and sellers from potential liabilities. Until recently, aerial inspections were both cumbersome and cost-prohibitive. But, thanks to advances in drone technology and capabilities, drone inspections are becoming more frequent and cost-effective. Below, you’ll find five of TEK Inspections‘ reasons for getting a drone inspection before your next home purchase.

4 Benefits of Infrared Home Inspections

As a homeowner, it is essential to ensure that your property is always in good condition. Whether you are considering a renovation or simply maintaining your home, it is crucial to know what problems need to be addressed. This is where infrared inspections come into play. Infrared inspections use special technology to detect temperature differences on surfaces and can help uncover hidden issues in your property. But they can also uncover so much more. So, here are some benefits of infrared inspections from TEK Inspections.

Your Guide to a Successful Residential Inspection

Getting a residential inspection before selling your home can be an overwhelming experience, especially if it’s your first time. But don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be stressful as long as you know what to expect and how to prepare. TEK Inspections shares everything you need to know to have a successful residential inspection.

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.