Imagine one day you’re relaxing in your high-rise building. All of a sudden, you hear that the lower levels of the building are falling apart at a rapid pace and the building will topple at any second. Then, as if on cue, a host of angry cockroaches burst out of the wall and proceed to rampage through the floor!
Now, this has a 0.00001 percent chance of happening to your building. But if you don’t stay on top of your building’s problems, you’ll put everyone in the high-rise at risk. So what options do you have to catch these problems before they turn into disasters?
Well, you’ve found the right article. We’re here to tell you how to find the best high-rise inspection service for your building needs! So kick back and let’s get started!
Before the High-Rise Inspection
Before you schedule a building inspection, check to make sure as many aspects of your building are up to code yourself. The exact specifications will vary from place to place, so it’s important to check your local or state laws for any special guidelines you need to follow. You can even ask your inspector ahead of time for a list of general things you need to have in top order.
One of the general things you can check yourself is any alarms you have in the building (especially smoke/fire or carbon monoxide detectors) to make sure they work. Get proper containers for any hazardous or flammable materials in the building, and all heating and cooling systems should operate like normal. Finally, any physical damage you can spot with ease should get a fix before the inspector arrives.
Finding the Right Inspector for You
To find the right building inspector, make sure to shop around. Different inspectors have different price quotes, so you’ll save money by not jumping on the first inspector you find.
It’s also important to make sure you have a certified inspector to conduct these investigations and has the proper insurance. Otherwise, if something goes wrong, you’re the one getting held liable.
It’s also important that building inspectors don’t cover every “problem area” in their inspection. For instance, high-rise building inspections don’t cover problems like termite infestations or other pests (though they will note any visible damage caused by pests). Those instead require a special pest investigation to get the specific details you need.
The investigator uses your requests and information a lot in their inspection, so make sure to make your request as detailed as possible. This way, you get the most detailed report you can.
Keep Both Eyes Open
Congratulations! You now know how to find the best high-rise inspection for you and how to make sure you’re prepared for said inspection! For more information about building safety and trends in real estate to keep up with, check out some of the other posts on our blog!
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we need to get our building report conducted. Tim here keeps hearing some weird growling in the walls…