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3 Commercial Building Types Requiring an Inspector

Although commercial restaurants can vary in size and complexity of systems, the crutch of business falls on whether these buildings can pass certain health codes and operate kitchens without interruption. These buildings can be susceptible to mold growth throughout ductwork which can require special lab testing. Commercial kitchens house commercial-grade food refrigeration, commercial dishwashing systems, commercial ovens systems, as well as complex ventilation systems. Because these buildings are designed with safety in mind it’s vital to have the building and all the systems within the building assessed for failures and defects. Having a commercial inspector help navigate the inspection process is vital.



FLEX BUILDINGS

Flex buildings include a diversity of building types. Two key elements of flex buildings are that they have the capacity to gather hundreds of people at a time and/or have multiple uses at one time. These buildings are coined flex buildings because they are flexible in terms of how they can quickly transition for a multitude of industries. Their flexibility comes in the way of drop ceilings and temporary walls. Flex buildings will have more complicated HVAC and electrical systems that call for more in-depth, technical knowledge. Having a commercial inspector help navigate the inspection process is vital to determining the health of any type of flex building.


INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING BUILDINGS

These specialized structures are typically large facilities spanning up to hundreds of thousands of square feet with ceiling heights up to 60 feet. These buildings will have a combination of warehouse space and office spaces. Depending on the business operating within the building there may be specialized equipment and systems that require a specialized understanding. Having a commercial inspector help navigate the inspection process is vital.


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