If you are in need of a building inspection (from professionals such as those from Home Inspection Associate) either because you have recently purchased the property to turn into your own business or because you are in need of doing renovations that require a building inspection first, then you want to be sure that you know what can affect the report. A report is necessary because you want to know what problems need to be fixed in order to prevent these problems from arising in the future after you have done renovations or made changes when turning it into your own business. Here are four factors to take note of to be sure that they don't affect your building inspection in the wrong way:
- Weather Conditions: Rainy and wet conditions can affect certain areas of the building inspection. For example, rainy conditions can make certain areas of the building to become damp that may not necessarily indicate that there is a leak or other problem. If a leak is mentioned in the building inspection, but there really isn't a leak present, it can waste a great deal of time for you to have professionals come in to fix a leak that cannot be found. This is why it is best to have an inspection done during better weather conditions if possible.
- Consultant's Expertise: It is important that you hire a building inspection consultant that has experience making inspections in the same type of building. For example, if you have purchased an older building, then you want to hire a consultant who has experience working with older buildings versus newer construction. If you choose a consultant who's area of expertise is limited, then this can be a problem since certain problems won't be reported on in the inspection.
- Problems that Were Covered Up: When a property is being sold, certain problems can delay the process, which can cause the seller to try and cover up certain problems making it appear that there actually isn't an issue. This can be a factor that is difficult to avoid, but if you hire a consultant who is trained to detect these issues, then it may be a bit easier.
- Water Hasn't Run in a While: If you are purchasing an older building that hasn't been occupied or used in a long time, this can become a factor in detecting potential leaks. This is because in areas that are supposed to have running water, but are dry can make it difficult to find that there are any leaks at all since there probably won't be any dripping.
By knowing what kind of factors can affect your building inspection, you can help work to make these factors less of an issue.