Building Inspections have changed drastically over the years. Most of today s construction inspections are based on the more modern techniques of using digital imaging or physically scaling structures while taking pictures with video equipment. Workers use suspension scaffold platforms, portable or heavy-duty scaffolding or specialist swing-stage scaffolding, rope platforms and other innovative means which allow them easy access to the upper levels or the underside of a building. Scaffolding is designed to provide workers with easy access to elevated platforms or sections of a building. However, sometimes the benefit of using scaffolding can be lost when the scaffolding cannot be accessed safely and securely enough.
With new and innovative building technologies and innovative methods, building inspections can be conducted more efficiently and safely. For example, instead of using manual staff to measure and manually inspect components, building inspectors can now do building inspections using video equipment. As a result, it is not unusual for a Building Inspection to take just two or three hours, whereas previously, it could often take many days or weeks. It is mainly due to the use of high tech video equipment for building inspection.
Another important reason for the growth of Bayside Building Inspections is the growth in HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technology. Most heating and cooling systems now use heating and cooling ducts to deliver conditioned air to the different rooms. As these ducts become older, they begin to fail. New building inspectors can check ductwork and faults associated with these heating and cooling ducts before they become a significant safety issue.
Another benefit to using building inspections is the detection of leaks. Most leaks will not be detected without a trained eye being provided by a professional building inspector. Various types of leaks may be investigated during a building inspection, including water infiltration, plumbing leakage, and faulty gas or electric connections. Leaks can be pretty difficult to detect because most instruments designed to detect water infiltration or plumbing leakage have a very high margin of error. A qualified building inspector can find most leaks without having to rely on such sophisticated instruments.
A commercial building inspection aims to find any issues that present a danger to the public or employees of the business location. For instance, a plumbing company may wish to know if there is a lack of compliance with health and safety regulations concerning poor installation practices and inadequate pipes and fittings. These issues can pose a hazard to the general public, customers of the company, and employees. Therefore, any commercial or multi-family property inspection will include several factors for a thorough safety review, namely, building dimensions, non-permitted construction practices, and the presence of dangerous utilities, chemicals, or other hazards.
When performing commercial property inspections, it’s essential to check the building frames and doors, windows. The inspectors will also look for cracks in ceiling and wall panels and insulation and vapour barriers. All defects should be brought to the building supervisor or manager’s attention to make correct changes. In addition to inspecting for obvious structural problems, the inspectors should also check for loose plaster, missing handrails, missing rails, missing floors, missing gutters, missing doors, missing windows, and missing ceiling fans.