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Commercial Inspection

     Busy Bea Home Inspection, LLC can provide a detailed commercial inspection for your commercial real estate.Determining a building’s potential future income stream is complicated, and it involves examining many physical as well as business aspects of the building offered for sale. This process of examination is called “due diligence.”  As a commercial inspector, Busy Bea Home Inspection, LLC provides "due diligence" in the commercial inspection. The commercial inspection will include inspection of the Plumbing, Electrical System, HVAC Systems, Roof, Structural Frame, Building Envelope and Site Improvements, and ADA accessibility,  Commercial inspections include the inspections of low-rise office complexes, apartment complexes, investment properties, restaurants, warehouses, churches, and other types of buildings.  Your report will include a detailed analysis of the inspection and a summary of the areas of concern, complete with digital photos. The focus of a commercial inspection is usually much more on the major systems than the interior cosmetic issues.  With commercial inspections, the industry standards for life expectancies are stressed and are dependent on the system and the quality of the original construction, The industry standards recommend upgrades to electrical systems approximately 50 years old or older and upgrades to plumbing that is approximately 40-60 years old, depending on many variables.   Commercial roofing is usually a flat roof and maintenance replacement / repair is recommended approximately every 10-15 years. Heating and AC systems that are roof mounted have approximately 15-17 years of expected life. The structure is the biggest variable and can last from 70-100+ years depending on many things.  

Elevation Differential

     As an added benefit for choosing me to be your Home Inspector, I can provide you with information on the elevation differential from the three or four corners the home, upon request.  The foundation is critical to the structure of the home and this is important preliminary data to determine settling and possible future problems.  A 1" differential is very tough to meet in Louisiana.  What is much more reasonable would be a 2” variation from the highest to lowest reading, maximum variation over the entire house, with no more than ½ inch pitch per 10 foot span.  Now this does not mean that a very large 80 year old farm house that has an elevation differential of more than 3" should be torn down. However, if there is more than normal or unusual slope present, the selling price of the home may be impacted slightly. On the other hand, in a new 1.5 million dollar home, more than a 2" variation would be of much more concern.  If the floor or foundation is off 2”, everything sitting on top of that base structure is either off 2”, or has been modified to allow for this problematic construction,  As your Home Inspector, I will simply point out the variations with your understanding that if there is an indication of a problem, an expert engineering evaluation may be required, which will be your decision. 

     For an added cost, I can provide a separate complete Elevation Report of the elevation differentials in each room and at intervals specified by you, complete with pictures and charts.  

Mold  Inspection / Testing

     In compliance with the International Associations of Certified Indoor Air Consultants’ (IAC2) Mold Inspection Standards of Practice, I offer mold inspection and testing.  With my understanding of building science, I include inspecting for signs of moisture intrusion in my standard home inspection.  If signs of mold are present, I also offer a mold inspection, which would include:

 •    Non-invasive, visual examination of the readily accessible, visible and installed systems         and components of the building

 •    Moisture, temperature and humidity measurements

 •    Mold samples taken according to the IAC2 Mold Sampling Procedures

The Mold Inspection Report will include descriptions (with pictures) of any detected moisture intrusion, as well as documentation of musty odors, apparent mold growth and noted conditions conducive to mold growth.  The results of a laboratory analysis of all mold samples taken will also be included.

Staying Home/ Aging in Place Review/ Recommendations

 Busy Bea Home Inspection, llc offers ‘Aging in Place’ home inspections. This inspection will highlight areas which will help to allow a ‘senior citizen’ to remain in their own homes as long as possible. Those who age-in-place will not have to move from their present residence in order to secure necessary support services in response to their changing needs. This inspection may include recommendations for modifications for the kitchen appliances and countertops, bathroom(s), flooring, electrical and lighting, tips for reduced maintenance, tips for safety and security, as well as general advice.

Seller's Prelisting Inspection

Are you selling your home?  Let me inspect it before you even list it.  A Move-In Certified Seller's Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them.  You can them take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates.  Show prospective buyers that you are dealing in good faith.  Avoid 11th hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home for sale inspected now.

Home Maintenance Inspection

Especially if you're a new homeowner, an Annual Home Maintenance Inspection can help you understand and plan for the demands of maintaining your home properly.  Some tasks are seasonal, and some items require more frequent attention.  Let me help you start on the path of responsible homeownership by identifying any issues, and educating you about what should be done each year to keep your home in top condition.  Even if you're a veteran homeowner, my inspection can verify whether your home's maintenance is sufficient, or whether any problems have developed during the past year. 

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