Why Appearance Is Important

Have you heard the expression, “You only get one chance to make a first impression”? This is true in life, and not just when it comes to personal relationships. The same is the case for your business. Have you ever stepped through the doors of a restaurant, only to...

Inspecting A Water Tower

How do you get water for your property? For some larger businesses and farms, it might be that water usage warrants installing their own water treatment facility with a water tower. Water towers are also needed to supply water to the upper floors in tall buildings....

What Is Occupancy Load and How Does It Affect You?

How many people could you fit inside of your business? Depending on what type of business it is, that number could be different for the same square footage. If you own a business that is visited by a lot of people at once, you might be required by law to have an...

Inspections In A Barn

Barns are very unique buildings, and because of this their inspection would be unique. What would an inspection of a barn involve? Usually, safety concerns are a major element of any inspection. Since barns often are located in remote areas, fire hazards should be of...

Where Is All That Power Going?

For any business, it is very important to watch your power usage, since it can add up very quickly. However, if your energy bills all of a sudden become unusually high for no apparent reason, what could be the cause? The answer is that it could be many different...

What is a Representative Sample?

If you own a large office building, or an apartment complex, usually a complete inspection of every unit would take a lot of time and be very costly. Some property owners in these situations will choose instead to have a representative sampling done for their...

Finding Roof Leaks Using an Infrared Camera

Do you have a leaky roof, but aren’t sure where the leaks are located? Sometimes, it can take a lot of work to find a problem like that since water can travel unseen and pop up in unexpected places. If you are trying to find a leak you might be better off using an IR...

Building Permits 101

When you're about to get started on a major renovation or addition to your home or business, you might be aware that you need to obtain a building permit, but there are some projects that might not be as obvious. The local building department is responsible for...

Match the Fire Extinguisher to the Fire

The natural reaction when there is a fire is to just grab a fire extinguisher and try to douse the flames, but is this always going to be the right thing to do? Well, it actually depends on what type of fire it is. You might think that all fires are the same, but...

Keeping Your Elevator Running

There are many different reasons why elevators are installed in buildings. It could be that it is required by code, or it could be that the building is used by a large number of people with physical conditions that benefit from the use of an elevator. No matter what...