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...