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MEP Due Diligence Inspections

When purchasing, leasing new, or renewing a lease for a commercial property, a good due diligence process is always needed.  Much like a residential inspection performed prior to buying or selling a home, a commercial due diligence inspection of any given CRE property is essential in identifying issues, operation, functionality and overall health of the property in order to properly assess the value.


Fundamentals of Our Unique MEP Due Diligence Process

  1.   Perform Mechanical HVAC/R inspection of all AC, Heating and Ventilation equipment. 
  2.   Perform Electrical inspection of all electrical systems.
  3.   Perform Plumbing inspection of all plumbing systems.
  4.   Provide reliable digital documentation after secondary internal review. 
  5.   Provide follow up quote for any/all recommendations or to repair findings.
  6.   Upon approval, make all corrections, repairs or enhancements as needed.

HVAC/R Due Diligence

The HVAC/R Due Diligence process assesses the current condition of all HVAC/R equipment.  Noting operations, failures, nameplate data and is essential to properly documenting, understanding and formulating proper quotes, repairs, servicing and considerations for the future life of that equipment. 

A proper HVAC/R due diligence includes: 

  1.   Accessing equipment locations
  2.   Completing our full document 100 + point survey and testing on the equipment. Sample HVAC Due Diligence Inspection
  3.   Generating digital reports for conveyance to the property or facility manager and/or broker. 
  4.   Generating proper quotes for discoverable issues known and steps moving forward.
  5.   Returning to site to make necessary repairs and further checking upon completion. 
  6.   Requoting any newly discovered issues after the first known discoverable issues are addressed. 
  7.   Successfully repairing or replacing equipment as needed and giving the entirety of the HVAC system an operational bill of health.

Electrical Due Diligence

The Electrical Due Diligence process assesses the current condition of the building or space's electrical systems, wiring, devices, lighting, distribution, as well as any other determinable information. We document all findings, recommendations, and data needed to correct or document proper operation of the electrical system. 

A proper electrical due diligence includes: 

  1.   Accessing equipment locations
  2.   Completing our full document 100 + point survey and testing on the equipment. Sample Electrical Due Diligence Inspection
  3.   Generating digital reports for conveyance to the property or facility manager and/or broker.
  4.   Generating proper quotes for discoverable issues known and steps moving forward.
  5.   Returning to site to make necessary repairs and further checking upon completion.
  6.   Requoting any newly discovered issues after the first known discoverable issues are addressed.
  7.   Successfully repairing or replacing apparatus as needed and giving the entirety of the electrical system an operational bill of health.



Plumbing Due Diligence

The Plumbing Due Diligence process assesses the current condition of the building or space's plumbing systems, piping, fixtures, breakroom and restroom areas, as well as any other determinable information. We document all findings, recommendations, and data needed to correct or document proper operation of the plumbing systems.

A proper electrical due diligence includes: 

  1.   Accessing equipment locations
  2.   Completing our full document 100+ point survey and testing on the equipment. Sample Plumbing Due Diligence Inspection
  3.   Generating digital reports for conveyance to the property or facility manager and/or broker. 
  4.   Generating proper quotes for discoverable issues known and steps moving forward.
  5.   Returning to site to make necessary repairs and further checking upon completion. 
  6.   Requoting any newly discovered issues after the first known discoverable issues are addressed. 
  7.   Successfully repairing or replacing apparatus as needed and giving the entirety of the electrical system an operational bill of health. 



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