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Commercial Inspection

When you’re looking to invest in a commercial property inspection, Ralph's Home Inspection Service is the name to know and the team to call. We’ve been helping clients assess the overall value of their business properties for years, by conducting on-site inspections, evaluating property locations, and understanding the local real estate market.

We’ll look at your building from top to bottom and from the inside out, and we’ll let you know what work needs to be done.

To book your commercial inspection today, dial (773) 425-1689.

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Ensure the Safety of Your Business with a Commercial Inspection

As a business owner, you’re responsible for keeping your facilities clean, safe, and well-maintained. To operate as a business, you’ll be required by law to have your property inspected. Our team is here to help ensure your property passes the test.

We’ll take the time to examine the structural integrity of your building and all critical systems to make sure they’re functioning as needed. We’ll keep our eye out for any obvious repairs that need to be completed and make sure there isn’t damage lurking out of sight.

Inspecting your commercial property will help you maintain your reputation in the local area and the larger market, so don’t settle for an inspection team without knowing they’re reliable. Trust the best: Ralph's Home Inspection Service.

Get a Quote for Commercial Inspection Services

The total cost of your inspection service will depend on the size of your property and how long our experts take to complete the process. We’ll be happy to provide you with an accurate cost estimate before we work on your property, so you’ll know exactly what to expect.

We’re proud to offer some of the most competitive rates on commercial inspections in the area, and we look forward to sharing our affordable services with you.

Call us at (773) 425-1689 to get a no-obligation quote for inspection services.

Our Inspectors Will Assess Your Business from Top to Bottom

Before you get in touch with our experts, it’s important to know what we’re going to be looking at on your commercial property.

Among other things, our thorough property inspections are guaranteed to include:

  • Electrical systems
  • Mechanical systems
  • Plumbing systems
  • HVAC systems
  • Exterior and interior structure and integrity
  • Any areas that have been recently renovated

Our job is to understand the building’s overall safety and quality, and we’ll do so by inspecting all major systems and structures. If you’re concerned about a specific part of your building, let us know, and we’ll be glad to take a closer look there too.

Convenient Inspections from Ralph's Home Inspection Service

At Ralph's Home Inspection Service, we know how hectic scheduling can be for commercial property owners and managers, and we’ll do all we can to provide you with accommodating timeslots. Whether you need us to conduct your inspection after hours, on the weekends, or during a break, our team will do everything we can to accommodate you.

Our inspections should take no longer than a few hours to complete, and we can do them without supervision. We’ll need to meet with you beforehand to discuss your concerns and afterward to provide you with a detailed report of our findings, but otherwise, you’re free to go about your day while we get to work.

After your inspection, we can provide you with recommendations for any services and repairs your building requires to pass its safety checks with flying colors.

Work With the Area’s Best Inspectors

If you are thinking of buying or selling commercial property in the local area, a building inspection from qualified Ralph's Home Inspection Service inspectors will save you from costly surprises during real estate negotiations. We will ensure that your property is in compliance with local fire and regulatory codes.

Ralph's Home Inspection Service commercial building inspections include a professional evaluation of:

Foundations and basements

Any issue with a foundation often has consequences for the rest of the structure. A shift in the foundation will cause a loss of integrity which will become an expensive repair. Moisture issues are also of specific importance when inspecting a basement as excess moisture can lead to mold.

Interior structure

Load bearing walls must be in prime condition but there is more than just that. Insulation and the buildings ability to stop heat transfer is immensely important to the overall functionality of the property. We verify the following:

  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Windows
  • Doors, stairways
  • Railings

Exterior components

Whatever material used on the exterior of the building is its main form of protection against the elements. If the exterior is compromised, then further inspection is required to find out just how extensive the damage is.

Roof structures and overhangs

If a roof is not properly protecting its occupants or the structure, it can lead to unforeseen water damage and result in costly repairs.

Electrical distribution systems

Is everything up to code? Are the electrical needs of the occupants met? Is it energy efficient?

Heating and cooling systems

HVAC systems are crucial to the welfare of a building’s occupants. However, larger buildings have extensive ductwork and if there is a problem that means that certain areas are not getting the appropriate amount of efficient climate control.


Is your home experiencing leaks, constantly running toilets or clogged drains? How old are the pipes? There are many plumbing issues that you need to know about before you buy.

These are only a few of the services we perform on the commercial buildings of Chicago. For a more complete understanding please feel free to contact us!

An official Ralph's Home Inspection Service inspection includes a complete written report that details the precise condition of a building in Chicago based on a number of factors:

  • Building size
  • Building age
  • Height
  • Location
  • Access
  • Previous & intended use

Commercial Inspection Vs Residential Inspection

Inspection services for commercial buildings in Chicago differ slightly from residential inspections by providing a full in-depth analysis of a range of factors useful to realtors, investors, contractors and other building professionals. Ralph's Home Inspection Service inspectors place personal safety at the forefront of each inspection and provide information that helps property holders ensure that their buildings are free from insect infestation, fire hazards and are structurally intact.

Ralph's Home Inspection Service provides inspections in Chicago for a variety of commercial buildings including:

  • Apartment Buildings
  • Condominiums
  • Industrial Buildings
  • Retail Complexes
  • Office Buildings
  • Convenience Stores
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Strip Malls
  • Warehouses

Free Estimates on Commercial Real Estate Inspections

If you are the type of business owner who likes to make informed decisions, then our free estimates on our commercial inspection services will help you do just that. All you need to do is get in touch with our staff with some of the details of your property, and we will gladly provide you with an honest and trustworthy estimate on what we will charge to assess it.

Superior Commercial-Inspection Services

Whether you need a full-scale investigation or you would just like to have a single, or several different parts of your building checked for potential issues, we are confident our first-tier commercial inspection services will measure up to your high expectations.

To begin, our specialists consult with you, free of charge, to determine your goals, time constraints, and budget parameters. Then, we customize your services to meet your objectives. This way, you will never pay more for diagnostics you don't need, and you can focus your investment on solving the problems at hand.

Some of the most requested services our inspectors provide include:

  • Commercial roofing, including drainage
  • Structural and foundation investigations
  • Meticulous mechanical and electrical diagnostics
  • Accessibility, including parking structures and sidewalk areas
  • Kitchen inspection
  • Safety inspection
  • Building documentation inspections
  • And much more

Customize our inspection services to meet your organization's unique needs. Get in touch with our experts to book a zero-risk consultation.

Industrial Building Inspection

Partner with a seasoned professional with a solid track record for providing the region's most comprehensive industrial building inspections. Suppose there is a flaw, defect, or hazard located on or within a property you consider. In that case, our goal is to find it, document the issues with photos and a full report, and then recommend the best course of action for repairs.

Don't risk being surprised with setbacks and costly repairs. Reach us by phone or email to book a consultation.

Commercial Inspection Company

As a leading commercial inspection company, the cornerstone of our business is to give you the confidence and peace of mind you deserve. How do we stand out from the rest? You can always expect the following when you choose us as your partners:

  • Prompt arrival to all scheduled building inspections
  • Thorough attention to detail
  • Advanced inspection equipment
  • Proper documentation of all issues, including photos and written reports
  • Open communication
  • Transparent estimations
  • Licensed professionals who respect your property

Would you like to know more about how we customize our inspections to suit the specific needs of your business? Dial our number to speak to a specialist today.

What Should a Commercial Property Inspection Cost?

Many of our clients are curious to know what a commercial property inspection costs in an effort to make it easier to fit our services into their budgeting plans. We understand this, and while we can't give you an exact figure without first evaluating the specifics and scale of your property, we can tell you that each of our services is tailored to your specific needs.

An in-person consultation would allow us to get to know your property in greater depth so we can put together a transparent estimate on your behalf. Reach out today to schedule a complimentary estimate.

Top 4 Reasons to Get a Licensed Commercial-Building Inspection

  1. The information you gain from our reports assists you in making informed decisions.
  2. You gain up-to-date property documentation to assist you with any legal issues, tenant violations, and insurance claims.
  1. You are not surprised by costly problems that require extensive repairs.
  1. You can rest assured your building complies with local building codes and safety requirements.

Protect your investment by working with the region's top-rated commercial building inspector. Phone our team to get started.

Certified Commercial Building Inspectors

Commercial building inspections can be quite a bit more in-depth and complicated than residential jobs. As such, it is important to work with an inspection company that is qualified to work with your particular type of property. At Ralph's Home Inspection Service, we have all of the training and resources that we need to provide you with an inspection that you can feel good about.

Straightforward Commercial Inspection Reports

We want to provide our clients with information that they can use. For this reason, we are dedicated to promptly delivering our inclusive inspection reports shortly after your inspection date. We promise that our reports will be easy to understand and provide you with functional data that you can use to make smart decisions regarding your business property.

Additionally, if you ever have any questions about the report you have received, all you need to do is get in touch with us, and our team will gladly address all of them.

Easy to Schedule Commercial Property Inspectors

We strive to accommodate our clients in every way possible, which includes our commitment to offering a streamlined scheduling process. We make it simple to find a time in our schedule that works for you, both through our website or by calling our office. We will do everything we can to work around your operation and provide you with our services at a time that makes sense for you.

Thorough Commercial Building Inspectors

Here at Ralph's Home Inspection Service, we do not take any shortcuts when it comes to the services we provide. We promise to put our full effort into every commercial inspection that we provide, so you can always feel confident in the information that we provide. We promise to leave no aspect of your building overlooked and provide you with a comprehensive report on the status of your property.

Up to Date Commercial Inspection Technology

We aim to provide the most authoritative inspections possible, which is why we remain dedicated to using the best possible equipment to complete our work. We frequently assess the state of our tools and pay careful attention to advances in the industry to determine if upgrades are necessary. Our readings are guaranteed to be accurate so that you can make educated decisions with our information.

Over 15 Years of Commercial Inspection Experience

Having provided our reliable inspection services since 2004, we’re honored to have established ourselves as one of the area’s most trusted commercial inspection companies. Throughout our time in business, we have never wavered in our dedication to providing quality work for all of our commercial clients. When you want an accurate assessment, put your trust in a well-established company.

Accurate Inspection for All Commercial Buildings

Qualified to provide reliable services for a variety of commercial structures, ranging from new constructions, to heritage buildings, Ralph's Home Inspection Service’s highly skilled inspectors have years of experience that property owners can rely on for important investment decisions. Call us for more information and to schedule an appointment.

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