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David Beckstead WA state Inspector #2302

Kettle Falls, WA 99141

Office: 509-738-6400       Cell: 509-680-8907


"David’s upbeat attitude and precise thorough investigation into our potential commercial purchase gave us the peace of mind and confidence to make a solid decision. He literally helped us sleep at night! He was quick to schedule us and clearly explained every step of the process. His pricing was affordable and we honestly felt like we received more than we paid for. He has excellent communication skills and our county is lucky to have such a quality professional to call." Tamara

Inspections throughout Washington State and nationwide

Commercial Building Inspections often includes:


Document review and persons interviewed

Building structure, envelop, slabs and foundations

General topography of the building site, drainage and grading

Parking structures, paving, fixtures, and walkways

Decks, porches and balconies

Roof surface, drainage, and penetrations

Interior systems 

Doors and windows

Basement, attic and crawlspace

Mechanical systems (visual)

Access and egress

Electrical and plumbing systems 

Heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems

Life safety components

kitchen (visual only on equipment)

Wood-Destroying Organism general inspection

And other areas that are specific to the subject property

This provides you with a detailed picture of the age and condition of the major building components and how maintenance has affected the lifespans.

Additional services per inspection bases: 

Wood-Destroying Organism Advanced Inspections - separate report (WA only)

Extensive HVAC and electrical 

Elevators, escalators and other conveyance systems

Fire alarm and suppression systems 

(ADA) - accessibility 

Mold Sampling

Special client required inspections

Types of buildings inspected: 

Multi Family 

Motel and hotel 

Condominiums and Apartments

Office building 

Restaurant Buildings

Gas stations/convenience stores


Medical Buildings

Retail and Shopping Center

Light industrial building 

Churches and Religious Buildings


And more...

The commercial inspector may identify deficiencies related to: 

Poor installation and workmanship

Inadequate design for the intended use

Deferred maintenance

Environmental damage or risks

Systems near the end of their service life

This is a breakdown of what Beckstead Commercial will accomplish:

The commercial inspector will comply with the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP) the industry-accepted commercial inspection guidelines, and a proven process and system. As a baseline, the assessment includes the following services:

1) Walk-through survey. This is the portion of the service where the inspector conducts a thorough on-site visual examination of the property’s physical condition. The assessment is focused on the building’s critical systems and components. Depending on the scope of the project, the commercial inspector may use a team of specialty consultants who provide expertise in relevant areas during the walk-through survey.

2) Document procurement and review. For this portion of the service, the commercial inspector requests and reviews documents and records about the property. Some relevant documents may include lease agreements, Certificates of Occupancy, repair invoices, and maintenance records. The commercial inspector will also interview person(s) with the most knowledge about the condition of the building. Many potential deficiencies can be identified about a building this way, as well as in reviewing its history.

3) Inspection report. The final product of a commercial property inspection is the written report. It will contain concise details from the walk-through survey, documents procured, the results of interviews conducted, and any other third-party reports ordered as part of the commercial property inspection. The inspection report will basically include a detailed summary of the inspector’s findings. This will provide the client with an inventory of the building’s major systems and components, and an evaluation of their functional and physical condition. These findings will highlight the property’s strengths and potential deficiencies, along with deferred maintenance issues. The inspection report can be used to understand and address the issues that will impact the building from a physical standpoint and financial perspective, as well as the health and safety of the building’s occupants.

Schedule a Commercial Property Inspection. Every inspection and subsequent report will be different based on the type of property and its use, the Scope of Work for the inspection, and even the inspector, so previous inspection reports should not be relied upon as an accurate record of its current condition.

Contact Beckstead Commercial to discuss the specific needs for the project.
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