A maintenance inspector, hired on behalf of a customer, will be inspected for a newly constructed building before the client has full ownership of the property. This is to ensure that everything is in good condition and that there are no problems you should face, such as cracks in walls or faulty wiring. Problems encountered as a result of the inspection must be resolved by the developer before transferring the property.

Exterior

Check that the access to the building is not obstructed, and that road surface is flat and free of holes or bumps. All exterior shrubs and trees should be pruned, and lawn mowing. Exterior walls should be free from cracks or damage and the windows should be complete and not scratched. Drainage should be measured by cracks or damage by using CCTV inspections. Check the roof for any damage or slipped tiles, as this can leave water in the building when it rains. Ensure all drains and gutters are secured to the building.

Electrical

All electrical wiring must be in good condition, properly connected to the circuits and consumer boards. Look for any evidence of burning, as this indicates a serious problem with your wiring and circuitry. Make sure all switches and sockets are in good working order. All emergency exits must be clearly identified by ‘EXIT’ light signals, and emergency lights must be provided and in commercial or industrial buildings.

Heating

Boiler rooms in commercial and industrial buildings should be kept closed when not in use, to prevent access by unauthorized persons. Boiler rooms should also be clear of items or material that can be combustible, this can present a fire hazard.

General repair

All new buildings shrink, which often produce small cracks in the paint. This is to be expected; but notify the developer if it sees larger cracks, as this could indicate a serious structural failure. Floors should be in good condition, with carpets clean and unused. All appliances must be in good working condition, and you must ensure that hot water is running and that there are no leaks from toilet toilets or toilets. Doors should open and close freely, without catching.

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