Originally Posted By: jhorton
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Asked to inspect a commercial garage. As in automotive repair. Doctor is buying it to put in a medical practice. For what it is worth past experience tells me to tear it down and start from scratch. It will be cheaper and better in the long run. But thats not my choice.
Needless to say there is oil, transmission fluid and who knows what else spilled and staining the slab and asphalt outside. Building is in good condition and relatively clean for a shop. There is a bank of 55 gallon drums that they obviously dump waste fluids in on one wall. They sit on what appears to be kitty litter filled area.
This leaves me concerned about the possible environmental contamination with all the fluids that have been handles and spilled over the years. My contract clearly states I don't inspect for these. But I feel I should make some king of mention of the possibility and recommend it be checked by a qualified tech. Any suggestion on how to word this?
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