ADA Compliance Inspections

Serving Whatcom, Skagit, Island and Snohomish Counties

Pacific Crest American Disabilities Act Property Inspections

Pacific Crest Inspections. conducts facility inspections, policy reviews and program analyses in addition to a comprehensive continuum of other compliance services. More than 54 million people in the United States have a disability, a number equal to 20% of the population. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires all organizational entities, public or private, with more than 15 employees, to provide equal access for individuals with disabilities. It is estimated that there are more than seven million sites at risk across the United States.

Have you seen this man?

Wheelchair-bound Tom Mundy has been unemployed for the past two years. Yet he’s still making six figures by what some call “legal extortion”. Mundy, who lives in California, notes every time a restaurant or business in the state doesn’t have wheelchair-friendly tables, bathrooms or other features required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, he documents these violations — however small — and sues. Usually, the businesses pay Mundy a settlement of a few thousand dollars to avoid trial. A lawyer says the establishments should get a chance to fix the violations before having to pay, and calls Mundy’s actions “legal extortion in the guise of helping.” But Mundy says his critics should go out with him in his wheelchair to see how hard it is for him to get around.

Don’t think this only happens in other states, Its happening in Seattle:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits the exclusion of people with disabilities from enjoying everyday activities. It offers protection for the sight-impaired, hearing-impaired, and wheelchair bound to name a few.

Every business, corporation and public entity is required to comply with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).  The ADA establishes requirements for 12 categories of public accommodations, including stores and shops, restaurants and bars, service establishments, theaters, hotels, recreation facilities, museums and schools and others. Nearly all types of businesses that serve the public are included in the categories, regardless of size. Compliance begin with an accessibility survey report. The accessibility survey report draws attention to deficiencies or items that are not within compliant regulations. Items or elements that do not meet minimum specifications for requirements of compliance are recorded, and noted into a report. This is often referred to as a barrier removal or transition plan.

Why choose Pacific Crest Inspections?
We are committed to serving our customers needs with a complete compliance  inspections. Pacific Crest is available to do a professional site survey of your facilities to determine the areas where they comply with the ADA, and the areas where work is required to bring them into compliance. Don’t be caught unaware; getting the site survey and the accompanying report will identify what work needs to be done to bring your facilities into compliance so you can plan for improvements. You can rest assured with your inspection knowing we have years of experience, both in commercial and residential inspections.  We are licensed, bonded and insured for additional peace of mind. The combination of experience, continuing education, professional memberships and licenses allows an inspection that will meet or exceed the standards set by the inspection industry.

What Is The Cost?
The cost of the inspection will vary with the size and structure of your property. Fees are based on the type of inspection and  total square footage. Call us for a firm quote prior to the inspection. The inspection fee includes an itemized report and a verbal summary.
What type of businesses should have a ADA compliance inspection?

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Casinos
  • Gas stations
  • Stores
  • Strip malls
  • Parks
  • Banks
  • Event centers
  • Corporate office buildings
  • Parking structures
  • Any single story or multi story building

What’s Included in an ADA inspections?

The end result will be a complete comprehensive inspection outlining physical deficiencies, issues to remedy and a detailed narrative report with photos. Your report is available in digital or printed format.

Pacific Crest Inspections is an licensed Home Inspection company serving Seattle, Wa. Pacific Crest Inspections provides ADA and property inspections in Washington State. Our Inspections include ADA, commercial and new construction inspections for casino, hospitality, offices and , commercial multi-family, and condominiums. Not sure of what we are talking about? Look at our “what is a home inspection page?