Home Inspection

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A home inspection is a visual examination of the home's major structure, systems and components that are visible and safely accessible.  The inspector should substantially adhere to a standards of practice that outlines what should be covered during a general home inspection, as well as what is excluded.    

Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take several hours to perform, usually between an three and a half and four hours. Larger and older homes usually take longer. Ideally, you will accompany your inspector during the consultation, so that you will have visual reinforcement of your written report.


Our services include: 


Buyers Inspection

In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have us give you a professional home inspection. We are trained to identify problem areas, both small and large, that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention.
 

Sellers Inspection (Pre-Listing Inspection)
Whether you are selling your home on your own or using a realtor, it’s always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power! All homes have strengths and weaknesses and we can help you determine how serious any problems are, determining which must be addressed immediately and which can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation.
 

New Construction Inspection
In a new home, the quality of construction is seldom what it used to be years ago. Therefore, many buyers have independent reviews of their properties during various stages of the construction process, including slab, frame, and final inspection. This relatively inexpensive inspection protects your purchase, prevents unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality home that you’ve dreamed about. 

 

Our Full Inspections include:


  • roof, vents, flashings and trim;
  • gutters and downspouts;
  • skylight, chimney, and other roof penetrations;
  • decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings;
  • eaves, soffits and fascia;
  • grading and drainage;
  • basement, foundation and crawlspace;
  • water penetration and foundation movement;
  • heating system;
  • cooling system;
  • main water shut-off valve;
  • water heating system;
  • interior plumbing fixtures and faucets;
  • drainage sump pumps with accessible floats;
  • electrical service line and meter box;
  • main disconnect and service amperage;
  • electrical panel(s), breakers and fuses;
  • grounding and bonding;
  • GFCIs and AFCIs;
  • fireplace damper door and hearth;
  • insulation and ventilation;
  • garage doors, safety sensors and openers;
  • and much more.

Oregon Standards of Practice (Link)