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A residential home inspection is a vital part of the home buying process.  Not only is it important for the buyer to understand the potential problems a house may have prior to buying it, it’s necessary for the seller to be aware of them as well.

A home inspection will provide a thorough overview of the house’s current condition and will expose any damages that need repaired and any outdated or faulty electrical components in order to help the buyer make an informed decision before they purchase the home.

Part of the inspection process is to ensure the home was built to code standards and continues to meet those standards.  A home that isn’t up to code will have a hard time being approved for a mortgage.  The earlier the problems are detected, the more time there will be for the seller to make the improvements prior to the contract closing date.

If the buyer is looking to obtain a mortgage for the home, a residential inspection will be required.  Not only is this to safeguard the buyer, but the mortgage holder as well.

Our inspections include a complete and thorough analysis of every major component in the home.  We’ll provide a clear description of our findings and recommend improvements that are necessary based on our results.    If any repairs are required, we’ll return to the home once they’re complete to update the inspection.

Each inspection meets standards set in place in the Oregon Standards of Practice.  Generally, our inspections include the following:

  • Roof

Shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim, gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts and any other roof related elements

  • Attic

Insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists, collar ties, trusses, wiring, attachments, and any other attic related elements

  • Plumbing & Fixtures

Water distribution systems, pressure, hose bibs, sinks, faucets, bathtub, showers, toilets, sanitary system and other plumbing components

  • Interior

Floors, ceilings, walls, stairs, banisters, finishes, cabinets, shelving, appliances, smoke detectors, safety items and other interior amenities

  • Heating & Cooling Systems

Furnace, air conditioning, air cleaning equipment, ductwork, carbon monoxide detection, electrical gas sniffer testing and other HVAC components

  • Electrical Systems

Service entry & clearances, service panel, switches, outlets, wiring, junction boxes, grounding system and other electrical components

  • Basements, Crawl Spaces, Foundation

Insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachments, structural items, floors, walls and columns

  • Exterior

Siding, attachments, windows, doors, sashes, lintels, vents, entryways, and other exterior components

  • Decks
  • Fireplaces
  • Overall Structure