Home Inspection Services

by | Apr 23, 2015

Portland Home Inspection Services

You will receive an unbiased, visual home inspection.

The home will be assessed from roof to foundation to identify safety issues and describe the current conditions on the property. This includes:

  • Roof
  • Gutters
  • Chimney
  • Siding
  • Crawlspace
  • Attic
  • Mechanicals
  • Plumbing operation at receptacles
  • Electrical panel, lights, and circuits
  • Appliance Operation
  • Window operation and integrity
  • Entry and interior doors
  • and more!

An average inspection takes 2-3 hours onsite. We encourage you to allow time to attend at least the final portion of the home inspection. This allows us to walk through the home with you, pointing out findings and explaining elements of the report.

I will walk you step-by-step through significant findings. After the inspection, you will receive an easy-to-read, thorough report for your records. Your report will include photos to help you easily and quickly identify the issue in the report. This can assist you in purchase negotiations or when making future maintenance decisions.

The following is a short description of some of our inspection services:

Buyer’s Home Inspection (Pre-closing Inspection)

Sometimes referred to as a “general home inspection,” these are scheduled prior to closing on either brand new or existing houses. The inspection covers hundreds of components in the home and includes a written report, with photos, clearly outlining safety concerns and the current condition of the home. The report gives buyers the information they need to make the best decision and prepare for future maintenance.

Seller’s Home Inspection (Pre-listing Inspection)

A general home inspection completed prior to listing or selling the home to give current owners an idea of maintenance items to address. A pre-listing inspection can help sell the home because it provides potential buyers with confidence in the condition of the home. It can reduce time spent in contract negotiation because an unbiased, independent inspector has reviewed all major systems.

Warranty Home Inspection (Builder Warranty Inspection)

Most home builders offer a one-year warranty on the materials and workmanship of the home. Near the end of the warranty we recommend an inspection to assist with preparation of a list of items to present to the contractor.

Construction Home Inspection (New Construction Phase / Draw Inspections)

These inspections are completed for home owners or construction lenders during the construction process. The home is inspected at various stages in the building process as part of the quality assurance checks or to allow for the release of the next phase of funding. Timing and reports for these inspections are customized to fit the needs of the client.

Maintenance Home Inspection

These inspections can help home owners identify issues in their home that need maintenance or replacement. They can help to identify issues that if repaired now can help the home owner avoid large, expensive repairs in the future. Home owners find these inspections helpful in determining the priority of any home repairs or improvements.