Nonprofit Home Inspections’ comprehensive home inspection is designed to meet and exceed Oregon and Washington’s Standards of Practice for Certified Home Inspectors. As a nonprofit organization, NHI only has your best interests in mind. While every home is going to have its own unique issues, we believe that it is better to know up front what condition your potential new home is in before you buy and it’s too late.
We guarantee same day reports to you and your real estate agent so you can make decisions quickly. For one of the most important financial decisions you may face, select Nonprofit Home Inspections for the most informative, unbiased home inspection in the Portland metropolitan area.
When asking “How much does a home inspection cost,” it’s also important to make sure you are comparing similar services. For example, unless your inspector can see through walls, don’t settle for any home inspection that does not use infrared cameras. This important technology can help detect hidden problems including faulty wiring, missing insulation, structural problems, and moisture intrusion problems. Professional infrared cameras are very expensive and buying them cuts into company profits. As a nonprofit organization, however, we are able to leverage grant support to purchase some of the best equipment available so we can put it to work for you.
It’s also critical to ask if your inspector is certified by the Department of Agriculture to conduct pest and dry rot inspections. While an inspector in Oregon isn’t technically required to be certified by the state to conduct “pest and dry rot inspections,” inspectors that are not licensed structural pest inspectors cannot sign off on many federally secured loan programs. If you are planning on taking out a loan for your new home, getting an inspector that is actually certified to do pest and dry rot inspections is critical. All of our inspectors are licensed for structural pest inspectors and can sign off on federal loans.