Home Inspection Albany, Oregon
Home Inspection Albany, Oregon: Whether you are a home buyer, seller, landlord or current homeowner, a professional home inspection can help you safeguard one of the biggest investments of your life. Do you know what is lurking in the places that you cannot easily see, such as your attic? The answer could be a threat to you and your family’s safety. Let Nonprofit Home Inspections help you uncover things about your home that you might not know. Let us give you the information that you need to make a smart home buying decision.
Home Inspection Albany, Oregon
Have you found the house of your dreams? Make sure it truly is perfect for you and your family with a pre-purchase home inspection. Let us help you uncover flaws that may need to be repaired before you move in. You’ll feel confident signing your name on the dotted line when the time comes.
Are you thinking of selling your home? A pre-listing home inspection can help you prepare to sell your home fast. A professional home inspection will help you get an objective analysis of your home’s strengths and flaws. This can help you choose the right listing price and help you sell quicker.
Why Choose Us?
You have many choices when it comes to home inspectors. So, why choose us? Nonprofit Home Inspections is one of the most trusted home inspection providers in Albany, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Keizer, Veneta, and the surrounding Oregon communities.
We are a nonprofit company dedicated to the community. Our mission is to ensure that our neighbors have access to a safe living space. At Nonprofit Home Inspections, we go above and beyond what is expected. We don’t just show up and do a job. We give each home inspection the same care that we would give to a member of our own family. Read our story here. You’ll learn why we care so much about providing high quality home inspections to our neighbors.
We Are Qualified
Therefore, we adhere to the strict standards of the Oregon Construction and Contractors Board for Oregon Certified Home Inspectors when we conduct home inspections. Our highly-qualified home inspectors are certified and licensed to perform home inspections in Oregon. Many of our inspectors have advanced education and training and multiple certifications and licenses. Our various credentials include:
- EPA Certified Lead-Based Paint Renovation Contractor
- Certified Oregon Home Inspector
- Certified Home Energy Inspector
- Licensed Ltd Plumbing Inspector
- OSHA Certified
- Certified Master Inspector
- Infrared Certified Thermographer
- Licensed Structural Pest Inspector
- International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants
- Licensed General Contractor
To find out which certifications and licenses your inspector holds, please review the online bio for each inspector on our website.
Home Inspector Albany, Oregon
We Are Affordable
When it comes to home inspectors, the last thing that you want to do is simply select the cheapest one. It is important to make sure that you choose a highly qualified inspector. The cost of a home inspection is small compared to the financial risk of choosing a poorly skilled or inexperienced inspector for the job.
We understand that home inspections can be expensive, which is why we offer low-cost home inspections to clients who qualify. As a non-profit organization, our goal is to make home inspections affordable to anyone who wants one — based on what they can afford to pay. If you are low to moderate income, you could qualify for a reduced price or free home inspection. Check out more information about our sliding fee scale here.
What if you don’t qualify for a reduced fee? We offer a number of specials and promotions to ensure that our home inspections are affordable for everyone. Check out our complete list of promotional codes and discounts here.
Types of Home Inspections We Offer
Full Home Inspections
A full home inspection is a comprehensive and professional inspection that covers the major areas of your home from the roof to the basement. Here are just a few of the things that we’ll look at when we do a full home inspection:
- Structural – Foundation, floors, walls, ceilings, and columns
- Roof – Shingle condition, chimneys, vents, skylights, drainage, flashing
- Heating and air conditioning – Cooling equipment, thermostats, heating equipment, safety controls, and operating controls
- Electrical – Installed electrical fixtures, smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors, service conductors, grounding and polarity
- Plumbing – Interior drains, vents, faucets, and sump pumps
- Appliances – Range and cooktop, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher (built-in), garbage disposal, and trash compactor
- Ventilation and insulation – Attic, venting in bathrooms and kitchen, ventilation fans, vapor retarders
- Basement and crawl space – Basement walls, slab, and doors
A full home inspection typically lasts between three to four hours. After the inspection, you’ll get a comprehensive report that outlines the condition of the above areas of your home. We’ll provide you with photos and videos, if applicable.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all homes should be tested for radon when they are sold. The reason why the EPA has made this recommendation is because around one out of every 15 homes in the U.S. has higher levels of radon than what is considered safe by public health organizations.
So, what is radon and why test for it? Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that is the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is produced when uranium breaks down in the soil. The byproducts of uranium create radon, a radioactive gas that enters homes through cracks in the foundation, basement and other openings. Being exposed to radon can lead to cancer. It can take anywhere from five years to decades for cancer to develop depending on a number of other factors. The EPA and other public health agencies recommend radon testing for all home buyers. We also recommend radon testing for home sellers and current owners.
Schedule your home inspection today. Serving the Albany, Creswell, Veneta, Springfield and surrounding areas, Nonprofit Home Inspections will provide you with a comprehensive and detailed report of your home’s major areas and systems the very same day as your inspection.
Use our online scheduling system to reserve an appointment at your convenience. We recommend scheduling early in the home buying or selling process.