Home Inspection Clackamas, Oregon
Home Inspector Clackamas Oregon
Nonprofit Home Inspections offers home inspections, mold testing, oil tank sweeps, and sewer scopes to residents of Clackamas, Oregon and the surrounding communities of Portland, Happy Valley, and Milwaukie.
Whether you are buying or selling home in Clackamas, Oregon or the surrounding area, having a professional, detailed home inspection from a certified inspector at Nonprofit Home Inspections will help ensure a smooth real estate transaction.
If you are a buyer, a professional home inspection will give you peace of mind. You’ll have a comprehensive report of all of the major areas and systems within your home. You can sign on the dotted line knowing substantially more about the property that you are purchasing.
As a seller, you might wonder why you need a home inspection. A home inspection can help you better price your property before putting it on the market. You’ll know your home’s strengths and weaknesses. It can help you sell the home quicker as you can proactively make repairs.
Clackamas, Oregon Home Inspectors
It is important to select the right home inspector. All home inspectors are not created equal. Choosing the wrong home inspector could mean missing important information that you need to make an informed real estate decision.
Nonprofit Home Inspections is a leader in Clackamas OR home inspections. We maintain the highest standards of professional conduct. We are customer-focused and treat each and every home inspection with the utmost care.
Our Nonprofit Mission
Nonprofit Home Inspections provides honest and reliable home inspection services. We believe that everyone in our community and beyond is entitled to a safe, healthy place to live. As such, we provide a sliding-fee scale to make home inspections affordable to those who might not otherwise qualify.
What Is A Clackamas, OR Home Inspection?
A home inspection is a detailed look at the condition of your home. We’ll check areas of the home beyond what you can see on a typical walkthrough and we will thoroughly examine the following components:
- Basement or crawl space
- Attic, including the ventilation and insulation
- Grounds and site – Grading, sidewalks, and steps
- Exterior – Siding, shutters
- General condition of the floors, walls, ceilings
- Foundation and structural components
- Plumbing system – water heater, pipes, faucets, toilets, and drains
- Interior electrical system including the wiring and ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI)
- Roof, gutters, downspouts, chimneys
- Heating and cooling system (HVAC) – Furnace, heat pump, thermostats
- Built-in appliances – Refrigerator, oven, cooktop, dishwasher
Frequently Asked Questions About Clackamas, Oregon Home Inspection
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Home Inspection Clackamas Oregon
How Will I Get The Results Of My Inspection?
It normally takes three to four hours for an inspection depending on the size of your property. After the inspection, we will provide you with a comprehensive, easy-to-understand report. We offer same-day reports. You can simply go online after your inspection and download the report. Our reports include videos when appropriate. They also feature clickable, high-resolution images that you can zoom in and out on.
What Are Oil Tank Sweeps? Do I Need One?
Oil tank sweeps are an add-on home inspection service that helps uncover buried oil tanks on a property. If you suspect that an oil tank is buried beneath your yard, we highly recommend an oil tank sweep. Buried oil tanks can be a huge environmental headache— even if the tank has been abandoned and is no longer in use. Signs that you might have a buried oil tank includes capped vent pipes in the basement or yard and marks on foundation walls from old oil lines.
If you are buying a home, then you should have an oil tank sweep conducted even if there are no obvious signs of a buried oil tank. Sometimes homeowners are not aware that these tanks are present. One homeowner lived in their home for more than 40 years and never knew an oil tank was present until an inspection uncovered it.
Do You Offer Mobile Home Inspections?
We offer mobile home inspections for residents of Clackamas, OR and the surrounding areas. We recommend mobile home inspections for all buyers who are purchasing a mobile or manufactured home. A mobile home inspection helps buyers better understand the condition of the home. Our mobile home inspection includes a detailed look at your home from the roof to the ground. We will inspect your home’s plumbing, heating, and electrical systems. We’ll also ensure that tie-downs are anchored properly.
What Is Not Covered In A Full Home Inspection?
We are quite thorough with our home inspections. We’ll look at things you never thought to examine during your walkthroughs. We’ll let you know if you have enough insulation in your attic, whether you have enough ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI), and if there are any major cracks in the stucco. While a home inspection can tell you a lot, I cannot tell you everything about the home. For this reason, we recommend the following supplemental tests.
- Radon Testing – Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that seeps in your home through cracks in the foundation and basement. This radioactive gas has been linked to lung cancer. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in people who do not smoke. For this reason, we recommend all home buyers and home sellers have radon testing. Radon testing requires special equipment. As such, it is not part of a full home inspection. However, we do offer it as an add-on to your home inspection.
- Mold Testing – Mold can grow in any home. It is difficult to uncover mold during a walk-through, which is why mold testing is a good idea for home buyers. Home sellers and homeowners who suspect mold should also test for it. Buyers will likely request remediation if mold is present.
Do You Make Repairs?
We follow the strict Code of Ethics of the International National Associations of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and other governing bodies, which prohibits inspectors from making repairs on the properties that they inspect. This ensures that we provide an objective, honest assessment of your home.
After the inspection is complete, we’ll provide you with a list of repairs that should be addressed. If you are a buyer, we recommend asking the seller to fund the repairs. That way, you can use your own contractors for the repair. Once the repairs are made, you can have us do a reinspection. This will help ensure that the repairs were completed properly.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Clackamas, Oregon Home Inspection
Contact us at 503-505-7879 or email us to schedule your home inspection today. You can also schedule your inspection online at your convenience 24/7.