Fairview, Oregon Home Inspections
Home Inspection Fairview Oregon
We provide high-quality home inspections, sewer scopes, oil tank sweeps, radon testing, and mold testing to Fairview, OR residents.
A home inspection is important for both home buyers and home sellers. As a home buyer, you already know that buying a home is a big investment. You want to be sure that you are making the right choice. A professional home inspection can provide you with the information that you need to do just that.
If you are a seller, a home inspection can help you uncover defects that might put a halt to a sale. It helps you proactively take care of things that could turn away a buyer.
What Things Does A Fairview, OR Home Inspection Cover?
Our full home inspections will provide a detailed look at your home’s condition. It lets you know about potential safety and health issues that could affect you or your family’s health later. You’ll learn about repairs that you might need to make should you buy this particular home.
For current homeowners, a professional home inspection lets you know of any major issues in your home. It helps you understand what repairs to prioritize and steps that you can take to keep your home in great shape. Here are some of the major things covered in a full home inspection:
- Roof – What is the approximate age of the roof? Are there broken or torn shingles? Are the roof vents blocked? Are there stains or other signs of decay on the fascia or soffits?
- Site – Are the sidewalks, walkways, steps, and patios in good shape? Is there proper drainage and grading around the house? Is there any evidence of termite damage to structures on site?
- Foundation or crawl space – Are there any cracks in the foundation? Any evidence of water damage or excess moisture? Is there enough insulation in the crawl space? Is the ventilation adequate in the crawl space?
- Electrical – Are the breakers in good shape? Is there anything that could pose a fire hazard like overheating breakers or exposed splices? Does the service panel have enough capacity for the entire house? Are there enough fire detectors and are they all working properly?
- Heating and air conditioning system (HVAC) – Is the ductwork in good shape? Are the correct filters installed and are they clean? Is the system functioning properly? How is the air flow? Is the heating system vented correctly?
Other Fairview, OR Home Inspection Services
Home Inspector Fairview Oregon
Our full home inspections cover a lot of things within a home. However, there are some things that require additional testing. Although these home inspections are not required, they are essential if you care about the safety of your environment or want to uncover serious issues that could plague you down the road like sewer line cracks.
Radon is a gas that is found naturally in the soil. It forms when uranium breaks down. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer outside of cigarette smoking. It is also incredibly common in homes in the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that radon levels stay below 4 picocuries per liter of air in a home. Unfortunately, nearly one out of every four homes in our region have higher radon levels than what is considered safe.
The EPA recommends radon testing before buying or selling a home. They also advise homeowners to test the radon levels in their home periodically (at least every two years). The presence of radon does not have to keep you from buying the home of your dreams. Nor does it mean that you should move out of your home. It is easy to mitigate radon to reduce it to an acceptable level. But, you must know that it is present to do so.
Mold is everywhere in the environment. It can easily grow wherever there is excess moisture. It is also something that you never want to have lurking about behind your walls. Mold can be expensive to remove and it can cause a variety of health problems. If you are buying a home, you should consider adding professional mold testing.
Sewer Scope Inspections
During a sewer scope inspection, a professional inspector uses specialized equipment to find problems in your sewer system. A sewer scope inspection will provide you with important information about your sewer lines and pipes. It can uncover things like blocked pipes and debris buildup.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fairview, OR Home Inspections
Do I Need A Home Inspection If I Am Buying A Mobile Home?
If you are in the process of buying a mobile or manufactured home, then you need a professional mobile home inspection. A mobile home inspection can help you protect your investment. It lets you know if there are any major issues with the home’s roof, interior structure, heating, and air conditioning unit, electrical systems, built-in appliances, and more.
Can A Home Inspection Find Everything Wrong With A House?
A full home inspection will tell you a lot about a home. A home inspection can give you a thorough assessment of a home’s condition. It can alert you to potential safety issues, and let you know about major repairs that could be in your home’s future. But, it can’t tell you everything about a home. A home inspection will not uncover problems within a home’s sewer system. Because specialized equipment is needed to look down into sewer lines, a supplemental sewer inspection is required. A home inspection will also not alert you to the presence of dangers like radon. A radon test is needed to determine the levels of radon in a home. We recommend talking to your home inspector to determine what additional inspections are needed.
Can A House Fail An Inspection?
We do not issue passing or failing grades with our home inspections. A house cannot fail a home inspection. Home inspection reports tell you about the condition of the major components or systems within a home. You can then use that information to decide whether or not you want to negotiate with the seller or walk away from the deal.
How Much Do Home Inspections Cost?
Our full home inspections start at just $395. Our home inspectors are licensed Oregon home inspectors. Because we believe that no one should have to forgo a home inspection because of the cost, we offer a sliding fee scale to families who qualify. Learn more about our nonprofit mission.
Contact Us To Schedule Your Fairview, OR Home Inspection
You can conveniently and easily schedule your Fairview, Oregon home inspection using our online scheduling system. Do you have questions about home inspections in Fairview, OR? If so, then contact us today at 503-505-7879. We know how stressful it can be buying or selling a home. We can help make the process a little easier by answering all of your questions about home inspections.