Home Inspection Happy Valley, Oregon
Home Inspector Happy Valley
Offering high-quality full home inspections, mobile home inspections, sewer scopes, mold testing, and radon testing for residents of Happy Valley, Portland, Gladstone, and neighboring Oregon communities.
Are you in the process of buying a home? The first thing that you should do as a home-buyer is to have a pre-sale home inspection. A home inspection can provide you with valuable information about your new home. This important service can potentially save you thousands of dollars in repairs down the road. It can help you identify issues with the home. Armed with a home inspection, you can ask the seller for concessions or to make repairs on items that need to be fixed.
Happy Valley, Oregon Home Inspectors
Nonprofit Home Inspections provides the Happy Valley, OR area with professional home inspections using the most up-to-date equipment and training. Our inspectors are licensed in the state of Oregon. Here are a few of our professional certifications.
- Certified Master Inspector
- Certified Oregon Home Inspector
- EPA Certified Lead-Based Paint Renovation Contractor
- City of Portland Home Energy Score Assessor
- Certified Home Energy Inspector
- OSHA Certified
- Licensed Structural Pest Inspector
We are also members of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors and members of the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants.
What Is A Home Inspection?
Home Inspection Happy Valley, Oregon
Our home inspections include a thorough visual inspection of the physical systems and structure of your house. We cover all of the major components of your home from the foundation to the roof. We use the latest technology and equipment to look at things that are not readily visible. We’ve found things that homeowners have failed to uncover — even after repeated walk throughs of the property. You can expect us to look at your home’s:
- Roof, chimneys, skylights, flashing
- Gutters and drainage
- Exterior siding and grounds
- Railings, steps, railings, porches
- Driveways, patios, and walkways
- Garage and carports
- Sump pumps
- Water heaters
- Faucets and fixtures
- Main panel
- Light fixtures
- Smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide detectors
- Over current protection devices
- Windows and doors
- Built-in appliances
- Fireplaces and stoves
- Counter tops and cabinets
Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
- HVAC equipment
- Vapor retarders
The home inspection process usually takes two to four hours depending on the size of your home. After the home inspection is finished, we’ll provide you with a detailed report of our findings. Our reports are feature-rich and include things like clickable photos and hyperlinks for additional information.
What Additional Home Inspections Are Available?
Our full home inspections can provide you with a lot of information about your home from the roof to the basement. However, we offer radon testing, mold testing, oil tank sweeps, and other services to help you identify things that can pose a health threat to your health or could result in large costs down the road. Here are a few of the additional home inspections we offer.
Radon is an odorless radioactive gas that naturally occurs in the soil. It is a byproduct of uranium. High levels of radon have been linked to an increased risk of lung cancer. Radon is one of the main causes of lung cancer in the U.S. among non-smokers. If you smoke and have radon present in your home, then your risk of developing lung cancer is especially high.
- Who Should Test For Radon? Radon has been found in homes all over the United States. Any home can have a problem with radon. You cannot rely on your neighbor’s radon testing to determine if you have a problem. The levels of radon can vary greatly between homes located on the same street. We recommend radon testing for all home buyers, sellers, and current homeowners.
Mold is present naturally in the environment. Outdoors, various types of mold help break down organic matter, such as dead trees and fallen leaves. Unfortunately, mold can also grow indoors. When these fungi are present indoors, it can create all kinds of problems for the occupants of the home or building.
Mold needs excessive moisture to grow. When mold lands on wet surfaces indoors, it can proliferate quickly. There are many different types of mold. Some of them are toxic and can be quite poisonous. The problem is that you probably won’t know if the type of mold that you have is toxic without testing. Therefore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends removing all indoor mold.
- Who should test for mold? It’s not always easy to detect mold when you are house hunting. Therefore, buyers should definitely test for mold. If you are selling your home, and notice the telltale sign of mold, which is a musty odor, then you should opt for mold testing, as well. You can then remedy the situation before placing your home on the market. Current homeowners and landlords who suspect mold should also test.
Become A Licensed Oregon Home Inspector
Are you thinking about a career in home inspection? Nonprofit Home Inspections is a provider of high-quality home inspector training. We have partnered with the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) to offer a high-quality home inspection curriculum. Our blended program offers both a class portion and real-life field training.
You’ll learn from Certified Master Inspector Instructors. Our program is approved by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board. After completing the training program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the National Home Inspector Examination.
Are you a current home inspector? Every two years you need to complete at least 30 hours of continuing education to retain your home inspection license. As the leader in continuing education for Oregon home inspectors, we can help you get the hours you need to retain your license.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about our high-quality home inspector training or to schedule your home inspection, contact us today. You can:
We look forward to providing you with a comprehensive and affordable Happy Valley, Oregon home inspection.