Lake Oswego Oregon Home Inspection
Home Inspection Lake Oswego, Oregon
A home inspection can help you ensure that the home you are about to purchase isn’t a money pit in disguise. A qualified home inspector can help you determine if your home is structurally sound and give you a true picture of the status of the major components like plumbing and heating.
Are you a home seller? As a seller, you probably want to sell your home quickly and for as much money as possible. A home inspection can help you do just that by giving you a true picture of the condition of your home. Setting the price of your home when selling is one of the most important things that you can do when selling a home. A home inspection can help you price your home right.
Lake Oswego, OR Home Inspections
As a nonprofit home inspection company, our number one priority is looking out for our neighbors. As a mission driven company, we treat each and every inspection with the ultimate care. You can count on us to be:
- Knowledgable and skilled – Our inspectors have numerous certifications and licenses. This ensures that we have the expertise needed to conduct high-quality home inspections.
- Personable and friendly – All of our home inspectors are willing to go above and beyond. We are willing to answer any questions about your home inspection before, during and after the home inspection.
- Thorough – We check and document hundreds of items when conducting a home inspection. You can count on our home inspections to be exhaustive.
- Prompt – We’ll provide you with a full inspection report the very same day that we conduct your home inspection.
- We offer high-quality inspections at a price that everyone can afford. Because we are a nonprofit organization, we are able to offer a sliding fee scale to help low to moderate income families get a home inspection.
Home Inspector Lake Oswego, Oregon
What Does A Full Lake Oswego, Oregon Home Inspection Include?
A home inspection is one of the most important things involved in real estate transactions. It is important to know what is covered during a home inspection. Here’s a guide to the things covered during a home inspection.
- Structure, basement, crawl space, and foundation
- Surface drainage, vegetation, and grading of the site
- Roof, shingles, downspouts, gutters, skylights, and vents
- Windows, eaves, fascia, and soffits
- Exterior siding, flashing, and trim
- Walkways, sidewalks, and driveways
- Sinks, showers and bathtubs
- Heating and air conditioning system (HVAC) and thermostats
- Attic and ventilation
- Electrical system, including the service conductors, electric meter, and smoke and fire detectors
- Built-in kitchen appliances
- Doors, ceilings, walls
- Plumbing, including the drains, fixtures, faucets and the main water supply shut-off valve
- Stairs, safety railings, steps, and ramps
- Patios, balconies, decks
Home Inspection Lake Oswego, Oregon
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Lake Oswego, Oregon Home Inspections
We are here to answer any questions that you might have about home inspections. Here are some of the most frequent ones that we get asked. If you have a question that is not addressed below, please contact us. We are always more than happy to answer all questions.
What Things Are Not Included In A Full Home Inspection?
A full home inspection includes a detailed look at many things. However, there are some things that we cannot do during a regular home inspection. For example, to find mold and radon, we need to use specialized equipment and testing. Also, by state law, home inspectors can only inspect areas that we can reach safely. So, if your roof is unusually high or steep, for instance, a home inspector won’t climb up there to inspect it. We can, however, use high tech pole cameras or drones to inspect places other inspectors wouldn’t be able to inspect.
I Am Buying A Mobile Home. Do I Need An Inspection?
We recommend home inspections for mobile home and manufactured home purchases. A mobile home inspection will ensure that your new house is up to safety, structural and health standards. We’ll look for signs of leaks and water damage. We’ll also be sure that the home is properly tied down and anchored against strong winds and seismic activity.
What Is An Oil Tank Sweep?
Hidden oil tanks are an invisible threat to homeowners. Oftentimes, the only clue to a hidden oil tank is a small pipe sticking up from the ground. So, many homeowners are not even aware there is a tank below. Abandoned oil tanks often leak and contaminate the surrounding soil and water supply. These leaks can be very expensive to remediate. You can find out whether or not your home has an oil tank buried somewhere deep within the ground with an oil tank sweep. We’ll use specialized equipment to search for old oil tanks on your property.
Do You Repair Defects Found During a Home Inspection?
We do not repair defects nor do we make recommendations for where to go for repairs. By not offering repairs or recommending contractors, we can offer a completely unbiased report. You can be assured that our guidance is fair and impartial.
Additionally, we advise home buyers to avoid asking the sellers to make the repairs. Sellers may cut corners and simply hire the cheapest contractor for the job — instead of the most qualified. This is why we recommend asking the seller to fund repairs and hiring an independent contractor to do the work. After the repairs are made, we recommend a re-inspection to ensure that everything was completed according to high standards.
Are You Licensed and Insured?
All of our home inspectors are certified and licensed to conduct home inspections within the Lake Oswego area, as well as the entire state of Oregon and Washington. In addition to being licensed Oregon home inspectors, we hold a variety of other home inspection certifications. We are members of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants.
We recommend getting scheduling your home inspection early in the buying or selling process. That way, you will have plenty of time to address issues. Contact us at 503-505-7879 with any questions or simply schedule your inspection online at your convenience 24/7.