Home Inspection Oregon City, Oregon
Are you buying or selling a house? If so, then let Nonprofit Home Inspections provide you with an objective analysis of the true condition of your current or future home. As a seller, an inspection will help you gain an edge over the competition when selling your home. If you are purchasing a house, we’ll arm you with the knowledge that you need to negotiate during the buying process.
At Nonprofit Home Inspections, we adhere to Oregon’s Standards of Practice for Home Inspectors. You can count on all of our home inspectors to be skilled, professional and reliable.
Oregon City, OR Home Inspections
Oregon City Home Inspector
Our full home inspection includes a detailed look at your home’s:
- Foundation and basement
- Attic inspection
- Siding and exterior fixtures
- Roof and chimneys
- Gutters and downspouts
- Electrical switches and outlets
- Interior plumbing
- Walls, ceilings, and floors
- Water pressure
- Hot water heater
- Major appliances
- Heating and air conditioning
- Electrical panel
- Driveway and sidewalks
Using the latest equipment and methods, including thermal imaging, we check the condition of the above things. The goal is to determine if everything is functioning as it should. We look for evidence of water damage and worn parts. After the inspection, you’ll get an in-depth report that features photographs, and in some cases, videos of our findings. We also spend time with you to go over everything that we find. Our goal is to help you learn about any problems we find and understand how to remedy these issues.
Why Choose Nonprofit Home Inspections Oregon City, OR?
If you are handy around the home and enjoy DIY projects, you might wonder if you really need to hire an inspector. Maybe you have seen those online checklists for DIY inspections and are confident that you can do it yourself. The problem is that it is impossible to thoroughly inspect a home unless you are specifically trained to do so.
Home Inspection Oregon City
Our inspectors use state-of-the-art inspection tools to help uncover issues that you might not be able to detect otherwise. We are trained to identify mold, radon and other health and safety issues that could affect you and your families well-being and safety.
We are licensed and certified by various governing bodies. This oversight ensures that we adhere to rigorous standards of practice. Are you worried about the cost of a home inspection? Because we believe that professional home inspections are essential for everyone, we offer a sliding fee scale to those who might not otherwise be able to afford the service.
Other Oregon City, OR Home Inspection Services
At Nonprofit Home Inspections, we offer a variety of other services. Learn more about our additional services below.
Mold can quickly grow on areas of your home that you don’t regularly inspect, such as behind walls and in air ducts. It grows when you have a lot of moisture in your home from leaks or flooding. You might be surprised to learn that mold can grow on a large variety of surfaces, including drywall, paint, dust, and wallpaper.
Mold poses a serious health risk to occupants in a home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that there is enough evidence to link mold to respiratory symptoms in people who are otherwise healthy. Therefore, if there are any indications whatsoever that you might have a mold problem in your house, then you should absolutely opt for mold testing.
Our inspectors are certified to conduct mold testing. The International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants certification allows us to provide expert mold testing to Oregon City, Oregon residents.
Radon is an odorless, colorless and tasteless radioactive gas that is produced when uranium decays. Radon is found in soil. Radon often seeps from the ground into surrounding buildings and houses. It passes through holes in concrete, gaps in walls and floors. Any house — old or new — can have radon. The problem with radon is that it is associated with lung cancer. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. The only thing that causes more lung cancer deaths is cigarette smoke.
According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one out of every 15 homes in the U.S. has high levels of radon present. Because you can’t see or smell radon, it is important to have your home periodically tested. The International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants has certified our inspectors to conduct radon testing in Oregon.
As a nonprofit organization, we believe that everyone should have a safe and healthy place to live. To help do our part, we offer FREE radon tests for low to moderate-income families. Check out this page to see if you qualify.
It is always a good idea for potential home buyers to have a sewer scope completed before purchasing a home. Problems with a sewer line are not always apparent. To determine the condition of sewer lines, very expensive equipment is needed, which is why we charge extra for this service.
We use the latest professional equipment to inspect your sewer lines. Some of the things that we look for include:
- Breaks in the sewer lines
- Structural problems and defects
- Root intrusion problems
- Collapsed lines
- Blockage from debris and foreign objects
Although homes that are 25 years or older have the greatest probability of sewer problems, we recommend sewer scope inspections for all homes regardless of age. There can be major defects in a brand new sewer line.
If the home you are considering purchasing is older and has a forced air heating system, there is the possibility that it may contain an underground fuel oil tank. Getting an oil tank sweep in Oregon City by a licensed technician can help you avoid extremely high remediation costs associated with leaking underground storage tanks. Bundle your oil tank sweep with other home inspection services to save even more money while getting unbiased results.
Become A Licensed Oregon City, OR Home Inspector
Nonprofit Home Inspections is approved by the State of Oregon’s Construction Contractors Board to educate and train potential home inspectors. We provide both classroom and hands-on training using the International Association of Home Inspector’s (InterNACHI) licensed curriculum.
Nonprofit Home Inspections is authorized to provide Oregon home inspector training. We also offer continuing education for current inspectors. So, if you want to become a home inspector in Oregon City, Oregon or need to maintain your license, contact us today to learn more about our high-quality curriculum and field experience.
It is easy to schedule an appointment for an Oregon City, Oregon home inspector. You can schedule a home inspection online 24/7 and make an appointment using our convenient online scheduling system.
Do you have questions? Would you rather talk to us on the phone? Give us a call at (503) 505-7879. We’d be happy to answer any question you have about Oregon City, Oregon home inspections.