Nonprofit Home Inspections conducts a comprehensive, easy to understand, home inspections according to Oregon or Washington’s Standards of Practices for home inspectors. Learn more about your new home with thermal imaging, home energy reports, water pressure testing, and much more.
Roof: In addition to inspecting the structural integrity of the entire roofing system, we carefully analyze roof coverings, gutters, flashings, vents, trim, skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations.
Attic: Attic inspections include an evaluation of the insulation, ventilation, structural and electrical systems. We also look for signs of water intrusion that may eventually lead to mold problems.
Plumbing: NHI’s plumbing inspections include analysis of water pipes, fixtures, functional flow, hose bibs, sinks, bath tubs, showers, sump pumps, and sewage ejection pumps. We also inspect the hot water heating equipment (including automatic safety controls) and the house’s drain, waste and venting system.
Interior Components: Inspection of the interior includes floors, walls, ceilings, stairs, smoke detectors, railings, counters, cabinets, windows and doors. Special attention is given to identify any signs of water penetration or harmful condensation.
HVAC: Our certified heating and cooling inspectors will inspect furnaces, air conditioners, duct work, wood stoves, gas fireplaces, fans, chimneys, flues, and vents.
Electrical: Electrical inspections involve inspecting the service panel (breakers or fuses), service entrance conductors / clearances, switches, outlets, GFCIs, ceiling fans, smoke detectors, and lighting fixtures.
Foundations, Crawl Spaces, and Basements: When inspecting foundations, crawl spaces, and basements, we look for issues impacting the structure, ventilation, vapor barriers, columns, posts, floors, and walls. If requested, we are also certified to inspect specifically for wood destroying organisms and mold.
Exterior / Siding: The exterior of your house will be inspected including wall siding, flashings, trim, doors, windows, lintels, vents, garage doors, attached decks, porches, balconies, steps, eaves, soffits, and fascias.
Decks: Any attached decks will be inspected for structural issues, proper baluster spacing, stair placement, and any other safety issues.
Fireplaces and Wood Stoves: Fireplaces and wood stoves will be inspected for safety issues including proper chimney height, use of an operational damper, and signs of water intrusion.
Built-in Kitchen Appliances: Our inspectors will thoroughly inspect installed dishwashers, ranges, ovens, trash compactors, garbage disposal units, range hoods, microwaves and refrigerators.
Site Analysis: The overall property site will be evaluated including structural issues, site grading, sidewalks, driveways and vegetation clearances.