WHAT TO EXPECT
The basic inspection parameters are as dictated by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board. Our goal is to educate you, the buyer (or seller during a presale inspection), about areas of concern based upon our experience and training. Areas of concern are put in context as compared to other structures of the same basic age, style, design and setting.
During the inspection process, we also closely look for and report signs, symptoms and conditions conducive to moisture damage, dryrot and insect infestation.
We begin at the exterior of the building, inspecting the walls (including windows, doors, siding, trim, etc), gutters, roof, drainage and basic structural integrity.
Next we inspect the interior, beginning in the attic and working our way down through the structure. We run all plumbing fixtures and check operation of all appliances. We inspect each room for possible indications of leak damage and settlement, as well as testing all accessible electrical outlets and light fixtures.
Mechanical and electrical and plumbing systems are inspected as well. We test operation of the HVAC systems and visually inspect (within service access panels) the condition of the furnace and electrical panel(s). Removal of the electrical panel face allows inspection and evaluation of the breakers and visible connections.
We finish our visual inspection in the basement or crawlspace, where we evaluate the lowest portions of the plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems as well as the foundation and major structural components.
HOW DO WE DOCUMENT YOUR INSPECTION AND DELIVER YOUR REPORT?
Extensive digital photographs and notes are taken during the inspection process, allowing us to produce a very thorough, easy-to-follow inspection report, with a rapid turnaround time. Inspection reports are in PDF format, and are typically available for download the following morning. Follow-up questions and comments are always encouraged. We are always eager to talk to you about your home.