Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in an inspection?
A home inspection is a visual observation of the accessible systems and components of a home, as defined by Oregon's Standards of Practice. Following an inspection, your inspector will provide a written report with a description and statement regarding the condition of the following ten components: roofing, exterior and site, structure, electrical, heating, central air conditioning, insulation and ventilation, plumbing, interiors, and built-in kitchen appliances.
What is not covered in an inspection?
The state of Oregon is very specific about what an inspector can and cannot inspect. Please review Oregon's Standards of Practice which outlines the legal requirements and limitations for an Oregon-certified inspector.
Can I follow along?
Absolutely. You are welcome (and encouraged!) to follow-along with your inspector and ask any questions along the way.
What if I need my home to be re-inspected?
If you do decide to address deficiencies that were noted in your inspection report or make repairs to certain components in your home, we can provide a re-inspection service. Just let us know what has been changed, updated, or replaced and we'll come back out to assess those components in your property at a discounted price. Make sure to schedule this service in advance, so you have enough time to re-inspect before closing escrow.
Will you tell me if I shouldn't buy the house?
Nope. Our job is to provide an unbiased assessment of your home. What you do with that information is up to you. You may want to negotiate repairs with the seller, you may want to negotiate the price and address the repairs yourself, or you may decide not to purchase the home. Because we have no financial interest in the sale of the home, our goal is to give you unbiased knowledge and insight that will help you make a well-informed decision on how you want to proceed.
What are your inspectors' qualifications?
Our Lead Inspector is ASHI certified and licensed/bonded/insured in the state of Oregon. All of our service provider inspectors have graduated from reputable institutes and are licensed/bonded/insured in the state of Oregon. We also look for inspectors who are good with people, approachable, and knowledgeable, so our clients have a positive experience and walk away with a deeper understanding of their home.
How much lead time do you need for appointments?
We will do our best to schedule your appointment within 2-3 days. During the busier seasons, this can be challenging, so we may reach out to our affiliate partners to get you in as quickly as possible.