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Residential Inspection 

 Building Analyst Group, Oregon Residential Inspections 

Inspection Include: Standard Operating Procedures for Oregon.



1.  Roof condition & Type
2.  Roof flashing
3.  Exterior wall coverings (stucco/wood/vinyl siding ect)
4.  Exterior soffits & fascia
5.  Exterior windows & doors
6.  Exterior driveways/walkways/patios/porches/Lanai’s
7.  Structural overall condition
8. Structural lintels/sills/roof framing
9.  Plumbing general condition.  Visible supply & drain piping
10. Plumbing fixtures/toilets/sinks/hot water tank
11. Electrical system general conditions
12. Electrical outlets/ receptacles /fixtures
13. Electrical testing of GFCI receptacles
14. Electrical inspect & evaluate main power disconnect /distribution panels
15. Heating system evaluation & testing
16. Cooling system evaluation & testing
17.  Interior doors & trim
18. Interior flooring
19. Interior Ceiling & walls
20. Landscape general lot slop & drainage/fencing
21. Appliances that convey with house

1.1.  A general Oregonhome inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property (as delineated below), which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector.  The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the inspection process.

  1. The general home inspection is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and not a prediction of future conditions. 
  2. The general home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection.

1.2.  A material defect is a specific issue with a system or component of a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people.  The fact that a system or component is near, at, or beyond the end of its normal, useful life is not, in itself, a material defect.

1.3.  A general home inspection report shall identify, in written format, defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector.  Inspection reports may include additional comments and recommendations.

2. Limitations, Exceptions & Exclusions

2.1. Limitations:

  1. An Oregon inspection is not technically exhaustive.
  2. An Oregon inspection will not identify concealed or latent defects. 
  3. An Oregon inspection will not deal with aesthetic concerns or what could be deemed matters of taste, cosmetic defects, etc. 
  4. An Oregon inspection will not determine the suitability of the property for any use. 
  5. An Oregon inspection does not determine the market value of the property or its marketability.
  6. An Oregon inspection does not determine the insurability of the property. 
  7. An Oregon inspection does not determine the advisability or inadvisability of the purchase of the inspected property. 
  8. An Oregon  inspection does not determine the life expectancy of the property or any components or systems therein. 
  9. An Oregon inspection does not include items not permanently installed. 
  10. This Standards of Practice applies to properties with four or fewer residential units and their attached garages and carports.

2.2. Exclusions:

I. The inspector is not required to determine:

  1. property boundary lines or encroachments.
  2. the condition of any component or system that is not readily accessible. 
  3. the service life expectancy of any component or system. 
  4. the size, capacity, BTU, performance or efficiency of any component or system. 
  5. the cause or reason of any condition. 
  6. the cause for the need of correction, repair or replacement of any system or component. 
  7. future conditions. 
  8. compliance with codes or regulations. 
  9. the presence of evidence of rodents, birds, bats, animals, insects, or other pests. 
  10. the presence of mold, mildew or fungus.
  11. the presence of airborne hazards, including radon. 
  12. the air quality. 
  13. the existence of environmental hazards, including lead paint, asbestos or toxic drywall.
  14. the existence of electromagnetic fields. 
  15. any hazardous waste conditions. 

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