Oregon Inspection Process
Call or Text: 503-884-4866
All utilities on
Sign inspection agreement
Advise employees of inspection
We must have access to all plumbing, electrical, attic, crawl, roof
We go over the report with client, questions & answers
We generally start with the exterior of the building circling the building several times inspecting the walls, foundation, windows, doors, landscaping then we move to the interior. Approx 25% of the time things are piled up covering the cladding and stem wall. We do not move items covering the walls so be sure to have this area clear.
On the interior we inspect interior walls looking for stains, walls out of plumb, doors that will not open due to the shifting of the structure. Nails popping out the drywall, new paint trying to covering up stains. Water leaks, mold, mildew, in or around windows. Dips in the flooring are signs of broken support pilings, rotted flooring, trusses not supported. The crawl space: Many inspectors will not cover this area. But we have found major flaws in the foundation walls that would have gone unnoticed. Attics are general the best place to look besides crawl spaces.
Normally owners have tried their best to cover up flaws before the inspection. But we always find them!
Our ASHI certified inspectors provide thorough, detailed building inspections that can be augmented with a variety of other applicable inspections like foundations, roofs, structural, air quality, pools, spas, septic systems and more.
After the completion of any inspection, you'll receive a comprehensive report for your own personal reference. Not only that, but we're here for you if you have any questions after the inspection is complete.
Our certified inspectors are trained to identify problem areas and provide guidance on what needs immediate attention. A certified building inspection includes a full evaluation of all of the following:
Areas of buildings that should be inspected as part of the process
Furnace / AC Units / Boilers
Electrical Panels & Outlets
Chimney "Scope Inspection"
Roof and Gutters
Kitchen Appliances / Countertops
Commercial Kitchen Cooking Equipment
Mechanical Equipment Testing "Additional"
Exhaust Hoods "Testing"
Foundations / Framing / Steel Welding Joints
Driveways / Sidewalks
Porches / Decks
Stairs / Railings
Fences / Retaining Walls
Attics / Insulation
Ventilation & Duct Systems
Floors / Walls / Ceilings
Doors and Windows
Siding and Trim
Basements / Slabs
Fire Suppression Systems
Underground Sewer Pipe "Additional"
Air Quality / Building Pressures
Environmental Concerns Lead Testing "Additional"
Energy Usage Verification "Additional"
Soil Testing :Additional"
Water Testing "Additional"
A printed 30-100 page comprehensive report is provided within 24 hours of the inspection with pictures of problems along with recommendations to resolve the issues. For even further targeted review, consider bundling this assessment with our specialty inspections, addressing mold, radon, termites, and more for your property.