What is an inspection?
A home inspection is a general visual inspection of the house and its components. It should cover the major systems of the house: structural, plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling, general interior, insulation, ventilation, siding, windows, doors, roofs, and attached garages. Normally a home inspection does not include items that are not considered part of the main structure, nor is it a “code” inspection. It is an educated opinion, not a guarantee. Home inspectors do not inspect inaccessible areas.
Why Do I need an inspection?
The purchase of a home or building is a very large investment. Most people do not have a trained eye to see all that a professional inspector sees. An Oregon Certified Home Inspector is educated, trained and tested thoroughly on all of the components of a home, and not only knows what hidden problems to look for, but how and where to fine them. A home inspector will not only look for the problems, but will also point out the good features of the house as well. The information you receive will give you a clearer understanding of the property and allow you to make an informed decision.
How long will it take?
Depending on the size, age and condition of the property an average inspection can take between 2 and 4 hours.
What is the fee?
The fee for a complete home inspection will vary depending on the size, age and location. The average fee is between $300 and $400 and well worth it when one considers the total purchase price of the property. The inspection provides you with the most cost effective, beneficial service and protection of any part of the real estate transaction.