The Inspection Process


A home inspection is a complete visual examination of the accessible areas of the structural and operating components of a home.  Our inspections are thorough, and usually take between 3-4 hours.  You may choose to be present for all, part, or none of the inspection.  Throughout the process we will address any questions or concerns you may have, and provide you with a summary of what was found immediately afterwards.  Within 24 hours you will receive a detailed report, complete with pictures, that explains the findings of your home inspection. 


The following is covered during the home inspection:


Roofing: shingles, flashings, skylights, chimneys, vents, gutters and downspouts

Exterior: eaves, soffits, fascia, siding, trim, windows, doors, decks, porches, steps, driveways, walkways and grading with respect to drainage

Attic and Roof Structure:  insulation, wiring, structure and ventilation

Structural Components:  foundations, basements, crawlspaces, walls, floors, ceilings, vapor retarders and ventilation

Electrical System: service entrance conductors, grounding, circuits, panels, clearance, labeling, wiring, outlet, switches, fixtures, polarity, presence of carbon monoxide and smoke detectors

Plumbing System:  drain and vent systems, fixtures, distribution systems and water heating systems

Heating and Cooling: furnace, air conditioners, fireplaces and ductwork

Interior:  floors, ceilings, walls, steps, doors, windows and built-in appliances


If you have further questions about what is included in an inspection, please call (503) 702-9635 or  e-mail.


Sample Report


The link below is an example of an Inspectin Report that we provide to customers.  Please feel free to open the Sample Report to get an idea of what our Inspection reports look like.


Please call us at (503) 702-9635 or e-mail us if you have a question regarding any of the documents and we'd be happy to help.