Portland Home Inspection
Independently licensed and certified Home Inspector
- Pre-purchase Inspections
- Pre-listing Inspections
- Consistent Quality
- Identify Costly Repairs
- Attention To Detail
- Easily Understandable Same Day Reports
- FHA/VA Loan Reports
Get Your Home Inspected Before You Buy or Sell
A Portland home inspection allows the home-buyer to make an informed decision, equipped with transparency. Buying a home is said to be a colossal financial investment and is not something which must be taken lightly. The inspection enables the buyer to eliminate various “what ifs” combined with protection and peace of mind when going ahead with a sale.
It is important to note that a home inspection is not related to a home appraisal. Appraisals do not list out a coherent representation of the property in question and therefore do not unravel potential pitfalls and issues. A complete inspection looks at distinct things which involve the foundation of the home, plumbing, electrical work, roofing and interior health.
A Portland home inspection ensures the home doesn’t involve unwanted surprises
Generally eyeballing the premises will not give an accurate representation of the home’s state. It is impossible to understand profound details, for example, there might be a termite infestation or roof damage which may not have been visible at first glance.
A home-buyer also garners considerable advantage at the time of making negotiations as often times they can talk with the seller and drop the price of the property when several repairs are involved for an extra cost. Stating this reason enables one to obtain the home at a fairer price.
When a buyer is fully knowledgeable regarding the actual condition of a home, it adds to their advantage at the time of price negotiation. Do not directly go off of the sellers’ words. In case of finding a fault in the house at the time of a home inspection, you can insert a clause in the contract asking for repairs to be completed on the seller’s end. If the home seller is not willing to finish the repairs, you can estimate the total cost and enable them to take the stated amount off the sum total.
Full inspections include:
- Roof, vents, flashings and trim;
- gutters and downspouts;
- skylight, chimney, and other roof penetrations;
- decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings;
- eaves, soffits, and fascia;
- grading and drainage;
- basement, foundation, and crawlspace;
- water penetration and foundation movement;
- heating system;
- cooling system;
- main water shut-off valve;
- water heating system;
- interior plumbing fixtures and faucets;
- drainage sump pumps with accessible floats;
- electrical service line and meter box;
- main disconnect and service amperage;
- electrical panel(s), breakers, and fuses;
- grounding and bonding;
- GFCIs and AFCIs;
- fireplace damper door and hearth;
- insulation and ventilation;
- garage doors, safety sensors and openers;
- and much more.
- All Projects
- Home Inspection
- Single-Item Testing
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Sewer issues such as backed up lines, blocked mains, and old pipes can cost thousands of dollars in repairs. Be proactive when it comes to your sewerage system, because if you wait too long the repercussions will be costlier and messier...
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) requires termite and pest inspections in certain parts of the country and requires VA appraiser's to report such damage. Get your VA report today!
Asbestos minerals have the ability to resist heat, fire, and electricity. In addition, these fibers are known to cause a rare but deadly cancer known as mesothelioma. Learn if your home has traces of it today!
Order Your Home Inspection
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Inspection Takes Place
Our home inspector will thoroughly inspect your home or office and look for any defects.
Delivery of Inspection Report
Recieve a detailed, easy to read, full-color report electronically within 24 hours of inspection. Guaranteed.
Have additional questions? Sigman is available to walk you through the findings and answer any questions.
"Derek was punctual. He was also very friendly, thorough, and knowledgeable. He answered all of our questions and more. I give him a solid 5 stars and would recommend his services!"
"Derek was very thorough and detailed throughout the inspection. The report was provided in a very timely manner. I would definitely recommend him."
"He was prompt, courteous, got the job done efficiently, and thoroughly explained all I need to know. I would recommend this company."
"Derek worked out every details on the inspection for my home purchase. He checked from attic to crawl space and noticed me everything and gave out great advices/solutions. I highly recommend Derek ! and I am sure that I will work with Derek again when I need home inspection next time."
"Immensely able and thorough professional. Mr. Sigman went above and beyond in his inspection and in making sure our understanding was as thorough as possible. He is an expert with old school ethics that takes pride in his work. Friendly, genuine, thorough, highly recommended."
Local Certified Home Inspections
Serving the Portland Oregon Metro Area
Typical inspection times are:
Weekend appointments are available.
Hours: 8am to 5pm Monday – Friday
Member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors