⦁ Pre-Purchase Inspection
A professional pre-purchase inspection is performed for the potential buyer. A systematic and thorough examination of all the homes system and components may identify major defects before you buy. The home inspection will also give you important information on items that will need maintenance to keep them in good condition.
⦁ One Year Warranty Inspections
Most builders provide a one year warranty for new construction. It is prudent to have a professional home inspector perform a one year warranty inspection to develop a list of items to be repaired.
⦁ Pre-Listing Inspection
A professional pre-listing inspection is performed for the seller of the property. Defects unknown to the seller often lead to long delays and additional negotiations. Taking care of these defects, or accurate disclosure, will lead to a faster more successful closing.
⦁ Pre-Offer Inspection
In a competitive real estate market buyers often want to get a stripped down inspection prior to putting an offer on a home. This is a faster inspection that does not include a written report but will give the buyer vital information regarding the condition of the home; so they can make an educated decision on what kind of offer to make on the property.
⦁ Owner Maintenance and Safety Inspection
A check-up that provides peace of mind. This is a systematic evaluation of the home’s system and components for the owner. The inspection findings can be used to troubleshoot problems and develop a repair and maintenance strategy.
⦁ Structural Pest Inspection
The Pacific Northwest with it's moist climate and fiber rich environment combine to provide the perfect conditions for many wood destroying pests and organisms. These include Subterranean Termites, Wood Boring Beetles, Dampwood Termites, Wood Destroying Fungi and other organisms. Your property will be inspected by a WSDA licensed Structural Pest Inspector as a part your inspection. If any wood destroying organisms are identified during the inspection it will be noted in your inspection report. If requested by the customer a WSDA report with control number will be provided for a small additional fee.
⦁ New Construction Home Inspection
A home inspection of a newly constructed home will ensure the builder has not overlooked any details. As with all home inspections you will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they created larger issues.
⦁ Sewer Scope Inspection
Side sewer inspection, also known as sewer scope, provides a video inspection of one line. This line is the sewer line that runs from the property to the main sewer line owned by the municipality. This inspection is intended to help determine the condition of the pipe interior, by looking for root intrusion, cracks, holes, and other obvious conditions. It is a limited video inspection, and does not include engineering or repair consultation or repair work. This is an additional service that can be added to the property inspection or be conducted independently. There is a reduced price break if it is ordered with a property inspection.
Areas We Inspect & Report
⦁ Foundation ⦁ Structure ⦁ Basement or crawl space ⦁ Interior & exterior walls ⦁ Water heater ⦁ Decks
⦁ Interior stairways ⦁ Kitchens ⦁ Attic, insulation, FRAMING & ventilation ⦁ Plumbing system & fixtures
⦁ Siding ⦁ Heating & air conditioning systems ⦁ Fireplace & exterior Chimney ⦁ Structural Pest Inspection
⦁ Interior and exterior doors ⦁ Electrical systems ⦁ Porches and Decks ⦁ Roof ⦁ Gutters ⦁ Bathrooms
⦁ Topography of property ⦁ Driveway / walkways ⦁ supply Water pressure ⦁ gfci / afci ⦁ electrical service
We provide our clients with a computer-generated report using state-of-the-art inspection software. We include digital photos to help illustrate systems and conditions addressed in the report. Our inspector writes recommendations specific to each dwelling or property. The report is delivered in 24 hours or less, typically via e-mail. The inspector will generate the report off site, so that he has time to review his photos and notes, and compile a thoughtful and detailed document.
Our reports are comprehensive and are in a format that includes both a summary report and a full report. The summary report describes the conditions that require further evaluation and or service; the full report contains those items as well as information describing components and systems, maintenance advice, and other information including photos of conditions that may require client attention or monitoring. It is important to read the full report to get the full benefit of the inspection and inspector's recommendations. Report will only be shared with those designated by the client, generally the client and the agent representing them.