What my Full Home Inspections Include

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This is not your standard Home Inspection! Our Home Inspections begin before we ever set foot on the property.

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Our Inspection begins when you book it! 

  • We use Google Maps to look at the various street views of the home so that we can start to familiarize ourselves with the home and any changes that it may have gone through.
  • Once we have some preliminary information on your home, we search your corresponding city or county website. We gather all of your prospective home’s details, from tax records to permits pulled. In some cases we are able to review the original building permits!
  • Now we have enough information to understand the context of the information that we gather from the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Database, which allows us to see the topography of the area and look at the public utilities that serve the home.

These three things help us to better prepare for your inspection.  When we arrive on site we have already been familiarized with the home and we know where potential problem areas may be.  This information aids in our inspection and gives you a clearer vision of the house that you are buying.

Our 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.

Also Included:

  • General Thermal Imaging IR Scan & evaluation (weather and building conditions permitting) — If any problems are uncovered during your thermal imaging scan they will be investigated further and included in your report.
  • Electronic Moisture testing for moisture intrusion
  • Service Recommendations for your homes current condition and future needs
  • Safety considerations
  • Recommendations that pertain to your specific situation as requested

Additional Inspections

Thermal Imaging – Thermal Imaging is included with every home inspection here at Clear Vision Home Inspections. If you suspect a problem in your home or one that you are purchasing, it can be purchased as a stand-alone inspection. Read more about Thermal Imaging here.

Sewer Scope – Obtaining a sewer scope or sewer inspection can be one of the most cost effective ways to prevent unnecessary future expenses for a new home owner. Read more here. A sewer scope can be added to any home inspection for $100.

Radon Monitoring – Radon monitoring is recommended by the EPA for every home. Luckily it is inexpensive and easy to complete during your homes inspection period. Read more here. Radon monitoring can be added to any home inspection for $125.

Home Energy Score – Are you selling your home in the city of Portland? You are required to get a Home Energy Score prior to listing! Read more about what a Home Energy Score is and how to get one here.

Review our Standards of Practice at www.nachi.org/sop.htm for complete details. 

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