Portland, Oregon is unique in the amount and quality of its outdoor recreation opportunities available to everyone in the area. Native Oregonians love it and it is becoming one of the biggest destinations for those moving to the West Coast and buying a new home. Purchasing a new home is one of the biggest decisions a person, couple or family can make. With a decision this big, you will want a thorough home inspection and a detailed report on the condition of your potential new home.
A home inspection service is a visual, neutral, noninvasive process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. A home inspection gives the buyer details about a home’s roof, foundation, electrical system, plumbing, siding and more. Home inspectors are generalists who will recommend you contact specialists if there are issues. Below are the top 4 reasons a buyer will need a home inspection service.
Home Inspections for Safety Issues
Identifying safety issues can help prevent hazards. Safety issues are not limited to but can include; improper electrical wiring, inoperable windows/improper egress, malfunctioning overhead garage door openers, etc. For example, in an earlier post, we talked about replacing Zinsco and Federal Stab-lok electrical panels. Neither would receive a UL listing today and could potentially start a fire.
Home Inspections for Structural Issues
The structure of your home starts at the foundation and includes the floors, walls, roof structure and more. During the home inspection, there can be clues that indicate there may be some structural issues including cracks in basement walls or sloping floors.
Home Inspection for Future Expenses
Certain components of a house have life expectancies. The home inspection can help you plan ahead by knowing how much useful life your roof, heating, and cooling systems, and water heater have left. We can’t guarantee when these may or may not fail, but we can let you know what to reasonably expect.
Home Inspection for Peace of Mind
As we mentioned earlier, purchasing a home is a big decision. The largest most people make in their lifetime. This is why the biggest reason for a home inspection is the peace of mind. You will want to make sure it is safe for you and your family. You will want to know what you are investing in. Finally, you will want to know any potential future costs that may be needed in the future of your home.
One-Stop Shopping for Home Inspection Services
Check It Out Home Inspection Services is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon and we are also licensed in Washington too. We offer all the home inspection services you would expect; Electrical, Plumbing, Roof, Structure, Interior, Exterior, HVAC, Garage, and Grounds (see our full list of home inspection Services). We also offer One-Stop Shopping where you can schedule sewer scoping, radon testing, and oil tank searches 24/7 with a single click or call.