Home Inspection Report Home Inspection Terms Portland Home Inspection

Inspection Terms

For each component of feature of a home I inspect, I identify it as:

Serviceable Functional with no obvious signs of defect. The item is capable of being used with normal wear/aging.
Maintenance Repair This condition warrants maintenance repairs.
Fair Condition Item is functional but in the upper range of typical service life for this component. May require repair or replacement at any time.

Poor Condition The general maintenance and upkeep on this component is poor. Recommend further evaluation and
repairs by a qualified contractor familiar with this system. Recommend budget considerations for
Not Present Item not present or not found.
Not Inspected Item was unable to be inspected for safety reasons or due to lack of power, inaccessible, or disconnected at time of inspection.

Defective Item needs immediate repair or replacement. It is unable to perform its intended function.
Safety Hazard Correction of this condition is highly recommended.
Safety Upgrade Upgrades are recommended for safety enhancement. This building may have been built before the era of current standards.


At Check It Out home Inspection, my job is to give an objective, accurate description of the state of a home or other structure. No more, no less.

covid19 update Portland Home Inspection

2021 COVID Protocol Revision

In March 2020, I established a COVID-19 safety protocol for my business. I have done some slight revisions since we now have a much better understanding of the virus and how it spreads. I still have strict measures in place to protect you, myself, and our community.

I am now allowing clients to come to inspections. Hooray! As always, it’s best to come at the end for a review of my findings. If clients want to reduce contact and not be present I am still happy to do reviews via Zoom or phone, and I offer contactless payment options.

If the sellers give their ok, realtors can just give me a code and I am happy to get to work without any contact until the end of the inspection or at review if someone chooses to be present.

I still expect everyone to wear facemasks if they choose to be present. Honestly, I have not had a client or realtor show up without one. We’ve all pretty much got this down now! I also expect to maintain social distancing, 10’ inside, 6’ outside and masked at all times.

I am continuing to wear an N-95 while inside any home. I bring my own soap and a small towel to dry my hands and I wash my hands several times during the inspection. I am still using antibacterial wipes to wipe down high touch surfaces in occupied and vacant homes at the end of each and every inspection.

I leave a note at each house stating the measures I have taken. I think this has really helped sellers who are living in their homes during the sale and inspection of their home feel much more comfortable.

Full-Service Home Inspection Services

At Check It Out Home Inspection Services, we offer all the home inspection services you would expect, including electrical, plumbing, roof, structure, interior, exterior, garage, and grounds, etc. Go to the Check it Out Home Inspection homepage for a full list of home inspection services. We also offer One-Stop Shopping. Home Inspection Services so you can schedule sewer scoping, radon testing, and oil tank searches 24/7 with a single click or call. Schedule your home inspection online or by phone at 971-666-1184. Call today!

Check It Out Home Inspection provides service to the Greater Portland and Vancouver areas.