Battle Ground Home Inspections

Investing in a home is a significant milestone, and it’s important to make sure you’re making the right decision before finalizing the paperwork. That’s where home inspections come in. These evaluations offer a thorough analysis of the property and provide valuable insight into any areas of concern that need addressing.

One of our main goals with a full home inspection in a Battle Ground real estate transaction is to prevent big surprises for the buyer in the future. By understanding the big picture, you can negotiate upfront or plan on repairs to address any of the larger issues discovered.

At 45th Parallel Home Inspection, we understand the significance of this process and are committed to providing thorough home inspections. Battle Ground is one of the places we visit very often, and there are some unique things regarding home inspections in Battle Ground. There tends to be a higher percentage of homes with water in the crawlspace or water intrusion in basements given the very saturated soil in the winter rainy season.

It may be a coincidence, but that’s what our inspection data tells us. It is important to keep crawlspaces and basements dry to help prevent rot and mold as well as to help prevent pest intrusion. A thorough home inspection can help identify water issues in a home. A home health checkup for existing homeowners can also help catch water issues in crawl spaces and basements so repairs can be performed before they become an even bigger issue.

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homeowner, our expert team can ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the property’s condition, allowing you to make an informed decision with confidence. Trust us to be your safety net and provide you with the information to make informed decisions.

Home inspections aren’t solely for those looking to buy a home. We often work for home sellers in Battle Ground performing pre-listing inspections to help owners prepare their homes for hitting the real estate market. Additionally, we help existing homeowners by performing routine home health checkups of just the areas that homeowners often don’t see or visit. Those areas are the roof, attic, and crawlspace.

By identifying hidden problems or areas needing maintenance or repair, you can address them promptly, preventing minor issues from snowballing into major repairs. Our evaluations offer peace of mind, affirming that your home is in optimal condition and providing a roadmap for necessary maintenance or upgrades.

Home Inspections

Battle Ground is a growing area, and we visit there often to perform home inspections. It is in what we call the Vancouver metro area and falls within our normal area of daily service. During a typical 45th Parallel home inspection, one of our experienced inspectors thoroughly examines all aspects of your home to assess its condition.

The typical home inspection process involves evaluating major areas such as the structural components like roof structure, walls, floors, and foundation, along with many other areas in the home. A typical home inspection takes roughly 2-3 hours onsite, followed by offsite report writing before final delivery, usually the same day or early the following day.

We also scrutinize the mechanical systems of your Battle Ground home, such as plumbing, electrical wiring, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). We look for functionality, safety, maintenance that needs to be done, and necessary repairs.

Our inspectors also use some ancillary tools to help provide the best inspection possible. For instance, infrared cameras can help identify areas with temperature variations, indicating potential insulation problems. Inspectors may also use moisture meters to help detect hidden leaks or moisture buildup and cameras to look through the sewer system and find any breaks or obstructions.

Once we’ve completed the inspection, 45th Parallel Home Inspection provides a detailed report of our findings. This report includes identified deficiencies, recommended repairs or maintenance, and the overall condition of the property with corresponding pictures so you can see the details clearly.

Home inspections serve as a crucial informational resource for potential buyers or current homeowners. They offer valuable insights into a property’s condition, helping you make informed decisions about purchasing, selling, or maintaining the property.

Battle Ground Sewer Scopes

There’s no way around it: a lot can go wrong with a home. But nothing brings the household to a standstill like inches of standing water in a sink, shower, or bathtub. And if it’s an issue with more than one fixture, you could be dealing with a serious sewer line blockage.

When our clients ask what one of the most important parts of a home inspection is, we always mention a sewer line inspection. And for good reason-the cost of repairs, if needed, can easily reach thousands of dollars, especially if the line runs under concrete areas like driveways or city streets.

The 45th Parallel Home Inspection process involves using a state-of-the-art camera that we insert into the main sewer line. This camera captures photos and video while we inspect the sewer line, offering a detailed view of its condition. Our cutting-edge camera system allows us to thoroughly examine the main sewer line, starting from the home and extending to its endpoint, whether it’s the public city sewer connection or the septic tank.

If any issues are discovered, we document the area of concern in our detailed sewer line inspection report with photos and location including depth of the issues so that a plumber can use our report to provide quick repair estimates.

We believe it’s better to be proactive and catch any potential issues before they become expensive, inconvenient problems. And if no problems are found, you can buy the home with peace of mind that your sewer system should be good to go for at least a few more years. We do recommend periodic sewer scopes to make sure the line remains in good working condition.

Other Battle Ground Home Inspection Services

In addition to traditional full home inspections, we offer a variety of other services as well. These options can be included in a home inspection if you’re looking to buy a home, as part of a regular maintenance schedule, or specialized services that concentrate on certain parts of the home. 45th Parallel also performs EIFS, stucco, and adhered stone veneer inspections including moisture intrusion testing. Partial inspection or specialized inspections include the roof, attic, and crawl space areas.

Radon Testing

Radon testing is crucial for ensuring indoor air quality. This naturally occurring, colorless, and odorless radioactive gas can seep into homes from the soil beneath, posing significant health risks. Radon exposure is a serious concern-it’s the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers according to the EPA.

An estimated 25,000 people per year die from radon-related lung cancer. The EPA recommends that all homes be tested for radon and that all real estate transactions include radon testing. For more information about what the EPA says about radon testing, visit the EPA radon page for home buyers and home sellers.

Regular radon testing is essential as it helps homeowners identify and address elevated radon levels promptly, safeguarding the health of those living in the home. It’s a proactive step toward creating a safe indoor environment, preventing long-term exposure to this hazardous gas, and reducing the risk of associated health problems.

Home Health Checkups

Home Health Checkups serve as an annual inspection targeting less visible areas of your home, aiming to detect potential issues in their early stages. 45th Parallel Home Inspection meticulously examines the roof, attic, and crawlspace, delivering a comprehensive written report highlighting any maintenance or corrective measures required.

While it’s not a comprehensive home inspection, this abbreviated examination focuses on these critical areas, providing periodic oversight to ensure their optimal condition and preempt any emerging problems. Most homeowners will see and attend to the visible things around the home that need repair, but those areas that go unnoticed often develop issues that can compound the longer left unattended.

Re-Inspections in Battle Ground

Home inspection is an essential process for any property buyer, but it’s not always the endgame. Sometimes, after an initial inspection, home buyers and sellers will agree to a list of repairs that should be accomplished before closing. A home re-inspection is necessary to ensure those agreed-upon repairs have been satisfactorily completed.

This process is helpful to the home seller sometimes because they have paid contractors to perform repairs that have not been performed at all. Identifying those unaccomplished or poorly done repairs can help ensure the home seller obtains what they have paid for in good faith.

To avoid confusion or potential misunderstandings between homebuyers and sellers, it is recommended to document every repair clearly along with using licensed and bonded contractors. We will verify that everything has been completed according to the sales addendum and that the repairs appear to be accomplished in a professional and workmanlike manner.

If you’re seeking a detailed inspection report for your Battle Ground home or aiming to conduct thorough research before purchasing a property, feel free to contact 45th Parallel Home Inspection. We firmly advocate that when making decisions about such a big investment, there’s no such thing as having too much information.

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