Lake Oswego OR Home Inspection Services

Inspector checking out the crawlspace of a home to illustrate home inspection services45th Parallel Home Inspection is your trusted partner in helping ensure the safety, quality, and integrity of your home in Lake Oswego, OR. Our thorough, detailed home inspection services cater to a diverse range of clients, including home buyers, homeowners, home sellers, property managers, landlords, real estate agents, investors, and anyone invested in maintaining or purchasing a property. We even offer specialty or partial inspections of areas such as the roof, siding, or crawlspace only.

With a commitment to professionalism and attention to detail, we offer a range of services designed to provide you with peace of mind and confidence in your investment. Also, identifying issues earlier saves you money in the long run.

Why Get a Home Inspection?

Our purpose is to make sure that your home is a safe and welcoming environment for you and your loved ones and to help identify any issues needing repair or attention. A home inspection serves as a critical step in the home-buying process, offering invaluable insights into the condition of the property. It provides buyers with a more comprehensive understanding of any potential issues or areas of concern, empowering them to make informed decisions and negotiate effectively.

For homeowners, a regular inspection can identify maintenance needs or potential safety hazards, allowing for timely repairs and peace of mind.

Lake Oswego OR Home Inspection Services

45th Parallel Home Inspection is a full-service company dedicated to giving you as much information as possible about a house you’re interested in buying or selling, or if you just want to know the condition of your home. Our services include:

  • Home Inspections: Evaluations of a property from the foundation to the roof, identifying any visible issues or concerns to empower informed decision-making for home buyers, sellers, and homeowners.
  • Sewer Line Inspections: Assessment of the main sewer line to detect potential blockages, leaks, or damage, helping to identify or prevent costly repairs and ensuring proper functionality of the sewer system.
  • Exterior Cladding Inspections: Detailed examinations of the home's exterior surfaces, such as adhered stone veneer, stucco, EIFS siding, or brick to identify defects or vulnerabilities that could lead to water intrusion and compromise the property's structural integrity.
  • Radon Testing: Testing for the presence of radon gas, a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that can seep into homes through cracks in the foundation and from the crawlspace, to help mitigate health risks associated with prolonged exposure, such as lung cancer.
  • Home Re-inspection: We follow up on a previous inspection we performed to ensure that agreed-upon repairs have been completed to your satisfaction before finalizing the sale.
  • Home Health Checkups: Regular assessments of your home's overall condition, similar to an annual health checkup. Helps identify minor issues with the roof, attic, and crawlspace early on to prevent them from escalating into costly or unsafe problems.

Major Issues Found in a Home Inspection in Lake Oswego OR

A sewer line inspection is being performed at the entry point of the system to illustrate home inspection services.A home inspection is a crucial step in the home-buying process, providing you with valuable insights into the condition of the property and any potential issues that may require attention. Even if the home appears to be in good condition, an inspection can uncover hidden problems that may not be immediately apparent.

Structural Integrity: Cracks in the foundation, sagging floors, or signs of settlement may indicate structural issues requiring further evaluation.

Water Damage: Stains on ceilings or walls, pooling water in the crawlspace, leaky windows, or drainage problems may suggest water intrusion, which can lead to mold growth and structural damage if left untreated.

Roof Condition: Missing or damaged shingles, leaks, or signs of deterioration can compromise the roof's integrity and lead to costly repairs if not addressed promptly. Knowing how much life a roof may have left plays a big part in negotiations.

Electrical Systems: Outdated wiring, overloaded circuits, or faulty electrical panels pose safety hazards and should be looked at by a licensed electrician.

Plumbing Issues: Leaks, low water pressure, old or corroded pipes can indicate plumbing problems that may require attention to prevent water damage or standing in the shower with very little water flow.

Pest Infestations: While we are not licensed pest inspectors, we can point out signs of insects, rodents, or other pests that can wreak havoc on a property's structure and pose health risks to occupants. We see pest issues every day, and refer them to be addressed by licensed professionals.

HVAC Concerns: Inefficient heating or cooling systems, lack of maintenance, or improper ventilation can impact indoor comfort and air quality, as well as even cause safety hazards.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Common questions and answers for home buyers and sellers alike

What happens if issues are found during the inspection?

Every house has issues to address and repair. If significant issues are identified, we will discuss them with you and help guide potential next steps, including recommended further evaluation by an appropriate contractor. We can’t tell you if you should buy a home or not, but we can give you all of the data to help you make an informed decision.

How long does a home inspection typically take?

A comprehensive home inspection usually takes between 2 to 4 hours, depending on the size and complexity of the property. Larger or more complex properties may require multiple inspectors and more time to accomplish.

How soon will I receive the inspection report?

We strive to deliver comprehensive inspection reports promptly. For home inspections, you will receive it no later than the next morning, but usually the same evening as the inspection. Some inspections like EIFS, stucco, and stone veneer take longer to perform and write up so may be up to 2-3 days depending on the amount of report writing to accomplish.

Why is radon testing important?

Radon is a silent killer, and testing the radon levels in your home is crucial for ensuring the long term safety of your family.

Home inspections, sewer scopes, electrical inspections, and other services are all designed to give you peace of mind as a home buyer or a homeowner. Schedule an inspection with 45th Parallel Home Inspection and we’ll give you the information you need to make the right decisions for your home.

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