Longview Home Inspection Services

Longview WA Home Inspection Services

A team photo of 45th Parallel Home Inspection to illustrate Longview home inspections.We’ll tell you what the house is saying
Welcome to 45th Parallel Home Inspection, your premier choice for comprehensive home inspection services in Longview, WA. Our mission is to provide peace of mind and assurance along with the knowledge to make informed decisions to homeowners, home buyers, property managers, landlords, and real estate agents by offering thorough and professional inspections tailored to their needs.

At 45th Parallel Home Inspection, we believe that every home tells a story. From the creak of the floorboards to a rattle in the pipes, each detail contributes to the unique narrative of a property. Our purpose is to uncover what the property tells us and to make sure a home is safe and the right investment for you and your family.

Why Should I Get a Home Inspection?

Peace of mind for sellers and buyers alike
A home inspection serves as a vital tool in understanding the condition of a property. It provides valuable insights into potential issues or areas of concern, empowering homeowners and buyers alike to make informed decisions about their investments. Whether you're preparing to sell your home, searching for your dream property, or wondering about the condition of your forever home, our comprehensive inspections offer clarity and confidence every step of the way.

What Things Are Big Issues to Look for in a Home Inspection?

The difference between little issues and big headaches
In a home inspection, it can be hard to know what issues can be handled in due time, or what headaches will need to be handled ASAP. Several key issues may signal underlying problems that require attention:

Structural Integrity

Cracks in the foundation, sagging rooflines, or uneven floors may indicate structural issues that need immediate assessment and repair.

Water Related Issues

Anything related to water intrusion is a high priority. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we get so much rain, that water intrusion issues can quickly become very expensive to repair. Finding and repairing water intrusion issues quickly is critical. Things like leaking roofs, water in the crawlspace from roof runoff or drainage issues, and leaking windows are high-priority focal points in our home inspections.

A 45th Parallel Home Inspection tech on a roof to illustrate Longview home inspections.Roof Condition

The condition of the roof is important to assess to determine if it is nearing or at the end of its useful service life. A roof is a big expense, and it is important to know if it should be negotiated for in a sales process or if it needs to be budgeted for replacement soon after purchasing a property.

Electrical Systems

Outdated wiring, overloaded circuits, or faulty electrical panels pose significant safety hazards and should be addressed promptly by a licensed electrician.

Plumbing Concerns

Leaking pipes, water stains, or low water pressure can signal plumbing issues that may lead to water damage or mold growth if left unresolved.

Pest Infestations

As dangerous as any water leak, insects, rodents, or other pests can weaken a property's structure and threaten the health of the family inside. We are not licensed pest inspectors, but we find many pest intrusion issues that we refer to pest control operators.

HVAC Systems

Inefficient heating or cooling systems, lack of maintenance, or improper ventilation can compromise indoor comfort and energy efficiency.

45th Parallel Home Inspection Services in Longview

At 45th Parallel Home Inspection, we offer a wide range of services to meet your specific needs, including:

Home Inspections: Our thorough home inspections cover all major systems and components of the property, providing detailed reports with actionable insights and recommendations.

Sewer Line Inspections: We specialize in Longview sewer line inspections to assess the condition of your property's main sewer line, identifying potential blockages or damage that may require attention.

Exterior Cladding Inspections: Our inspections focus on evaluating the condition of your home's exterior cladding, including EIFS, stucco, stone veneer, and brick to ensure durability, weather resistance, and aesthetic appeal.

Radon Testing: We offer radon testing services to detect potentially harmful levels of radon gas in your home, helping to protect your family's health and well-being.

Home Re-inspection: If we've already inspected a home and you want to make sure any agreed-upon repairs have been made before buying our re-inspection services provide peace of mind and clarity.

Home Health Checkups: Even if you aren’t selling, our home health checkups offer a proactive approach to property maintenance, identifying potential issues before they escalate into costly repairs. We inspect the key areas of the roof, attic, and crawlspace to look for any developing issues so you can head them off at the pass early. The longer an issue develops, the more expensive it is to repair.

Do You Need a Longview Home Inspection?

An exterior shot of an updated home to illustrate Longview home inspections services.The answer is always yes, and not just because it’s what we do. This is a massive investment for almost everyone–buyers, owners, and investors–and you want to make sure you know exactly what’s going on with the home. But we understand there are some concerns when considering a home inspection.

While it shouldn’t be the only consideration, price will always be a factor. But what we tell our customers is that spending a little money upfront will likely save you even bigger expenses in the future. Or at least prepare you for those fixes when they become critical. Our competitive pricing and transparent service packages ensure that you receive exceptional value for your investment in your home's safety and integrity.

Finding the time to get an inspection can also be a sticking point, especially if the sale of a home hangs in the balance. We respect your busy schedule and offer flexible appointment times to accommodate your availability, minimizing disruption to your daily routine.

You may be worried about finding red flags in the home of your dreams, so big that you’re struggling with a decision. Our team is committed to providing honest, unbiased assessments of your property. We can't tell you whether to buy a property or not, but we believe that knowledge is power, and by identifying potential issues early, we empower you to address them proactively.

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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