Oregon City Home Inspection Services

Welcome to 45th Parallel Home Inspection, your trusted partner in ensuring the safety, quality, and integrity of your home in Oregon City, OR. Our comprehensive 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.

Oregon City Home Inspection Services

45th Parallel inspector looking at the crawlspace of a home.45th Parallel Home Inspection offers a wide variety of Oregon City home inspection services, from a whole home review to specialized investigation of specialized areas. Whether you want more information about a house you’re going to buy or just want to know how the crawlspace looks, we can help!

  • Home Inspections
  • Exterior Cladding Inspections
  • Home Re-inspection
  • Sewer Line Inspections
  • Radon Testing
  • Home Health Checkups
  • Roof Inspections
  • Crawlspace and Attic Inspections

Home Inspections

We perform complete assessments of residential properties, examining various components such as structure, plumbing, electrical systems, HVAC, and more to identify any issues or concerns. A detailed report is delivered full of high-quality photos and descriptions of any issues discovered.

Exterior Cladding Inspections

We offer thorough examinations of the exterior surfaces of a home, including many kinds of siding, stucco, brick, stone veneer, and EIFS to detect defects, damage, or vulnerabilities that may compromise the building envelope.

Home Re-inspection

Sometimes, follow-up inspections are conducted after repairs have been made based on findings from a previous 45th Parallel Home Inspection. Re-inspections ensure that agreed-upon repairs have been completed satisfactorily before finalizing a real estate transaction.

Sewer Line Inspections

Specialized inspections focus on evaluating the condition of main sewer lines and checking for blockages, leaks, or damage that could affect the property.

Radon Testing

Testing for the presence of radon gas, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep into homes from the soil is recommended by the EPA for every real estate transaction, as well as periodically while living in a home. Radon testing helps identify elevated levels of radon, which pose health risks to occupants if not properly mitigated.

Home Health Checkups

Not selling but still interested in how your home is shaping up? Regularly scheduled evaluations of a home's general condition in key areas help identify minor issues early on, preventing them from escalating into major problems and ensuring the home remains safe and well-maintained. From the roof and attic to the crawlspace, 45th Parallel Home Inspection will let you know.

Roof Inspections

A roof inspection involves assessing the condition of a building's roof to identify any damage, leaks, or potential issues. Inspectors examine materials, flashing, gutters, and structural integrity to ensure safety and longevity, providing recommendations for repairs or maintenance.

Crawlspace and Attic Inspections

Crawlspace and attic inspections involve thorough assessments of these often unvisited areas in the home. We examine for structural integrity, insulation effectiveness, moisture issues, and pest infestations. We identify potential hazards or maintenance needs for safety, energy efficiency, and structural soundness.

Image of roots breaking a sewer line during a scope inspectionWhat is the Purpose of an Oregon City Home Inspection?

A home is more than just a place to hang your hat: it’s where memories are made. Our purpose is to ensure that your home is a safe and welcoming environment for you and your loved ones. A home inspection serves as a critical step in the home-buying process, offering invaluable insights into the condition of the property.

For homeowners, it gives you a holistic look at any potential issues or areas of concern, empowering you to make informed decisions about necessary repairs. A regular inspection can identify maintenance needs or potential safety hazards, allowing for timely repairs and peace of mind.

What to Look for in a Home Inspection

It’s hard to know exactly what a home inspection will find, from minor quirks to big red flags. While there are some easy steps to deal with a drafty front door, major issues may require professional help.

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

Water Damage
With the kind of weather we get in the Pacific Northwest, making sure your home is watertight is an ongoing challenge. From standing water in the crawlspace to visible damage in the attic, we’ll point out major water intrusion areas.

Roof Condition
Missing or damaged shingles, leaks, or signs of deterioration can compromise the integrity of the roof and lead to costly repairs if not addressed promptly. If the roof is nearing the end of its life, you need to know that before buying the property.

Electrical Systems
Outdated wiring, unsafe electrical systems, or faulty electrical panels pose safety hazards and should be inspected by a licensed electrician.

Plumbing Issues
Leaks, low water pressure, or corroded pipes can indicate plumbing problems that may require attention to prevent water damage or mold growth or even full pipe replacement

Pest Infestations
Signs of insects, rodents, or other pests can wreak havoc on a property's structure and pose health risks to occupants. We are not licensed pest inspectors, but we can certainly point out the damage that’s been caused and signs of pest activity so you can hire a professional to help.

HVAC Concerns
Inefficient heating or cooling systems, lack of maintenance, faulty operation, or damaged components can impact indoor comfort and air quality and even sometimes be a safety hazard.

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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