Home Inspectors are required to be licensed by the CCB to follow the Standards of Behavior and Practice for Home Inspectors. Read more of the Standards of Behavior and Practice by clicking here.
Jack is a member of InterNACHI, founded in 1994, the world’s largest trade organization of certified property inspectors. InterNACHI’s goals have always been to build customer awareness of the importance of a quality home inspection and enhance the professionalism of home inspectors worldwide. InterNACHI’s home inspectors follow a comprehensive Standards of Practice and are bound by a strict Code of Ethics. The membership takes part in the regular exchange of professional experiences and ideas to support each other. InterNACHI maintains an Industry Blog, Inspection Forum, and Local Chapters in support of this exchange of information. InterNACHI provides its members with other means of direct and membership-wide communication to further their understanding of their particular roles in the inspection industry and how best to serve their clients. The benefits of this cross-communication enhance the members’ ability to build their businesses and develop specialized ancillary services. Jack is pleased to be an InterNACHI Certified Inspector.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Your home inspection is an independent evaluation and visual examination of the condition of the home you are considering for purchase. If you are a potential buyer of a home, mobile home or town home/condominium unit, you should have it inspected prior to the final sale transaction concluding. It is important that your home inspector does not have a financial, or any other interest in the home in order to give you a completely unbiased opinion.
According to the State of Oregon Construction Contractor’s Board (CCB), who regulate home inspectors and contractors:
“Obtaining a professional home inspection is the single most important thing a buyer can do for their protection.”
Among other items, the home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, crawlspace and structural components. The Oregon Standards of Behavior and Practice and the InterNACHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics outline what you should expect to be covered in your home inspection report.
No. A home inspection is an evaluation of the condition of the property at the time of the inspection. It is not a code compliance inspection and is not an appraisal of the value of a property. The inspection can report whether some components have exceeded their life expectancy though it cannot predict when failure will occur.
Home inspection fees will vary with the size and age of the property, whether there are detached structures that will be inspected, or hot tubs, sprinkler systems, among other items. There may be additional inspections that you want to include such as sewer scope or radon testing. etc.. These services are not provided by a home inspection and are provided by others. We would be happy to provide you with names of companies who offer these services. Do not let cost of an inspection be a factor when deciding in the selection of your home inspector. The security and knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest priced inspection is not necessarily a bargain. Use the inspector’s qualifications including experience, training, reputation, and professional affiliations as a guide.
It is common for the report to reveal problems. This does not mean you should or shouldn’t buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. If your budget is tight, or if you don’t want to become involved in future repair work, this information will be important to you. If major problems are found, a seller may agree to make repairs or factor in those costs to the final sale price so you may make repairs.
It is not necessary for you to be present for the inspection, however, you may wish to be present at least toward the end of the inspection. This allows us to review findings with you prior to your receiving the report.