A certified home inspection will take 2-4 hours to conduct, depending on the size and condition of the home, and how many questions our clients have (we love questions). For first time home buyers, our home inspections provide an excellent education on home ownership and home maintenance. For the more experienced buyer, we’ll focus more on major issues and general building science. We take digital photos throughout the inspection and include them in our home inspection report, along with several helpful diagrams and illustrations. All of our home inspections include a pest and dry rot analysis. We also offer radon testing in Portland and surrounding areas. Following the inspection, our reports are posted online and available for download in Adobe Acrobat format.
Below is a sample report (this is an actual report from our home inspector in Portland, with the address and client information removed, cover picture changed as well).
Our certified home inspections and pest & dry rot inspections help identify concerns in these key areas:
- Roofing/Structural Components
- Electrical/Plumbing System
- Interior Components/Appliances
- Exterior Components
- Heating and Cooling System
- Insulation and Ventilation
Portland Property Inspectors radon testing uses an ionization chamber detector, continuous radon monitor, over a 42 or 72 hour period, to ensure quick and accurate results. Our radon testing results are available within hours after the radon monitor's completion to ensure you'll meet your real estate contract deadlines.
We offer main sewer line inspections through 48 Hour Inspections and Soil Solutions. By using a third party we can offer unbiased main sewer line inspections, and often can schedule the sewer inspection to coincide with our home inspection.
Our inspectors are Oregon State Certified Home Inspectors, and Oregon Construction Contractor Board Licensed; holding general liability insurance, errors and omission insurance, and have a residential surety bond with the State of Oregon. Portland Property Inspectors use the latest equipment for your home inspection. Our home inspection reports are thorough, comprehensive, and detailed. You can view your home inspection report online, download it in pdf format, or print it for your records. These reports are easily shared with you, your agent, and whomever else you designate. Have trust knowing that you'll receive a comprehensive home inspection using Portland Property Inspectors.
Our lead inspector, Ryan Edmiston CCB 209403 / OCHI 1865, has been in the real estate and construction industry since 2003. As a current Oregon and former Colorado licensed contractor, and former Colorado licensed employing real estate broker , Ryan has been involved with many aspects of real estate sales and construction. Prior to opening Portland Property Inspectors, Ryan owned and operated his own construction and real estate companies; buying, renovating, and selling distressed properties. His construction company also did residential kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Ryan also spent several years during the 2008 housing crisis working for many of the nation's largest mortgage lenders evaluating post auction foreclosed properties. Ryan brings many years of home inspection experience to the table. He can also talk to you for hours about Land Cruisers, and restores several a year during the slow season(including the FJ62 and FZJ80 on this page).
"When I wanted to sign up for an inspection for first time I contacted Ryan as my representative. He showed up on time and walked me through all the terms and all the discounts I could get. He seemed very knowledgeable and was a huge help. It was a purchase inspection. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone in need of a home inspection. I just wanted to say Thank You Ryan for being a very professional inspector. I highly recommend you and your company to anyone that needs an inspection on their home. You and your company are quick to respond and you put your customers first. Job well done!!!"
"Ryan performed our house inspection. He was very thorough. He took the time to explain what he saw to me so I would better understand what I found in his report. Ryan was also very professional and treated me with respect, he answered all my questions (even the ones I felt were silly)."
"Ryan is extremely thorough on his inspections. He arrived early, was fully prepared and ready to go. Ryan was very helpful giving "suggested" recommendations to further improve the home, such as the replacement of door screws for added security, and clear sealing tub and tile for long lasting looks. Ryan took great care to keep the new home clean, booties, towels, etc. I have had other inspections, but this was by far the best! My highest recommendation!"