What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is a visual inspection of the home.  This includes all major systems, structural components, and interior components at the time of the inspection.  A sample report is available upon request.  Our goal is to provide the buyer with all applicable information about the condition of the home prior to purchase.  Oregon Standards of Practice (Click to View) 

Preferred Home Inspections also offers Sewer scope and Radon inspections.

What is a Sewer Scope?

A sewer scope is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line leading from the main waste clean out near the foundation and connecting to the city main line.   Sewer-scoping the line can reveal blockages, roots, damage to the pipe system, and other problems, which are vital for homeowners and home buyers to be aware of.


What is Radon?

Radon is a radioactive gas and exposure to it causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year—only smoking causes more. Because you can't see, smell or taste radon, it's important to periodically test the air in your home. Believing you live in a region not affected by radon is just one of the myths about this deadly gas.  The radon test is a 48 hour test that can be set prior or at the time of the property inspection.


Your presence at the inspection is welcome but not required. 

However, it would be a good Idea to be available toward the end of the inspection to go over the inspection and answer any question you may have.

  • The Inspection may last anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on the size, structure, and condition of the building.