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Salem Inspectors

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  • 1 year in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy K.
Verified review

Scott was responsive and professional. I initially hired him to sand & stain the deck, but also asked gutter cleaning later and both worked really well. I would definitely hire him again. He also gave me good advices to manage the house as a home inspector perspective and it was great.

Diamond Standard Drywall
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Joe P.
Verified review

I was extremely impressed with the professionalism of both ryan, Jake and the rest of the team. He gave me a very competitive bid on drywalling my cottage, but also installed my French doors so I didn't have to hire someone else. I was away on business so I wasn't even on site, but ryan sent me pics as they progressed with there work. If you need a drywall specialist, this company is excellent, far exceeded my expectations . Thank you Ryan Joe P

Chimcare Portland
4.5
from 25 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Terri S.
Verified review

chimcareportlandmasonary.com sent Ryan out to my old 1920's home that I recently purchased in Newberg. He cleaned and inspected the chimney. I was impressed, he did a great job! He explained all that he was doing and what needed to be done. I felt very comfortable!

Top Notch Home Inspection
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Philipp B.
Verified review

Fantastic report that was very easy to read. Inspector was there promptly for home inspection. They did a thorough job with the inspection. There are cheaper options but I feel home inspections are well worth the investment. Money well spent.

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dakota S.
Verified review

Anthony at Rose City Home Inspections, LLC was great to work with, he helped us through some questionable items in our older Portland home. Great home inspection and would recommend to anyone.

All About Home Inspections
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Hector. R.
Verified review

I highly recommend this home inspector.

Kris's Yard Service
1.0
from 1 review
    About

    Services: * Roto tilling * Weeding * Raking * lawn Mowing * Edging * Pruning * Trimming * Pressure washing * Aerating * Dethatching * Sod removal and installation * Bark dusting * Rock * Cottage/manor stone installation * Junk removal * Gutter cleaning * Trips to the Goodwill or any other organization you choose * Monthly maintenance or just a one-time clean-up If you don't see it above, just ask; we can probably help! Many of the things customers love about me is my promptness, professionalism, and great prices. In fact, most of my work is spread through word of mouth.

    About

    At In Depth Home Inspection LLC, I provide my customers with a report that’s easy to read, uses simple terminology and includes pictures of each area that is a concern. Additionally, I spend as much time as needed explaining the findings of the inspection. You receive the report the same day of the inspection. The next day a CD is mailed to you with all the pictures from the inspection, a copy of both reports and a copy of the signed contract signed contract is required by Oregon CCB).

    About

    We are the number one in Portland, Oregon for home inspection! Our company provides home inspection service in the Portland, Oregon area. When buying a home, condominium or mobile home, you should have it thoroughly inspected before the final purchase by an experienced and impartial professional home inspector. An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, proper installation, maintenance, and home safety. A home inspection will help you make an informed decision during the purchase process. Most of our business comes from the referrals of thousands of satisfied clients over the years. Please call today to schedule.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is a home inspection?

    A home inspection is a visual inspection performed by a trained professional to determine the condition of a home’s main elements. The inspection usually takes several hours, during which the professional takes multiple photos and notes, tracking information for a final report. After the inspection, the pro will create a printed report, complete with photos and detailed information, summarizing the condition of the house. A home inspection is often used by potential home buyers prior to purchase to determine if there are larger issues (such as dry rot or a faulty foundation) that are not immediately visible to the untrained eye but that would cost a lot of money to resolve. Home inspections are also used by real estate agents and home sellers to address any concerns before putting a home on the market. Longtime homeowners can also schedule a home inspection to get a snapshot of their current home condition and identify any issues that need to be addressed. A home inspection is not a legal document that can be used for divorce or estate settlements, nor can it be used to secure loans or mortgages.

    How do you find a good home inspector?

    A home inspection should tell you the true condition of a home. A competent home inspector closely inspects your home’s structure and foundation, looks for termites and signs of problems like mold, checks the wiring to ensure it’s in good condition, and investigates the HVAC system, among other items. To find a good home inspector, first research whether home inspection is licensed in your area; not all states require licensure.

    If there is no regulatory body that licenses home inspection in your state, there are other ways to make sure you are hiring a trustworthy professional. Carefully look into the person’s reviews and ask for references. Ask if they are committed to continuing education, and whether they are active members in any reputable home inspector organizations. Some organizations that recognize and/or certify home inspectors are the American Society of Home Inspectors, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and American Home Inspectors Training. Don’t be shy about asking to see credentials and licensing.

    What should be included in a home inspection?

    A complete home inspection involves a visual investigation of all major elements that make up your home. A home inspection is a vital part of buying or selling a home to ensure you’re not accidentally buying a termite-infested home or one with major structural defects. Paying for an inspection before purchasing a home can save you a lot of money in the long run. The national average home inspection cost is $310, with prices ranging higher or lower based on your location and the square footage of your home. After performing a walk-through inspection, the pro should provide you a printed report — complete with photos and recommendations — detailing what’s in good condition, what would benefit from minor repairs, and what needs immediate attention. Home inspection pros know how to spot trouble areas, but they’re not licensed contractors, electricians or plumbers, so they may suggest you hire a licensed pro to address specific problems. Here are the main components that a home inspection covers:

    • Home structure
      • Foundation, grading and drainage, roof covering, roof structure, interior and exterior attic walls, ceilings and floors, interior and exterior doors, windows, stairways, fireplace and chimney, porches, balconies, decks, attached carports, and crawl space.
    • Electrical
      • HVAC system, heating equipment, cooling equipment, ductwork and vents, fixtures and switches, branch circuits, receptacles, service entrance and panels.
    • Plumbing
      • Water heater and equipment, drains, waste systems, vents, and plumbing fixtures.
    • Appliances
      • Garage door openers, garbage disposal, dishwasher, exhaust range, range hood, bathroom exhaust fans, cooktop, oven and microwave.

    How much does it cost to get a house appraised and inspected?

    Home appraisals and home inspections both assess your home and provide a report summarizing the condition or value of your home based on key measurements. Unlike a home inspection for the sale of a property, a home appraisal is used for loan applications, property value assessment for sales or settlements (divorce, estate, etc.), and taxes and insurance. If you’re having your home appraised for lending purposes, you’ll likely need a state-certified appraiser, so be sure to your research their credentials. Nationally, the average cost for a home appraisal is $340.

    If you’re buying or selling a home, having a professional home inspection can be an invaluable tool for price-setting and negotiation, as well as learning what repairs are necessary. The national average home inspection cost is $310, ranging higher or lower depending on the inspection company, your location and the size of your home. Other factors that can affect cost are additional inspection services and pathogen testing. Here are some examples of average home inspection costs in various parts of the country:

    • Home inspection in New York City: $425 or more.
    • Condo inspection in New York City: $200 or more.
    • Home inspection in Central Texas: $250 for homes up to 2,000 square feet.
      • $275 for homes from 3,001-4,000 square feet.
      • $300 for homes from 4,001-5,000 square feet.
      • $325 for homes 5,001 square feet and up, plus 10 cents per additional square foot.
    • Home inspection in Los Angeles: $199-$299 or more.

    How long does it take to do a home inspection?

    On average, you can expect a standard home inspection to take two to three hours. Your house size can affect inspection length, as can requesting additional services such as sprinkler system inspections, outbuilding inspections, radon testing, crawl space inspections, or pool house inspections. During the home inspection, the professional will be taking photos and looking in and around all parts of your home. The inspector will then compile a report that may be more than 20 pages. You should receive this report back within a few days to a week. The report should detail everything from minor imperfections and maintenance recommendations to major defects that need to be resolved as soon as possible, like structural failures or a leak in the basement. Your report should include photos and clearly outlined information about all major elements inspected, as well as recommendations for next steps.

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