FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are your certifications as a home inspector?
The state of Oregon certifies all licensed home inspectors, This involves testing the inspectors knowledge in all the areas related to the home inspection process (see “What is included in a home inspection” above)
Will there be a written report and what does it include?
Yes there will be a written report sent by email to you and to your realtor (if you request it to be). Our reports are very comprehensive and will include a narrative and pictures of the various aspects of the inspection. Contact us if you would like to view a sample report.
How soon will I receive the report?
You will receive the report within 48 hours of the home inspection. In many cases, you will receive the report within 24 hours of the inspection
What is Radon? Can you test for it? How much does the test cost?
Yes, we do testing for radon gas in your home. This will involve setting up a test machine at the house, with a full diagnosis and report within 72 hours.
Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. It is a naturally occurring gas released from the decay of granite, which was randomly deposited throughout this area thousands of years ago. If you are unfamiliar with radon and its health affects, please visit this website. http://www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/citguide.html
Why test now? Knowing the level of radon gas in your home is important for several reasons. First, if levels are found to be high, you may ask the seller to pay the costs to mitigate the radon gas so that levels fall below the safe level. If radon levels are low, you now have the peace of mind knowing that your family is safe from this very real threat to your long term health.
Radon testing: ($125.00 at time of inspection, $175 if not performed during an inspection)