Portland Home Inspection Services

WDO- Pest & Dry Rot Inspection

Full inspection of all visible exterior, grounds, attic spaces,  crawl spaces, and kitchen and baths.  Preferred Home Inspections will not only inspect and report on existing issues, but also address conditions that could lead to future issues.

Home Maintenance Inspection

Even if you’re not selling your home, it’s a good idea to have your home inspected periodically so that you can stay ahead of any potential maintenance needs.  Preferred Home Inspections will note any current or potential issues.

Mobile/Manufactured Home Inspection

These are built very differently from traditional site-built homes and require an inspector who is familiar with the particularities of their structure and systems.

1st Year Warranty Inspection

Contact me before your builder’s warranty expires.  Building a house is an enormous and complex undertaking to manage, and details can sometimes be missed by even the best of builders.  Make sure you catch any oversights with enough time for your builder to address them before your warranty expires.

Pre-Listing Inspection

Selling a home is stressful enough, and you don’t want to be surprised by anything a buyer’s inspector finds.  Get the maximum value for your home and stay in control of any needed repairs by gaining knowledge about your home’s condition before you list.

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.  Our goal is to provide the buyer with all applicable information about the condition of the home prior to purchase.


GROUNDS- including grade toward structure, and conditions affecting the structureInspection

EXTERIOR- including windows, doors, caulking, safety issues

ROOFING- including flashing, gutters, and all penetrations

ATTIC-  including framing, wiring, HVAC, insulation, and ventilation

KITCHEN-  including all built-in appliances

BATHROOM - including all fixtures, plumbing, and electrical

INTERIOR- including all moisture and structural issues

STRUCTURE- including exposed framing, insulation, and ventilation

FOUNDATION- including cracking, settling, and moisture intrusion

HEATING/AC- including visible equipment, filters, ductwork, and registers

ELECTRICAL- including service, panel(s), exposed wiring, and fixtures

PLUMBING- including water heater, piping, pressure, flow, and drain

GARAGE- including openers, doors, and fire/fume protection walls and ceilings

 Oregon Standards of Practice (Click to View)

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.


Portland Metro Area, Salem, and the Oregon CoastASHI-OREIA

Schedule your Inspection!

1700 NW Jolie Pl. Portland. Oregon  97229                      503.828.8598                        joel@preferredhomeinspections.com