At Pacific Home Inspections we pride ourselves on delivering a complete and easy-to-read report. An inspection includes but is not limited to
The main purpose of a home inspection is to have a licensed inspector give you unbiased information needed to make an informed decision on the purchase. Pacific Home Inspections does not have any financial gain from the sale of the home or emotional interest in the home. Most home inspectors focus on the major defects that will cost the buyer a lot of money above the purchase price to repair.
Seller’s (Pre-Listing) Inspection
A pre-listing inspection is a tool for sellers to identify any issues with the home prior to listing the home. Pacific Home Inspections works closely with the seller to help them gain an edge in a competitive market. This helps to educate the seller so they can avoid any surprises that may arise during the selling process. A pre-inspected home gives would-be buyers a sense of confidence they are making a good choice in their investment. In our experience we have found homes with a Pacific Home Inspections report sitting on the counter during an open house tend to sell faster than a home that is waiting to be inspected.
New Construction Inspection
Congratulations on your new home! A new home is no different than an existing home in terms of the way it gets inspected. Builders sometimes make mistakes, so an inspection of a new home is just as important as getting an inspection of a 100-year-old home. Pacific Home Inspections has worked closely with some of the top builders in the Northwest and is familiar with the newest building and manufacturing techniques currently being used. We strongly recommend a new construction inspection prior to the purchase of your new home.
11-Month Warranty Inspection
Now that you’ve had a chance to live in your home, what do you hear or see that you didn’t hear or see before? New construction usually comes with a warranty. An inspection before the warranty expires can be beneficial to you as the homeowner. With a report in hand, you can approach the builder and ask for defective items to be corrected prior to the warranty expiring. The thought is to have the builder and its subcontractors fix the issues in the systems of the home to keep them functioning at peak performance for as long as they are intended. You’ve spent a lot of money on this purchase, make it last. Make sure to schedule this inspection before your warranty expires.
Post Repair/Remodel Inspection/Re-inspection
A post-repair/remodel inspection is geared toward a homeowner or contractor that has recently done a remodel or made a repair or upgrade. This is not a full inspection of the home and is intended to verify all post repair/remodel work was completed to meet current industry standards. These inspections can be performed during any phase of the repair/remodel.
Single Component Inspection
A single component inspection is not a full inspection of the home. A single component inspection is limited to one or more systems of the home as requested by the client. For example, you only want the crawl space or roof inspected or only the electrical system inspected.
A mold inspection is not a full inspection of the home. A mold inspection does not look at framing, electrical, or structural concerns. A mold inspection can look the same as a home inspection, however, it is very different. Mold inspections focus on utilizing thermal imaging, exterior walls, attics and crawlspaces, plumbing supply and waste lines, and many other areas in between. Mold inspections take as long as a regular home inspection even though not all of the systems of the home are being evaluated. The goal is to identify where the failure is, what is causing or has caused the failure, how to remedy the failure so it doesn’t happen again, and write up a remediation report for the various contractors so they can make the necessary repairs.