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"In the past 5 years, I have hired Home Inspections Northwest to inspect three different homes. I have been thrilled with the quality of service Lee provides. He is very knowledgeable and detail oriented about his inspections and I have come to depend on his judgment for major repair purchases as well. It's a comfort to know I can count on Lee not only to do a great job with the initial inspection, but also to be available if I have any questions... "
Jean Borgman

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Home Inspections NW is happy to provide you with this Home Maintenance Checklist.

Monthly Inspection:

  • Clean and test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Replaceor clean filters in heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Clear vegitation and clean debris from outdoor cooling/heating pumps.
  • Check and replacefilters on water filtration and conditioning systems.
  • Clean dust from refrigerator condenser.
  • Clean out debris from faucet  aerators; fix leaky faucets and replace washery.
  • During heating season, clean chimney or stovepipe to remove creosote buildup.

 Spring Inspection:

  • Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Vacuum clothes dryer exhaust hose and duct.  Check washer hoses and fittings.

  • Clean drains in dishwasher, sink, bathtubs, and shower stalls; repair leaks.

  • Drain and flush sediment from the water heater; inspect/replace anode rod.

  • Clean and secure gutters and downspouts; repair any leaks.

  • Check roof for any loose, missing, or damaged shingles.

  • Inspect the attic, ceilings, and roof overhang for watr damage.

  • Inspect foundation and basement for cracks, settlement, and water penetration.

Summer Inspection:

  • Re-caulk around bathtubs, showers, and sinks.
  • Check toilets for leaks; repair/replace valves and seals.
  • Repair/replace loose or cracked tiles in kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Drain and flush sediment from water heater; inspect/replace anode rod.
Phone: 503.957.0784
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Inspection Types
Home Inspections
Commercial Inspections
Service Area:
North to Columbia River, West to Oregon coast, South to Salem, and East to Mt. Hood.