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"During the course of our shopping for our first home we had two homes inspected. Lee made the whole decision process much easier. He was very thorough at explaining all the things he found and his recommendations on how to remedy the problems.

We ended up buying a home built in the 40's and without his expertise we would have hesitated in going forward. The home is beautiful and we feel extra secure knowing that it has been checked o... "
Robert & Yanet

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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.