Reduce Your Risk With A Quality Home Inspection

Westharbour Quality Inspections is here to assist you in buying or selling your home. Our Certified Home Inspectors provide clients with the professional home inspection they deserve. Our goal is to educate our clients during the home inspection, so whether you are a buyer, seller, or a current homeowner you will receive an unbiased opinion regarding the condition of the property. Our Inspectors have completed some of the industry's most comprehensive training programs. In addition to our State License, we take pride in the fact that we have achieved the certification designations that set us apart from many of our competitors. We'll provide you with accurate information in a timely manner so you can have peace of mind. Give us a call today, and experience the Westharbour Quality Inspections difference.

 

If you are in the market for a home inspection or if you would like to know more about the inspection process, please contact us at 360.977.0777 for a personal consultation, or to schedule an inspection.

 

Westharbour Quality Inspections serves all of Southwest Washington, including Vancouver, Battle Ground, Brush Prairie, Hockinson, La Center, Ridgefield, Yacolt, Kalama, Woodland, Longview, Kelso, Camas, and Washougal.

Included in your inspection are these key categories:

  • Grounds  
  • Garage
  • Roofing System
  • Exterior System (Siding, Windows, Trim, Doors, Decks, Patios, Steps)
  • Foundation, Structure, Interior Drainage
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Heating and Fireplaces
  • Air Conditioning
  • Attic, Crawlspace, Insulation, Ventilation
  • Interior Rooms

The Home Inspection Process

Buying a home...The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, checklists, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming. What should you do?


Relax...You are about to hire the best home consulting / Inspection Company in the area. We are Professionally Trained, State Licensed, and Nationally Certified to complete the inspection task at hand. You will be presented a state of the art comprehensive computerized inspection report with color digital photos, that is emailed to you.  Also, you will receive many other materials that you will enjoy and will assist you with in the home buying process and future maintenance of the property.


Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies and minor imperfections. These are nice to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:

  • Major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure.
  • Things that lead to major defects. A small roof-flashing leak, for example.
  • Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home.
  • Safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electric panel.

Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property. 

 

Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Don't kill your deal over things that don't matter. It is inappropriate to demand that a seller address deferred maintenance, conditions already listed on the seller's disclosure, or nit-picky items