Single Family, Multi Family and Commercial Inspections by Tim Damm, Certified Master Inspector®
Your inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of the accessible areas of the property. It will, in most case, include the following areas of the structure: roof, exterior, basement, foundation, crawlspace, heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, fireplace, attic, doors, windows, and interior. The report we provide shall identify defects within specific systems and components (defined by the InterNACHI Standards) that are both observed and deemed material by your inspector.
Blue Ladder strives to stay up-to-date on the newest construction standards, using the tools that help find the hidden problems. Unlike many inspectors, all home inspections by Blue Ladder include thermal imaging.
Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show clients things about their homes that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods.
Infrared (thermal imaging) allows visibility to true issues other inspectors might miss. Many inspectors do not use this technology. With Blue Ladder Home Inspections this service is provided at no additional cost.
Blue Ladder sewer scope inspection service can be scheduled as part of a general home inspection or as an independent service. The sewer scope service includes a color recording of the entire process, as well as a written unbiased report, which provides the sewer scope’s findings and elements that may need to be repaired.
Blue Ladder radon testing service uses the latest in state-of-the-art continuous radon detection equipment to measure the ongoing level of radon in habitable areas of the home. The radon levels will be measured over a 48-hour period and you will be given a detailed report that shows the levels on an hourly basis.
Mold testing by Blue Ladder can help you determine if your new home contains hidden mold and other toxins that could jeopardize the safety of your family.
Taking the additional step of ordering mold testing and mold sampling for your home inspection can help find hidden sources of mold before it impacts your family.
Oil Tank Sweeps
Oil Tanks and their potential liabilities are a major concern in residential real estate transactions. Leaking oil tank issue can impose a serious financial burden on homeowners. Therefore, it is highly recommended that every property purchaser performs an oil tank sweep to protect themselves from this open ended liability.
Water Quality Testing
Water quality testing is a specialized test that checks a home's water supply for contaminants and pollutants. Testing ensures that the home's water is potable and safe for everyday use. Testing can also reveal chemical imbalances of the pH, and other attributes, such as hardness.
The EPA recommends that a residential water supply be tested annually
Home Energy Scoring
Blue Ladder will produce an energy efficiency rating, much like miles per gallon (MPG) for vehicles, for a single-family home.
As of September 1, 2021, sellers of residential, single-family homes in Hillsboro must obtain and disclose a Home Energy Score and Report before publicly listing the home for sale.