HOME INSPECTIONS

We perform home inspections for buyers or sellers, home maintenance inspections for home owners, and we perform Short-Term Rental Fire & Life Safety Inspections. A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector.

SEWER SCOPES

The sewer line is often often one of the most expensive things to repair in a home that can easily be several thousands dollars. For that reason it is advisable to consider adding a sewer scope inspection to your home inspection so we can identify possible problems for you.

RADON TESTING

No matter where you are in the Gorge, your home may be exposed to dangerous radon gas. Radon is a natural, radioactive gas which is produced when uranium in the Earth’s crust decays, and turns into radium. Approximately 1 in 5 homes in our area have elevated radon levels that should be mitigated.

High Quality Photos

A photo speaks a thousand words. All noted recommendations in your report will be annotated with red or orange shapes. That way you will know exactly what you’re looking at!

Modern Tools

Columbia Gorge Inspections brings the best knowledge and education to every inspection. We stay up to date with the latest tools and technologies in the inspection industry. We use thermal imaging on all home inspections.

Clear Simple Pricing

At CGI, we may charge more than some home inspection companies in the Columbia River Gorge area.  Learn why.

Extensive Report

Color coded system tabs on every page makes it easy to navigate. The reports are easy to read and very understandable. Pictures and illustrations are included to make noted problems clear. View sample report.

Drones

Some roofs are too high off the ground, too steep to walk or are made from materials that cannot be walked on for several reasons. If this is the case, we will use a drone for the roof portion of the inspection.

Thermal Imaging

We go beyond the minimum standard by using a thermal imaging camera on all home inspections to assist in identifying moisture and insulation problems as well as unusual locations of dangerous heat.

Certified & Licensed

As certified and licensed inspectors, we perform home inspections that meet and surpass the Washington and Oregon Standards of Practice for Home Inspectors.

If you are in need of a home inspection, CGI is here to help. You can trust us to deliver excellent service. We have a thorough, multi-point checklist that ensures that no stone is left unturned. We will explain the overall general condition of the home and its systems to you and your agent after your inspection is complete.

In addition, we will compile a comprehensive electronic report, delivered online via HTML, or in PDF format, documenting all of our findings including images, references and further details. This report will be available in a desktop-friendly format and a mobile format, so that you can stay in-the-loop and check your report even when you’re on the go.

Structural Systems

Foundations, grading & drainage, basements, walkways, and floor, wall and ceiling structures.

Roofing

Roof coverings, drainage systems, flashings and skylights, chimneys and other roof penetrations.

Electrical Systems

Service entrance and panels, branch circuits, connected devices and fixtures, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and making sure your outlets are GFCI-protected.

Plumbing

Fixtures and faucets, water supply systems, drain, waste and vent systems, water heater, vents, flues and chimneys, and any sump pumps or fuel storage and distribution systems.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems

Heating and cooling equipment, ducts, vents and flues.

Appliances

Dishwasher, garbage disposal, range hood, range or oven, cooktop, microwave, trash compactor, bathroom exhaust fans, garage door opener, and other built-in appliances.