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"He climbed on top of my second story roof. He was very thorough! More thorough than either realtor expected. From the foundation to the roof he examined everything." He explained everything and encouraged questions. He showed me how things worked such as grading issues and structural concerns. He even used a water meter to test how wet or dry the walls were all over. (Invaluable in
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was extremely professional when I contacted him to perform a full inspection on a house I wanted to purchase. He was referred to me by a" close friend who told me he worked diligently and was very detailed. He was very accommodating, and was able to make time to fit my frantic schedule at a competitive price. He showed up on time (rare now a days) and took his time making sure to check all the electric outlets, roof, foundation, plumbing, appliances, and discovered that the wiring in the house was outdated and needed to be fixed which helped save me money when finally negotiating a price on the house. He was able to send me the report the next day and made sure to answer any questions that I had. I would definitely recommend him, and use him in the future!

-Joaquin U.

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Home inspection

For most of us, our home is the biggest investment we will ever make. For those preparing to buy, a quality home inspection is key. An inspection is usually required for a home purchase. A highly rated home inspector will look at every nook and cranny to gauge structure stability, present and potential dangers. But remember, a home inspection is not a guarantee or a warranty - it may not find everything.

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It really depends on where you are and the type of work.  In Texas most home inspectors are only trained in general areas of interest and have no detailed knowledge of construction practices.  Some do after having carrerrs in other fields including engineering or as general contractors/home builders.  If you are wondering if a completed job was done in a professional manner appearance wise and have minor concerns an inspector can help you.  If it is more extensive hire professionals from the different fields to inspect the respective work.  Plumber for the plumbing, electrician for electrical, etc.  An experienced GC or inspector can do an initial inspection and advise you whether you should have the concerns further investigated by the trades.  Remember, they can't tell much about what they can't see so framing and insulation concerns will be hard to verify.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX
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It's a little unusual to do this except in cases of fixer-upper properties but you should call a local general contractor with experience renovating/remodeling homes in the neighborhood.  They'll know the typical problems with the homes there and what to look out & budget for.  For example, here in San Antonio many of the homes built in the mid-fifties to 60's have lead drains that were not put in properly or were installed in such a way that repairs are not quick or cheap.  Many homes even older have the same drains but seem to be less hassle to repair.  Homes in my neighborhood have a problem with improper supply lines (wrong type of copper) which break due to corrosion.  Just make sure the contractor you hire to go over the property with you has done significant work on homes in the area on similar homes.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
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Are the heat pumps commercial or residential units?
Are the heat pumps Package or Split System?
Are there actually 33 PTAC units?
Are you an EPA certified person( refrigerant )?

Here is my suggestion, break it down into manageable portions(ie one heat pump and a few PTAC units every other month) to keep from being overloaded.  
Clean/Replace filters
Check/inspect electrical wiring and connections
Check amperage draw of compressors/motors 
Check capacitance of start and run capacitors
Check contractors/relays for wear/pitting
Check refrigerant levels and record superheated/subcooling
Check external static pressures across air handler(s)
Check deltaT (return and supply air temps) 
Lubricate motors( if applicable)
Inspect Belts/Pulleys( if applicable)
Clean outdoor coils
Clean indoor coils

Start there and HAVE FUN!!! 

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was at the location 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment time. First of all he introduced himself and gave us a brief overview of what he would do. Then he asked if there was any area of the property that we considered of particular concern or had a question regarding. He explained how he would proceed on the inspection and even offered/suggested that, if we'd like to accompany him through the condo, we were certainly welcome to do so. My friend is an engineer and weekend builder; that was all the encouragement he needed to follow along. We could not have been more impressed with
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's thoroughness and clarity in explaining various situations. My Realtor has been watching inspections for more than a decade and had never witnessed any job as complete as
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's - he even called the listing agent to the property while we were still there to see some of the issues that should be resolved immediately.
Every square inch of the property was evaluated by
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. He found many items that, I have no doubt, would have been missed by a
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inspector. It was a damp day and
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made sure he tracked no dirt into the unit or make a mess of any kind.
I have not purchased real estate for a very long time and I was concerned that my lack of experience would make me somehow a victim of my own thought process, If you are like me,
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is the man to have on your side. He itemized the areas of the condo that need attention and explained in writing why the listed item was a problem. He then gave cost estimates of each item. He had to have completed the paperwork late into the night since it was electronically sent to me - and my attorney - early the next day.
Do yourself a favor and hire
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- Claudia S.
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thank you
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for being available to help us on a sunday night (i called him that afternoon, and he came to our house that night!). he went above and beyond to help us solve a long standing mold issue in our home. he seemed genuinely concerned for our family. thank you again ed!!
- megan T.
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because we were concerned that our house was settling; we were noticing cracks in the walls and subtle dips in the floors upstairs. He was cordial and professional during our initial phone call, sounded very knowledgeable about house construction and structural issues. He was flexible about our meeting time, and was able to come within a week. He called ahead to confirm the day before, and arrived right on time the day of the appointment.
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was thorough as we went through the house together. He included us on his inspection, sharing his observations and assuring us that things were not as bad as we had thought. It was very comfortable working with him. He spent about an hour looking at the inside and outside of the house.
After he had finished his inspection, we spoke about his observations and he made a few recommendations to us, along with a suggested timeline. A few days later he followed up with a written report that he sent via email. It included everything we spoke about following the inspection, and included pictures of what he observed.
The only downside was that his fee was a bit higher than the other companies we considered; but I figure you get what you pay for! I would highly recommend
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to anyone who needed a structural assessment.
- Charles H.
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We received a very thorough report of every issue in the home (there were a lot!)
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explained to us each issue he came across, why it was a hazard, and how we could go about fixing it.
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even went above and beyond and gave us contractor advice for the structural changes we would like to make. The whole process lasted about 2.5 hours.
- Shelbie F.
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inspected several properties for us. He did a great job every time. He is very professional, skilled, and knowledgable. His great personality makes working with him a pleasure.
- Jeannette S.
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was on time, courteous, completely knowledgable and focused. I am a first time home buyer and was very nervous.
His inspection report was prompt and easy to read. I couldn't have been more happy.
It was a great experience.
- Mitchell K.
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did a very thorough job of not only inspecting our house-to-be, but also explaining what he saw as he went. He made sure we understood each issue and how we could fix it or who we could contact to fix it. I was very impressed with his ability to relay information so we could understand what he was talking about without making us feel stupid.

We received our results for both the radon test and the inspection quickly. Unfortunately, the radon test came back elevated, but because the homeowner entered the home after it started and did some work to the house, the test was skewed.
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came back out and did another test for us, which showed consistently high levels.
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provided us with the information we needed to make a decision about the radon levels and who to contact to best mitigate the house.

If we ever buy a house again, we would definitely use
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and I would recommend him to anyone who needs an honest, thorough, informative home inspection.
- Kristy S.
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They were not only on time, but arrived early. Checked out everything from the roof, plumbing, electrical panel, siding, sump pump, attic, furnace and AC, dishwasher, disposal,
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, and even took the time to inspect the exterior doors. We were grateful we used this company we waited two months to post a review because we were hoping to find something they did not...and we didn't. This company is professional, kind, courteous and will go above and beyond for you. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again in the future.
- Tim K.

All Home Inspectors in Clackamas, OR

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A 2 Z Home Inspections

PO Box 2019
Beaverton

A Division of Stumptown Construction Inc

4804 NW Bethany Blvd
Portland

A Guy I Know Inc

2850 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. #345
Beaverton

A-1 Analysis Inc

P.O. BOX 881
Clackamas

A-Team Home Inspections, Inc.

PO Box 4120
Hillsboro

Accurite Building Inspections

7341 SW Laview Drive
Portland

Advanced Timber & Fire Company, LLC.

11048 SW Greenburg RD Unit 140
Tigard

AirMD

7700 Congress Ave

Alf Solutions

9530 SW 6th Ave
Portland

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

APEX HOME INSPECTIONS, INC.

8305 SE Monterey Ave.
Happy Valley

Associated Master Inspectors LLC

PO Box 230966
Portland

Assurance Home Inspections

222 SW Harrison St Apt 8D
Portland

ATHURO INSPECTION

PO BOX 398
Corbett

Barajas Fire Protection LLC

21127 SE Salmon St

Bari Home Inspection

P.O Box 82309
Portland

Breunig Construction Inc.

14360 SE Haze Ct.
Portland

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carson Inspection Service

PO Box 2111
Hillsboro

Cascade Radon Inc

2761 NE Halsey St
Portland

Cooper Home Inspections

15915 SE Monner
Happy Valley

Cornerstone Home Inspection Services

17070 SW. Pike St.
Beaverton

CRITTER CONTROL

6809 SE Foster Rd
Portland

Cuff Inspection Services, LLC

17297 SW Greengate Dr
Sherwood

Douthit Thermal LLC

P.O Box 1119
Newberg

Eagle Eye Inspections

6505 SW 179th Ave
Beaverton

Element Home Inspection

2124 N Humboldt St.
Portland

ELITE HOME INSPECTION SERVICES, INC

15532 SW PACHWY
Portland

EMERALD HOME/BUILDING INSPECTION

2870 NE HOGAN DR
Gresham

ENDEAVOR PLUMBING INC

PO BOX 28037
Portland

Energy Comfort Construction

15635 SE 114th Ave
Clackamas

Esbey Construction Co

4207 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland

Ethereal Elements

16454 SW Cornelian Way
Beaverton

EXPRESSION HOMES

1856 NW JILLANNE CT
Mcminnville

Goal Line Inspections

2835 SE Franklin
Portland

Gregg Roofing Inc

27001 SE 15th St

GruntWorks

8630 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Beaverton

GTM Construction Inc

17735 Mardee Ave
Lake Oswego

H 2 Handy Pro

61535 S Hwy 97
Bend

Hammer & Hand

1020 Southeast Harrison St
Portland

Haskin Electric Inc

5317 NE St Johns Rd

Home Inspections 285 LLC

4207 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland

HomeTech LLC

PO Box 692
Clackamas

Hopkins Home Inspection

4062 NE 10th Ave
Portland

Imagine Energy

2409 N Kerby Ave
Portland

INSIGHT HOME INSPECTION SERVICE

P O BOX 17539
Portland

Insight Property Inspection LLC

21419 Ne Interlachen Ln.
Fairview

Inspectek West, Inc.

390 NE 20th Pl.
Hillsboro

J Kromer Inspections LLC

620 11th St
Oregon City

J.A. Hand Construction, Inc.

1355 8th Street
West Linn

JDM Electric

PO Box 1628
Hillsboro

John L Mitchell Home Inspections

15015 NW West Union Rd
Portland

Jones Stohosky Environmental Laboratory, Inc

3315 SE Harrison Street
Milwaukie

JUSTICE PROPERTY INSPECTIONS

68890 NICOLAI RD
Rainier

K9 Bed Bug Detection NW LLC

11305 SW 121st Avenue
Tigard

KLN RENOVATIONS

2411 SE ELLIOTT
Portland

Leupitz Pest Control Inc

3760 Brooklake Rd NE
Salem

M P Plumbing Co

15330 SE 82nd Dr
Clackamas

MATT 'N MEL'S SEWER SCOPING SERVICES INC

18006 Gimley Ct.
Lake Oswego

Maximum Construction

18410 S Green View Dr
Oregon City

Miller Consulting Engineers

9570 SW Barbur Blvd #100
Portland

MT HOOD HOME INSPECTIONS INC

39060 Dubarko Rd
Sandy

Oregon Home Check

10940 SW BARNES RD
Portland

OREGON WEST INSPECTIONS INC

7075 SW GABLE PKY
Portland

Oregons Premier Home Inspection and Duct Cleaning

6107 SW Murray Blvd Pmb 229
Beaverton

Overseers

8 Casey Rd

Permit-It.com

PO Box 998

PILLAR TO POST

15532 SW Pacific Hwy
Portland

PORTICO HOME INSPECTION

3541 SW VERMONT ST
Portland

Portland Home Inspect

11840 SE Brookside Dr.
Portland

Prairie Electric Inc

6000 NE 88th St

Premier Design Group

3737 N Alaska St
Portland

Quality Hardwood Floors

PO Box 16328
Portland

Ram Jack West

PO Box 11701
Eugene

Revival Energy Group

7208 NE Hazel Dell Ave.

Rich's Repair All

17611 NE 188th Ct

Right Arm Construction Inc

1045 SE Rimrock Ln
Portland

Roof Life of Oregon

11445 SW Tiedeman Ave
Portland

Seismic Technologies

8616 N Swenson St
Portland

SELECT FINISHES, INC.

PO Box 690
Sherwood

Service Group Construction

10411 NE Fourth Plain,

Service Plumber Hillsboro

160 SE Washington St
Hillsboro

Summit Pest Management

8250 SW Hunziker St Ste B
Portland

Ted Mcbee Boring & Excavating Inc

11428 NE Schuyler St
Portland

The Excavators LLC

21975 SW Riggs Rd
Beaverton

The Haas Group LLC

2215 Plank Road

THE HOUSE INSPECTOR

PO BOX 435
Beaverton

Thor Home Inspections

6514 N.E. 224th ave

Top Notch Home Insepection

16415 Wayne Dr.
Oregon City

Trail Blazing Corporation

PO Box 703
Cornelius

Trunz Home Inspections

2260 Rock View Gln

VPE Electrical Services

8317 NE 126th Ave.

WESTERN ARCHITECTURAL

9115 SW Oleson Rd Ste 106
Portland

Wilson Electric

2700 ne 199th nst

WIN HOME INSPECTION TIGARD

9220 SW BARBUR BLVD
Portland

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