A thorough and unbiased home inspection from a Milwaukie, Oregon home inspector is essential when buying or selling a home.  A quality home inspection will help the real estate transaction go smoothly, from start to finish.  Home inspections can also be a great way for current homeowners or landlords to maintain their investment. Unidentified issues such as moisture intrusion, or ventilation issues may cause preventable rot and damage to any structure. 

Murphy Home Inspection Milwaukie Oregon and the surrounding areas with detail oriented, thorough and easy to understand home inspections.  Our reports are interactive and intuitive. Our home inspectors follow the Oregon standards of practice for home inspectors, and are fully insured and certified.  Additionally, our inspectors have years of experience in the home repair, remodeling and new construction industry.  This provides you, the home owner or buyer with years of knowledge and experience of building science and property maintenance. 

We offer the following home inspection services:
General Home Inspection

During a full home inspection we will inspect the major components of the home, including: Foundation and structure, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, siding and roofing.  After the inspection is complete and you have received the full report, you will have an understanding of the electrical system, plumbing system, type and condition of the foundation, and HVAC systems. 

A typical home inspection will take us about three to four hours to complete.  Answers to most home buyers questions can be found in the detailed report, which can be between approximately thirty to fifty pages.  If you have any questions come up, feel free to contact us to discuss. 

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Gresham, OR home inspector

Sewer Scopes

Having to replace a sewer line, or main lateral drain pipe from a house can cost $15,000 or in some cases much more.  Before the real estate transaction is completed, it is best to have the sewer line inspected by a Milwaukie, Oregon sewer scope inspector. During the inspection we will check for clogs/debris in the pipe, cracks or damage, root intrusions, standing water, low points or bellies. 

All of our sewer inspections are done using the Ridgid Seesnake camera, providing clear, high quality imaging of the inside of the main lateral drain line from the house. 

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Sewer Scope in Gresham, OR. 

Radon Testing

Before purchasing a new home or property it is important to have it tested for radon, an invisible and odorless gas that is linked to an elevated risk of lung cancer.  Milwaukie is known to have somewhat elevated radon levels, so it is important to conduct a 48 hour test before living in the home.  Radon tests are conducted using continuous electronic radon monitor, results are available immediately as the test is complete. There is no waiting for lab results or shipping.  We use Airthings Corentium pro continuous radon monitors, which are calibrated annually. 


Radon testing in Gresham, Or