HOME INSPECTIONS: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS​

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At NorWest Home Inspections, we serve clients in Roseburg and throughout Douglas County. This includes providing information and answers to homeowners and prospective home buyers. This page contains answers to some of the questions we receive most frequently. Contact our home inspector at (541) 459-4128 if you have another question or if you would like to schedule an inspection.


What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is simply a review of a home in its current state by a professional. Home inspections are utilized prior to selling a home by the the seller or most often by the buyer prior to the purchase of a new home. A home inspector is a professional, experienced, knowledgeable, and objective individual who can help the seller / buyer become aware of any issues in the home.


What should I expect during a home inspection?
Typically, a home inspector will go over all of the systems in your prospective home, including the:

  • Mechanical systems
  • Structural / foundation systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Plumbing systems 

What is included in my home inspection?
Speak with your home inspector to be sure that you thoroughly understand everything that is included—and everything that is NOT included—in your home inspection. Specialized inspections may be requested. Home inspections do not include inaccessible areas of the home or certain dangerous areas such as steep or damp roofs.  To learn more on what should be included in a home inspection here.


Will the home inspector move furniture or other features in my home?
Home inspectors will not move furniture, rugs, or other obstacles. It is important to prepare your home properly for your home inspection. Learn more about what to do prior to a home inspection here.


Will I sign a contract?
A written contract will be required. This contract protects you should problems arise in the future. Be sure to thoroughly read and understand everything contained in the contract before signing.  The signed contract needs to be returned to the  home inspector prior to the scheduled inspection date.


Is a home inspection a guarantee?
No. It’s important to remember that a home inspection is an educated opinion from an experienced and objective professional. While this insight is extremely important—even invaluable—it does not constitute a guarantee or a warrantee. Additionally, home inspectors cannot see the future. They can’t predict future problems or promise that issues won’t arise in the future.

NorWest Home Inspections

Lynn Niderost 

Certified Home Inspector   

CCB #195225   OCHI #1650  

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