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Maintenance schedules on new homes

​Contractors completing a new residential structure must provide the owner or first purchaser with a recommended maintenance schedule. (ORS 701.335) 

By law, the minimum information the maintenance schedule must include is: 

  • Definitions and descriptions of moisture intrusion and water damage.
  • An explanation of how moisture intrusion and water damage can occur. 
  • A description and recommended schedule for maintenance to prevent moisture intrusion. 
  • Advice on how to recognize the signs of water damage. 
  • Appropriate steps to take when water damage is discovered. 

Form you can use

Download a Moisture Intrusion & Water Damage​ information sheet and a recommended maintenance schedule.

Alternatively, contractors may develop and use their own maintenance schedule as long as it contains the information required by OAR 812-012-0120.