Answers to buyer's concerns from inspectors who listen. (Free info)
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Hire the most experienced Minnesota home inspector available! Home buying involves potential risks AND opportunities for the new owners. You need an ASHI® Certified Inspector. We've helped thousands of home buyers by reporting adverse conditions and by recommending reasonable repairs and home improvements. We promise to use our experience, ethics, and training to provide top service and reduce the potential for undisclosed risks. From first time home buyers to executive luxury homes, put our experience to work for you. We also offer Infrared Thermography and Radon Tests (optional for additional fee).
To order a Minnesota Home Inspection, call 952 829-0044, or submit the form at the bottom of this page. We recommend you request a 5 business day inspection deadline in your offer (inspection contingency).
You benefit from our 39 years experience in home inspections. We have inspected houses similar to the one you're considering. We're the most experienced ASHI® Certified Inspectors in Minnesota. (Inspector's credentials) We serve Minneapolis, St. Paul and suburbs including Eden Prairie, Edina, Chanhassen, St. Louis Park, Minnetonka, Bloomington, and Plymouth. Read what our customers say about us. Their ratings have made us the most awarded home inspection firm in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. We also consult on Wet Basements, Ice Dams, and Moisture Intrusion.
We are ASHI® Certified Inspectors (ACI). Roger Hankey is a National Radon Proficiency Program certified Radon Measurement professional. NRPP ID 105728RT. Information on radon in Minnesota real estate transactions. Roger also offers inspector training through several ASHI Chapters. He is a subscriber and advisor to ProSpex(sm) an inspector support firm.
"Before We Speak House, We LISTEN." We include YOUR concerns in the inspection. We understand you don't buy a house often or are buying your first home. We take 3-4 hours to inspect the house. We check how the house has handled Minnesota climate stresses, look for energy efficiency opportunities, and do carbon monoxide tests.
Ask us a question. This site includes "Troubled Houses" - The home owners information resource. (plus Photos of the Month)
Two important other pre- purchase services to schedule are:
# A sewer video scan to determine the condition of the sewer pipe.
# Fireplace flue cleaning & video scan if the house has a wood burning fireplace.
We can refer you to qualified firms for these services.
Your questions are answered at an on-site briefing. We explain our findings and offer maintenance tips. We also do Radon Tests & Moisture Investigations and provide inspection consulting services on other issues including ice dams and wet basements for buyers, sellers, and property owners. Now offering infrared camera thermal imaging service for both residential and industrial customers. See HUD's "Ten questions to ask your home inspector."
Read ASHI® Reporter articles written by Roger Hankey, a national authority on home inspections. Roger has taught home inspection classes across the US and held many leadership positions in ASHI. He is the most senior member of ASHI® in Minnesota and received the first ASHI® President's award in 1989 for his leadership on the ASHI Standards. Roger also has written and reviewed articles for inspectapedia.com. Home inspection is a humbling task requiring curiosity and mindfulness. We try to learn from each assignment and share the benefits of those lessons with you. Some of those lessons can be found on our Troubled Houses page.