Minneapolis and St.Paul Home Inspection Services

You need a home inspector. When you hire a home inspector, you are hiring an experienced professional who has training and experience in the building industry. It is the job of the home inspector to not only evaluate the condition of the house's major systems and structural integrity, but also to evaluate how these systems are working together and identify areas that need to be watched, repaired or replaced.

Your home inspector gives you the Big Picture analysis of the house you are purchasing. If the home inspector identifies the need for a costly, detailed analysis of any of the houses' systems or structures, the inspector will recommend the appropriate professional, which may be an experienced engineer with expertise analyzing that particular system or structure. The need for this kind of expensive, detailed analysis is rare.

Hiring a Professional Engineer on your own can be a disappointing experience. The term Professional Engineer does not mean that the individual has training or experience conducting home inspections. Additionally, a home inspection does not involve engineering analysis. Therefore, hiring a Professional Engineer to complete a home inspection undoubtedly costs more, but it may not give you the results you desire and deserve.

 

Home Inspection Services

Our home inspection service is a visual inspection of the structural elements and systems which are accessible. This typically includes:

Foundation
Roofing
Exterior, walls, siding etc...
Porches and decks
Attic (When accessible)
Electrical systems
Plumbing systems
Interior
Doors and windows
Heating and air conditioning systems
Ventilation
Fireplaces
 

Home inspections can help you buy or sell your home with confidence. As trained professionals we'll provide invaluable help in turning you into a knowledgeable consumer. Home owners can identify problems in the making and take preventive measures to avoid costly repairs. Sellers can understand conditions the buyer’s inspector may point out and put the property in better selling condition by making repairs. Our inspection services include:

Buyers Inspection
In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have us give you a professional home inspection. We are trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention. 

Sellers Inspection
Whether you are selling your home on your own or using a realtor, it’s always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power. All homes have strengths and weaknesses: we help you answer how serious the problems are and which must be immediately addressed and which can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation.

Warranty Inspection
Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of time the buyer develops a "punch list" of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain our home inspectors list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into something that could cost you a great deal down the road.

Radon Measurement and mitigation
NEHA/NRPP Certified Radon Tech and Mitigation Contractor.

MDH estimates that about one in three (1/3) Minnesota homes have enough radon to pose a significant risk to the occupants’ health over many years of exposure.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that each year 21,000 people die of lung cancer as a result of being exposed to elevated levels of radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer for smokers and the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.

These Organizations urge that all habitable Structures be tested for Radon and corrected if level is above 4.0 pCi/l.

Ø Dept. of Health and Human Services

Ø The U.S. Surgeon General

Ø The World Health Organization

Ø The American Medical Association

Ø The American Lung Association

Ø The American Public Health Association

Ø The National Academy of Science

Ø Council on Radiation Protection

Ø Centers for Disease Control

 

 

                                 

                   

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1st Step Home Inspection Services is a top home inspector in the Minneapolis, Minnesota Home Inspectors guide on Inspectopia.com.

                                              

 

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