The home buying process can be an emotional experience for most people and our team at Peace of Mind Home Inspections strive to make the home inspection process as smooth as possible. It is our goal to add value to your home buying experience.

Peace of Mind Home Inspections takes pride in the work that we do and believes that everyone deserves a great home inspection. We invest in our home inspectors by providing them with a 6-8 week training course (which includes certification requirements) and ongoing continuing education every year. We also complete every home inspection with high quality Infra-Red Cameras and Moisture Meters. You will also get a home inspection report with the findings, photos and recommendations.

If you need a single family home inspection in Minneapolis/St. Paul and the surrounding areas,  you can call 763-267-5743 or email POMhomeInspectionsmn@gmail.com to request an inspection.

All of our Certified MN Home Inspectors have a trained eye to see the house as a system and a mind to envision how the houses moving parts like a finely tuned machine. Just one faulty component can cause a domino effect that can affect other parts of a home. We strive to provide you with a great home inspection experience and spend more time onsite than most other home inspectors in order to do that. Spending more time onsite allows us to thoroughly inspect both the major and minor systems of the home. Below you will find a list of what a typical single family home inspection covers.

 

  1. Structural Components
    • Type of structure.
      • Block, poured concrete, other.
      • Foundation, floor, wall & ceiling.
    • Condition of structure.
    • Finished basements.
    • Crawl space.
  2. Exterior Components
    • Foundation type.
    • Drainage, grading, surface drainage.
    • Representative Portion of Exterior finishes.
      • Siding, wood, brick, stone.
    • Windows, doors.
    • Walkways, patios, driveways.
    • Eaves, soffits and fascia.
  3. Roofing
    • Roof covering.
    • Accessories.
      • Stacks, chimneys, skylights and flashing.
    • Gutters and downspouts.
    • Attic structure.
    • Ventilation and moisture.
  4. Plumbing
    • Water main and shut-off.
    • Interior water supply and distribution systems.
    • Waste and vent systems including fixtures.
    • Sump pumps.
    • Water heater.
  5. Electrical
    • Service drop and entrance.
    • Grounding.
    • Interior components of service and sub panels.
    • GFCI’s
    • Representative number of light fixtures, switches and receptacles.
    • Branch circuit wiring including the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch
      wiring and knob-and- tube wire if observed.
  6. Heating & Air Conditioning
    • Identify the system.
    • Vent systems, flues and chimneys.
    • Condition of unit.
    • Furnace filter.
    • Ducts.
    • Excludes humidifiers
  7. Interior Rooms, Kitchen, Bathrooms and Garage
    • Walls, ceilings & floors.
    • Steps, stairways and railings.
    • Countertops, cabinets.
    • Doors and a representative sample of windows.
    • Appliances.
    • Garage doors.
    • Garage door openers.
  8. Insulation and Ventilation
    • Insulation.
    • Ventilation in attics and foundation.
    • Mechanical ventilation system.
  9. Fireplaces
    • Chimney.
    • Fireplace.
      • The Chimney Safety Institute of America and National Fire Protection
        Association recommend a NFPA 211 Level II inspection with every real
        estate transaction
    • Vents
    • Wood stoves


Home Inspection General Limitations:

  • Inspectors are not required to:
    • Enter an area that is unsafe.
    • Move personal property.
    • Dismantle any system or component.
    • Determine remaining life.
    • Provide specific repair information.
  • A home inspection is not an engineering or architectural evaluation or meant to
    ensure compliance with regulatory requirements such as codes, regulations,
    laws, ordinances, etc.
  • It is not advice on price, purchase, request for remedy or repair.
  • For a complete list of the General Limitations of a home inspection, see the
    Standards of Practice on the Inspection Services page.


Service Areas:

We have a great reputation for going above and beyond on our house inspections and we guarantee our work. We service the Twin Cities and surrounding metro area including, but not limited to the following Minnesota cities: Maple Grove, Plymouth, Minnetonka, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Hopkins, Edina, Richfield, Eden Prairie, Shakopee, Savage, Bloomington, Burnsville, Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, Woodbury, Oakdale, Maplewood, Roseville, Blaine, Brooklyn Center & Brooklyn Park. You can also look at our interactive service area map on the homepage of our website.