Questions You Should Ask when choosing a Minnesota Professional Home Inspector.

Choosing a home inspection company is an important decision for every home buyer. A thorough, pre-purchase inspection of a house can be your best defense against unwanted surprises after you move into your new home. On this page of our site, we’ll try to give you some insight into what questions you should ask when selecting a home inspection service. Even if you don’t choose Harmony Home Inspections, we’d like to help you make an educated decision.

 

The Company

  • How long have you been in the business as a home inspection company?
  • -We have been in business for twelve years. Our inspectors have had to meet stringent criteria, which includes professional training at one of the most reputable home inspection institutes in the country. We believe firmly in ongoing accountability through continuing education.  This is one of the best ways that we can support our clients in an ongoing relationship.  In our world, the learning process never stops!

  • Are you involved with or associated with any other business?
  • -Yes, our training and experience has broadened into infrared testing/thermal imaging – which is closely associated with the most reputable infrared training organizations in the world.  Our involvement thermal imaging has nothing to do with merely mesmerizing a client – but rather to provide accurate assessments of heat and moisture-related issues that may be negatively affecting the home.

  • Do you have professional Liability insurance?
  • -Our insurance policy covers both Errors and Omissions, as well as liability issues which arise.

  • Do you have Errors & Omissions insurance?
  • -Yes, we do carry Errors & Omissions insurance; we consider this as an integral part of our goal to provide the buyer and the agent with complete confidence and satisfaction of our services. In addition we also offer with each inspection (optional) a 90 Day Limited Structural and Mechanical Warranty. We want your buying experience to be the best memory possible – without the hassles!

  • Do you encourage the client to attend the inspection?
  • -We always encourage buyers to attend the inspection. Buyers that attend have a better understanding of the property as viewed by the inspector and are better able to read and interpret the final report. The buyer’s attendance also helps them understand the scope of a home inspection as well as the limitations.

  • How soon can you typically schedule an inspection?
  • -An inspection can usually be scheduled within one or two days.

  • How long will the inspection take?
  • A typical inspection of a 2400 square foot home will take approximately 3 hours.

    The Inspector

    What is your experience in residential inspections?

    Our steady commitment to the home inspection industry over the past 12 years extends into all types of home construction dwellings, as our volume of business has exceeded 1,000 homes in the past two years alone.  Knowing not only what to look for, how to accurately assess different systems, and how to translate all of our findings into a presentable format to our clients . . . All of this is merely an extension of our commitment to our clients’ peace of mind in one of the most important investments of their lives!  Every inspection draws upon the years of training and experiences of not only our efforts, but also a continuing engagement with associations that are closely linked to the home inspection industry.

    How does your commitment to other Inspector Associations protect your clients? 

    Continuing memberships are in place – with ASHI, NAHI, MSHI, MAHI, BBB, Angie’s List, United Infrared.  Our level of involvement is equal to our desire to provide the best possible services to our clients!  The National Association of Home Inspectors, the American Society of Home Inspectors, Midwest Association of Home Inspectors, Minnesota Certified Home Inspections . . . All of these are evidence of our attitude and commitment to excellence!

    The Report

    Minnesota Home Inspection Report

    Click Here to Get a Copy of One of Our Home Inspection Reports

    How much will the inspection cost?

        -The inspection fees vary slightly depending on the size and age of the house. A full inspection of a 2400 square foot house is $340.00. Radon testing is also arranged per your request. This is a value-added service performed in accordance with EPA protocols, and pricing is $150 for an average sized home. Please call our office at (763) 442-0084 for a specific quotation.

    What will the inspection report include?

        -A full inspection covers the Site/Grounds, Exterior, Structural Components, Foundation, Roof, Attic, Insulation, Ventilation, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating/AC, Garage, Kitchen, Bathrooms, and Interior.

    How is the report delivered?

          -Because our client base is at times national and international, for your convenience we upload the inspection report and make it available to you – wherever you may be. In addition, we provide a homeowners manual that contains many pages and illustrations of helpful home maintenance tips.
          To see one of our reports get an example here:

    Is the report hand written or computer based?

        -The report is computer generated. There are no sloppy hand-written checklists. Ever!

    How soon is the report available?

        -The report is available for your convenience – on our web uplink, where you can view your report – within 12-24 hours..

    Can we see a sample of your report?

        -You can access a sample report (on our web uplink) by contacting our office..

    Does the report conform to ASHI® Standards?

      -Our reports conform to (AND EXCEED) the ASHI® Standards of Practice – as well as the NAHI Standards of Practice.

     

     

    Among the most important aspects of purchasing a new home is a professional home inspection. The professional home inspectors with Harmony Home Inspections provide certified home inspections throughout Minneapolis, Minnesota. With our broad knowledge of homes and our professional demeanor, it’s easy to see why so many home buyers turn to us for Minneapolis professional home inspector services.

    For years, we have been putting our knowledge to work for a countless number of home buyers in Minnesota. We ensure that each of our certified home inspections in Minneapolis is approached with the utmost care. Nothing is overlooked, leaving you feeling secure about the status of your home. Our aim to educate each client on their home and the standards we hold it against is imperative. Gaining the proper knowledge from your home inspection is the only way to keep your house continually safe and functional.

    Keeping your home inspected is extremely important whether you’re purchasing a new home or looking to sell your home. When searching for a professional home inspector in Minnesota, trust in the professionals at Harmony’s certified home inspections. Keeping countless homes in Minneapolis consistently inspected, up to strict standards and, above all, safe, is our number one priority.

    Thank you for visiting Harmony Home Inspections. We hope you find the information you are looking for here on our website. Continue browsing for home inspection advice, testimonials and more. If you have questions about any of our services, feel free to call us at 763-442-0084 or via email at dwklutch@nsatel.net. Trust Harmony Home Inspections for all of your Minneapolis, MN home inspection needs!