Whole House Observations Has You Covered

Are you looking for a full home inspection or something more specific? We have you covered with a wide range of inspection services ranging from standard home inspections to home enregy audits, 4-point home inspections, 11th-month home warranty inspections, commercial building inspections, testing for radon gas, and many more.

Gain greater peace of mind and clarity when buying a home, or ensure a smooth transaction with maximum return when selling your home.

Pre-Purchase (Buyer's) Home Inspections from Whole House Observations

Pre-Purchase (Buyer's) Home Inspection

Purchasing a new home also means buying that home's problems. With a pre-purchase home inspection you can see exactly what you're buying. Problems discovered during the inspection could allow you to renegotiate to offset the costs of repairs — potentially saving you thousands of dollars. We'll even help you become familiar with the property.

Pre-Listing (Seller's) Home Inspections from Whole House Observations

Pre-Listing (Seller's) Home Inspection

Sometimes selling your home can be just as much of a roller coaster as buying one. Getting a pre-listing home inspection can help ensure a quick and smooth transaction. You can enter the selling process with confidence that there won't be any nasty surprises. You'll also avoid delays, which could last for weeks or even months.

New Construction Home Inspections from Whole House Observations

New Construction Inspections

Unfortunately, new does not always mean perfect. In fact, new doesn't even guarantee good. Material defects and human error during the construction process can lead to expensive problems later on. A new construction home inspection can help identify these problems early, when they're cheaper to fix. Some issues may even be covered under warranty.

Home energy inspection services from Whole House Observations

Home Energy Audit, Inspections, and Services

A Home Energy Inspection can help you understand how much your home is going to cost to operate and ensure that you and your family will have a comfortable living space for years to come. We carry certifications from both BPI and RESNET, providing a well-rounded education suited for both new and older homes. Your home energy report will also provide you with a list of opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of your home, which can potentially reduce costs and increase the value of your home.

Home Warranty Inspections from Whole House Observations

11th-Month Home Warranty Inspections

Don't release your builder from their warranty until you've had your home thoroughly examined by an experienced inspector. An end of home warranty inspection is a great opportunity to fix problems from faulty workmanship or materials — problems the builder should be accountable for. Many items we find are difficult to notice and could become a major safety or financial concern over time, leaving you to deal with the mess.

Home maintenance inspections from Whole House Observations

Home Maintenance Inspections

An annual home maintenance inspection will help to identify potential problems before they can become major financial or safety issues. With a trained eye, we know where and how to look for problems that might go unnoticed for years. A home maintenance inspection covers common problem areas including the roof and attic, basement and foundation, grading and drainage, electrical systems, water heating systems, and much more.

4-Point Home Inspections from Whole House Observations

4-Point Home Inspections

A 4-point inspection is often required by insurance companies for homeowners insurance policies, typically for older homes. The 4-point inspection is shorter than a full home inspection and assesses the condition of four vital systems of the home: HVAC (air conditioning and heating), roof, plumbing, and electrical.

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Commercial Building Inspections

Protect your business with a commercial building inspection. We offer inspections on many commercial properties such as apartment buildings, industrial buildings, office buildings, retail spaces, restaurants, and more.

We'll uncover valuable information regarding the structure and foundation, roof, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, pavement systems, and so on.

Multi-unit housing inspection services from Whole House Observations

Multi-Unit Housing Inspections

Looking to buy an investment property with up to four separate units? We'll show you the current state of the property along with any needed repairs. The items covered in a multi-unit inspection are similar to a standard home inspection, with pricing depending on the size of the property. Get in touch with us for more information.

Mobile & manufactured home inspection services from Whole House Observations

Mobile & Manufactured Home Inspections

A mobile or manufactured home is inspected in much the same way as a standard home inspection. However, these factory-built homes come with their own unique problems. We will perform a thorough inspection to look for additional, potentially costly, issues such as misaligned connections, improperly installed moisture barriers, and sagging of the structure.

Renter's home inspection services from Whole House Observations

Renter's Inspections

Avoid nasty disputes with the landlord by having us inspect your rental unit, documenting the current state of the unit at the time of move-in. When you move out, an unscrupulous landlord will be unable to hold you financially accountable for problems that existed before you moved in.

Testing for Radon Gas

Radon is a naturally produced, radioactive gas — and the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind cigarettes. Radon gas can enter your home through the foundation and collect in the basement. A radon test will help to protect your family by checking for hazardous concentrations. If levels are too high, then a radon mitigation system should be installed.

Mold Inspections

Some mold growth can be toxic, and mold spores can cause symptoms of mold exposure in some people. A mold inspection will tell you if your home has a mold problem, and identify the moisture source that is causing it. If you are selling your home, then it's important to have your home pre-inspected for mold to avoid delays for remediation, which could take a month or longer.

Termite Inspections

Commonly referred to as a termite inspection, Wood Destroying Organism (WDO) inspections look for more than just termites, including wood boring beetles and wood destroying fungus. Termites alone cause billions of dollars in property damage every year in the United States. Because they can be difficult to detect, a properly trained inspector is necessary to check for the presence of any WDOs in your home.

Thermal Imaging

A home inspection is limited to what the inspector can see. Thermal imaging (infrared) gives us a whole new way of seeing, and can detect problems that are invisible using more conventional methods. Thermal imaging is great for detecting moisture issues, electrical problems, and even areas where energy loss is occurring.

Water Quality Testing

Water quality testing is important to verify that the water in your home is not tainted by any dangerous or offensive contaminants such as certain strains of bacteria, lead, nitrates/nitrites, other heavy metals such as arsenic, and more. Water quality tests should be performed regardless of whether the water comes from a public source or a private well.

Indoor Air Quality Testing

Most of us are familiar with the dangers of outdoor air pollution. But what about the air quality inside our homes? High humidity, pet dander and other allergens, mold, and various chemicals trapped in our homes can expose us to far worse air conditions than those found outside. We can test the quality of the air in your house and make recommendations for a healthier, more comfortable home.

Sewer scope inspection services from Whole House Observations

Sewer Scope Inspections

A sewer scope inspection is a video inspection of the sewer line leading from the house to the sewer system or septic tank. We'll check for obstructions, damage, or other issues such as root penetration, holes or cracks, pipe separation, and more. Some issues may not be affecting performance yet but could cause failure later as the problem worsens over time.

Lawn irrigation system inspections from Whole House Observations

Irrigation System Inspections

If you're considering buying a home equipped with a lawn irrigation system (sprinkler system), we highly recommend having that system inspected by a professional. This is a visual inspection of the controllers, connections and valves, exposed lines, and sprinkler heads to ensure that everything is working properly. Damaged or leaking irrigation systems can have high replacement or repair costs, and can significantly increase your water bill.

Pool and spa inspection services from Whole House Observations

Pool & Spa Inspections

If you're looking to buy a home with a pool or spa, then it's strongly advised to get a pool and spa inspection. While these features are highly sought after, they can also be very expensive to maintain and repair. A pool & spa inspection includes checking the pool's structure, safety features, equipment, as well as the surrounding deck.

Aging-in-place home safety inspection services from Whole House Observations

Aging-in-Place Home Inspections

We perform aging-in-place home safety inspections to help you or your loved ones to live out their retirement in the comfort of their own home. The inspection includes a 90+ point inspection covering the condition, safety, and security of the property. Start preparing your home for safe and comfortable living well into your golden years.

Roof certification services from Whole House Observations

Roof Certification

We can inspect your roof and provide a roof certification, as is sometimes required by insurance companies. We'll check the interior and exterior to look for proper insulation, signs of moisture, the age and condition of the roof, any visible signs of damage, proper installation and workmanship, and to estimate the remaining life expectancy of the roof.

FAA certified drone inspection services from Whole House Observations

FAA Certified Drone Inspections

We're licensed (FAA 107 UAS) to operate remote-controlled drones, allowing us to get a better look at certain hard-to-reach areas of your home, particularly the roof. Using an aerial vehicle with a camera gives us a much better view than with a ladder, and from multiple angles. All while keeping your roof safe from any accidental damage.

A Standard Home Inspection Includes:

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Exterior

Do you have unanswered questions? Or are you ready to schedule your inspection? Either way, we look forward to hearing from you.

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Minneapolis, St. Paul & Surrounding Suburbs

Whole House Observations provides professional home inspection services in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding suburbs. Not sure if that's you? Give us a call at (612) 434-0627 or send us an email.