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Your local home inspector can be a great source of information about your home or prospective home purchase. Please take some time to look through this site for information on home safety, mold & moisture, energy conservation and more.

For new home buyers, we also provide information on the real estate closing process, homeowners insurance, and many other topics of interest. Be sure to bookmark this site and return whenever you have a question about your new home.
Water Quality

Drinking Water The United States has one of the safest water supplies in the world. However, national statistics don't tell you specifically about the quality and safety of the water coming out of your tap. That's because drinking water quality varies from place to place, depending on the condition of the source water from which […]

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Radon Risk

Radon Risk Comparison Charts Radon Risk If You Smoke Radon Level If 1,000 people who smoked were exposed to this level over a lifetime*... The risk of cancer from radon exposure compares to**... WHAT TO DO: Stop smoking and... 20 pCi/L About 260 people could get lung cancer 250 times the risk of drowning Fix […]

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Radon

Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon EPA Recommends: If you are buying a home or selling your home, have it tested for radon. For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested. Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) […]

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Private Wells

Private Water Wells If your family gets drinking water from a private well, do you know if your water is safe to drink? What health risks could you and your family face? Where can you go for help or advice? EPA regulates public water systems; it does not have the authority to regulate private drinking […]

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10 Tips for Sellers

Advice for Sellers Tips to make your Home Inspection go more smoothly and faster... In a competitive market, you can not only speed up your home inspection but close your home sale faster if you follow these simple suggestions on or before the day of your inspection. Confirm that water, electric and gas service are […]

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Masonry Deterioration and Repair

sources: Wikipedia National Park Service   Masonry is the building of structures from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar; the term masonry can also refer to the units themselves. The common materials of masonry construction are brick, stone, marble, granite, travertine, limestone, cast stone, concrete block, glass block, stucco, and tile. Masonry is […]

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Home Buyers: Red Flags

Whether this is your first home or you are an experienced home buyer, here are some red flags you will want to watch for as you are looking for the right home to purchase. These red flags are not necessarily dealbreaker, but they are indicative of home conditions that may require repair and replacement, and […]

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Home Buyers: Closing Costs

Closing Costs & Information Congratulations! You have decided to buy a new home. This will help you take this big financial step by describing the home buying, home financing, and settlement process. Lenders and mortgage brokers are required by federal law, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), to give you this informaation. You should […]

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Grounding Electricity

The combination of voltage, amperage, resistance to the flow of the current and duration of contact makes working with electricity dangerous. Electricity follows an uninterrupted path. If the body becomes part of the path, electricity will pass through it. Even though dry hands and feet offer more resistance to electrical current than do wet hands […]

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Electrical Safety

source: NASD (CDC.gov) Electricity is an essential part of our lives. However, it has the potential to cause great harm. Electrical systems will function almost indefinitely if properly installed and not overloaded or physically abused. Outlets near water should be GFI-type outlets. Don't allow trees near power lines to be climbed. Keep ladders, kites, equipment and anything […]

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Here's what our customers have to say about Central Home Inspections:

  • "Thank you for the thorough report. You are thorough and complete. I noticed that you noticed some discoloration in the photo of the insulation upstairs. I'm glad you spotted that. :) I will certainly recommend you in the future."
    Rob H.
    - Woodward, OK
  • Mr. Nelson,

    Just wanted to say Thank you for providing an excellent product. Especially going into detail on several of the items discovered. We are very pleased with your services and wanted to let you know.

    Thank you,
    D. White Family
    - Minot, ND
  • Mark,

    Tim and I would like to thank you for the thorough job on the inspection report and all the additional photos. We feel like we have a good picture of the properties current condition and future maintenance issues.

    Take care,
    Lorrie B.
    - Seattle, WA
  • "Mark was very knowledgeable in this service & he was very personable and thorough."
    Chuck B.
    - Minot, ND
  • Mark,

    I wanted to thank you for the thorough and professional inspection you conducted for me. ... and for the "free" helpful hints you gave along the way. It's refreshing to encounter someone who really seems to enjoy their job.

    Thanks again for the quick response times. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others.
    Marilyn T.
    - Minot, ND
  • Mark,

    Thank you for the prompt email on those reports.
    As a military member who inspects, troubleshoots and performs periodic function tests on mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, let me say, your report was nothing short of fantastic! Completely thorough and from top to bottom, the report gave me great awareness as to the true state of the home. The "Summary" report was particularly useful for things I need to stay aware of or repair in the near future; extremely helpful for me as a new and first-time home owner. The photo additions and explanations were great!

    All in all, exemplary job, man! Any Airman heading to Minot, look for a home... I'm sending them your way.

    Thanks again Mark!
    Christopher F.
    - Minot, ND
  • Mark,

    Thank you. I love how thorough the report is. It will help us a lot when we move in. I enjoyed working with you on this, and cannot thank you enough.
    Cole
  • Thanks Mark,

    I appreciate the amount of detail you presented in your report and also the quick manner in which you delivered it. I will certainly recommend your services to the people I know.
    Matt K.
  • Dear Mark,

    This a note to thank you for allowing me to observe your inspection this morning and for answering my questions. I know little about the operation of a house so sharing your knowledge was a great help for me. I was also impressed by the thoroughness of your inspection and the speed and detail with which you prepared your inspection report.

    Thanks again.

    Sincerely,
    Robert S.
    - Minot, ND
  • Mark, we were very please with the Home Inspection you did for us yesterday! Especially with the busy day you had with the weather there. We appreciate your fast response.

    The Inspection and Picture were extremely insightful and thorough. We are confident that we can either repair ourselves or go with a professional. We do understand that the Inspection has it's limitations. Your Inspection far exceeded what we expected! You're very personable and professional. We were also impressed with your Contract for Services and Inspection as easy to read and understand, very common sense approach! We would highly recommend you and your services!

    Thank you for a job well done!
    Merton & Lola K
    - S. Baldwinsville, NY
  • Mark,

    Thanks for the quick report. I was quite impressed by your thoroughness, findings, and report format. I think is I were to buy a house anywhere in the nation, I'd seriously think about hiring you to do it. The things you found were certainly an eye opener for me, i.e., things you can't really tell about by just looking at real estate add photos. Whether we wind up buying the place or not, your services was worth every penny.

    Best Regards,
    Tom C.
    - Bremerton, WA
  • Thank you for all your help! You have been wonderful to work with and I will definitely recommend you to anyone who needs an inspection.

    Thanks again!
    Mackenzie N.
  • Thank you so much for the profession inspection you did for us! We appreciate your thoroughness, objectivity and level of knowledge. The information you provided helped us make a more informed decision about the property. We will gladly recommend you to anyone who needs a home inspection.
    Jason and Kerala M.
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