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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.
Electrical Fires

Electricity can be a potent fire source. Many farmers and others have lost a barn or house from old or defective wiring. Overloaded wiring can be very dangerous. It is safer and more efficient to install new circuits. Never put water on an electrical fire. Use a CO2 fire extinguisher if the fire is small. Protect […]

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Home Energy Audits

How to Conduct your own Home Energy Audit   You can do a simple home energy audit yourself to get a general idea of where you may be having problems with energy loss. Make a list of obvious potential air leaks such as doors and windows. Make a list of each room you inspect and […]

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Septic Systems

Septic Systems source: EPA Septic systems treat and disperse relatively small volumes of wastewater from individual or small numbers of homes and commercial buildings. Septic system regulation is usually a state, tribal, and local responsibility. EPA provides information to homeowners and assistance to state and local governments to improve the management of septic systems to […]

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Reduce Your Energy Bills

A whole home energy audit can improve your home's energy efficiency in both summer and winter, and reduce your overall energy bills. The whole-house systems approach looks at the entire house as an energy system with interdependent parts. Like a human body, when one part functions poorly it affects the performance of the entire system. […]

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Homeowners Glossary

The ABCs of Home Ownership (A Glossary) Here are some common terms relevant to home ownership. A/C: An abbreviation for Air Conditioner, Air Conditioning, or Alternating Current. Access Panel: An opening in the wall or ceiling near the fixture that allows access for servicing the plumbing/electrical system. Approach: The area between the sidewalk and the street that leads […]

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Child Safety

U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission Childproofing Your Home - 12 Safety Devices to Protect Your Children About 2-1/2 million children are injured or killed by hazards in the home each year. The good news is that many of these incidents can be prevented by using simple child safety devices on the market today. Any safety […]

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Lead

Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil Did you know the following facts about lead? FACT: Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born. FACT: Even children who seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies. FACT: You can get lead in your body by breathing or swallowing […]

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Formadehyde

source: EPA Formaldehyde is an important chemical used widely by industry to manufacture building materials and numerous household products. It is also a by-product of combustion and certain other natural processes. Thus, it may be present in substantial concentrations both indoors and outdoors. Sources of formaldehyde in the home include building materials, smoking, household products, […]

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Alternative Buildings

Alternative Home Designs Geodesic domes are perhaps the most well-known of the alternative home designs. Developed in the 1940s by Buckminster Fuller, these domes became a favorite of the counter-culture during the 1960s. The almost spherical shape keeps materials at a minimum, reducing costs while maximizing space, and also serves to make them extremely sturdy. […]

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Historic Renovation

Historic renovation and re-use are particularly delicate forms of architecture. They demand active research and a desire to understand a building's contribution yesterday as well as its potential contribution in the future. The historic renovation of homes and buildings has become a very popular movement across North America. The National Trust for Historic Preservation (http://www.nationaltrust.org/) […]

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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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