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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.
Remedies to Indoor Air Quality Problems

Living Areas Paneling, pressed-wood furniture and cabinetry. These products may release formaldehyde gas. Remedy: Ask about formaldehyde content before buying furniture or cabinets. Some types of pressed-wood products, such as those with phenol resin, emit less formaldehyde. Also, products coated with polyurethane or laminates may reduce formaldehyde emissions. After installation, open windows. Maintain moderate temperature […]

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Air Quality in the Home

Quick Facts... Indoor air quality can be worse than that of outdoor air. Problems can arise from moisture, insects, pets, appliances, radon, materials used in household products and furnishings, smoke and other sources. Effects range from minor annoyances to major health risks. Remedies include ventilation, cleaning, moisture control, inspections, and following manufacturers' directions when using […]

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Mold and VoC's

VoC stands for Volatile Organic Compound. Volatile means that the substance vaporizes easily under normal room temperature conditions. Organic is a naturally occurring substance. Compounds are things comprised of 2 or more actions or functions. Relating this to black mold, it is the musty, or moldy smell that occurs as the mold grows on an […]

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Homebuyers: What Really Matters?

Whether it's your first home or one of many, the process of buying a home can be stressful, and a little scary.  Getting a professional home inspection for your new home can give you peace of mind, but also can have be stressful as well, as you review your home inspection report and realize that […]

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Energy Glossary

Glossary of terms Here is a quick overview of terms used in this guide and that you’ll need to know as you gather information about your home heating and cooling options. AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP A heating-cooling unit that transfers heat in either direction between the air outside a home and the indoors. AIR SUPPLY […]

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Conserving Energy

Conserve Energy and Save Money Are your energy bills too high? Is your home not as comfortable as you want it to be? Do you want to do more to protect the environment? Do you have teenagers at home giving your hot water bill a beating? Whatever your situation, this article will help you to […]

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Residential Foundation Insulation

Introduction Homes being constructed today are more energy efficient than those built even just a few years ago, primarily due to significant improvements in building products and techniques as well as development of high-performance heating and cooling systems and other appliances. However, the benefits of foundation insulation are often overlooked. Heat loss from an uninsulated, […]

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Home Insurance Tips

Why You Need Homeowner's Insurance The largest single investment most consumers make is in their home. The consumer can protect their home, possessions, and liability with a homeowners's insurance policy. The Homeowner's insurance policy is a package policy that combines more than one type of insurance coverage in a single policy. There are four types […]

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Asbestos

For more information on Asbestos and your Home, ask your local home inspector. Asbestos in Your Home What Is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber. It can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products […]

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Mold and Moisture

Mold, Moisture, and Your Home Mold Basics The key to mold control is moisture control. If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem. It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth. Why is mold growing in my […]

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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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