The Inspection Process

We have developed inspection protocols based on guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health, OSHA, and WHO.

Some of these steps include:

• Inspections will take place with only Honest Home Inspection (HHI) staff present.

• Sellers must vacate occupied homes during the inspection period. Prior to exiting, we request that one window in each room be opened for ventilation. We also request that lights be turned on and all interior doors be opened.

• HHI staff will be entering homes wearing masks, gloves, jump suits, and shoe covers. This is to ensure that we are not bringing any contaminants into the home.

Our full State of Minnesota COVID-19 Policy documentation is available for all to read.

Additionally, both of our field inspectors have completed COVID-19 safety training offered by InterNACHI.

What is a home inspection?

A general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property.

It is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and not a prediction of future conditions. 

A general home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection.

What do you inspect?
Honest Home Inspection will inspect following items:   

  • Roof 
  • Exterior 
  • Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure
  • Heating 
  • Cooling 
  • Plumbing 
  • Electrical 
  • Fireplace 
  • Attic, Insulation & Ventilation 
  • Doors, Windows & Interior

For more details regarding what a home inspector will inspect, please see the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics

How long does the inspection process last? 
An inspection can take on average anywhere from two to four hours, depending on the size and condition of the home.

When can I expect my report?
Reports will be delivered via email within 24 hours of the inspection. 

Visit the Sample Report page to learn more about our comprehensive, digital inspection reports.