Inspect with the best before you invest

B&C Northern Home Inspection Specialists LLC

Hi! My name is Bryan Beneke and I will be your Home Inspector!! Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Ultimately, a thorough home inspection depends heavily on the individual Inspector’s own effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort.

This, I promise you. Have me call you.

Why Are Home Inspections Important?

    You’ve seen the shiny buffed floors and sparkling granite countertops, and maybe you’ve even flushed all the toilets, but before you put down a deposit and agree to take on a huge mortgage, you need to make sure that everything you don’t see is in good working order.

You’ll want to make sure the heating or A/C unit isn’t about to die, the foundation isn’t silently cracking, and the roof isn’t about to spring a huge leak. If you arrange for a house inspection by a professional before the sale goes through, the problem is still the seller’s. If you choose not to have a home inspection done, the problem, unfortunately, becomes yours.

What Happens at a Home Inspection?

Generally, a home inspection WILL include a report on the type (& relative health, where possible) of the house’s:
• Heating and Cooling System
• Electrical System
• Plumbing
• Walls
• Ceilings
• Flooring
• Foundation
• Roofing
• Drainage
• Basement
Inspections will typically NOT include analysis for problems which licensed professionals generally give advice. These issues include:
• Termites
• Chemicals & Gasses (e.i. asbestos/ methane gas)
• Lead
• Rodents

You should inquire into the presence of such problems.

    Inspectors may be more willing to share such information “off the record” (because of their lack of certification in a particular area) and then you can call a professional in that field to give a written analysis.

For example, you might ask an inspector if there is a termite problem, and he may tell you that there’s a good chance of it but not put it in his report. It would be incumbent upon you to get a pest inspection of the house to get an official report.  
Note that a home inspection does not detail each and every scratch and dent in the home. If you want a more exacting report, you should discuss this with your inspector (a higher fee is likely) and walk through the home with him during the inspection if possible.
 

    Not only will you learn more about the process and what to look for, he may give you information on small flaws that he may not include in a report but you might want to be aware of for the future.

A house inspection will run about $300 to $500, depending on the person doing the inspection and factors such as the size of the home, age and type of home.

What We Inspect

We do a non-invasive inspection of all the components of a home including:

ROOF
EXTERIOR
BASEMENT/
CRAWLSPACE
ATTIC
FOUNDATION
LANDSCAPE
HEATING/ VENTILATION and AIR CONDITIONING(HVAC)
PLUMBING
ELECTRICAL
FIREPLACE
INSULATION/ VENTILATION
KITCHEN & BATHROOM
WINDOWS & DOORS
WATER HEATER
DECKS & PORCHES

Pricing

Minimum $300.00 up to 1,000 sq. ft.

($0.10 per each additional sq.ft.)

Additional Services

Houses Built Before 1970
$50.00
Re-Inspection
-Sellers Only-
$120.00
Inspections +50 Miles
$2.50/MILE
Radon Test
– With Complete Inspection-
$125.00
Radon Test – No Inspection-
$150.00
Bacteria & E-Coli Water Test
-With Complete Inspection-
$65.00
Bacteria & E-Coli Water Test
-No Inspection-
$90.00

Bryan Beneke

218.537.0681
bnc.nhis@gmail.com
13172 Cypress Drive Suite 101 Baxter, MN 56425
Have me call you.
Transcript provided by InterNACHI, the home inspector organization>