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Scandia Minnesota Home Inspection
Buying a new home may be the biggest investment you'll ever make. Although the process is very exciting it
quickly becomes overwhelming. While the home you have selected may appear to be just what you're looking
for, how can you be sure there aren't potentially serious unknown defects which can make your investment in
your future a costly one. Having your perspective home professionally inspected by Safeguard Inspection
Services can give you piece of mind and possibly save you thousands of dollars on items you may not know
about until is't too late.
Safeguard Inspection Services performs residential home inspections in Central Minnesota, including all areas of the Twin
Cities like St. Paul/Minneapolis and the surrounding 11 county area as well as in Scandia, Minnesota 55073
Safeguard Inspection Services Specializes in St. Paul Home Inspection Services,
Minneapolis Property Inspections, and Minnesota Home Inspection Services.
Certified Home Inspector
When I perform a Scandia, Minnesota home inspection, I spend hours educating myself about every possible
aspect that a home buyer may need to know so I can pass that information onto you, so you are as
knowledgeable about the house as I am. Finding the things that may be of concern is just the first step. Then,
taking the time and being able to explain those concerns, why they happened, and what can be done to
correct the problem, is the next step in getting you the information you need to feel confident moving ahead.
This is why so many of my clients refer theirs friends and family to Safeguard Inspection Services LLC to
inspect their perspective home. My commitment to you is that my inspections, reports, and the quality of
education you receive about your future home, are second to none.
I will take a very in-depth, unbiased, experienced and professional look at your dream home to make sure you
have a clear picture as to its condition. If there are issues that need addressing, I want you to be aware their
significance. I will also present any issues with balance and in a manner that makes sense to the you. I will
not tell you whether to buy or not buy the home. I am here to make sure you understand the condition of the
home. In addition, I will give you helpful maintenance tips and general operating instructions.
I begin to gather information the minute we answer the phone. First I will listen to you and answer any
questions you may have. I will then ask questions about your future home, to determine if you have any
specific areas of concern. I will also describe the inspection process. At that point, I are able to give you a
price for the inspection and schedule a date and time, (usually within 48 hours of your call). We will then
immediately contact the agent regarding access to the home.
I will arrive at the home 3-4 hours prior to the you. This allows the me the opportunity to cover an in-depth
inspection without distractions which may cause items to be missed. It also prevents the client from being
required to spend 3-4 hours at the home. I will then perform a complete walk through with you providing
information and training about the home, dicuss and review any concerns found, and print a report,
At the completion of the walk-through, the client will have a printed preliminary deficiency report (or emailed)
covering possibly hundreds points. The final report, that will be emailed to you within 24 hours, will include
details regarding each system of the home as well as written comments.
I offer a detailed inspection, a great narrative inspection report with photos, repair and maintenance procedure
and suggestions, approximate repair cost estimates when possible, and a very informative walk through with
you, room by room, inside and out, to explain the concerns and workings of the home.
I look forward to helping you through this process.
Safeguard Inspection Services LLC
"Honest, Unbiased Inspections"
Scandia, Minnesota is a rural community located in northern Washington County, at the edge of the Twin
Cities Metropolitan Area. Known as New Scandia Township until its incorporation on January 1, 2007 as the
City of Scandia, the community has a rich history as the first Swedish immigrants to Minnesota settled here.
The historic village area (located around the intersection of Oakhill Rd. and Olinda Trail) business community
provides many goods and services and is the focal point of community life. Scandia's 39 square miles
represent a scenic, rolling landscape dotted with lakes, woodlands, farms and low density rural development.
The St. Croix River and Big Marine Lake are two of the natural gems that attract residents and visitors to our
Scandia is the site of the first Swedish settlement in Minnesota.
In 1850, the first log cabin was built on the shores of Hay Lake.
A monument now stands near the site of this first log house inscribed with the names of the first Swedish
Scandia MN Home Inspection
What Does A Scandia MN Home Inspection Include?
Heating and Air Conditioning
My inspection includes a thorough examination of your roof to determine its age, wear, proper installation including
flashing and any potential damage. We look at the chimney, shingles, vents, trim and more.
Exterior Components and Foundation
I will look at doors, windows, siding, intruding vegetation, grading, driveways, decks, foundation, and more.
I will evaluate the structure for excessive settlement, cracks, deterioration, bowing, and non-conforming
I will look at indoor windows, stairs, shelving, appliances, smoke detectors, electrical outlets and more.
Insulation and Ventilation
I will also inspect basements and attics for Insulation, moisture, proper ventilation and more.
Heating / Air Conditioning System
I identify type, size, age, proper combustion venting, and the general condition of the furnace. These systems are
run and evaluated for performance. Air conditioning and heating systems systems may not be run if temperature is
out of safe range or the fuel is shut off.
Plumbing System and Components
All pipes, faucet, fixtures in bathrooms, laundry and kitchens will be inspected. I identify size and inspect for proper
I test a representative number of outlets, assess adequacy of number of outlets, and test all GFCI outlets. I open
the electrical panel and evaluate the size, type, and sufficiency of service as well as identify any deficiencies
visible such as burnt wires, overcrowding, and branch circircuit protection.
Bank Owned Inspections
Short Sale Inspections
"Protect Your Biggest Investment"
Scandia Community and
14727 209th St. N.
Scandia, MN 55073
Phone: 651 433-2274
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Member of the
Safeguard Inspection Services LLC
Doug Palmer -
NAHI Certified Home Inspector ID# 23707
8353 177th Ln. NE, Columbus, MN.55025
email@example.com (612) 916-4142 www.safeguardinspectserv.com
Past Presidnt - NAHIMN
President - Midwest Association of Home Inspectors
If you have questions about your
home regarding such things as
permits, codes, or regulations...
Virtual Home Inspection Tour!
This brief tour has eight sections
that display photographic examples
and audio clips of what a standard
home inspection includes. The video
cannot possibly detail every item
that is inspected, but it does provide
a general sense for what an