What to Expect from a Home Inspection

If you are in need of a home inspection in Minnesota, West Egg Inspections and Home Services LLC is here to help. If you need a residential home inspection to ensure proper maintenance of your current home or a home you are interested in buying, you can trust us to deliver excellent service.


Our certified home inspector is always here to help, and ensure that you are aware of any potential issues with your current home, or a home that you’re interested in purchasing.


We’re focused on education, and our goal is to provide you with all of the information you need about the property in question, and its overall condition. We welcome our clients to walk through the home with us and ask any questions they may have throughout the inspection process.

West Egg Inspections has a thorough, multi-point checklist that ensures that no stone is left unturned, and we will explain the overall, general condition of the home and its systems to you and your agent after your inspection is complete.


In addition, we will compile a comprehensive Spectora report, delivered online via HTML or PDF format, documenting all of our findings, including images, references, and further details. This report will be available for you both in a desktop-friendly format and a mobile format, so that you can stay in-the-loop and check your report even when you’re on the go.

Find more about your report here.


A home is the biggest purchase most people will ever make, and a home inspection is always recommended before buying a home. It’s important to realize the condition of your investment.

While some little quirks may be nothing to worry about, there may be more serious issues that only a professional home inspector can assess. A large part of surviving the home inspection is understanding what is and what isn't included. Here’s a helpful infographic that shows you what’s covered in a home inspection.

What is included in a home inspection?


What's Included in a Home Inspection – An infographic by Spectora

What's Included in a Typical Home Inspection

1.  ROOF

This includes the condition of:

  • The roof coverings
  • Gutters
  • Downspouts
  • Vents
  • Flashings
  • Skylights
  • Chimney
  • Roof penetrations and the general structure

2.  ATTIC, INSULATION & VENTILATION

The home inspector will look at the insulation and ventilation of unfinished spaces, including:

  • Attics
  • Crawlspaces
  • Foundation areas
  • Exhaust systems


3.  EXTERIOR

  • Siding
  • Windows
  • Exterior doors
  • Flashing & Trim
  • Walkways
  • Driveways
  • Stairs
  • Patios & decks
  • Drainage


4.  BASEMENT, FOUNDATION, CRAWLSPACE & STRUCTURE

  • Foundation movement
  • Cracks
  • Structural concerns
  • Indication of water penetration


5.  COOLING

The condition of the cooling system, location of thermostat, energy source and the type of cooling system you have in the home. 


6.  HEATING

The condition of the heating system, location of thermostat, energy source and the type of heating system you have in the home.


7.  FIREPLACE

The home inspector will inspect:

  • The visible portions of the fireplace & chimneys
  • Lintels
  • Damper doors
  • Cleanout doors & frames


8.  PLUMBING

Plumbing tends to get the most attention due to the impacts a water penetration can have on a home. The home inspector will check:

  • Main water & fuel supply shut-off valves
  • Water heater
  • Interior water supply
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Tubs
  • Showers
  • Drains
  • Waste & vent systems


9.  ELECTRICAL

This section includes:
  • The service drop (where the electrical company connects to your home)
  • Conductors
  • Service head and mast
  • Electrical main
  • Panelboards
  • Grounding switches
  • Light fixtures
  • Outlets
  • The presence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

10.  APPLIANCES

  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Range
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Built In Microwave

11.  DOORS, WINDOWS & INTERIOR

This includes a representative number (some inspectors check all) of:

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Stairs
  • Railings
  • The garage door and openers