Home Inspection Services With Certified Professional Inspector Chris Melton

Inspection Services

Northern Lights Home Inspections offers knowledgeable home inspections that will paint a clear and detailed picture of where a property’s strengths lie, and where it may need work in order for you to be 100% satisfied with an upcoming investment. We adhere to InterNACHI’s rigorous Standards of Practice.

Buyer’s Inspection

This inspection service is a comprehensive evaluation of a home’s visible and readily accessible areas. Shortly after the inspection, you’ll receive a detailed inspection report—usually in less than 24 hours.

We inspect the following areas of the property:

  • Roofing System
  • Foundation & Crawl Space
  • Structural Components
  • Exterior (doors, windows, cladding)
  • Interior (doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, stairs)
  • Attic, Insulation, & Ventilation
  • Driveways & Walkways
  • Grading & Drainage
  • Deck
  • Electrical System
  • Plumbing System
  • Heating & Cooling Systems
  • Built-in Appliances
  • All other components as listed in InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice

At no extra cost, we’ll utilize thermal imaging and a moisture meter during the inspection as necessary to help us obtain a clearer picture of the home’s condition.

Additional Inspection Services

Radon Testing

Radon gas is naturally emitted from the earth due to the breakdown of radioactive elements over extremely long periods of time. It’s possible for that gas to enter homes through cracks in the foundation, and that’s when a problem occurs—because radon can cause a host of health issues in exposed individuals. For this service, we’ll use a specialized monitor to test your prospective home for this invisible and odorless gas so that you can be assured of your health before closing on the investment.

Pre-Listing Inspection

For this inspection service, we’ll help you find success when you’re selling a home, and we’ll help you accomplish that feat with less frustration. Before the listing for the property is published, we’ll thoroughly inspect the readily accessible structures and mechanical systems. If defective areas are identified, you’ll have an opportunity to correct the issues before the home is shown so that a Buyer’s Inspection doesn’t result in stalled negotiations.

New Construction Inspection

Before the builder’s final walkthrough of new home construction takes place, it’s important for you as a home-buyer to seek out a qualified third party to provide an unbiased assessment of the property’s condition. That’s where we come in, thoroughly inspecting the entire property to learn about potential weaknesses in the construction and possible oversights by the builders so that corrective action can be taken before you’ve already agreed to final terms.

Home Maintenance Inspection

Once a home is purchased, that doesn’t mean the work is over—you still have to keep the property regularly maintained. We can help with that, conducting a comprehensive assessment of the home to determine its existing maintenance needs. We’ll pass that information along to you, helping you prioritize the tasks that need to be done so that you can stay on top of keeping your home in good condition.


A home inspection will more often than not unveil at least a few defective components. If you and the seller of the home come to an agreement in which the seller will arrange repairs, we can perform a re-inspection once that work is finished. We’ll return to the property to inspect the components that were repaired or improved, ensuring that work was done properly.


Single Family Home Starting at $395

Town Home starting at $310

Condo Starting at $255

Duplex Starting at $495

Triplex Starting at $695

Stand alone Radon test $185, Radon test when bundled with a home inspection $150

Proudly Serving the Twin Cities

We’re excited to offer first-rate home inspection services to Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding Twin Cities metro area.


At Northern Lights Home Inspections, we know what a great real estate investment can do for families, and our investigative home inspections are designed to help you make the absolute most of your home-buying experience—guiding you in the direction of an investment you’ll be able to love without looking back. Contact us today to request an inspection.

Weekend and evening appointments are available by request. We accept online payments.

We accept all credit cards