Don't leave your home purchase to chance - arrive at your closing with confidence!

Serving the greater Duluth area (including the North Shore, Carlton, & beyond), on the MN side of the border.

Call or Text:  218-409-6263    //    Email:  218inspectfrank(at)


Why should I choose 218 Inspect to do my home inspection?

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Why Choose 218 Inspect for your home inspection?

Contact us at (218) 409-6263 or CLICK HERE to schedule your inspection!.

Do I need a home inspection?

Our clients get home inspections done for many reasons - most commonly for a home they are in the process of purchasing.  

When should I schedule my home inspection?

How long will the inspection take, and may I attend?

Most home inspections take about 4 hours on site (in addition to a few hours preparing a thoughtful inspection report for you after the inspection).  Larger homes, out buildings (if you want for me to inspect them), homes with complex defects, or clients that choose to have multiple services done (such as a Sewer Scope Inspection, Infrared Thermal Imaging, Water Quality Test, etc) can take longer.

Clients are encouraged to attend the inspection so that you get the most out of it!  However, if you're not able to attend the inspection, our in-depth home inspection report will provide you all of the info you need.  Being there in person will afford you the opportunity to walk along during the inspection, providing you a professional guided tour of the home, and learning many specifics that are handy for any homeowner to know.  Being there in person also affords you the opportunity to ask questions, and best understand how the home's many systems operate.   Note that clients aren't allowed to climb ladders or join me in crawlspaces during the inspection.

What do I do after reviewing my home inspection report?

You will receive your cutting edge, interactive, in-depth home inspection report the day following the inspection - you may view it on a device of your choice or download it as a pdf.  

After reviewing the inspection report, you will know many specifics that you need to know about the property such as the locations of the utility shut-offs (gas, water, etc), the location of the main electrical panel(s), heating & cooling shut-offs, the construction materials used in many parts of the house (such as the roof, exterior wall sheathing, etc).  We inform you on the specific condition each system of the house is in - from top to bottom.  We also love highlighting cool features present in homes, such as historic woodwork & craftsmanship - which is fun for a new homeowner to know about!

For clients that wrote their purchase offer with an inspection contingency:  If there are defects in need of attention identified in the inspection, you will at least know what repairs will be necessary in advance.  Sometimes, clients are able to ask the seller to complete some of the repairs of the identified defects at the seller's cost, or reduce the sale price of the home so the buyer can have the defects repaired (note that in this very competitive market, we neither encourage or discouage negotiation - your Realtor is the expert on this).  If a major defect is identified that the buyer isn't comfortable with, the buyer will have the option of of canceling their purchase offer (which is unusual).  

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218 Inspect Service Area:  The following towns are the core of my local service area.  If you are looking for an inspection outside of this area, reach out to me!  My service area includes (in alphabetical order):  Barnum, Beaver Bay, Carlton, Cloquet, Cromwell, Duluth, Esko, Hermantown, Island Lake, Knife River, Larsmont, Moose Lake, Proctor, Saginaw, Silver Bay, Two Harbors, Wrenshall