Who We Are

Midlands Home Inspections, Inc, is a company specializing in residential inspections for home sellers and buyers in Omaha, NE and the surrounding area. We are dedicated to providing our clients with a thorough home inspection performed in a professional, attentive and friendly manner. We inspect all major components in accordance with the Code of Ethics and the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).

About Us

Midlands Home Inspections, Inc is a company that is devoted exclusively to serving our clients. Our inspectors have been professionally trained, passed the National Home Inspectors Exam, complete 20 hours of continuing education classes per year, and have backgrounds in home construction, additions, and remodeling. We are proud to be affiliated with the Omaha Board of Realtors, Realtors Association of Lincoln, Southwest Iowa Association of Realtors, the Womens Council of Realtors, Omaha Chamber, the Better Business Bureau (BBB), American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), and the Greater Omaha Chapter of ASHI.

What We Do

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question not listed below? Feel free to contact us.

What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the structure and systems of a home. Having a home inspection is like giving a home a physical check-up. If problems or issues are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation and corrections by qualified contractors.

What does a Home Inspection include?

The standard home inspection will review the conditions of the HVAC system, electrical system, plumbing system, roof, attic, insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, appliances, foundation, exterior, drainage and structure.

Why should I have a Home Inspection?

The purchase of a home is one of, if not the largest single investment you will make. You should learn as much as you can about the condition of the property and if any repairs are needed before you purchase it and minimize any surprises. Of course the inspection also points out the positive aspects of the home and maintenance that will be necessary to keep it in good shape. After the inspection you will have a much better understanding of the property you are about to purchase.

Is it possible for the home to fail an inspection?

No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of the home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a home, but rather describe the condition and indicate what may need repair or replacement.

What if the report reveals problems?

No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy the home, only that you will know in advance what to expect. A seller may adjust the price or terms and/or correct the issues found during the inspection.

If the home proves to be in good condition, did I really need an inspection?

Definitely; now you can complete your home purchase with your eyes open as to the condition of the home and its equipment and systems with the ease of mind that all is good with your purchase.

Does a standard inspection include a radon test?

No. A radon test is a separate service provided. If a radon test is desired, Midlands can provide the service at an additional cost.

How long does the Home Inspection last?

Standard home inspections will vary and take roughly 2 to 4 hours depending on the size and condition of the home.

Should I be present for the Home Inspection?

It is not necessary for you to be present during the inspection, but you are welcome to attend and observe the inspector and ask questions while you learn about the condition of the home.

What is The American Society of Home Inspectors?

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is the oldest and leading nonprofit professional association for independent home inspectors.

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Can You Inspect In the RAIN?

Can you Inspect in the RAIN? Sometimes people will call and ask if we can or should perform the home inspection in the rain? And my answer is always YES! It might not be the most fun for the inspector, walking around in the rain, but performing the home inspection in the rain helps us find issues that we would not normally see and could be very difficult to discover if it wasn’t raining. Obviously […]

What To Do After Your House Floods?

The flooding in Nebraska and Iowa is devastating! It’s cereal and your heart goes out to all who been affected by the disaster. What should you do after your house floods? It depends on the type of flooding and damaged to your home. Some flooding is caused by sewer back-ups, burst water pipes, malfunctioning sump-pumps, heavy rains and like we have seen here, snow melt mixed with heavy rains and frozen grounds which has caused […]

Stone Veneer

Stone Veneer, or a more proper name would be Adhered Concrete Masonry Veneer. One of the newer exterior cladding being installed in the area over the last decade on mid to higher end homes. This material should be treated like stucco due to the potential problems of water damage to the home and structure. The stone veneer must drain any moisture away from the structure. This is true with any exterior cladding, but it’s especially […]

Winter Mold

Winter Mold Ever notice in the cold winter months you may get some mold growing around your windows on the sills and trim work in your home? Why does mold often appear around the windows during the winter months? Humidity and condensation are the reason. Warm, indoor air condensates on the cold windows forming droplets (moisture) which soaks into the sills and trim work around the window, so it becomes damp and before you know […]

Contact Us

Our office hours are well suited to book your inspection in the fastest most convenient manner for you. Office hours are extensive and convenient; we are available via phone from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Office appointments are scheduled appointments only. Special circumstances always exist and Midlands Home Inspections will work with you to meet your needs.