SafeGuard Home Inspections & Radon Testing

Loren Rowland serving Sioux Falls, Brookings, Madison, Mitchell, Huron, and Surrounding areas in South Dakota

A Home Inspection

A Home Inspection is for your security and peace of mind.  Whether you are buying or selling a home, knowing its condition guarantees you a fair and smooth transaction. 

A Home Inspection is a thorough in-depth visual examination of the structure and operating components of the home performed by a trained professional.  Loren Rowland has been trained and certified through the American Home Inspectors Training Institute and is licensed with the State of South Dakota.

Loren’s inspection services include:

  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Home checkup Inspections
  • Electronic Reports sent on the day of the inspection
  • Radon Testing (upon request)
  • Wood Destroying Insect Inspection (upon request)


Realtors recommend that buyers and sellers obtain professional home inspections for their own protection.  A home inspection has become a “must have” for home buyers and a valuable marketing tool for sellers. 

Here’s why — an independent home inspector is completely objective.

Buyers want to know that a home is safe, structurally and mechanically sound, and free of health risks. 

Sellers want recommended repairs to enhance the marketability of their home.  A home inspection can help you sell your home faster at the highest possible price. 




Exterior Components

  • Roof, chimney, flashing, valleys
    — Evidence of water penetration, materials, condition.
  • Siding, trim, exterior windows & storms
    — General Condition.
  • Gutters, downspouts
    — General condition, effects of dampness in basement and the ability to carry off rainwater.
  • Landscaping
    — Its effects on the foundation.
  • Driveways, patios, decks, porches
    — General condition.
  • Air conditioner compressor

 Interior Components

  • Walls, floors, ceiling, windows
    — General condition.
  • Plumbing
    — All visible fixtures, pipes, and drains tested for operation.
  • Electrical
    — Outside entrance wiring, service panel and visible wiring, random testing of outlets.
  • Heating
    — Visible portion of heating system.
  • Attic
    — Visible roof sheathing, ventilation, insulation and framing.
  • Basement
    — Foundation soundness and evidence of moisture penetration.


 . . .  is a  wise decision whether you’re buying, selling or simply preserving the value of your home.