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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual inspection performed by a trained professional to determine the condition of a home’s main elements. The inspection usually takes several hours, during which the professional takes multiple photos and notes, tracking information for a final report. After the inspection, the pro will create a printed report, complete with photos and detailed information, summarizing the condition of the house. A home inspection is often used by potential home buyers prior to purchase to determine if there are larger issues (such as dry rot or a faulty foundation) that are not immediately visible to the untrained eye but that would cost a lot of money to resolve. Home inspections are also used by real estate agents and home sellers to address any concerns before putting a home on the market. Longtime homeowners can also schedule a home inspection to get a snapshot of their current home condition and identify any issues that need to be addressed. A home inspection is not a legal document that can be used for divorce or estate settlements, nor can it be used to secure loans or mortgages.

How much does it cost to get a house appraised and inspected?

Home appraisals and home inspections both assess your home and provide a report summarizing the condition or value of your home based on key measurements. Unlike a home inspection for the sale of a property, a home appraisal is used for loan applications, property value assessment for sales or settlements (divorce, estate, etc.), and taxes and insurance. If you’re having your home appraised for lending purposes, you’ll likely need a state-certified appraiser, so be sure to your research their credentials. Nationally, the average cost for a home appraisal is $340.

If you’re buying or selling a home, having a professional home inspection can be an invaluable tool for price-setting and negotiation, as well as learning what repairs are necessary. The national average home inspection cost is $310, ranging higher or lower depending on the inspection company, your location and the size of your home. Other factors that can affect cost are additional inspection services and pathogen testing. Here are some examples of average home inspection costs in various parts of the country:

  • Home inspection in New York City: $425 or more.
  • Condo inspection in New York City: $200 or more.
  • Home inspection in Central Texas: $250 for homes up to 2,000 square feet.
    • $275 for homes from 3,001-4,000 square feet.
    • $300 for homes from 4,001-5,000 square feet.
    • $325 for homes 5,001 square feet and up, plus 10 cents per additional square foot.
  • Home inspection in Los Angeles: $199-$299 or more.

How long does it take to do a home inspection?

On average, you can expect a standard home inspection to take two to three hours. Your house size can affect inspection length, as can requesting additional services such as sprinkler system inspections, outbuilding inspections, radon testing, crawl space inspections, or pool house inspections. During the home inspection, the professional will be taking photos and looking in and around all parts of your home. The inspector will then compile a report that may be more than 20 pages. You should receive this report back within a few days to a week. The report should detail everything from minor imperfections and maintenance recommendations to major defects that need to be resolved as soon as possible, like structural failures or a leak in the basement. Your report should include photos and clearly outlined information about all major elements inspected, as well as recommendations for next steps.

What should be included in a home inspection?

A complete home inspection involves a visual investigation of all major elements that make up your home. A home inspection is a vital part of buying or selling a home to ensure you’re not accidentally buying a termite-infested home or one with major structural defects. Paying for an inspection before purchasing a home can save you a lot of money in the long run. The national average home inspection cost is $310, with prices ranging higher or lower based on your location and the square footage of your home. After performing a walk-through inspection, the pro should provide you a printed report — complete with photos and recommendations — detailing what’s in good condition, what would benefit from minor repairs, and what needs immediate attention. Home inspection pros know how to spot trouble areas, but they’re not licensed contractors, electricians or plumbers, so they may suggest you hire a licensed pro to address specific problems. Here are the main components that a home inspection covers:

  • Home structure
    • Foundation, grading and drainage, roof covering, roof structure, interior and exterior attic walls, ceilings and floors, interior and exterior doors, windows, stairways, fireplace and chimney, porches, balconies, decks, attached carports, and crawl space.
  • Electrical
    • HVAC system, heating equipment, cooling equipment, ductwork and vents, fixtures and switches, branch circuits, receptacles, service entrance and panels.
  • Plumbing
    • Water heater and equipment, drains, waste systems, vents, and plumbing fixtures.
  • Appliances
    • Garage door openers, garbage disposal, dishwasher, exhaust range, range hood, bathroom exhaust fans, cooktop, oven and microwave.
Reviews for Mesa home inspectors
Thumbtack Customer
Jeffrey was able to accommodate a last minute request for a home inspection. His report was detailed with photos. I was able to understand his findings without having to be present. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a home inspection.
AZ-Tech Home Inspections LLCAZ-Tech Home Inspections LLC
Heather O.
Truss Home Inspection really took great care of my client. Very professional.
Truss Home InspectionsTruss Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Mark was very thorough and precise in his home inspection report. He was prompt and curteous.
GHI LLCGHI LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Daren was prompt and reliable. He found things I had not thought of looking for and found some termite damage . I will recommend him to my friends and family when they are in need of a home inspection. Thanks
Wright Inspections LLCWright Inspections LLC
John O.
I contacted Truss Home Inspections with a last minute request to inspect my new build before my framing walkthrough. Matt responded to my request quickly through thumbtack and after I setup an appointment personally called me to verify. Matt showed up to the scheduled time a few minutes early and had already walked the property before I arrived. I showed him a few of my concerns, of which he addressed immediately and showed me the areas of what needed to be pointed out to the builder. He then continued with his inspection, and sent me a detailed report of many issues. I would have never even noticed most of these issues until something went wrong well down the road. The report that was sent was very easy to read, detailed with pictures showing exactly what the areas of concern were. I am very happy to have hired Truss Home Inspection and working with Matt to make sure my house is built properly.
Truss Home InspectionsTruss Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted mark , last minute and he was available, and actually very punctial on the time and provided me with a detail outlook of the home inspection 31pages with detailed pictures , he was very professional and i felt at ease that i made a good choice , thx mark
GHI LLCGHI LLC
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