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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a good home inspector in Phoenix?

Find the best home inspectors in the Phoenix area by searching for local pros online. This way, you can compare their ratings and customer reviews quickly and efficiently. When you’re reading their profiles, look for information about the services they provide and their specialities. 

You might also find specific information about their credentials. If you don’t know if the home inspector is licensed or certified, check with the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration. You can also ask the inspectors if they have certifications from the Inter­national Association of Certified Home Inspectors, American Home Inspectors Training program or other associations.

Your last step is to ask for free cost estimates from at least three pros near you. 

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Phoenix home inspectors
Thumbtack Customer
I would strongly recommend hiring Wright Inspections LLC. Daren was on-time, very detailed and was able to perform my inspection the very next day. Received both the home inspection and pest report that afternoon. I will hire him again for my next house.
Wright Inspections LLCWright Inspections LLC
Andrew B.
Purchasing a new to us home and used Truss Hone Inspections. Communication was prompt and professional. Through job done and very pleased. Great guy with a good sense of humor. Would recommend Truss to friends and family if they are ever in need.
Truss Home InspectionsTruss Home Inspections
David S.
I love the fact that he was brutally honest about everything that is or could be an issue with the home. There were many things I hadn’t factored or considered and he was thorough in pointing those items out and explaining why it is an issue or could be an issue. I would highly recommend this company and will use them for my next inspection. The money I spent on the inspection is well worth the money I’d have to pay for repairs had I moved forward with this property.
Wright Inspections LLCWright Inspections LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mark provided a quality report at a reasonable price & prompt response time. I highly recommend him for anyone interested in a home inspection. His report was very thorough & had color photos as well as suggestions on what needs done & recommendations for improvement.
GHI LLCGHI LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Daren. He was very very thorough, punctual and professional. He reviewed his findings with me in great detail walking through the home immediately following the inspection. I though his report was easy to read and understand and I found it very helpful that his findings were color coded by severity.
Wright Inspections LLCWright Inspections LLC
Jenny N.
I love how equipped they were when they came to inspect our new home. I was shocked to see all the wonderful gadgets they used to detect water damage and all other latent problems you can possibly have in a home. The other inspectors I’ve dealt with weren’t able to do this so I was very happy to find out that there were no molds or water damage in home.Inspection went completely successful and I would highly recommend this Father & Son team! They work diligently making this process so much more easier for us ! Thank you so much!!
HomeTeam Inspection ServiceHomeTeam Inspection Service
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