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Top Pro
5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"First time using Thumbtack. Really pleased with Sean's response time and professionalism. Took his time with the property inspection and very through. I definitely will recommend Sean to others."

$300

estimated cost

4.8
from 11 reviews
4.8
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"Great service! We are a small and relatively new real estate development company but we are experienced. We needed someone to come out to a prospective property and just give us a foundation report, we did not need a whole building inspection. We were doing a walkthrough of a multi unit rental complex with two building and Randy was happy to come out and do a foundation only report at a very reasonable price. He was there before we got there and stayed longer than everyone to get a full work up on the foundation. We received a well written report within a reasonable time of the inspection. We will definitely use him again."

$300

estimated cost

4.4
from 21 reviews
4.4
(21)
  • 9 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
"Stephen did a great job providing an inspection for the home my wife and I are buying. He was happy to fit in our request, despite a tight turnaround time. During the inspection, he was very chatty, pointing out things we should address and talking us through the details. His written report came a few days later and was a thorough summary of the things we had talked about. I recommend working with Stephen and his wife!"

$325

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 years in business
"The inspector they sent was the best. Friendly, knowledgeable and would definitely hire again."

$300

estimated cost

4.5
from 166 reviews
4.5
(166)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
"I hired Casiano's to replace my kitchen faucet. The faucet was making noise and then water spray got clocked. I had already purchased a replacement faucet that was recommended by my HOA, so I just needed someone to come and replace it. I wasn't able to be present, but my renters liked that setup was friendly and professional. When I arrived to inspect the work, I found everything as good as new. I also appreciated Casiano's flexibility to accept payment via PayPal. This allowed me to not bother my renters with payments, inspect the work afterwards and pay without scheduling further visits."
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Top Pro
4.8
from 25 reviews
4.8
(25)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
"We are home-buyers and were invited to do our own home inspection while we waited for the appraisal and underwriting to come in. My father-in-law insisted that we do a mold inspection, so my husband contacted Tincher Inspection Services to do it. I was present at the inspection, and really enjoyed going through the house with Monty Tincher. Monty arrived early, ready to go. He started by taking air samples and has an infrared scanner that allowed him to look for moisture and heat differences in the walls. He flushed the toilets and ran the showers looking for leaks. He was able to look into a wall where there was an active drywood termite infestation to determine how far up they currently were (the termite activity generates heat). He took a look at some of the issues that the seller's inspector had found and gave us his opinion on them. He had no problems with me coming through the house with him, and invited me to come into the attic to take a look and under the house as well! We discussed solutions to some of the issues with the house and he gave me rough price estimates for fixing them which was very helpful. I highly recommend Monty for your inspection!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Home Inspection, pleasant, seemingly complete"
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4.7
from 16 reviews
4.7
(16)
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
"Prompt On-Time and Very Proficient. The inspection was thorough within guidelines noted in the report. Recommendations were clearly stated in the report. Chris took the time to walk me through a couple of 'areas of concern' explaining why these issues need to be addressed. He was very clear on further, more in depth inspections I might want to consider. I will be implementing fixes and repairs as noted and when my house goes on the market I am confident the prospective buyers will see the value provided by Chris Home Inspection."
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4.8
from 8 reviews
4.8
(8)
  • 33 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Randall built a custom pergola for us based solely on an image we found online. We found he was easy to work with in terms of deciding on materials and cost. The work was done quicker than anticipated and on budget. The Pergola is a great addition to our backyard and exactly what we wanted. He was very clean and thorough, leaving the jobsite neat and tidy (something I've experienced other contractor do not always do). He and his crew were there on time both days and kept in communication along the way to make sure we got what we wanted. I would recommend him to others without hesitation."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 17 reviews
5.0
(17)
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"Albert diagnosed and fixed two plumbing problems in my home incredibly fast."
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Q & A

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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 do you find a good home inspector?

A home inspection should tell you the true condition of a home. A competent home inspector closely inspects your home’s structure and foundation, looks for termites and signs of problems like mold, checks the wiring to ensure it’s in good condition, and investigates the HVAC system, among other items. To find a good home inspector, first research whether home inspection is licensed in your area; not all states require licensure.

If there is no regulatory body that licenses home inspection in your state, there are other ways to make sure you are hiring a trustworthy professional. Carefully look into the person’s reviews and ask for references. Ask if they are committed to continuing education, and whether they are active members in any reputable home inspector organizations. Some organizations that recognize and/or certify home inspectors are the American Society of Home Inspectors, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and American Home Inspectors Training. Don’t be shy about asking to see credentials and licensing.

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.

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