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Casiano's Handyman
from 166 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
Regina D.
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Straight to the point handyman, and provided the services within the least amount of disruption to my life. Thank you! Work done: 14 ft high ceiling crack needed repair.

G.T. Roofing
from 43 reviews
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Bill N.
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Had GT Roofing replace the roof on my house. Not only did they start the project early they completed it in a timely manner. Exceptional service. Very responsive and communicated every step of the way including sending progress photos. Their customer service is excellent. I worked for general contractors, so I'm very familiar with construction, quality of service, customer service and communication. The son, Geo is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The father, and owner, is personable and conscientious about the quality of their work. These are first class guys and dependable.

Rosch Construction
from 31 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Art C.
Verified review

The best thing I can say about this experience is that I found someone who was willing to work "with me" to accomplish the tasks that were needed to complete the job. Many people focus on price and/or getting a person they can tell what to do. I've never been a fan of that approach when it comes to building a successful working relationship. Yes, I look for a reasonable labor rate that allows the payment of a fair wage for skills and services, but I'm also looking for ideas and answers in many cases. David brings his knowledge and experience to the table, and we can have an exchange of thoughts without impacting anyone's ego. This is the true definition of teamwork, and it has worked very well as we go through the list of things we would like to have done. I would hire David for future projects that are in his areas of skill and expertise.

Renovated Square
from 19 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Faranak P.
Verified review

Few weeks ago Ramin from renovated square did some maintenance/repairs and painted my medical office so professionally and neatly and worked around the office schedule to make sure it does not interrupt the clinic hours! He is a perfectionist and I highly recommend his services.

Chris Home Inspection
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Esther J.
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I immediately loved Chris Home Inspection's pricing. We flip homes in Sacramento county and live in San Jose. My expectation is always to pay more in our area, but Chris's price beats all Sacramento inspectors we've used. Chris was SO professional and thorough. Our home is very old and has a lot of work that needs to be done. He spent the extra time needed to really capture everything in his report. With fours kids ranging from 10months-13years it was especially nice that he sat with me to explain the immediate concerns he has for our family's safety... it was startling and so necessary. He really went above and beyond! As we move our business into the bay area, we will absolutely call on Chris for inspections!!

Mid State Electric

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    My name is Miguel "Lito" Espinoza, electrical contractor. Profile: I am an electrical contractor with nineteen years of commercial and residential experience. Adept in performing electrical installations, maintenance and repairs in homes and commercial facilities. Knowledgeable in all areas of the national electrical code, and excel in analyzing and solving problems with various electrical systems. My key skills include: - Installation and maintenance - Blueprints and schematics - Switches and circuit breakers - Troubleshooting - Electrical code - Wiring diagrams - Conduit bending - Customer service Professional Experience: * Electrical contractor, 2007 to present Key results: * Installed, maintained and repaired 100 and 200 Amp sub and main panels * Troubleshoot switches, outlets, lights, and various electrical systems * Cultivated excellent relationships with clients, resulting in a strong base of referral business * Worked with multiple insurance companies servicing residential homes * Implemented energy-efficient solutions that saved clients thousands of dollars annually Nor Cal Harvesting, 2011 to 2012 Salinas California. Key results: - Wrote extensive reports on various fields and ranches sighting problems and hazards - Wrote extensive reports on the condition of both water and portable toilets - Logged specific chemicals and fertilizers used on more than twenty different ranches - Aided migrant workers in filling out applications for employment - Apprentice electrician, 1995 to 2004 Performed electrical: rated wiring for commercial and residential construction projects, including new construction, retrofits and remodels. Key Results: * Earned a reputation for expertise in complex troubleshooting and problem resolution * Gained extensive experience in analyzing and following manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints and other specifications * Consistently commended for team player mind set: doing it right the first time, and working with minimal supervision under tight deadlines * Acted as foreman, field manager and service technician working for five different home insurance companies Education and credentials: * Electrical contractors license, 2007 * Certified electrician, State of CA, 2002 * Bachelors of Arts, Cal State Monterey Bay, 2000 * High School Diploma, Alisal High School, 1992

    Q & A

    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 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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