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Santa Monica Inspectors

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  • 3 years in business
  • 965 hires on Thumbtack
Kim D.
Verified review

William came to my house right away when I told him of my bed bug problem. I had 2 exterminators come previously who told me that it was fleas after their inspections. . I knew by the looks of the bites that it definitely was not fleas. William came and did his inspection and within 30 secs. He identified the problem as bed bugs. He showed me the signs. Neither of the other inspectors were able to find anything. William did one spray and even though the problem was gone I had him do his second spray. Furthermore Protech offers a 4 month guarantee after the second spray. The longest guarantee of any other inspectors. I highly recommend Protec!

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Pest Shield
5.0
from 58 reviews
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We underwent multiple inspections with different companies trying to find the right termite fumigation company. Of all the inspectors that we met with, Sean was by far the most thorough, friendly, and knowledgeable; he also offered the most comprehensive treatment at an amazing price. He and his staff were very accommodating with scheduling and they completed the work quickly and efficiently. I would recommend Sean and his company to anyone seeking termite extermination.

Mark Wendt Home Inspections
4.8
from 56 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Dev S.
Verified review

Mark arrived before time and started off with outside inspection of the house by the time we arrived. Did good job in quick time and sent us the report by the evening via email. His price is very competitive so good value for the service. It was pleasure working with him. I will recommend him for house inspections!! Thanks Mark.

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Air-O-Stat
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ian S.
Verified review

These guys were great and exceeded my expectations -- from the initial bid (best of 3) to the installation everything was very organized, clean and professional. I was offered several options and my issues were really addressed with personalized recommendations (not trying to upsell me on something I did not need.) After a very thorough inspection, they gave me tips on how to use and maintain my system. The guy even stuck around to make sure the system worked properly after the service. I would highly recommend this company. The professionalism of Air-O-Stat techs reflects highly upon themselves. From start to finish my entire experience has been pleasant without the feeling that somewhere, somehow I'm on the receiving end of subpar. Their attention to details and final cleanup left us very impressed.

Pest Innovations
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Jon N.
Verified review

Very professional and with the lowest bid of four companies inspections.

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Brindicci Engineering, Inc
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lucas M.
Verified review

We hired Rick to replace an old furnace and all the ducts inside the house. He is one of the most honest contractors that I have ever met, his quote was way below anyone else which at first got me a bit skeptic but once you talk to him and you see him working you realize that he is super professional. The difference between Rick and other contractors is that he cares about you as a client, he treats your house as if it was his and he trusts his work so much that he knows that you will refer him to your friends so he doesn't need to overcharge you like others (his quote was considerably less than the others I got), he even offered helping me on a Sunday with the water heater (he wasn't hired to do anything with the water heater). He passed the inspections with flying colors, the inspector even said that he didn't even need to check Rick's work because he knows that Rick is one of the best contractors out there. The worked that he performed in my house was absolutely flawless, him and his crew will not leave your house until they achieve absolute perfection on what they are doing, he sticks to his quote and he will not overcharge you even if they find surprises, which I well appreciate after overpaying for my new house. I have recommended Rick to all my friends and even my realtor ask him for his business card after seen his work, and I would recommend him to all of you out there thinking about your next project, for sure he will be back for my next projects.

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A&A Property Inspections LLC
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Akash Y.
Verified review

I needed an inspection for a house I have never seen as I'm a foreign investor. So Elvis was my "eyes" and he did a great job. He was available on the phone any time I needed to ask a question. And above all he is a down to earth guy. I spoke to a few other inspectors and they were all "robotic"... Thanks Elvis for your help, I have saved your info for any future inspections.

Anarumo Inspection Services
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Victor L.
Verified review

Frank from Anarumo Home inspection Services has been providing high quality professional inspections for all my client's Residential and Commercial needs. He is punctual, concise, easy to communicate with and is up to the times with technology. I have recommended him to many other realtors as well and have heard nothing but great things. An excellent choice for your next inspection.

  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Andie H.
Verified review

Billy was great. Professional and also down to earth guy. He came the same day to give an estimate, was able to work out terms with us, and started the project the next day because it was an emergency. He promised we would have running water by the end of the day and he stood by that, even though he and his partner had to stay very late. The work was approved by a city inspector. I agree with the other reviewers, his attitude really makes a difference, he cares about the work and the customer. Would definitely recommend!

  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jane F.
Verified review

Very pleased with this company and they are inspectors . I was nervous starting out as the owner of the property as soon as the inspector got there he put me at ease. This guy was very professional knowledgeable and knew his job from a to z . Very friendly and patience I would ask questions and he would take the time to actually explain things to me I would recommend 100% professional . A little pricey but well worth the money . When you're spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a home you should want the best inspectors . Thank you . U.S.Home Inspectors .

Prime Termite
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Albert R.
Verified review

I work from home, and this was not a big deal for me to get estimates. I got 3 quotes about 2 months ago and put them on hold for a while. Then I decided to call one more guy to make sure no more termites are here before starting tenting. Then I ended up calling 3 more companies, and 2 of them did not check my house properly. One of them asked me to pay $65 to go check underneath. But not Wallace from Prime Termite- it took him only about half an hour to check my house really good, and he found lot more stuff other guys did not find. I ended up having ground termites too in the basement, but either they were new or other guys did not find them. I figured out that if this was how they inspect, that's the way they would do other works too - half or part of it done. He offered me either to tent or do no chemical green sprays. I work from home and also am health conscious. So went with their green sprays. it took them a while to do it though - 3 days, but was not noisy or anything, they did not bother me at all. . We ended up making friends with Wallace since when the work was being done he came here twice and made sure everything was going fine. Also, Prime was the only company that gave me 5 year really good warranty with details. Now if something happens to my house, it's going to be their problem, not mine, but the way they did it looks like nothing would happen. Very happy, and cheers to a nice inspector-termite-professor Mr. Wallace. Very satisfied, highly recomment. I did not move out from my house, and even though it was more expensive than tenting I feel like got a really good deal. For so much work it was worth it. This is a good company, I recommend them. If you also want a very experienced inspector to check your house ask for Wallace, this guy is a termite professor and is in this industry for over 20 years.

Active Pest Control
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thavanny H.
Verified review

APC has been there to help me with my pest problems for the past 7 years. Their front office and techs are really easy to work with. I have never had any issues scheduling with them. Techs are always on time and they make sure to solve any issues I have before they move on to their next stop. I had a really bad ant problem in my garage and called APC to let them know and they sent a tech over the next day to take care of it. Talk about fast service! A few months ago, one of the service technicians noticed some termite activity starting to develop so he advised us on the different types of termites and set us up with one of their termite Inspectors named Ray. Ray came out and looked in our attic and subarea. He gave a few different options in which we decided to go with the non-move out termite treatments. He called his office and set us up with a treatment within 2 days. When the termite crew came, they were very respectful of the inside of our house. They went under the house and in the attics to place the product. They even did all of our exterior wall voids. All the while, we were able to stay inside the home. We're very happy with the work Active provided and would highly recommend them to take care of any pest problem.

West LA Inspection
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy O.
Verified review

Great Inspector. He did a great job and was great to work with. I would definitely use him again

Cal Termite
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Scott K.
Verified review

Great Team. Ask for Cliff as your inspector.

Valencia Termite Control
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Termite S.
Verified review

As a Real Estate Broker, it is vital to my business that i have excellent contractors who know what they are doing, can do it in a timely manner, and are convenient for me. It was very easy to set up an appointment. The office staff was friendly and I didn't get a recording. I was able to get an inspector out within a week. They called the day before to confirm the appointment which I appreciate since I usually have a million things going on. When I arrived at the property (on time), the inspector was already there working on the outside. He said it would take about an hour, I asked if he needed me, he said "no", i gave him a check, told him to lock up, and left. Two days later, I received the report via email. The report was thorough, easy to read and well organized. The price was industry standard as well. I will absolutely be using Valencia termite control again! Doug Miller

United Home Inspectors
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon H.
Verified review

James was on time and very thorough in his inspection. He provided us with a detailed, photographed online album of the areas of concern, along with recommendations. His attitude was pleasant and upbeat, yet professional. Overall, James’ Work was excellent and the price was appropriate.

Lion Gate Pest Control
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth C.
Verified review

Chris came to inspect for termites. Knowledge about all kinds of bugs! and also found a rodent issue the previous inspector never mentioned. We hired Lion Gate to do subterrain termite work.

  • 8 years in business
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We provide customers with online access to thorough home inspection reports. Reports include pictures of deficiencies found on a property.Gold Coast provides home inspections in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties. Our thorough services include inspecting mold, pools, and spas.

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We inspect, detect, and protect. Our inspectors are general contractors with over 3,000 inspections performed. Our inspections are detailed, and our experience enables us to answer any question clients have about the property being inspected. Our clients receive their report within 24 hours by email. We are always a phone call away for any question or concern after the report is delivered.

  • 37 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

We have 15+ years experience doing home inspections and an active general contractor with 25+ years experience. We give thorough, detailed inspections and reports with prompt service. We are currently working as general contractor doing projects like whole house remodeling, landscape, concrete, masonry, guest house, and a room additions.

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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