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Top 10 Building Inspectors near Simi Valley, CA

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"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."

$275

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4.6
from 5 reviews
4.6
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Very courteous & professional guy. Did a detailed inspection & explained his findings clearly making sure all my questions were answered. Very pleased with his services."

$250

estimated cost

4.9
from 11 reviews
4.9
(11)
  • 15 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Gavin Becker from Becker Home Inspection performed a home inspection for my husband and I while we were in escrow. We have nothing but great things to say about the job he did! Gavin was extremely professional and thorough. Gavin not only addressed what needed to be fixed on the home soon, but also provided great tips on maintenance we can do now to keep our home in good shape long-term. He provided us with a 30+ page report which was broken down by section (structure, roof, exterior, etc.). Each section had a structure of: major concerns, safety issues, repairs needed, recommended improvements, items to monitor and finally deferred costs. The report included multiple pictures in each section so we were able to easily visualize what the report was describing. Gavin then went above and beyond when our loan underwriting team wanted us to hire a certified roof inspector. Gavin wrote a letter to the underwriters explaining his opinion on the shape of the roof along with multiple pictures. We highly recommend Becker Home Inspection to anyone needing a home inspection! They were by far the most positive part of our home buying experience."
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4.8
from 56 reviews
4.8
(56)
  • 7 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
"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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4.6
from 10 reviews
4.6
(10)
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I recently hired Ron to do an inspection of my new mobile home. He was extremely great to work with, answered all of my questions and didn't miss a detail. The report was thorough and professional and his fees were very reasonable. I would highly recommend Ron!!!"
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I just purchased a new home, I hired DS HOME BUILDERS for inspection, they did a great job without over charging me, I would recommond them to anyone without hesitation."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 9 years in business
"Would highly recommend using Home Inspectors of America. They were very professional, informative and did an inspection that I can feel very secure with. This is a big investment for our family so knowing we had a good and reliable inspector made us very happy. If you need an inspector I would not hesitate to use Home Inspectors of America."
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4.2
from 11 reviews
4.2
(11)
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Luis came today to mouse and rat proof my house. He was very personable, and knew his job very well. I enjoyed his visit, he is a polite and caring young man. I highly recommend the Rat Pact... with employees like this , they will go far."
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4.8
from 84 reviews
4.8
(84)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 24 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
"Edward Torres is a true professional. The caliber of his work will speak for itself. He installed recessed lighting for me and the quality of the lighting he recommended, as well as his work is second to none. Upon prompt arrival he went over the layout of the lighting with me, measuring it precisely. He also let me inspect the hardware he was going to install to make sure i was satisfied with it ( which i definitely was because he only uses the highest of quality materials unless you otherwise specify). He laid out the location of the lights on the ceiling for me to view and approve prior to making any cuts or drilling any holes. Ed is so pleasant and easy to work with. Once he began the install he was operating like a well oiled machine. He made it look so easy even thought there were wires and fixtures coming out of the ceiling everywhere. I could tell he had done this many many times before. In the end Mr Torres installed 5 recessed light, 2 adjustable lights, 2 separate dimmer switches, and even (recommended and ) ran an extra wire in my ceiling ( as he was forward thinking) to where i might one day want to install a ceiling fan. The true professionalism, knowledge, and expertise of Mr Torres derives from his passion of the trade and 2 decades of experience in the business. He is a licensed and bonded professional as well as a U.S. Army Veteran who has served in combat defending our great country. He is a man that truly cares and stands behind his work. He has core values in his life that are evident. Integrity, excellence, and commitment are a few choice words i'd use to describe Mr. Torres and his work ethic. I would definitely recommend Edward Torres to do electrical work for my family or friends. I plan on using him again. If you are looking for an extremely knowledgable electrician at a great price your search is over. You will be in good hands hiring Ed Torres. Thank you Ed for all your hard work!"
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5.0
from 67 reviews
5.0
(67)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 18 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
"Pete is awesome, he takes pride in his work and is cognizant of the need to clean up his work area. I was provided a quote for the scope of work and ended up adding on one additional project when he arrived. All work was completed very quickly and looks amazing. Will use Pete for future electrical projects."
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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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