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Top 10 Home Inspectors near Walnut, CA

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
"Honest and on time. Thanks so much Rudy for being amazing!"

$180

estimated cost

4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
GREAT VALUE
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Great home inspection done by Jimmy. He was on time and very knowledgeable. He did the entire inspection and walked us thru at the end showing us the big things to worry about. The report came in a timely manner and was easy to understand. Thanks Jimmy for great service!"

$275

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 13 years in business
"He's an honest guy that will give you an honest inspection!"

$240

estimated cost

5.0
from 17 reviews
5.0
(17)
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"I am very happy with the home inspection conducted by Frank Anarumo. He was early to the appointment and was incredibly thorough. This is my first home purchase so I followed him around and asked every question I could think of for the 2-3hrs that he was there. He was very informative and patient with me and my inexperience. He helped me to feel confident in the strengths of the house, and also brought to my attention many potential problems. His report was very helpful including photos and detailed notes. He has lots of experience in this business and I would definitely recommend him to anyone. Fantastic!"

$300

estimated cost

4.8
from 9 reviews
4.8
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Kurt did a great job at my client's home inspection. Planning to use him again in the near future."

$175

estimated cost

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

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 12 years in business
"Ron came in and did a through home inspection. He answered all our questions and concerns that were easy to understand. We also got a quick report which made it nice to make the changes we needed to on our future home. Definitely would use him again and recommend Him you family and friends."

$250

estimated cost

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5.0
from 25 reviews
5.0
(25)
  • 21 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
"We are buying our 1st home and called A&A Property Inspection. Not only did their guy Elvis did the home inspection for us, but we ended up needing a mold inspection also and he had his Mold Inspector Bobby come out and saved us from some mold problems. Money well spent will be using you guys as soon as we get the new house. thank you thank you"
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4.9
from 44 reviews
4.9
(44)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 25 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
"If you are looking for a quality inspector, look no further. Tony is your man. He was courteous, knowledgable, and thorough. The report I received was easy to read and went above and beyond in providing the information I needed to facilitate the purchase of our house. I would not hesitate to recommend Tony to anyone in need of home inspection services."
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4.8
from 56 reviews
4.8
(56)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
"Mark was great. Showed up on time, got right to it and explained everything before leaving. He made a usually tedious event of home inspection straight to the point and painless. Would definitely use again."
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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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