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Pacific Coast Termite, Inc.
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie P.
Verified review

Our inspector, Robert, was very professional and friendly. His explanation for his recommendation was very clear and demonstrated significant expertise. He and Julia at the main office were responsive and flexible in accommodating our tight schedule.

Bay Area Termite
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Shaila G.
Verified review

Very timely and professional. They give competitive pricing and were very thorough. The inspector was very knowledgeable and explained what they would do to get rid of my termites. I would highly recommend Bay Area Termite.

South Bay Termite
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Grady B.
Verified review

Inspector was on time and did a good job. Pricing is fair. Reports are very professionally done.

Susan F.
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When we decided to remodel our 40+ year old home in Saratoga, my husband and I wanted to hire a local company that would be able to do everything we needed-a "one stop shop" After interviewing several contractors and designers, we stopped by the Saratoga Kitchen & Bath showroom on Hwy 9. We were very impressed, (the nicest we'd seen) so we scheduled an appointment with the owner, Rob, to come to our house. He was extremely knowledgeable, and seemed to be very easy to work with. We had lots of ideas, and he (very patiently) listened to them all. I think we kept him there for over 3 hours that night, but he didn't seem to mind! We hired him to draw the plans to try to see what ideas would work--he came back a week later with not only our ideas, but several we hadn't even thought of yet. For the next 3 months, we met several times to come up with a final plan that we loved--what a fun process!! We felt very comfortable with them at that point, so we hired them to do the entire project for us. We are so happy we did! They assigned a crew to our job, and we all became good friends throughout the job. The project manager was a stickler for the details and quite the perfectionist. There were a lot of changes to our floor plan, taking out a wall, new windows, etc., but it was clear they knew exactly what to do. They clearly take great pride in their work. The city building inspector even offered compliments!! The cabinet maker did a fantastic job-they made several samples to get the finish exactly how we wanted it, and they came out even more beautiful than expected. The granite, tile, and floor installers were also first rate-clearly experts in their fields We are very proud of our new kitchen, and we've had lots of compliments. We plan to have them back for our master bath remodel (hopefully soon!) I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND them to anyone looking for a designer or contractor. 5 STARS!!

Hubbard Home Inspection

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    About

    I am your team player in the real estate transaction. I do residential, commercial, and manufactured home condition analysis. I have 20 years of inspection experience in Monterey County, having inspected over 5,000 homes. I am certified with ASHI, NAHI, and Army Corps of Engineers for construction quality control. I am insured for one million dollars -- E&O and GL.

    The Home Inspectors

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      About

      Gary Dulleck, president/inspector, has 40 years experience in building and inspecting homes. He was a general contractor before starting The Home Inspectors in 1986. We provide an easy to understand narrative report with digital photos, and we are NACHI certified. At Home Inspectors, we have experience that you can count on.

      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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