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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a good home inspector in Denver?

Locating a good home inspector in Denver starts with an online search so you can quickly view local professionals, and compare their ratings and customer reviews.

Make sure the home inspection service you hire is certified. Home inspectors in Denver can receive training and certification from several professional organizations. For example, ask the inspectors if they have certifications from the American Home Inspectors Training program or Inter­national Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

Finalize the process by contacting your shortlist of home inspectors for quotes. This way, you can compare prices before making a decision on who to hire.

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.

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.

Reviews for Denver home inspectors
Thumbtack Customer
Casey was very professional and thorough, inspecting top to bottom the home my Mother is going to buy. He spent four hours on the job....we are very happy with his inspection!
Freedom Home Inspection and Services, LLCFreedom Home Inspection and Services, LLC
Dawn C.
I needed quick turn around on an inspection for for a quick closing on a new home. Though I was able to book another inspector, Dan got back to me on a Sunday, fewer than 24 hours my initial request. His response to me was thorough, informative, professional, and friendly. Purchasing a home, especially your first home, can feel like a daunting process, and you need to be able to rely on knowledgeable professionals like Dan. I will definitely be reaching out to him again for any future inspection needs.
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Thumbtack Customer
Casey did an excellent job, professional and friendly. I received my report within 24 hours, which was very thorough. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a home inspection!
Freedom Home Inspection and Services, LLCFreedom Home Inspection and Services, LLC
Dante N.
Scott McCall was quick to respond to my initial inquiry. He messaged me and then followed up with a phone call. It was quick and easy to set up the appointment and he listened to my concerns and made note of them. He also contacted my realtor and confirmed the appointment with her as well. The inspection went smoothly. Scott took his time and thoroughly examined everything from the garage to the outside, inside, and even down in the condo’s crawl space. He found many issues I never would have discovered on my own and promptly sent a long report (complete with photos) to both my realtor and myself which aided me in creating the inspection objections. I am now in the process of negotiating with the seller. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone wanting a thorough, fairly priced, and professional home inspection. Scott was also very personable both on the phone and when we met. If needed, we would definitely call him again! Thank you, Scott!
Spec-Tech Home Services LLCSpec-Tech Home Services LLC
Kate T.
He showed up right on time. He starts with the outside on the roof then goes around the house checking water pressures and looking for anything else taking pictures along the way. Then on the inside he started in the attic took pictures and took his time going through inspecting each room. He was very through and I feel like I have a much better knowledge of the home than before he came. After he finished he even took the time to sit down with me to go over every thing and point out the things he found which allowed me time to ask questions. I got the detailed inspection report emailed to me within a few hours of him leaving the house.
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