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Wilmington Inspectors

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  • 35 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Liz M.
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We are new to this area and first time home buyers, therefore we did quite a bit of research to determine the best inspection company for the price. We called multiple inspectors and finally found Eagle Eye. When we called, John himself answered the phone and was very friendly to talk to, professional and very knowledgeable. We called on a Thursday and set up the inspection for Saturday morning, another plus with eagle eye is the weekend inspections! His prices are the most reasonable we found and he well exceeded our expectations! He made sure to inspect every last inch of the house before he signed his name to the report and then sent a very detailed report to us and our realtor with precise comments and corresponding photos. There was no doubt we were in the best hands with John and would give him a glowing recommendation to anyone!!!

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Subzero Cooling & Heating
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert H.
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Excellent inspection. He found things earlier inspectors had missed or had not bothered to do. We’re keeping this guy.

Green Pest Solutions
4.5
from 37 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Gary B.
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Inspector found no evidence of bed bugs! He was thorough and informed.

  • 34 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Michaela H.
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Showed up when he said he would and did an amazing job! I was so happy that I could finally trust a sub contractor to show up and do the work he promised. Great pricing and great service highly recommend

Kelly Home Services, LLC
4.6
from 29 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
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My inspector was on time and was able to do the cleaning at the same time. Thanks guys!

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ABC Home Inspections LLC
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Steven B.
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Have used other home inspectors on commercial evaluations. This inspection was far more thorough and the turn around was one day. Will be my first choice for my next inspection!

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  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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L. R.
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I highly recommend Chris Eslinger and will use him again for any home purchases in the future. I was able to schedule an appointment with him that worked within our timeline and his pricing was affordable. Chris arrived at my home inspection early and clearly explained all of the issues that he found in the home. Chris turned around our report in 24 hours. His report gave a detailed description of the issues and distinguished between safety concerns needing immediate attention and those that could be prioritized for later. The photographs in his report were clear and labeled. His report also includes an estimate of the cost to repair the issues, which is invaluable to a buyer in negotiating with a seller or determining what your additional costs will be. Again, I highly recommend this inspector.

Everest Inspections
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Robert A.
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Super detailed inspections. I thought I was buying a clean rehab property until Dave discovered some major issues...he saved me!!!!! I will be calling him again.

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Foundation Home Inspections
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Tiffany P.
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Bill is methodical, professional, and communicates clearly. The report he delivered was thorough, well-written, and educational. The process of hiring him was well-organized and clear. Bill uses technology efficiently to support his business. My husband and I will hire Bill in the future. We will absolutely recommend Foundations Home Inspections to any of our friends/acquaintances who are in the market for Bill's services.

East Coast Heat Guys
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Heather F.
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This Company is extremely professional, honest, considerate, and kind. They arrive in a private, unmarked vehicle. They wear every day clothes. Your neighbors would never know what is going on when they are doing their inspections and treating your home. They are respectful. Every encounter I have had with them has been wonderful. I really appreciate you treating what I thought was an emergency so attentively. I would highly recommend using this company if you are looking for honest answers at a truly affordable price. Thank you so very much.

S.P.T. Home Services
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tom G.
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Stephen at SPT home services has always been outstanding, he always has promptly returned phone calls and messages. He does very thorough inspections and I will always be recommending him to anyone I know who is purchasing a new home.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Laura E.
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Joe was extremely professional and very detail oriented. His rates are extremely reasonable and he does a fantastic job. To be my well, septic and home inspection and a hundred dollars less then the cheapest home inspector my realtor suggested for me. I strongly recommend joe to anyone

Ben C Marshall Co
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 46 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anna M.
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Mr. Marshall does commercial and residential jobs. I have utilized Mr. Marshall’s services for many projects including plumbing, carpentry, and heat pump problems. In my kitchen he has installed a dishwasher, stove, new sink and faucet, a water filter system, a vinyl floor and also painted and caulked the walls. He also replaced two water damaged doors with new handmade cabinet doors that matched the existing doors perfectly. In my bathroom he installed a new vanity, faucet, toilet, medicine cabinet, custom shelving, a shower rod, and done repairs to the tub and shower faucet. Other jobs he has done for me include installing a central vac which I love, replaced and relocated my water heater to a more suitable location in my home, completed a beautiful tile job in my entry way and deck repair. Mr. Marshall is skilled with his work and is a problem solver. He has been able to complete difficult jobs that other contractors weren’t willing or able to complete for me and also for friends who I referred him to. He is skilled at dealing with inspectors, permitting and is able to cut through the red tape involved in dealing with county organizations. As a single woman I trust him to do the work I need fairly and correctly and I have referred him to several friends who have also become repeat customers. He has done basement waterproofing, well/septic repairs, and ran gas lines for friends of mine. I highly recommend his services

Cole Property Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
David L.
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Dave Cole is just an outstanding person. He is an extremely knowledgeable and competent home construction professional. Over the years we have been privileged to know Dave, he has successfully completed many home remodeling projects for us, transforming our home into "our palace." He is the only person we will allow to work on our home, in part due to his knowledge of building codes and requirements. Hiring Dave Cole to be your home inspector is truly a no-brainer. In fact, he is the only person I would consider for the job. On time, within budget, and done right the first time -- that's Dave Cole!

Dobbins Home Inspection
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Eric B.
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Very responsive and reliable inspector. Willing to go out of the way to meet customer needs.

A-1 Home Inspections, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Dotty T.
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    Joe Vitale has done inspections for several clients of mine. He has always been extremely knowledgeable and professional. He helps the clients by explaining all the systems of the house as well as recommendations on maintenance.

    J and R Construction
    2.3
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    We take our time and do the job right the first time. We do not leave you in the dark. We take the time to show you what we do every step of the way.

    Precision Inspecting, LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    Paul M B.
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    Owner Bill Haughery has been assisting me with business surrounding inspections and construction for more than 3 decades. I have enjoyed his honesty, integrity, and strong work ethic over the course of time. I recommend Bill and Precision Inspecting, LLC to any real estate professional or buyer searching for a real estate home inspector. Paul M Boronow Broker of Record and owner of William Penn Real Estate Associates

    Tony B.
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    As a realtor, having a great home inspector is hard to come by and Ernie is the best and always leaves our clients satisfied and happy with the service!

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    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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