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from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Brad was extremely professional and very thorough during my home inspection. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for an inspector. He also got my inspection report to me the same night!"

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5.0
from 28 reviews
5.0
(28)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
"Joey was very thorough in his home inspection. Explained everything in just the right amount of detail. Provided professional recommendations, and made me feel much more informed as I am making one of the big decisions one has to make in life. Highly recommend!!"
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5.0
from 18 reviews
5.0
(18)
  • 17 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
"Trey completed my inspection and he was very thorough. The report was very detailed and I couldn't have asked for a better inspector! I recommend Thoroughbred for any home inspection you may need."
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4.9
from 14 reviews
4.9
(14)
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Thank you so much for your help in getting my home painted and beautiful again. I appreciate your professionalism and great work in my house. It made a huge difference. All my neighbors will be calling you also. "
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4.9
from 53 reviews
4.9
(53)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
"This company is very professional, highly reliable with very great competitive prices!! I definitely will recommend it to my friends, family and co-workers any time. Pepe showed up for our home inspection appointment a few minutes early, which was the second sign of a professional (the first is that he called early in the morning to confirm our appointment), conducted his inspection promptly and while doing so, explained to us every aspect of concern he had and what we should follow up on, provided us with guidance and showed to be a very informed, educated in his field and highly personable individual. We received our inspection reports within the time frame he stated to us, It was a very thorough report, with clear images and symbols pointing at the exact area that needed to be repaired or replaced. I was 100% satisfied! I recommend this company 100%"
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"The inspection was fast, complete, and very punctual. I'm very happy and we'll use Epic Property Inspections again. will not hesitate to make a recommendation to friends and family to use their service."
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5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
"Jacob was very prompt and thorough with his home inspection. I also had a mold test due to my allergy problems and this helped with the decision on whether to go ahead and purchase this home. I would definitely recommend Jacob to any future home buyer."
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 3 years in business
"Alfred was on time for inspection actually early, and did it in less than one day- including writing up a detailed report into the night. He knew a lot about condos because of his work in them for years and was extremely careful and knowledgeable. He even went the extra mile and cheerfully produced a second type of verification when asked by my insurance agent the next day. He is pleasant and positive person and great to work with. Highly recommended!"
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"The services (roof repair, home painting, general repairs) are beyond my expectations. I highly recommend Advanced Construction Inc."
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4.9
from 7 reviews
4.9
(7)
  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Best home repair 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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