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Top 10 Home Inspectors near Jacksonville, FL

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 2 years in business
"I’ve worked with Gray Home Inspections several times and have always been impressed by their willingness to go beyond what a lot of competitors will to ensure the home buyer feels like there’s no stone unturned. Definitely recommend when buying or selling!"
$295
estimated cost
4.9
from 10 reviews
4.9
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
"This is our first experience with F.P.D. Home Inspections and we were very pleased with the thoroughness of the report. Thank you for making the process so easy."
$250
estimated cost
3.0
from 2 reviews
3.0
(2)
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Steven is great. We've worked with him repeatedly and each time is great. Thanks and would certainly call on him again."
$195
estimated cost
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4.9
from 83 reviews
4.9
(83)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
"I can't write about a home inspection done for me but I can write about the character of Joe himself. I've had close interaction with him this past year where I've seen that he's a man of character and the utmost integrity. He's someone whom will do what he says he's going to do, do it to the best of his ability. And if the service he provides doesn't meet your expectations, he will go out of his way to make sure you are entirely satisfied."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"David was the best choice I could pick for a home inspection! He contacted me very promptly after I reached out to him and was so friendly and professional. He walked me through every step of what happens during and after a home inspection and his reports were so easy to read. Very clear! He didnt overcharge me when I thought an inspection costed more. I would recommend hin for anyone looking for an HONEST inspector!"
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5.0
from 19 reviews
5.0
(19)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"Peter was fantastic. Originally came out to give an estimate but after identifying the mold issue, was able to start repair work immediately. Very fair quote for top quality work. Would highly recommend Peter for any of your home repair needs. Thomas Hirsch Realtor"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Great company. Excellent work and a great price. Would recommend them!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"We are North Florida's Premier Home Inspection Professionals! With over 10 years of construction experience and education we are equipped to provide you with a thorough, detailed inspection and give you the knowledge and information you need to make the best decisions about your home buying, selling, or ownership."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"The home inspection was prompt, thorough and professional. Dan was a pleasure to work with and addressed all areas of concern. We would definitely work with him again on future purchases."
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4.5
from 2 reviews
4.5
(2)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Concrete bulkhead and grading. Great job. "
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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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