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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.

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 Riviera Beach home inspectors
Emmanuel S.
Very professional! straight to the point. that the way it should be. I will definitely recommended GV Home for home Inspections.
GV Home Inspections LLCGV Home Inspections LLC
JESSICA Z.
Trey was an excellent choice he was very throughly and detail, good price i highly recommend this company for your home inspection and any home improvements. Thank you Trey.
Thoroughbred Inspections - Home & CommercialThoroughbred Inspections - Home & Commercial
Leah D.
Trey was great. He was punctual, he explained everything to me and showed me what he was talking about and offered suggestions to remedy the situation. This was my first home inspection post divorce and Trey made it insanely simple.
Thoroughbred Inspections - Home & CommercialThoroughbred Inspections - Home & Commercial
Thumbtack Customer
812 Upland Rd. West Palm Beach 33401 William was prompt. Price was competitive. He uses IR camera for the inspection and I would say this tool is a must for anyone getting a home inspection. It found some items on my house. His inspection of the roof inspection was accurate and consistent with other roofing contractor's determinations. I was disappointed with several things. 1) Do not pay for a mold test. If you actually have mold you will have to pay for it again if you need a company to do any work. Mold was in my attic but Beacon did not want to test the mold there, only in the living space. 2) They found evidence of a repair from termite damage but did not continue to look at the extent of the condition. In my case, I looked at every joist and found 4 joists repaired but 12 joists and a section of floor support also had damage. 3) There was a section of the chimney that pulled away from the wall (gaping crack). Since there was a smell of mold I asked that this section of the attic be looked at. I also ended up inspecting this and confirming the mold present in the attic.
Beacon Home Inspection ServicesBeacon Home Inspection Services
Mary K.
Jared explained more to me than my previous home inspector. I needed to have a re-do of my 4 point inspection and upon showing Jared the previous one it was explained why it was rejected by the insurance company. Thanks Jared for the education and for being able to help in time of need before my insurance company closed the door on me. Thanks!
Florida State Home Inspectors Inc.Florida State Home Inspectors Inc.
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