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Top 10 Home Inspectors near Tarpon Springs, FL

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Mark did a super job! From first contact to last, Mark was thorough in his work and prompt with delivering the inspection reports and talked on the phone about some issues we had. When/if we need an inspection in the future we will contact Mark first! Highly recommend."

$125

estimated cost

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Quick when I needed an inspection done in only a few days."

$245

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 17 reviews
5.0
(17)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"My insurance agent Highly Recommended Tommy with INSPECTIMUS Home Inspections. Tommy inspected my home last month. From the moment I called Tommy made me feel 100% confident that I had choosen the right inspector for my home purchase. He was very prompt and flexible with working around my schedule and timeline to insure that my home inspection was performed before my inspection period was up on my Home Purchase Sales Contract - he also let me join him during the inspection and explained step by step what he was looking for and what each finding meant in terms of work and cost. He is very knowledgeable and thorough. I have contacted him several times since I moved in and he has been very helpful with advice on how to do some of the house work and who to contact when work needed to be done, which has been extremely helpful. (He has years of construction experience which was an added plus that made my spouse and myself extremely confident that Tommy would find any areas of concern with our home purchase. I recommend using Tommy for your home inspection, you will get great service and will make a new friend."

$275

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
"I have used Stephen now for several home inspections, and every time he has done a fantastic job! He is very thorough, and does a great job explaining his findings to my clients. He is always punctual, and his prices are very competitive as well. I won't hesitate to recommend Stephen to my clients in the future!"

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
"I would recommend this company to anyone who values professionalism. Each time I called, someone picked up the phone. My questions were answered fully and quickly. I felt the inspection was thorough and I was given the information in a way that was easy to understand. Thanks, Tristan!"

$265

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Very professional and worked around my schedule to get the job done."

$185

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"They provided the most professional home inspection services I could of hoped to contract before buying my new home."

$275

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Very professional, thorough, polite, technically skilled and friendly. Would recommend their services to anyone needing a Home Inspection."

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"OK, so you get a home inspection just to be sure there are no major problems with a property, right? Well, with Sherlock Home Inspections, it's a whole lot more than that. They not only inspected every little detail, which saved us over 3 times what we paid them, but they also took the time to explain the pool equipment and humidistat. We had no idea how these things worked, so they went the extra mile to make sure we understood. I recommend them highly!!!"

$325

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Mr. Peck has always done an outstanding job with his inspections. He is very thorough and his reports are easy to read. He is the only inspector I will use for my sales."

$325

estimated cost

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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