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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 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.

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.
Reviews for Brookhaven home inspectors
Rafe C.
We contacted Williams Home Inspection Services to inspect our historic home, he was incredibly professional and thorough. The report is easy to follow and complete with photos and advice for repair and maintenance. I'd highly recommend his services for anyone in need of a home inspection.
Williams' Home Inspection ServicesWilliams' Home Inspection Services
Thumbtack Customer
I am in the process of purchasing my first home and I chose to use Four Walls Inspection for my inspection. They were very professional and worked with me scheduling the inspection. I could not stay for the full inspection by the inspector did answer the questions that I did have while I was there. The inspection results were very thorough and I really appreciated all the detail. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone that needs there home inspected.
Four Walls Inspections, LLCFour Walls Inspections, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
NW Georgia Home Inspections were wonderful to work with -- very professional, good prices, and nice work!
Pro-Spect Home Inspections, LLCPro-Spect Home Inspections, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Jerry for a inspection on a new home purchase. He was very fast to respond, was able to get right out to complete the inspection, and was very thorough when on site. He exceeded our expectations and I would definitely recommend the use of his services.
Pro-Spect Home Inspections, LLCPro-Spect Home Inspections, LLC
Chasity G.
I had a very pleasant experience with OnBoard Home Inspections! Asad was very knowledgable, thorough plus courteous. I received my inspection report back within 24hrs and it professionally detailed all that was discussed with great pictures included. I recommend this company and definitely plan on using them again!
OnBoard Home InspectionsOnBoard Home Inspections
Nicole R.
My fiancée and I were in dire need of a same day home inspection. Eric was was responsive, punctual and professional. Cherry on top, he had the report to us the same evening! You will not be disappointed!
Harmony Home InspectionsHarmony Home Inspections
Renee R.
Champion Home Inspection Services exceeded our expectations. As mentioned above, they are professional, responsive and punctual. In addition, they are highly knowledgeable and flexible. They also consistently displayed a positive, congenial attitude. In a word, they were Great!
Champion Home Inspection Services, LLCChampion Home Inspection Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
James did a general home inspection for me and did a fantastic job to explaining his process and walked us through any questions or concerns we had. He was very thorough and professional and I would highly recommend him.
Elite Radon TeamElite Radon Team
Kenya P.
Eric gave me such a great experience in getting my home inspected at a very quick turnaround time. I was very pleased at how professional he was and eased my worries about the process. I would highly recommend his services.
Champion Home Inspection Services, LLCChampion Home Inspection Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had a great experience with Williams' Home Inspection Services. He was very quick to reply to inquiries and punctual regarding arrival at the property. He was efficient and detailed all for an AMAZING price!! I would highly recommend for any of my friends/family!
Williams' Home Inspection ServicesWilliams' Home Inspection Services
Daniel C.
Asad arrived early and stayed late to wait for my fiancee before doing the walkthrough. He was very detailed and took the time to explain everything. We got the full report in less than 24 hours. Definitely recommend OnBoard Home Inspections for your next project!
OnBoard Home InspectionsOnBoard Home Inspections
Ian M.
He met me at condo, did a complete examination of place, provided a home inspection guide and then emailed me a detailed report that night with many details and pictures. His thorough and detailed report helped me to put together a good list of issues I asked the seller to service and fix. I would recommend him as a very good inspector with very good information to give to you at a very affordable price.
Williams' Home Inspection ServicesWilliams' Home Inspection Services
Mary K.
He responded to our inquiry very fast. We were able to get the inspection done the day after we started the due diligence process. He is very responsive and thorough with answers to questions. We are first time home owners and under contract for a condo. He was patient with all of our questions and taught us some basics during the walk through. Very thorough, efficient and professional. Would recommend.
OnBoard Home InspectionsOnBoard Home Inspections
Terrell G.
Mr. Williams was on time, polite, and very thorough in his work. I only wish I had hired him during my initial purchase of the home. I am sure some of these issues he pointed out existed then and could have been addressed during my initial 45-day walk. My fault for not hiring a more thorough inspector the first time. These issues will most definitely be handled during my upcoming 11-month walk because of Mr. Williams' work. Do not let anyone convince you that you do not need an outside inspection with new construction homes. Thank you, Mr. Williams!
Williams' Home Inspection ServicesWilliams' Home Inspection Services
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