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4.9
from 181 reviews
4.9
(181)
GREAT VALUE
  • 288 hires on Thumbtack
"Jud was very polite and did an exceptional job on my home inspection and I was given a very detailed report. I will definitely recommend Jud going forward. Ty!"

$175

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
"I recently purchased a home and chose to use Get It Done Home Inspection, LLC. This was the best choice I made in my purchase. Mr. Jackson was punctual, professional and very thorough with his inspection. I highly recommend using his company for your home or business inspection needs."

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Just was the perfect example of professionalism, arrived on time for inspection and was extremely thorough. The detailed report we were given post inspection gave us everything we needed to know and possibly have fixed in our new home prior to our closing."

$275

estimated cost

4.8
from 4 reviews
4.8
(4)
"GREAT WORK QUALITY AND PROFESSIONALISM"

$200

estimated cost

4.8
from 6 reviews
4.8
(6)
GREAT VALUE
  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I'm so glad I chose Joe as my inspector. He showed up to the property on time and took his time with the inspection. When received my report, it was very clear and nothing was left out from our walk-thru. This made my renegotiation with my seller easier. Thanks Joe you were fantastic and I will be referring you to all my friends and family members"

$266

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"On time .. got right down to business.. professional.. affordable."

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 66 reviews
5.0
(66)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
"I was looking for a home inspection company for my new home I am purchasing and he was able to fit me in the very next day. Extremely professional, quality and thorough service. A detailed report with pictures were provided later in the evening after the service was provided. I definitely highly suggest this company."
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4.7
from 22 reviews
4.7
(22)
  • 18 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"Daniel is friendly, personable and professional. He met my quick time frame. When I got into town (rental house is out of my state) I had needed someone to help with cleaning the house, yard, debris removal, and shed, etc. Instead of having to call other people, Daniel quoted me a fair price. In fact, Daniels work was really good at painting and all the other clean up. Daniel is now my Number 1 guy in the area for home projects, fixing, etc. I can't say enough good about him. Affordable painting and expert quality!"
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4.9
from 25 reviews
4.9
(25)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 19 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr. Gaines is very professional. I love the fact that he is flexible and does things in a timely fashion. His inspection report was very clear, concise, and thorough. Not to mention his services are very affordable. I'm glad I chose him for my home inspection and will definitely recommend his services to others. "
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 6 years in business
"H&H remolded my kitchen and at a later date we called them back to remoldeled our master bath room. They helped us putting our ideas into a working plan and executed that plan into a gorgeous efficiently working modern kitchen in our 100 year old home. The bathroom is lovely. I found them professional, kept the mess minimal and easy to work with."
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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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