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Joliet Inspectors

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Primestar Home Inspections
4.7
from 90 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine A.
Verified review

I called several home inspectors and Thomas was the first to respond. Thomas was very professional. He was on time and thorough. His report was clear and easy to follow. The summary portion was sufficient information to forward to my client’s attorney for review and follow up. Thomas’ price is reasonable. His customer service was outstanding and I would definitely use him again..

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Emerson Home Inspection
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy D.
Verified review

Emerson was punctual, professional, and thorough. He really gave the home we were purchasing the time and attention it deserved. Having him inspect our property allowed us to have access to a detailed report that was helpful in the attorney review and negotiation process. As well, Emerson made himself readily available for any post-inspections questions or concerns that we had. I would highly recommend Emerson and will certainly use his services again.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomas B.
Verified review

Roland provided a informative , and detailed inspection for us, and I will recommend him highly to anyone looking for this type of service. He was very affordable, and a great personable guy. He made me aware of every aspect of the inspection, which I appreciate, because I didn't know that much about manufactured homes. Roland was knowledgeable about the unit, and not all home inspectors qualify for that, even if they say they do. I knew he did from his reviews, and after accompanying him, I knew he did. He was very thorough, and provided us with a very good, precisely detailed report with pictures, needed repairs, and recommendations. Thank YOU, Roland........ Tom Birmingham

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Pur360
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt W.
Verified review

I am selling my house and a home inspector found mold in the attic. I hired Pur360 because they said they could be out for service right away so that I didn't have to push my closing date. They came out the next day and the treatment took 24 hours. I also had a mold analysis completed to verify the treatment worked. Thanks!

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  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren H.
Verified review

Bruce was a pleasure to work with. He was punctual, professional and thorough. He gave us honest feedback and explained everything to us in a way that we could understand. He was good at summarizing the big picture as far as the overall condition of the home. We can now move forward confident in our purchase. I have worked with other inspectors and Bruce is by far the best. Highly recommend!

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Optimal Home Inspections
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carla A.
Verified review

Shawn did a very thorough inspection of the condo and gave me good insight on things to consider for my safety.

Master Home Inspectors
4.4
from 32 reviews
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Michele P.
Verified review

I have no complaints about David and his service. He did a great job and was very patient with me while I followed him throughout the house asking questions and him addressing all of my concerns. I would definitely recommend David and Master Home Inspectors for your inspection needs.

Sabreezz Home Inspection
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Zakiyah B.
Verified review

Working with 1stop was truly an outstanding professional experience. They were very knowledgeable and informative about the process making me feel completely comfortable with their quality of work! Should truly be your first stop for home inspections!

GS & TJ Services, Inc.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Kareena M.
Verified review

Leon and his staff arrived early and were professional and friendly. They were very thorough and took time to explain mechanisms and processes to my husband. We had a report within 24 hours that included pictures and recommendations. They were 50-100 less than what I was quoted from the inspectors recommended by my realtor.

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Rambo Inspection Services
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia G.
Verified review

I would highly recommend this company. Beverly did my inspection and SHE was absolutely amazing. I wi be using this company for future rehab inspections.

  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Olha Y.
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Steve is a great inspector, very professional, details oriented, pleasant to work with. He gave me awesome advise and I'll recommend him to all my friends. The report was ready in few hours! Thanks a lot !

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Donato D.
Verified review

used Cardinal for VA pest inspection. did a great job. I would recommend them for any inspections. if they can please the VA, they can please anyone.

Homeinspectors.pro
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Wayne (With 4 BPI Professional Certifications, Proctor and Instructor in all) D.
Verified review

I’ve worked with Chicago Home and Building Inspectors LLC over the years. They have the best work ethics and highest integrity standards of any Company I’ve known in this field over the last twenty years.

Inspection Chicago, Inc.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alyse M.
Verified review

Chris has a lot of knowledge and educates you as he goes through the inspection. Results from the inspection are very detailed. Saved me from spending a lot of money on a bad deal.

Assure Home Inspection Inc
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Nicole M.
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I have used Assure Homes for years and have recommended Russ to many of my colleagues and clients. He is always punctual and his inspection reports are detailed w/photos and easy to follow. Russ and his team take time to explain the inspection report to the buyer and are always available to answer questions and return calls. I appreciate working with a company I can trust. Thank you Assure Homes for being my go to inspector. Nicole

Home Inspection Geeks Inc.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ophelia C.
Verified review

Home Inspection Geeks were used to inspect my father's home so that we could identify potential safety hazards. I received immediate contact from Tim including services to be provided and the cost. After speaking with him on the phone, my husband and I felt confident that he could deliver. Our inspector, Anton was not just prompt, he was early. He agreed to letting my husband accompany him every step of the way, and patiently and professionally answered all of his questions. The inspection was even more thorough than we expected. Tim followed up the next day to make sure that we were satisfied. We received our extensive report with photographs two days after the inspection. I would wholeheartedly recommend Home Inspection Geeks if you want an honest and professional inspection. Thank you Tim and Anton!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sheena F.
Verified review

Excellent inspector, you won't be disappointed

GZ Home Inspections
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Shealey C.
Verified review

Scott was fantastic! He inspected a potential condo for me and was very professional and friendly. He was very thorough and walked me through all of the issues in the home even though the were minor. He followed up the same day with a full report of the inspection and was patient as he answered a few of my outstanding questions. Thanks, Scott!

  • 12 years in business
Greg W.
Verified review

Jess and Tammy are very friendly and thorough. As a homeowner novice, it was great working with them because they took the time to really explain what they were looking at!

First Choice Inspectors
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeff L.
Verified review

Professional, punctual, thoughtful, and reliable are all the adjectives I would use to describe my interactions with Michael.

Eagle Home Inspectors
5.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
David B.
Verified review

Extremely thorough and meticulous.

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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