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  • 5 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Greg N.
Verified review

Working with charlie was a very positive experience. After struggling to get in touch with several inspectors i found via internet search, i tried thumbtack which provided me with charlie's info. He was available for immediate contact as well as flexible to meet my short notice request for inspection. As far as the inspection itself i was pleased with charlie's thoroughness and professionalism. He answered all my questions and pointed out good things as well as concerns. I would definitely recommend charlie to friends and family based on his quality of work and very reasonable prices as well. -greg - new berlin

Primestar Home Inspections
4.7
from 88 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine A.
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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 72 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sade A.
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Very nice and professional. Arrived an hour early to get a head start on the exterior and roof of my two-flat building. Really took his time and walked me through every step he took. Even gave advice on how to maintain the property as the time passes and things to look out for to avoid big costs. Extremely personable and friendly! Will definitely use Emerson for future inspections and recommend to friends and family or anyone in need of an inspection!!!!!

Watchman Inspection LLC
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Meg I.
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We had Watchman Inspections inspect our home on October 9th, 2015. I would recommend them to everyone I know whether you are preparing to sell your home or purchase a new home. Watchman Inspections was very easy to communicate with as they answered my inquiry very quickly. They are very easy to communicate with, prompt, thorough, and we completely trusted them being in our home. We have gone through the process of buying/selling our homes many times and Watchman Inspections has easily become our favorite go to for inspections. I would also recommend them to anyone who needs an update on the workings of their home if it has not been inspected for a while. Watchman Inspections has been an absolute pleasure to do business with. If you are looking for trustworthy, honest, and knowledgable service in regards to you home, then this is who you are looking for.

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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!

Home Detectives
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Tim K.
Verified review

Dave accommodated a Sunday inspection request only a few days out, which was fantastic. He sent his (InterNACHI-standard) contract ahead of time and arrived to the property on time. He took his time, appeared to be very thorough, and produced an electronic report a few hours later the same day. All of this earns him five stars! The only thing I would point out is that he's not particularly vocal during the inspection. If you're the type of person that wants to understand every single thing he's looking at while it's happening, he may not be a fit for you. On the other hand, some inspectors cause people new to home buying a lot of stress by pointing out all of the things that are less-than-perfect--Dave's calm demeanor and quiet approach may be just right for such a person. One last thing, his quote was extremely reasonable, well under what the price point I had been told to expect!

Top Pro
  • 44 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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D & D Home Services
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
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My fiancé and I just received an accepted offer on our new home and had a very small window of time to complete the home inspection. I was very nervous about what inspector to hire as some don't have the experience necessary to conduct a thorough inspection. We hired David and could not be happier about that decision. Not only does he have an amazing price but he did such a thorough inspection. Being first time home buyers we don't know a lot about homes but David took the time to explain what he was looking for, how to use everything properly, and for the issues he did find he explained to us how they should be corrected. He gave us a well organized report less than 24 hours later that included the issues that were found along with pictures as well as how we should go about fixing those items. I will absolutely be suggesting David to all of my family and friends.

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

Hansen Home Inspections
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Fahim B.
Verified review

I hired Mr. Hansen to inspect a home I was considering to purchase. He promptly and honestly responded to several qualifying questions which confirmed his qualifications and experience. At the site, he had an eye for details most inspectors would miss - especially decks! He takes pride in his work and took his time to make sure nothing was missed. In fact, he came back a second time just to reconfirm his measurements and maintain credibility with all stakeholders. The report took a few iterations but came out perfect in the end. I would trust his service again and would highly recommend him to others as well.

Fish Home Services
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrew C.
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Fish Home Services was a great pick for us. The inspector was on time, courteous, thorough. I would suggest this inspection company to anyone that is shopping around!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alex P.
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It was such a pleasure working with you. You did such a thorough job and answered all of my questions. Best home inspector I have worked with. I will recommend to everyone I know.

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!

My Home Inspection Company
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Joseph W.
Verified review

My Home Inspection Company has performed multiple inspections for me and my clients. I trust them to discover hidden problems and to give reasonable estimates for other repairs. They know what is a big deal and what is a minor repair. I would recommend them to anyone who needs home inspection services.

MOD Solutions Corp
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Margaret K.
Verified review

Orest inspected the house me and my husband bought in Winnetka, and we had a great experience. He was very professional and thorough, and gave a clear and readable report for us to review. We are very grateful for his patience, since my husband had quite a few questions about a few issues we suspected might become problems in the near future (it was an older home). Orest answered all of our questions thoughtfully and went out of his way to take extra time to make sure we understood everything about the condition of the house. We felt very comfortable moving forward with the sale knowing what to expect. We could not be happier with Orest's service and we are happily settled into our new home! We plan to refer him to our friends and family.

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

Extremely thorough and meticulous.

About

We offer full photo report. We are friendly, experienced, and detailed. We provide rapid response, and superior inspection report. Owner, Bob Elliott is fully certified and licensed by the State of Illinois, and is also a proud member of NACHI, The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

About

We have been serving the western suburbs of the Chicagoland area since 1996. We have over thirty-six (36) years of professional experience! We offer state-licensed home inspection services. We do single family units, town houses, condos, and short-sale inspections as well as certified radon and indoor air-quality testing services. We have been family owned and operated since 1996; we're not a franchise. We give same-day on-site reports with e-mailed summary pages, and we use state-of-the-art test equipment. We've saved thousands of happy customers thousands of dollars. Testimonials, prices and credentials can be found on our website. We are an A+ rated company with the Better Business Bureau. Please note, we do not book appointments online. We need to make the appointment by phone to eliminate any scheduling conflicts.

About

I am an architect and a home inspector working throughout the Chicagoland area. My focus is in the residential sector including design, remodels, additions, new construction as well as inspecting for the number-one-rated inspection company in Chicago, Domicile Consulting.

About

I provide professional, courteous, and knowledgeable service. Always making sure client understands any problems within the home.

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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