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3. Certified Building Inspections LLC
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I will need the address of the subject property in order to quote you an inspection fee. I can test for radon, and indoor air quality. Trust an expert, hire a licensed home inspector for your home inspection service. Preferably a Certified Master Inspector like myself with 30 years experience. An expert in the field of residential construction, with keen observation skills and the ability to clearly communicate and document the current condition of the property. Certified Building Inspections LLC is a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. We are insured and licensed to perform both new home Inspections, and new residential structure inspections. (Homes under construction). We offer radon testing, mold testing and sewer scoping inspection services. Certified Building Inspections exceeds the industry standard for home inspections by utilizing Thermal Imaging Infrared scanning of the homes we inspect. Often times the thermal imager will reveal hidden air and water infiltration a "standard visual" inspection will miss. Hire the inspection company that has the technology and expertise, to perform and document your home inspection service. Call us now to schedule your Certified Inspection Service. I like helping home buyers, make a determination if the house they are interested in buying, is in good condition. I like meeting new home owners, and using my thirty years of experience and expertise, in helping them decide if a homes condition is suitable for them. I like helping them by producing the most comprehensive and detailed inspection report in the industry. The inspection report contains irrefutable photographic evidence of a homes defects, and is often used as a negotiating tool to gain concessions from the seller.See more

$300

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$300

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4. Matzen Home Inspections
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Matzen Home Inspections top priority is to help guide you in your home purchase decision by providing a top-notch home inspection. Our inspections will outline the true state of the home’s health. Our inspections identify deficiencies, safety hazards, overall functionality, and foreseeable repairs within a multitude of areas. Matzen Home Inspections utilizes the best practices set forth by the Standards of Practice defined by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI®) and any state requirements. The following practices make us one of the premier home inspection companies in the area. “We are committed to offering the highest quality of service to you and your family because that’s what we would expect for our family”. ⦁ Inspectors are American Home Inspector trained/certified (AHIT) ⦁ Inspectors are InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspectors (CPI)® ⦁ Licensed in VA, MD, WV. ⦁ Inspectors are highly trained, trustworthy, honest, and detailed oriented. Inspectors have completed fully vetted background checks and backed by InterNACHI® $25,000 Honor Guarantee program. ⦁ Perform a thorough inspection and delivering a robust detailed inspection report outling findings, but we offer something most inspection companies don't offer. InterNACHI’s Buy-Back Guarantee. If an inspector from Matzen Home Inspections misses anything on the inspection utilizing InterNACHI's SOP, InterNACHI will buy the home back.See more

$284

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$284

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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.

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.

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.

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.
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