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Top Pro
4.7
from 42 reviews
4.7
(42)
GREAT VALUE
  • 22 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
"Stevens home inspection was outstanding. He was already waiting for us when we arrived, and was incredibly thorough and explained everything he saw in a clear and easy to understand way. He answered all the queries and questions we had about various aspects of the property and was really friendly. He provided us with the report at the end of the inspection, so no waiting around. I definitely recommend him and would use him again!"
$350
estimated cost
5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"I chose Safe Buy because of the great reviews and track record, and Derek truly went above and beyond with my home inspection. His attention to detail was excellent and he did a great job explaining not only the current condition, but also the history of the renovations and updates that took place in our home over the years. Derek's 20+ years as an inspector clearly show, as he was extremely knowledgeable about every inch of the house (inside and out). Most importantly, while he pointed out all the little imperfections around the home, he was very clear about what really required addressing versus what could be an optional touch-up down the road. We didn't want an inspector that would needlessly turn us off to the home, and that certainly was not the case. I was very pleased with the inspection, but also the post-inspection report and support. The report was clearly done in painstaking detail, with great pictures and diagrams. I felt like I understood the ins and outs of my home better than I possibly could have before the inspection. Derek was quick to answer all of my follow-up questions, and I know that if I have a question a month from now regarding my home, he wouldn't hesitate to share his knowledge and help me out. I will no doubt contact Derek the next time I need a home inspector. "
$385
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 33 reviews
5.0
(33)
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
"We were just so pleased about the level of service and professionalism. We told our realtor we should have hired Millyard Home Inspection for our last home. Dan is very knowledgeable and was so helpful in providing the exact information we needed to move forward in our purchase. We don't plan on moving for a while but when we do Millyard Home Inspection will definitely be the company we use. We will be recommending Millyard Home Inspection to all our friends and family."
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Can’t say enough good things about Paul from Elite Home Inspections. He was knowledgeable, thorough, and took the time to answer all of our many questions. Price was great compared to others we researched, and he made the home buying process much less stressful. Highly recommend!"
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4.9
from 9 reviews
4.9
(9)
  • 24 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Marc did 2 home inspections for us within the past few months. At the first home, which on the surface looked great, he found many significant problems that ultimately made us decide not to purchase the house. Without his expertise, we would have missed these significant structural defects and I am sure we would have regretted our purchase. When we found another home a few weeks later, we used Marc's services again. Thankfully, this inspection went much better than the first and we are going forward with the home purchase. With each inspection, Marc was thorough, friendly and professional. He arrived at each home well ahead of the appointment time so he could do a good once-over of the exterior even before we arrived; he then shared all of this information with us. He spent about one and a half to two hours with us on each inspection (both homes were single-family, 3 bedroom houses). He answered all of our questions and gave us a very clear and detailed inspection report with photos within 24 hours of the inspection. I would happily recommend Marc Parella's home inspection services to anyone. "
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Kevin is very knowledgable and very patient. He answered all my questions to his best knowledge. I had very good experience working with him!"
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4.7
from 36 reviews
4.7
(36)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 23 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
"Ever since I became a home owner, I have been searching for an electrician I can trust. When I met Jerry it became very clear, he is a true professional who has extensive experience and actually cares about helping his customers. He is thoughtful, polite and communicates clearly. He did extensive troubleshooting and was able to explain all of my options in a way a non electrician can understand. I even paid him ahead of time and he actually showed up the next day to finish the job! Thanks Jerry!"
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4.8
from 29 reviews
4.8
(29)
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
"Ken was just incredible. I needed an inspection on a historic home immediately. He came out the same day and spent hours waking through the home and looking at all corners of the property inside and out. His electrician experience and education was invaluable and an added bonus. I really appreciated his synopsis at the end to help me understand the condition of the home and give me a sense of the scale and scope of the areas needing improvement. His knowledge of old homes is phenomenal. I will definitely be calling on him again and recommending to any friends or colleagues. Thanks for everything Ken!!!"
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4.3
from 86 reviews
4.3
(86)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
"Joe Bisson, was hired by me to complete what another electrician left behind. Joe was not only up front on his work ethic, his experience and his time, he also was willing to sign a contractual agreement with me. Joe was professional, speedy with his work and a nice man. Joe is willing to return to finish the work for our final inspection. His work was so professional my son which owns 99 Handy is offering Joe work at his company. I would recommend Joe Bisson to any that is willing to communicate exactly what they are expecting. he will get he job done. Thank you Joe ! Well done ! "
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Ted is always prompt and professional. Hired Ted for many jobs now since the first one. I would recommend Kirkbrae Electric. "
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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.
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