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Top 10 Home Inspectors near Dearborn, MI

4.9
from 7 reviews
4.9
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"we had a home inspection, Robert was vary Thorough , he thought us alot"

$175

estimated cost

4.9
from 12 reviews
4.9
(12)
GREAT VALUE
  • 33 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"Phillip is an excellent individual, who knows his stuff. He was prompt but very thorough during his inspection. He did an excellent job for me. I would recommend him to friends and family"

$249

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Talked to Mike. He had called me right away. Mike does inspections and not inspection and repairs That is why I passed. Very polite and professional on the phone"

$250

estimated cost

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4.8
from 161 reviews
4.8
(161)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 years in business
  • 316 hires on Thumbtack
"Leonard did a great job on my new home inspection."
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Top Pro
4.9
from 38 reviews
4.9
(38)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 13 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
"I decided to use Steve Johnson from AAPEX Home Inspection Services because of all the great reviews I saw online and I was not disappointed. Steve was very professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to talk to. He took his time to thoroughly inspect the house, pointing out and taking notes of everything he noticed, no matter how small. He answered all of my questions and gave me great advice. I got a very detailed report within 24 hours that included pictures and recommendations on how urgent it was to fix different things. It was overall a great experience and I learned a lot in those few hours. I would definitely use Steve again."
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5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"They were very thorough when they inspected the home and we were very confident moving forward with the closing. The biggest thing was the value. They weren't there most expensive quote and we signed up for the yearly package they offered which will save us a lot of money on inspection services long term too. We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to have an inspection done."
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4.9
from 31 reviews
4.9
(31)
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
"Will was very quick to respond and was fairly priced. Chipmunks were making a home in a wood pile that needed to get hauled away from my home. He took care of the problem himself. Highly recommended for any of your moving/hauling needs."
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Certified Property Pros did a complete redesign/renovation of our 2 bedroom apartment (aprox 1000 sq ft.). Amazing attention to detail and incredibly responsive. They far exceeded all of our expectations and would immediately turn to them if we were to have any additional renovation needs. These guys are full service -- from creating the design to following through in making it exactly as it was planned. Everyone at this company, from the person answering the phone to the owners care and work hard to make one's renovations go smoothly.‎"
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4.4
from 25 reviews
4.4
(25)
  • 11 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"I had Chris take care of some items specified on an inspection report. He came out to qoute the job the same day I submitted the inquiry and even did the work he qouted the next day from start to finish! Great to work with, respectful and very thorough! His price was very reasonable! Would definitely recommend!"
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4.8
from 5 reviews
4.8
(5)
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"My name is Teegan I hired Scc to replace windows in my home they were old wooden single pane windows I had set up an appt and Jake came out and spoke with me I gained lots of knowledge about what windows need and take to function properly after the meeting I hired them to replace all 15 and the project was seamless start to finish I would like to give a big thanks to Jake for helping make our home more liveable strongly reccomend using SCC for any of you home improvement needs"
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Q & A

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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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