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3. GLH Inspector
5.0

(5)

5.0

(5)

Home Inspection

Great value
Discounts available
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Farmington Hills, MI
As a Mechanical Engineer, I am very aware of the services performed by contractors I hire. I found Ryan Gauthier to be conscientious, focused on the key issues and he doesn't get mired in the nits. During a large inspection, I watched as he encountered an unusual condition and called a peer to compare thoughts before he moved onto the next area to inspect. It takes a smart person to be comfortable with the limits of his knowledge and a confident person to seek advice from a peer. This remains an attribute that I respected in my own field. His report is straight to the point and he doesn't dance around issues or send you hunting to figure something out...he has a good mind of his own and uses it. For example, I have no respect for inspectors who write"the home has an electrical system, contact an electrician to have it evaluated..." Ryan has taken the time to learn the standards of his profession and he tells you what you need. There are not a lot of inspectors who actually know how to remove and replace shingles - or how to use an IR camera or to test for moisture in surfaces. Ryan does.See more

$199

starting cost

$199

starting cost

As a Mechanical Engineer, I am very aware of the services performed by contractors I hire. I found Ryan Gauthier to be conscientious, focused on the key issues and he doesn't get mired in the nits. During a large inspection, I watched as he encountered an unusual condition and called a peer to compare thoughts before he moved onto the next area to inspect. It takes a smart person to be comfortable with the limits of his knowledge and a confident person to seek advice from a peer. This remains an attribute that I respected in my own field. His report is straight to the point and he doesn't dance around issues or send you hunting to figure something out...he has a good mind of his own and uses it. For example, I have no respect for inspectors who write"the home has an electrical system, contact an electrician to have it evaluated..." Ryan has taken the time to learn the standards of his profession and he tells you what you need. There are not a lot of inspectors who actually know how to remove and replace shingles - or how to use an IR camera or to test for moisture in surfaces. Ryan does.
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8. Four Corners Specialized Home Care
4.9

(102)

4.9

(102)

Home Inspection

In high demand
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Farmington Hills, MI
Gregory Prebenda from Four Corners Specialized Home Care was really awesome to work with. We had him out to do some air quality testing after tiles containing asbestos were removed from the basement floor. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt. He was able to make it out the next business day. He was not only accommodating, but he made us feel reassured whether we found asbestos in the air or not. He also provided us multiple options at varying price points and in no way pushed us to choose the most expensive option. We actually used the least expensive. He got the results to us the next day and thankfully there was no asbestos found to be in the air. All around simply a fantastic experience at a scary time for a homeowner and I will definitely be contacting them in the future for any needs of this kind.See more
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Gregory Prebenda from Four Corners Specialized Home Care was really awesome to work with. We had him out to do some air quality testing after tiles containing asbestos were removed from the basement floor. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt. He was able to make it out the next business day. He was not only accommodating, but he made us feel reassured whether we found asbestos in the air or not. He also provided us multiple options at varying price points and in no way pushed us to choose the most expensive option. We actually used the least expensive. He got the results to us the next day and thankfully there was no asbestos found to be in the air. All around simply a fantastic experience at a scary time for a homeowner and I will definitely be contacting them in the future for any needs of this kind.
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10. Up Close Home Inspection
5.0

(7)

5.0

(7)

Home Inspection

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Farmington Hills, MI
I'm so happy with Up Close Home Inspection! I was so relieved to have had Jay Latzman as my Home Inspector. He provided great customer service which was very important to me as I was a first time homebuyer.During the inspection of my newly bought house I learned a ton of helpful information about how my home works including important shut off valves. I was given the inspection report the same day of the inspection which was incredibly efficient. The BuildFax report I got was amazingly helpful so that I knew which contractors had previously worked on the roof and plumbing. I would recommend Up Close Home Inspection to all other first time home buyers or anyone needing a DETAILED home inspection! I got an excellent price compared to other home inspectors. My favorite part was that I was able to ask all the questions I wanted and still could text/call/email Jay if I ever had questions and that he always got back to me right away.See more
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I'm so happy with Up Close Home Inspection! I was so relieved to have had Jay Latzman as my Home Inspector. He provided great customer service which was very important to me as I was a first time homebuyer.During the inspection of my newly bought house I learned a ton of helpful information about how my home works including important shut off valves. I was given the inspection report the same day of the inspection which was incredibly efficient. The BuildFax report I got was amazingly helpful so that I knew which contractors had previously worked on the roof and plumbing. I would recommend Up Close Home Inspection to all other first time home buyers or anyone needing a DETAILED home inspection! I got an excellent price compared to other home inspectors. My favorite part was that I was able to ask all the questions I wanted and still could text/call/email Jay if I ever had questions and that he always got back to me right away.

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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.

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.

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.
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