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At Ease Home Inspections
4.8
from 160 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 316 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashok R.
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Leonard was through and shared lot of details about everything he checked. He also helped us save money by not up selling un-warranted test other inspectors were trying to sell to us. We are happy with inspection and would use his service in future.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Saif M.
Verified review

Amazing Service - Very Professional Our Attic was covered with mold and it was horrifying since we recently bought the house and the inspector missed it. Not only Gregory did an amazing job at removing the mold from the entire attic, but also helped solve the root cause by providing proper ventilation into our attic so it never happens again. I would definitely recommend Four Corners to my friends and anyone who needs mold removal service.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara S.
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A+++ Mr Douglas was on time, very professional and extremely knowledgeable about every part of the home. Our report was very professional, clear pictures and very detailed! We highly recommend AAPEX Home Inspectors!! The best part....they were the cheapest around!! Thank you guys so much!! Highly satisfied!!

Home Doctors
4.4
from 25 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan R.
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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!

  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Fontina D.
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Mr Jeff from Accurate Data Home Inspection did a excellent job at inspecting the house I was going to buy. He went over and above my inspection of what he was going to do. He went from the top to the bottom of this home like he had a fine tooth comb. He left no stones unturned during the inspections. He covered it all. Plus, he was very professional while he was doing his job at all times. Thanks and keep up the good work

  • 24 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Kari T.
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As a Realtor, we rely on Home Inspector's to assist and provide home buyers with the most and best information possible so they can then make an informed decision on whether or not this is the right home for them. Joe always provides "The Facts" after a very thourough and complete home inspection. I have recommended Joe to many clients, family and friends including my own son as I want them to have the best. In my opinion, Joe Germilhac is a professional at the top of his field.........highly recommended.

  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Calvin C.
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Extremely knowledgeable. Timely and responsive. We will recommend David's professional services to those in need of house inspections.

  • 33 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jim W.
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Vert thorough with good explanation, time table estimate and probable cost for needed repairs. Inspector seemed highly qualified and very pleasant to work with.

R. F. B. Home Inspection
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lise K.
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So sorry that this review was delayed. I was very satisfied with the inspection and advice that i received. Mr Bardecki was on time, and gave me extra advice on what to do about my housing situation. I would gladly use him again if needed.

Up Close Home Inspection
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mike R.
Verified review

Jay at Up Close is a great home inspector. He is extremely thorough and took all the time I needed to understand everything about my new home! For what I got with the free BuildFax report (which was an amazing bonus) and Safe Home book, I probably should have paid double (which is what other inspectors quoted me) and if I ever need a home inspection again, I know I will be calling Jay at Up Close Home Inspection! Awesome experience for me as a first time home buyer!

Chimnee Cricket
2.8
from 6 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jose M.
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The whole team is just the best. I can't say anything else. They are the kings of chiminea.

Stocks Home Inspection
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon J.
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An excellent and thorough report. I highly recommend Darrul Stocks! He was very informative throughout the inspection. The house did not have heat, and he did not rush through the inspection. Additional bonus; I asked many questions, and he was very knowledgeable about every topic of concern. Thank you Darrul, you made the inspection experience worthwhile :). I would highly recommend you in the future! SJ

Weld Inspection Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Dave J.
    Verified review

    He was home inspector on several homes we looked to purchase. He did a great job saved us a would be fortune on the first two houses finding so many things wrong. He was very thorough on the third house and the house has been great! We are very grateful for him looking out for our best interest.

    Lakepointe Home Inspections
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jeff B.
    Verified review

    I rarely leave reviews but Jason did a phenomenal job inspecting my first home purchase. He exceeded my expectations 10 fold and was cheaper than most of the other inspectors I was looking at. Jason was very informative and was able to explain everything so even a novice like me could understand. I cannot emphasize enough how impressed I was and how comfortable I feel after the inspection because I definitely know I chose the right guy.

    • 40 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kailei T.
    Verified review

    Very thorough takes his time to go through everything which is much appreciated. Answers any questions or concerns. Definitely recommend!

    • 11 years in business
    About

    One of the biggest differences you will find with Trademark Home Inspection of Southeast Michigan is that we do not actively solicit leads from Realtors. Though we do receive referrals from selected Realtors who have seen us in action, these Realtors completely understand and respect that we will not write a soft report to save their commission. Yes, many inspection companies do this and yes it is the easiest way to keep your schedule full. However, it is not what is best for our clients and does not align with our core principles.

    • 24 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I guarantee you a noticeably better home inspection / building inspection. Thousands of satisfied clients since 1994 Jerry A. Lootens, ACI, member of the American Society of Home Inspectors - Certified Inspector - Master Inspector - Instructor - Licensed Michigan Builder - Certified Quality Control and Process Manager. l

    About

    ITA Trained and Certified - Reg104669Cc InterNACHI Certified - InterNACHI Certification: NACHI05032499 IAC2 Certified- Indoor Air Consultant - Cert: IAC2-00-5791

    • 40 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Our reports are produced in a simple, easy to follow format with photographs of important highlights and include a Summary for Easy Reference. About Us-Home Inspectors of North America Physical home inspections are a critical part of the home buying / home selling process as well as for ongoing property maintenance and asset management purposes. Home Inspectors of North America Inspections will provide you with valuable knowledge about a home's major components and systems by conducting a thorough visual examination and assessment to detect defects and deficiencies so you can make a more informed decision. Home Inspections are intended to provide you with an understanding of the home's condition, as observed at the time of the inspection. Home Inspectors of North America Approved home inspectors will "Do it right by providing you with a comprehensive, high quality and reliable inspection of your home, or potential home. Our inspectors are experienced, trained, reliable and fully independent professionals who value the trust you have placed in us. Our responsibility is to you. Following the completion of your Home Inspectors of North America Inspection, you will be issued a detailed and comprehensive inspection report documenting the home's condition, as observed at the time of the inspection - tangible documentation of our findings. An electronic version of the inspection report will be sent to you via email within 48hrs of your inspection. By request, a hard-copy report and CD-ROM can be sent to you via UPS 72 hours following your inspection. Philosophy The job of a home inspector is more difficult than most people realize. Practical limitations are numerous and we acknowledge the limitations and realities of the job. However, we also believe that if we effectively manage client expectations and make every effort to conduct the most thorough inspection possible, then our service will excel. Qualified, experienced inspectors are the backbone of our company and we want to work with the best professionals. All of our inspectors have been assessed during actual inspections and have demonstrated their abilities first hand. We also check references and insurance coverage so that our clients can be assured that they are hiring the best. We believe that the best way to learn is collaboratively, from one another’s experience, and strive to offer a strong support network within our company. We constantly share information among our inspectors and strive to stay abreast of the latest issues in the industry. Continuing education is required and everyone is encouraged to communicate with each other. One thing that is inevitable is a home inspection of the property you are selling. Having a complete inspection performed ahead of time by highly qualified third party allows everyone to know what the issues are. As the seller: •It gives you the opportunity to address the issues ahead of time. •Alerts you of safety issues prior to people visiting your property. •You can make repairs if needed, •The property issues are known ahead time when negotiations begin, •It eliminates buyers coming back and trying to renegotiate the offer. •No more buyers walking away because there is no time for an inspection. As a buyer: •The report provides a more accurate third-party view of the condition of the home prior to making an offer. •A seller inspection eliminates surprise defects. •Problems are corrected, or at least acknowledged, prior to making an offer on the home. •The report might assist in acquiring financing. What is provided with the service: •A complete and detailed report in soft copy for review. •A colour hard copy to leave on the table for prospective buyers to view. •Inspection report summary sheet produced in colour for buyers to take away during viewings. •The report can be referenced in listings, on feature sheets, on the web and lawn signs raising the profile of the property. Maintenance Inspection In a home, very few things are maintenance free. Proper and on-going maintenance of the house’s structural and mechanical systems is essential to retaining and increasing the value of a home. A maintenance inspection involves a thorough inspection of a home and property every three to five years, which can yield significant returns. Inspections can identify and monitor certain conditions and components that may lead to safety hazards for family members and detect potential problems before they become serious and costly. The inspection helps the homeowner to be proactive and not reactive. For example - regular inspections of the roof can provide advance warning to allow for several roof quotes in order to make an educated and cost effective purchase of a new roof covering. If no maintenance has been done and the roof starts to leak, the situation becomes an emergency and no comparative shopping can take place. The result is that the homeowner has little time to choose a roofer and does not have the negotiating leeway that he/she would have had if they had planned for the repair. Preventative maintenance can help to avoid repairs, extend the life expectancy of many components of the house and in some cases, reduce energy consumption and cost. A good home inspection report can become the blueprint for your home maintenance plan. It can help to prioritize home improvements and offer advice on the best ways to approach repairs.

    About

    We offer the following: * Expert, fully licensed inspectors - some are ASHI certified * Affordable prices with free quotations * Service available 7 days a week * Comprehensive written report provided immediately on site * Free carbon monoxide and gas leak test with every inspection (radon and water testings are extras, if requested) Inspections take from 2 to 4 hours to complete. We check everything outside and inside, including electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling, roof, siding, windows, garage, foundation, etc. We work for you - not the real estate company. ~ Additional Information Before hiring a home inspector, we hope that you’ll bear the following in mind: 1. Inspecting homes has become a "magnet" profession for a lot of laid-off workers, because in Michigan, home inspectors are not required to be licensed or certified by the state. All of our inspectors are Michigan-licensed builders, understand housing construction inside and out, and have been thoroughly trained in our own rigorous inspection protocols. 2. Unlike a lot of the "fly-by-nighters" operating in the home inspection business today, we have an online Yellow Page ad and an actual business office. 3. Inspections shouldn’t cost a lot, if they’re done right and performed efficiently. Why should a home inspection cost $100.00 or more per hour. Most inspections are 3 to 4 hours, and our prices begin at $190. 4. We don't get our referrals strictly from real estate agents. Why? Because some Realtors only refer mediocre inspectors for a free lunch or even a payoff. We don't work for them! We work for you, and we go through the home with a fine-toothed comb. Whether you're a buyer looking to live in the home or an investor buying a rental, Advanced is your outstanding choice! ~ License Information Our RBL is 2101154992, and we have taught inspector courses for certification at NCI. We also have ongoing course completion at Great Lakes ASHI seminars. We have great rates and inspectors in Michigan.

    About

    I do a very through inspection, I have the report to the client in a very timily maner and I make sure the client understands the report. The client is able to call me at any time with questions on how to do repairs even after the inspection is done. I am always there to answer any questions you may have, even if it is years later.

    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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