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Top Pro
5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"We just bought our first townhome and were nervous about the home inspection process. Scheduling a home inspection in a few days notice was no problem for Custom Home Inspections, LLC and Jason showed up early to our inspection. Not only was I impressed by his professionalism and work ethic but I was very impressed by how much value he provided with tips and tricks to save money on our new home. He answered all of our questions and concerns. He walked around with us and showed us each inspection issue that he made note of and told us what needed to be done to fix it and approximately how much it would cost us. We were very impressed by his love for what he does. That alone made us at ease since this was our first ever home inspection. He made us feel comfortable in asking questions and you can tell Jason really loves what he does, which makes the service he provides above all other competitors. We would hire Jason again for all of our future home inspections. If you hire Jason and Custom Home Inspections, you WILL NOT be disappointed."

$285

estimated cost

5.0
from 58 reviews
5.0
(58)
GREAT VALUE
  • 12 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
"Erich was very professional (and so nice!) from the beginning. I initially felt more comfortable going with his company since he is the Owner and Lead Inspector and would personally be performing the inspection himself. He reached out to me directly, provided his contact information and took my call right away. His promptness was so appreciated as we had a small timeframe to complete the inspection. Erich was so friendly and honest - something that is so refreshing these days! He didn't want to overcharge us or provide services we didn't need - I had called a few other companies for pricing and they continued to try to upsell me on "packages" I didn't want or need. Erich really listens and offers great insight during the home inspection - he knows his stuff! His report and explanations were thorough with photos and he took the time to make sure we understood everything. I HIGHLY recommend using Erich and his company ConstructSPEC. I will be keeping his contact information to pass along to friends and family."

$325

estimated cost

4.4
from 23 reviews
4.4
(23)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr. White conducted a thorough inspection of the exhaust fans and venting, assisted in cleaning and evaluated the situation for short-term and long-term solutions. He was very helpful."

$325

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Professionally trained and certified home inspector. We believe in a neutral 3rd party inspection. There is no interest on the work to be performed or bids provided to correct defects. We look out for our customers and have the intent to inform our clients on the physical condition of the home at the time of inspection. "

$350

estimated cost

4.5
from 2 reviews
4.5
(2)
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Amanda was wonderful! She was very thorough and intuitive in sharing her findings and pointing out any concerns that could affect the household down the road. Very professional, bright and easy to work with, Amanda explained things as we went through, what she was looking for and had tips for possible future service needs. She was quick and to the point but made me feel very confident in my purchase. Amanda was also patient and kind. This was a very good experience leaving me with a sense of awareness, understanding and confidence. Well worth the fee!"

$275

estimated cost

5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"Todd was very easy to work with and was able to answer any questions that we had! Being a first time home buyer it was all a little intimidating but he was very laid back and nice!! We needed our inspection done within 4 days and he contacted me the same day and was able to come out before we even needed it done. "
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4.8
from 39 reviews
4.8
(39)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 2 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
"Peterson electric did a wonderful job helping me get my time of sale inspection repairs done. He was very knowledgeable on all issues throughout my house and helped me fix all up to code. He did a great job with fitting a GFCI outlet into a very old eclectic box. Even more, he was available an hour after I submitted the bid. Thanks again!!!"
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4.8
from 12 reviews
4.8
(12)
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Jim came out in April to do a last minute home inspection and did an extremely thorough job. He was very flexible with us given that we changed our appointment time several times and was affordable. He was very professional and personable and took the time to sit down with is to go over the repairs and an efficient way of doing them. We know we can look to him if we need anything in the future. Thanks Jim! Jihan n Stephen "
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Top Pro
5.0
from 18 reviews
5.0
(18)
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
"I am very happy with my inspection."
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5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 21 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Unfortunately, the deal on the house that I was purchasing fell through. I had scheduled Mr. Bell for a home inspection. He was so very kind and knowledgeable. When I actually do find a home I will surely call him again. "
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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.

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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