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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 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 11 years in business
"Randy did a very thorough home inspection. If you are looking for professional quality work you will want to call Randy. We could not be happier will the home inspection. Thank you, Brian and Wendy"

$290

estimated cost

5.0
from 58 reviews
5.0
(58)
  • 12 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
"Erich is amazing. He is one of the very few exceptional contractors I have worked with. He is extremely flexible and went above and beyond to get our inspection completed. He worked until 2:00am to finish the report. He responded patiently to all my questions in person and via email. His input was extremely helpful in my purchasing decision. I highly recommend Erich for your home inspection."

$325

estimated cost

5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"Todd Devine performed a home inspection of a house that I am willing to buy. He accepted to schedule an inspection in a very time constrained calendar and he accepted to provide me with the final report in a very short time. He was at the property with respect to the agreed appointment. He did the inspection for over 3hours examining every corner of the house inside out and from the roof and the attic to the basement. After that, Todd offered me a walk-though of the property in order to take the time to outline and clearly explain the major issues he found. The final inspection report was professional, complete and concise. I strongly recommend Todd Devine for any new home buyer. Thank you Todd"
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4.8
from 37 reviews
4.8
(37)
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 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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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
"As an investor finding a property that was listing via a bank institution, knowing and having used Bell's Home Inspection Service, Mr Bell traveled over 200 miles round trip, in continued phone contact with photo's of the problem's quickly halted the inspection, as to major problem's with problem's such as mold mitigation, electrical and plumbing serious problem's, reverse drainage filling the crawlspace, and major roof, rafter problem's extending the expensive of repairs surpassing the value of the property for resale or as a rental...in another case, Mr Bell was contracted to inspect a property in Lakewood for a friend of in which is an attorney, inspected a $350,000 home and he found a minimium of problem's concerning an electrical outlet and a minimium problem of requiring a radon mitigation system...so the pro-bono is that BHIS is Denver's Best home buyer's secret... "
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5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"Mike did a very thorough job with my home inspection. He was prompt, and on top of everything. The report he provided was timely and did a great job of detailing all the specific areas of concern. He also took pictures and included great notes. I would work with Mike again any time, and highly recommend him!"
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Top Pro
4.9
from 97 reviews
4.9
(97)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 20 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
"VanVleet Construction hired Hannay Electric to install bathroom lighting fixtures at our bathroom remodeling customers home in Plymouth, MN. Bill gave a clear and accurate estimate, he was polite, professional and cleaned up after himself. Our customer loved her new lighting and we are happy to say we found a new reliable electrician for our remodeling services. Wether your changing an electrical panel, needing underground electrical, new home construction or remodeling we believe Hannay Electric would be a good choice. They have fair prices and do very good work."
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4.5
from 53 reviews
4.5
(53)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 12 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
"The minor job of redoing my soffit and fascia on a dormer damaged by raccoons/squirrels, they arrived for a site inspection/quote promptly. Due to weather issues they weren't able to preform the service for a week after, they completed the job in half a day and even removed the old material I had taken off and piled on the side yard. That was above my expectations. Thank you. "
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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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