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On Call Home Inspections
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Julia C.
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When buying a home there is so much the home buyer is not able to see and so much the average person wouldn't know to look for. On-Call Home Inspectors, took the pressure off of us. Tom Langford was timely, efficient and thorough. When we received the report, it made the unknown visible. We were able to negotiate with the seller, based on an expert's opinion We walked away from closing knowing there were no immediate concerns, but also knowing what would need updating or replacing in the future.Tom was very concise with his observations and detailed with his suggestions.

  • 23 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Julia J.
Verified review

Highly recommended!!! I initially choose to go with Archlight Electrical over the other electricians base on his thorough inspection before giving me an estimate. He was the only one to pop out his measuring tape, check all my breakers and plugs, and completely explain what I needed to bring my basement up to code. By the first day’s end of work, I knew my first impression was correct. He was on time, kept me informed, and even handled the necessary permits and inspections for me. All I had to do was choose what type of ceiling fan I wanted. With no hidden fee's, I was charged exactly what was estimated in the beginning and got quality work done for it. Robb made getting contracting work, something I normally dread, into a stress free situation. If you want a job well done, start to finish, go with Archlight Electrical. You will not be disappointed!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elijah N.
Verified review

These inspectors provided a home inspection for me prior to purchasing my home. They were extremely thorough and meticulous, being sure to not leave anything out. It was evident that they were inspecting the home as if it were a home they were considering purchasing for themselves. The inspection process appeared to be very personal and rewarding for them. I would definitely use this company again.

Seay custom Builders
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Terri W.
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I had hired another Thumbtack "carpenter" to build me a set of stairs for my home. The City of Knoxville Building Inspector REJECTED my steps TWICE. I knew the man I hired could not do the job"up to code" I again went with Thumbtack,,, to find someone who could build me 6 stringer wood steps that would pass code,,,and look good! Mr Seay answered my prayers,,,and assured me that they would pass. And you know what,,,they did!! And they look good. I've got the best looking,,built to last many,many years,,,front porch steps on the block! For sure,,,if you need steps,,in the city of Knoxville,,,get him first. And save yourself the expense and humiliation of having to do it over. And over. He also has experience with other areas of home repair/improvement that I will be using in the near future,,,without the worry of having to redo it. So happy to have done business with him and his workers.

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864 Home Inspections
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terrell B.
Verified review

Very knowledgeable and professional. Im a realtor and most inspectors Ive dealt with don't know how to speak to my clients and are impatient. His answered questions and worked hard to get us in without much notice. I'll be using him again

  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ted M.
Verified review

In 2013, David Ackerman Building Solutions provided general residential contracting services to us for an $80,000 major renovation of a fourteen year old, 3,000 SF home in Cleveland SC. The construction was done in phases over nine months to allow us to continue to live in the house while work was done. David was flexible in working with us on this unusual schedule, and considerate in conducting the work and scheduling subcontractors with minimum interference. The scope of work included interior demolition, a new zoned HVAC system, rewiring the entire house, new electrical panels, new standby electrical generator, construction of a new kitchen and master bath/dressing room, reconfiguration of spaces for an enlarged master bedroom, guest bedroom and laundry/utility room. Work included interior finishes and trim, lighting upgrades, plumbing upgrades, new skylights and exterior deck improvements. We contracted with David for a lump sum amount negotiated on the basis of detailed cost estimates and sub bids. He demonstrated the ability to work within the budget and maintain accurate accounting. Owner directed changes or increases (and decreases) in scope were negotiated fairly and reasonably, and stayed within our budget contingency amount. The quality of David's work is outstanding. He is skilled in general construction of all types and also in electrical work. We were especially pleased with his attention to detail and getting things right. He selected and managed qualified electrical, mechanical and plumbing subcontractors on the project. He monitored their work closely and worked well with them to ensure a high level of quality. We dealt only with him and he managed the subs. Although it did not affect our project outcome, the only recommendation we have is that David expand his project management documentation system for greater detail. While he kept a good weekly record of work and costs, a more detailed summary of total work and costs, showing exact levels of completion, would have saved us some administrative time. Throughout the course of the project, David routinely focused on making sure we were satisfied. He is skilled, capable and honest and we highly recommend him.

  • 13 years in business
Diane D.
Verified review

My home was inspected before purchasing it. The inspector from Tru-Check, Roger, was very professional and patient with all my questions. He was very thorough and pointed out even seemingly insignificant findings and explained everything in detail to me. He was very quick with his report after the inspection was complete and this allowed us to proceed with the purchase of our new home with confidence. The items that were found that needed repair and items that were not an issue at all that were found allowed us to negotiate with the seller on the more important items found. I was well satisfied with the work done and the integrity of the inspector. If I purchase a home in the future I will be sure to have this company perform the service for me once again.

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We provide home inspection services to the greater Asheville area and the surrounding mountain communities. We are also licensed general contractors (NC71955) as well as licensed home inspectors (NC3335).

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We're a complete home inspection company. We are well-established and highly trained. Top to Bottom Home Inspection will provide you with accurate information essential in evaluating the condition of your house. We have helped people just like you in Johnson City, Jonesborough, Kingsport, Greeneville, Erwin, and Morristown make good purchase decisions. It is of the utmost importance to Top to Bottom Home Inspection that we provide you the best service possible. We do radon testing, mold/air quality testing, septic dye testing, and synthetic stucco moisture testing. - Tennessee-licensed home inspector (# 341) - Passed the NACHI standards and ethics exam - CMI (Certified Mold Inspector) - PRO LAB (affiliate) - Passed the NHIE (National Exam) Home Inspector Licensing Exam - Passed the ASHI standards and ethics exam - NACHI member of the National Certified Home Inspectors Association - Over 12 years in the residential building construction - 24 hrs. of continuing education each year - 16 hrs. of radon measurement training from Auburn University - Licensed, insured, and bonded for your protection - Member of the International Code Council (# 8054673)

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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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