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Carolina's Handy Services
4.8
from 464 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 530 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dan C.
Verified review

Victor responded right away and was at my house just a couple hours after we made contact. He was very thorough in diagnosing the problem and quickly resolved the issue which was important since i had an inspector coming the next day. Two thumbs up!!!!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 309 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lawrence C.
Verified review

One of the best home inspectors I have worked with. Knowledgeable and provides insight for cost effective ways for home owner to save money. Will work with again in the future.

  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Emily K.
Verified review

Our realtor recommended a few franchise home inspectors but we felt better going with a small business. Brian did not disappoint. As first time home-buyers we are new to the nuances of home repair. Brian went above and beyond explaining things to us and gave us a very detailed report with a lot of pictures of areas of concern.

  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Gabrielle T.
Verified review

During the recent inspection of an older home, Britt was an amazing source of knowledge and comfort. His ability to point out things that may have been overlooked as normal may have saved me thousands of dollars. His inspections are thorough and he really does take the time to educate his customers during and after the inspection. I will always recommend Confident Home Inspection!

  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Tomas G.
Verified review

I am investor that used a couple of Home Inspectors. By far Ken is on the top of my list. Exceeded my expectations experience wise and the tools he used. He took his time and explained the findings and did not feel rushed at all after the inspection. He charges a fair price. Compared to other inspectors they would want to rush off right away. Looking forward to work with Ken again on my next deal.

David Jones Home Services
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Linda H.
Verified review

I used David to inspect my new home as it was being built. He was very thorough straight forward and upfront. He is there to look after you and does that very well. He takes his time, very detailed and communicates with you. I would highly recommend him and use him again should I need an inspector in the future.

Chimney Wizard Sweeps Inc
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Michael A.
Verified review

We are so happy with their service. They were very professional and informative about what they did. We will definitely use this company in the future for any fireplace and chimney problems.

VKS Construction Services
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Novlette J.
Verified review

Water Damaged due to inadequate waterproofing.(Removal of patio door, decking boards, exterior wall 4x12 up from foundation,3 I joists and Vinyl Siding). Mr. Richardson came as a recommendation by someone he had work for over the years. Called him on a Sunday afternoon and he was able to come out within 2.5 hours of my call. Before he was done looking over the job and explain the circumstances to me he was hired. Hired because he didn’t try to talk numbers but solution to the problem. See other contractors came in and all I heard was $$$$$ without letting me know the solution. Mr. Richardson, explained my problem so that I was able to fully understand the work ahead of us and then told me that he would need to go back and look at materials, permit, inspection rules for the type of work he was about to do and then he can provide an estimate. He also warmed me that an estimate will be provide based on what he can see, but may or may not increase once he starts to remove the damaged materials. Well the cost did go up, but it was not a shock to the system since I was informed up. The work was done properly and along the way he would show/explain either an issue or resolution. Work was done within the promised time frame, past inspection with flying colors and I was very pleased with the end results. The inspector that came out to do inspections at different point of the work had nothing but positive feedback. With his comments I knew that I had hire the right person for the job. Word to the wise, don’t judge a book by the cover. Because someone doesn’t show up in a F150 or company name on the pocket of their shirt doesn’t mean he cannot do a good job. Licensing and recommendation is the key. I started off with the big names and ended up with a small, but reprebiale individual. Mr. Richardson is a contractor, that takes pride in his work and he does it with excellence.

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Josh C.
Verified review

I recommend Chris as your next home inspector. He arrived early, very communicative and explained his findings as well as recommendations. He was flexible and very patient with us. He was very detail oriented and likely found things another inspector might have not. Had an extremely fast turnaround time. I will definitely hire again should I need another house inspection and will recommend him to others.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Charles T.
Verified review

mr. arnold completed my inspection in a timely manner,very fairly priced and inspection more thorough than inspections i have done by former inspectors i have used called my atention to things i would not have noticed.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Hector V.
Verified review

Bryan was very professional, he did an excellent job and was always attentive on all our questions. I contacted several inspectors but contrary to all Bryan was always trying to be on our schedule. Also the price was right compare to several. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an inspector and would definitely hire him again when needed.

East Carolina Home Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Melvin H.
Verified review

Home inspection was ordered, on time, price was reasonable, what I like most was that the inspector on site was up front, very professional, knew his job well and it appear to me he like what he was doing. I highly recommend without any reservation.

An Inspectors Point of View
1.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
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Inspections are thorough never rushed and I give extensive easy to understand reports.

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We are on time, accurate, and concise. We are home builders, home inspectors, and engineers. We have been in business for 17 years. Our customers appreciate our knowledge and ability to explain in plain English our findings. They also like our extensive use of pictures.

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Keeping an eye on your investment! The right choice is MHI, with more than 17 years of hands-on construction experience and numerous pleased customers. A caring attitude and attention to detail make a difference during crunch time. With MHI, you'll be entrusting the biggest investment you'll make to someone with the experience and knowledge you need. Trust is why our clients come back again.

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As a home inspector, I have 15 years' experience. As a home builder, I have 15 years' experience. I am a civil engineering graduate. I perform very thorough home inspections. Please visit my website for more information. I also perform radon tests with continuous radon monitors. All reports are sent out prior to the next business day.

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Our services and products are able to be readily differentiated from that of our competition because, simply put, we work harder than the majority of our competition and we thoroughly understand all aspects of the Home Inspection industry. Our experience and knowledge will benefit you, the client!

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Our expirence is easily apparent in our training, sharing and reporting. When you attend an inspection with Advantage, the education we provide and the expirence you walk away with is positive, insighful and appreicated.

  • 24 years in business
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Buying a house today in Raleigh, NC can be stressful and time-consuming. Affordable home inspections can take some of the worry out of the purchase. We will give you a complete perspective with our home inspection and add on services such as septic inspections, radon testing, and water testing. Most houses are not perfect, and our detailed report will give you an unbiased evaluation that will let you know what needs work now, and what will need work in the coming years. Most houses, as a whole, last a lifetime, but parts of a house can still wear out! Our new construction inspections, pre-existing home inspection, septic inspections, radon testing and water testing as well as our other services will tell you what is in need of attention today and what may need attention in the future.

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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