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from 1 review
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  • 39 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"The work Quality was Excellent. He was early for the scheduled time for the inspection, He was very Professional in his home inspection. I will recommend him and his company to friends, family, and other home buyers. The value for the service is excellent Again, this is a five star rate service for the services rendered by the housemaster home inspection. Thanks again for the excellent service."

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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
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  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"We needed to have multiple inspections done on our property and we specifically chose DVO Inspection Services, Inc. because they could do everything in one visit. We had a structural inspection, mold inspection, and pest inspection done and because of their service bundling option, we were able to save money. It was a huge blessing to find someone who could do it all and I highly recommend them."
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4.9
from 9 reviews
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"SC Electrical went the extra mile to get the job done...and dedicated to getting the job done right. Good people to work with."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Essential Home Renovation built a deck for my home. During the process he stayed in communication with me making sure everything was completed the way I wanted it done. He handled getting the needed materials and he had all the necessary tools to complete the job. He arrived and completed the job in a timely manner. He made sure the work area was clean when he was done working. He took pride in the work that he did! I would highly recommend him!"
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5.0
from 8 reviews
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  • 5 years in business
"Barney did a very thorough inspection of the house I purchased. I felt like he was very competent and had a good understanding of the trades and problems to look for and had good advise."
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"I had been struggling with household ants for 3 years. I had used many products and had a professional exterminator tell me there was nothing more that could be done. Adam sprayed for ants 2 times and have had no ants for almost a year. I was amazed and thrilled with his guaranteed service. Would recommend his service to anyone. Sincerely, April Scott Essex, Iowa"
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from 6 reviews
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  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"The day after I contacted Joe Morrow he came to our home to quote us the labor cost for taking out an old bathroom vanity, install a new one, do the plumbing and also to install a new bathroom light fixture and vanity mirror. I had purchased my vanity, vanity top and other items at Home Depot . The store clerk told me it would fit perfectly. Not! The fact was the new unit needed to be modified and the unit was not as well put together as we anticipated but Joe was able to make it stronger and fit perfectly. I can't lift heavy items and Joe offered to go to the store and picked up the vanity for us. I am disable and not able to do heavy work but I am able to paint and do the small things for our bathroom remodel. Joe found and marked the studs for me so I can install a hand bar. He also gave me some advise on the finish work I will do myself. Joe is very professional and friendly. You can tell he enjoys his work and his work was excellent. You could not ask for a better handyman for any job you need done. We asked Joe for several business cards so we can share them with our friends. If we ever need any work done in the future Joe will be our go to guy! Thank you Joe, we really appreciate you!"
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4.7
from 13 reviews
4.7
(13)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"Craig provided a great home inspection and was extremely professional in getting us the report. We need to have it done quickly and when another company couldn't take it on we called Craig at Hunter Home Inspection. He was able to take wonderful care and attention to make sure that we got what we needed, when we needed it! I would recommend Hunter Home inspections if you are looking for a trusted and detailed inspection."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I have used Thompson Home Inspection several times now when purchasing investment properties. His fee is very reasonable, he does a great job and saves me lots of money. I plan on using him for all my future purchases."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 9 years in business
"Great company. Got my online training and I don't think it could be much better."
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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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