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Top Pro
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Don and his crew from Carey Home Inspection gave great service from the start. Don was very considerate of my schedule when making my appointment. They arrived on time, and were very professional and courteous. Their prices were reasonable. The easy to understand report arrived by email the next morning. I got my radon report within two days! I would highly recommend Carey Home Inspection!"

$249

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4.8
from 11 reviews
4.8
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 31 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"I hired Anthony for a home inspection last month. As a first time homebuyer, I really wanted a thorough and informative inspection, and I received that and more from Anthony. He took the time not only to provide a highly meticulous inspection but also to explain everything that he was doing for my own understanding. He was very friendly and courteous, and he delivered my report in a timely manner. I would absolutely recommend Anthony to anyone needing a home inspection; he did a wonderful job! "

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I highly recommend Adirondack Home Inspection. Jeff was very knowledgeable, professional and thorough."

$350

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"John uses the latest in technology and has an extensive background in building, rehabbing, and understanding the complexities of any home. John holds a bachelors degree in architecture and has designed and built many homes throughout New Jersey, Florida and North Carolina. When you hire a Home Inspector, hire only the best, john does not defer any issues rather he explains in detail the reason behind whats happening and why so you understand fully your home. Using Infrared cameras, drones to get video and still images as well as a radon detection system that is done within 24 hours to give you peace of ming. John also does roof certifications, oil tank sweeps using a sub surface detector which is the only recommended method, as well as pool inspections, septic inspections and certifications. You can rest assured your in good hands. Call Now"

$325

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 33 years in business
"Gary was courteous, professional, friendly and very thorough. He took the time to explain everything and suggested what should be done to make the house safer and comfortable. We would definitely recommend Gary Zielinski Home Inspections to anyone looking for a reliable service."

$350

estimated cost

4.9
from 19 reviews
4.9
(19)
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr O'Keefe performed our home inspection over an afternoon and was very professional and thorough during the evaluation. During the inspection he pointed out some of the more serious problems found {double-tapped breakers} and suggested corrective actions for each He was also willing to spent time answering a few random questions about problems or observations that I had. Afterward he delivered a detailed report containing photos, descriptions, information and a list of corrective actions found during the inspection. Glad to say that as time passed I am still using this report as a repair and review checklist. I would have no reservation recommending David's service and at a later date may even ask him to return and sanity check all of the repair work. "

$350

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Russ is very thorough when conducting an inspection. His notes are very detailed and are supported with pictures. Russ truly works for the buyer and will make sure you have all the information you need when making an investment in a home. He is also very reasonable with his fees. I would definitely use HouseWise should I look to purchase more property."

$325

estimated cost

4.0
from 2 reviews
4.0
(2)
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"My infrared camera lets me see what is going on inside the structure. It is like giving your house an MRI."

$325

estimated cost

4.8
from 41 reviews
4.8
(41)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 40 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
"Used this seevicr for termite inspection and treatment. Even though they are in Queens, he came to Brooklyn. Very professional, quick response, reasonable price. Very good experience and would recommend/use again."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 42 reviews
5.0
(42)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
"Jason was very professional throughout the process and always answered questions promptly. We had a particularly difficult foreclosure inspection and he is very knowledgeable and offers a full array of services and advice. I would highly recommend him for your home inspection."
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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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