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Syracuse Inspectors

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Trusted Home Inspections
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jim H.
Verified review

We had Andrew from Trusted Home Inspections inspect our house and he did a great job! He found two major issues and saved us a few thousand dollars... So the home owner paid to fix the major issues plus the seller cut the price on the house by a good amount. So it was a win win for us! Andrew was very nice and answered the question I had for him with no problem. If I ever buy another house in the central New York area I will be calling trusted home inspections!

Pro-Point Home Inspections
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Eva W.
Verified review

Fred responded quickly and was able to come out to Clay NY the very next day. He is very thorough with his inspection and makes sure he looks at everything. Where other inspectors might only focus on a few areas, he covers absolutely everything and will tell you how you can improve your home. The inspection took about 3.5 to 4 hours and you receive your 35 page report right away. I would definitely hire him again for other work around the house. He showed us pictures of some previous work he has done and he does an excellent job. Two thumbs up!

  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Wenchao T.
Verified review

We have purchased and sold several properties in three different countries so far. Steve is by far the most impressive and professional home inspector we have worked with. He spent a sufficient amount of time inspecting the house, gave us valuable advices on maintainance and wrote a very comprehensive but also detailed report, by far the best report we have seen. We highly recommend Steve to everyone.

J Guyer Home Inspections
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Secure S.
Verified review

As a company that has hired JGuyer Home Inspections for hundreds of inspections we cannot recommend him highly enough. Jesse is professional, courteous, knowledgeable, thorough, efficient, flexible, honest, and dependable. He continually educates himself and is the only inspector we utilize that follows up and familiarizes himself with current codes and regulations to ensure all information provided to his customers is accurate and in line with state requirements. We have also utilized Jesse for training of our internal field representatives. When you find the best, you want to learn from the best! When we give Jesse a job we are confident that we will receive high quality results every time, on time. Prepare to be impressed!

Brightside Home Inspections
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa P.
Verified review

Brightside Home Inspections was able to book us quickly for an inspection on a property we wanted to buy. They sent out Scott and he spent 3+ hours inspecting the property. When we arrived for the summary report he was very detailed and professional. Even our realtor, who has been in the industry 20+ years, was impressed when they saw the report. Scott answered all of our questions and he went the extra mile to spend more time to investigate further so we could get a confirmed answer on a specific question. Scott and the staff at Brightside were great to work with and I won't hesitate in recommending them to others or using them again.

On-Cor Home Inspections
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Sheila C.
Verified review

Mr. Bosetti did two inspections for me. He was very professional and highly knowledgeable. His knowledge of both structural aspects of buildings as well as energy efficiency was impressive. The inspections were both very very thorough.

Priceless Inspections
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jen F.
Verified review

Josh was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He arrived to the property before we did and began the inspection filling us in on his findings. His initial report came the same day and the Radon report followed later. Josh, made himself available to us via text even after the inspection. I would feel comfortable recommending Priceless Inspections to anyone who needs one. Thanks Josh, Best wishes :)

1st Page Home InspectionLLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jim W.
Verified review

I had an excellent experience with Mike as the home inspector for my second house. He was very professional and thorough.

Ideal Inspection, Inc
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tami S.
Verified review

John Calkins was absolutely fantastic when he performed our home inspection. He was very thorough, detailed, and patient with us asking a lot of questions. He was a knowledgeable educator as well as an inspector. He was very free with his advice, open-mindedness and recommendations throughout the inspection. I would highly recommend using Ideal Inspection, Inc. again!!!!

Sinker Home Inspection LLC
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Justin C.
Verified review

I worked with Phil for the first time this weekend. I would recommend his services to anyone who is looking for the most complete and thorough inspection from any inspector that I have ever worked with. He took his time, explained everything to us and made recommendations all at a very fair price. I would not hesitate to use Sinker Home Inspection for future purchases in the CNY area.

IAQ Technologies, Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kristen N.
Verified review

We recently had Bob Krell of IAQ Technologies provide a mold inspection for our home. Bob impressed us with his extensive knowledge and careful evaluation of our home. He took time to answer our questions and was prompt and thorough in his report as well. As someone dealing with the health effects of mold exposure in my home, I would recommend Bob Krell highly to anyone needing a reputable, honest mold inspector.

Jay G.
Verified review

Mike is one of the few home inspectors I recommend wholeheartedly to my clients. His inspections are extremely thorough, his software ensures fast turnaround times and his reports are easy to read and understand. He is always professional in his dealings with my clients and treats them with care and courtesy always. I can recommend PPI most highly!

Veronica S.
Verified review

Just about 2 years ago we used SHIRE Inspection Services for 2 home inspections, while in pursuit of our dream home. We chose SHIRE because of the certifications and testing options that they offered in comparison to other home inspectors. SHIRE offered us the options for infrared testing a scan which showed us the draft spots in our home as well as areas of concern with insulation, not to mention the Radon testing which we found some home inspectors contracted out. We especially liked that SHIRE offered 48 hr turnaround Radon testing since we were in a time crunch. With SHIRE’s ability to service us as an all in one package we were able to save time and money. This was especially critical when we put an offer in on our first choice which we did not end up purchasing after we got back the report on the home which was easy to understand. When we eventually put an offer in on the home we did choose, SHIRE’s home inspection allowed us the opportunity for bargaining based on many of the small things that were indicated on the report. Now that we have purchased our first home that was safe and met all of our standards, we will continue to use SHIRE and will of course recommend this company as we have already done multiple times.

Erin S.
Verified review

I called on CNY Home Preferred Home Inspection when looking to buy my new house. They worked around my schedule, very professional and courteous employees. They went through every nook and cranny with me and ultimately gave me the news I needed to hear in order to make the final purchase decision. I recommend this company to anyone looking for a great team of professional home inspectors.

Shirley H.
Verified review

I called Charles Gaetano for a modular home inspection. Although he was unable to do it, he was very kind and informative about the process. He even recommended another home inspector that he trusted. I was impressed by his professionalism and his willingness to explain things to me. I definitely recommend Charles based on those experiences.

About

We have been doing pre-purchase home inspections and radon testing since 1984. We have three licensed NY home inspectors including a professional engineer who is also a structural engineer. We provide FHA foundation inspections and home inspections for manufactured homes for banks throughout Central New York State.

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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