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  • 4 years in business
  • 379 hires on Thumbtack
Linda N.
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All4Floors is the best cleaning and carpet services!! Terrell came over to clean our house he was right on time and very thorough! He was also very nice and very polite. I am happy I chose Terrell and will be hiring him again very soon!!

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Heritage Home Inspections
5.0
from 91 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily W.
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Michael's response time to my inquiry was within 20min or so. He was readily available for the time & services needed. He was friendly, professional, & courteous while doing his inspection. Would highly recommend him for anyone needed his home inspection services!

  • 3 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I hired Mr. Lewis to hang a ceiling fan w/lights in a bedroom but there was no light fixture currently there. He did the electrical work and hung my ceiling fan perfectly in a timely manner. He arrived about 10 min prior to our appointment which was GREAT! He was very professional and quite pleasant. Mr. Lewis was quick to respond to the job on Thumbtack and all my questions which ended in my choice to hire him. The cost was fair and reasonable. I would HIGHLY recommend him and will DEFINITELY use his services again! -NNelson

  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Gil M.
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I've known Dennis Barnd for several years now. We have sat and worked on a Committee together and also on one Board. Recently I had Dennis help me with a sheetrock installation on a remodel I was doing. His performance was responsive, and I was pleased with the end product. He also did the ceiling with a knock down finish. I would'nt hesitate to book his services again.

  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
John O.
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I hired CAI to do my inspection for the purchase of a new home in Westerville. Matt Keifer was my inspector. I have bought and sold 3 homes in two different states over the last two years, and have had the chance to see several different inspectors, both good and bad. Matt Keifer is, by far, the best inspector I have had the pleasure to work with. He is very personable but extremely professional and thorough. He looked at many things I wouldn't have expected to be part of a general home inspection. More importantly, he was able to give clear and easy to understand explanations of the issues he uncovered. At the end of the inspection I felt extremely comfortable that I knew exactly what condition my house was in. Following the inspection, Matt continued to be available and very responsive to my questions. I would absolutely hire CAI again and request Matt.

  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Maxine S.
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Mr.Stepp was very personable and very knowledgeable. He explained everything to me as we went along and was even kind enough to speak with my father via phone because he was unable to be there in person. Mr.Stepp made this unfamiliar process very easy for me to understand. I received my report in under 24hrs. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of a home inspection, especially those unfamiliar with the home buying process. Excellent work, on time and very professional. I would definitely use his services in the future if need be.

Favret Construction Services
4.1
from 15 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff P.
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Tom took the extra time needed to make sure the job was done properly, and told me of expected work that was not necessary. We assumed some wood on the trim needed to be replaced, but upon closer inspection the wood was fine. The paint did not completely match so Tom offered to come back the following weekend and paint the remaining cross beams so it is all uniform. I already have another task for him next weekend. Thank you for coming and taking care of my job. I really appreciate it.

Q & A

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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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