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Top Pro
5.0
from 89 reviews
5.0
(89)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
"Michael has competitive pricing, was quick to help us get our inspection scheduled, and thorough with his inspection. He was also very prompt in sending us the inspection report too, which was great. His demeanor was professional and courteous. I would definitely recommend Michael's inspection services!"

$230

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 27 reviews
5.0
(27)
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
"We had a home inspection and also a termite inspection for our new home. David was great , we would highly recommend ."

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Kept having leaking after just having roof replaced in November, roofer kept giving lots of excuses why contact the inspector , he was thorough and professional, and let me know needed to have roof redone."

$150

estimated cost

4.8
from 25 reviews
4.8
(25)
GREAT VALUE
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
"I contacted True Blue for a full interior house painting, on fairly short notice. I got a fast, accurate quote, and the job was completed on time, so as not to interfere with ongoing contractor work. Jason helped me pick out colors, and the workers were thorough, neat and professional. The house is beautifully done: paint is absolutely even, and the price was very fair. Really, really excellent work."

$225

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
"He did a great house inspection. Was very thorough and fast."

$175

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"On Your Side Inspection did my home inspection and they were very thorough and went over every space of the home and left no stone unturned. I am very happy with the work that was done and would highly recommend him to everyone. I can say I was very pleased. Thank you so very much."

$235

estimated cost

4.8
from 22 reviews
4.8
(22)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
"Very knowledgeable on home inspection, also gave great information on home improvement tips "

$300

estimated cost

4.5
from 12 reviews
4.5
(12)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"Still waiting to get my inspection emailed to me."

$225

estimated cost

5.0
from 18 reviews
5.0
(18)
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"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. "

$289

estimated cost

4.9
from 23 reviews
4.9
(23)
  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
"I had a hanging light fixture installed in a vaulted foyer and 2 ceiling fans installed (no previous box existed) in first floor rooms of a 2 story house. Jarrod was very professional, friendly, and personable. He explained what he was doing and showed the materials he was using so we knew the quality of what was being installed. The cost of the work was a bit higher than the initial Thumbtack quote, but for the work that had to be done, I anticipated a little higher once he inspected the work site. He provided me with a more accurate quote before he started work so it wasn't a surprise and it was a very reasonable price for the work done. The quality of work is very good, it was done in a timely manner, and he vacuumed up after he was done. What more could you ask? I have no complaints and I would recommend him and use him again."

$270

estimated cost

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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