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GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I had the pleasure of having Joe come and complete a home inspection on a house I recently decided to purchase. He was extremely helpful, professional, and courteous. He was patient with my questions and addressed all my concerns with confidence and I felt comfortable with his responses regarding the condition of the home. I have absolutely no complaints with the service provided by Meenach Family Inspections."

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"John was Very helpful and professional with our home inspection. He was very thorough with all his details of every inch of our new property. The report was easy to understand, and very helpful with pictures showing the discrepancies. We were able to get the seller to fix major problems before we move in, therefore the inspection paid for itself many times over. Highly recommend, and we would certainly use John again in the future!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Let me start with how I found Sustainergy Coop in the first place. I entered my information with an internet advisor service that submiited my information to companies and stated that I would receive calls back from at least three companies to bid the work. I received a call from Flequer within an hour of posting, still waiting for the others.... I mention this because it is relavent to the review and the character of the folks at Sustainergy. They are hard working honest people that make sure you get full value for every dollar paid to them. They are not afraid to take on challenging work. They will give you multiple solutions to solve your issues without pressuring you on your decision to do all or part of their recommendations. They are highly skilled and adapt quickly to the needs of the job at hand. They continuely strive to improve upon their services provided by asking what they can do better and by answering questions that arise no matter how tough. It has been a great experiance working with them and I know from the comfort level of my home upon completion that their work speaks for itself. Flequer, Lindsey, Chris, Tim and Samir thank you for a job well done. You are all good people!!"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
"I would use Justin again in a heartbeat for a home inspection. He was able to meet in the evening so I didn’t have to take off work for the inspection. He was great at being able to explain concerns in a way that I (far from a home expert or handy person) could easily understand. His report was very clear with labeled photos and helped immensely when negotiating with the seller. Not to mention the price for the inspection was super reasonable and the turn around time was less than 24 hours!"
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5.0
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"Good quality inspection and very knowledgeable! Josh rocks!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Very professional home inspector. I would recommend Rob Mercer to anyone in need of a whole home inspection."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I work in the restoration and construction field, so I know how important it is to not miss important inspection details. We see inspectors do it time and time again. Except for Tom, he was great to work with and did a great job on my report. I would hire him again!"
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  • 1 year in business
"Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Let me help you make sure it’s the right one for you! I inspect residential and commercial buildings for an affordable price!"

$250

estimated cost

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"Lucid Home Inspections, LLC is a professional home inspection company serving the greater Cincinnati real estate market. We require our inspectors to pass the National Home Inspector Exam® and become members of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI License#: 265014). Our inspectors participated in 147 hours of training provided by the American Home Inspector Training organization and are fully insured. All of our inspections adhere to the ASHI Standards of Practice. We take time to do a full inspection, going over every inch of a home. We use a variety of tools, including FLIR® IR imaging, and a good amount of experience. It is our job to fully evaluate the property and find areas of concern or problems. We use compter-based reporting and will deliver your report on the same day as the inspection. We will inspect: Grounds and Landscaping: walkways, driveways, grading, drainage Exterior: siding, eves, soffits, fascias, doors, windows, foundation, receptacles, decks, porches, patios, steps, railings Roof: flashing, roof covering, valleys, vents, skylights, chimney Gutters and Downspouts Attic: trusses, rafters, joists, insulation, roof sheathing, vents Interior: walls, ceilings, trim, windows, fireplace, doors, steps, stairways, receptacles, fire and CO detectors, counters, cabinets, appliances, garage doors and automatic openers Basement and/or Crawlspace Plumbing: interior water supply and distribution, fixtures, faucets, drains, vent systems, water heater, sump pump Electrical: service drop, cables, raceways, main disconnects, grounding, panels, subpanels, conductors, overcurrent protection devices, GFCIs, light fixtures, receptacles, switches Heating and Air Conditioning Systems"

$250

estimated cost

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New on Thumbtack
  • 2 years in business
"I chose to work in this industry because I want to help people make the best- informed decision they can on the largest single purchase they will ever make. I have worked for over 25 years as an Insurance claims adjuster and Supervisor and have handled every kind of property damage imaginable. I bring a unique perspective to home inspections, because, not only do I know what to look for in a home inspection, I am also keenly aware of the consequences property damage can have on you and your family."

$275

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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