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Allentown Inspectors

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Subzero Cooling & Heating
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert H.
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Excellent inspection. He found things earlier inspectors had missed or had not bothered to do. We’re keeping this guy.

Green Pest Solutions
4.5
from 43 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Gary B.
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Inspector found no evidence of bed bugs! He was thorough and informed.

  • 34 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Michaela H.
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Showed up when he said he would and did an amazing job! I was so happy that I could finally trust a sub contractor to show up and do the work he promised. Great pricing and great service highly recommend

Kelly Home Services, LLC
4.6
from 29 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
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My inspector was on time and was able to do the cleaning at the same time. Thanks guys!

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ABC Home Inspections LLC
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven B.
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Have used other home inspectors on commercial evaluations. This inspection was far more thorough and the turn around was one day. Will be my first choice for my next inspection!

Country Boy Restoration
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Laura L.
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So far we have only had the inspection, but the inspector was timely, professional, and very knowledgeable! We are very happy so far.

Everest Inspections
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Greg P.
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I was buying my first home. It was a fantastic overall experience. From start to finish David was very professional and detailed in his inspection. The next day I received a 40 page report complete with pictures and a easy to read summary. I will recommend David and Everest Inspections to everyone I know buying a home!!

Four Seasons Services
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
John Z.
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Mark tried hard to give me some positive solutions to running a good rental. He even called the inspector on my behalf. I d definitely recommend him and his company to others

East Coast Heat Guys
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Heather F.
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This Company is extremely professional, honest, considerate, and kind. They arrive in a private, unmarked vehicle. They wear every day clothes. Your neighbors would never know what is going on when they are doing their inspections and treating your home. They are respectful. Every encounter I have had with them has been wonderful. I really appreciate you treating what I thought was an emergency so attentively. I would highly recommend using this company if you are looking for honest answers at a truly affordable price. Thank you so very much.

Eagle Eye Home Inspectors
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
John A.
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John did a excellent and very thorough job, much better than three other inspectors I used on previous purchases.

S.P.T. Home Services
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tom G.
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Stephen at SPT home services has always been outstanding, he always has promptly returned phone calls and messages. He does very thorough inspections and I will always be recommending him to anyone I know who is purchasing a new home.

Kiss Electric, LLC
3.9
from 11 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine R.
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Joe Kiss took the time to thoroughly explain the right solar system for our needs. He and his employees did a most professional installation of our solar array and micro-inverters, and included other electrical work we needed as part of the project. All personnel were quite careful and accommodating when working both inside and outside our home. Probably the best indicator of our project's ultimate success was the statement made by the township inspector. He said that we received a first-class installation and that, unlike some of Joe's competitors, Kiss used the finest quality materials and components for our system rather than skimp by using inferior ones. We have had many months since the system was turned on in early 2011 where our electric bill has been $0. or close to it. Although system payback was projected for 8 years, we are poised to see our return in 5 years, instead. One of the micro-inverters failed about a year and a half into its use, but as it is still under warranty, Kiss replaced it at no cost to us. In addition, we have received the promised 3 annual panel cleanings and preventive maintenance at no charge. To anyone who is considering "going solar", we highly recommend Kiss Solar (a.k.a. Kiss Electric) and their very capable team.

  • 4 years in business
WC W.
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I brought a foreclosure and it was a stressful experience. The Bank was cold and unreasonable at times. Having Steven as my Inspector put my mind at ease on issues like foundation and mold. His expertise helped me better negotiate with the Bank to accommodate my concerns. It turned out to be a great investment. But without Grapevine Inspections, I probably would have walked away prematurely. I highly recommend them.

Tony B.
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As a realtor, having a great home inspector is hard to come by and Ernie is the best and always leaves our clients satisfied and happy with the service!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Benjamin G.
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Used Bernie recently and was very impressed with his inspection. Found him to be through, punctual and receptive to our suggestions. I would certainly reccomend this inspector to anyone in need of one. Thanks again Bernie and Pennjerseyinspection inspections!

  • 9 years in business
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Our business is amazing because we make sure our inspectors are not only previously experienced in the construction industry, but must pass 13 certifications from a well known non profit educational institute ( INTERNachi), plus a final exam, in order to be listed with us. Our inspector for the Darby/Philadelphia area, Kwasi, is a friendly, professional, and very experienced inspector. He will make you smile every time. We are also fully insured.

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Give us a call if you’re looking for the very best in mold inspection in the Philadelphia area. Our years of experience and training can help solve even the most difficult of mold cases.

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I do photography and home inspection. I am a Florida licensed real estate broker. I will inspect and check your home in your absence and photograph it and sell it for you.

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Our inspection is thorough, we do not cut corners to save time. Our clients walk away from the inspection with a better understanding of their home - not just the material defects. A good percentage of our business is referred by previous clients.

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Complete home inspection services, since 1987, offered by an ASHI-certified inspector, including full or partial home inspections, pool inspections, mold testing, radon testing, and termite certifications. We are compliant in PA, licensed in Philadelphia and NJ.

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Our commitment to customer service comes with something unique in home inspections. When our customers told us what they wanted from a home inspection company, we responded to accommodate their needs with concern, personalization, quality, and a superior level of service. That efficient, warm, and personalized service to you is, and will be, the highest priority for all our customers.

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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