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4.9
from 55 reviews
4.9
(55)
GREAT VALUE
  • 31 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
"Tom did a great job inspecting the new house we were about to close on. He pointed few things that we missed and we made sure the builder addressed them before closing. We are very pleased with the service and we highly recommend Tom to anyone who needs home inspection"

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4.9
from 30 reviews
4.9
(30)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 21 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
"Steven recently completed a home inspection for us. He spent 4 1/2 hours combing through every aspect of the home. He pointed out the good things as well as the areas needing work. It was great that he let me follow him around during the inspection so that I could ask questions. A few hours after the inspection, we received a comprehensive report in our email. Our real estate agent was floored that he gave us such a detailed report so quickly. The best part is the peace of mind. I'm confident that we have an accurate assessment of the home's condition and I don't have to worry about major issues cropping up after the closing. Thanks Steven!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Working with Chris and his wife, Kristen was exceptional from start to finish. The cost was very reasonable and Chris took 3 hours doing the inspection - very thorough and as a home buyer I was very grateful. Unlike most inspectors, he walked on the roof as well. We had the inspection report that evening. He did 4 day radon testing. I would highly recommend Chris to any new home owners out there. His construction experience and knowledge was greatly appreciated. Thank you Chris and Kristen!!!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 39 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"This was a good experience from start to finish. His receptionist explained everything to me very well and was helpful in scheduling my appointment, they got my inspection scheduled within 5 days. The price was competative. He showed up early to the inspection, was very professional and thorough, took his time and had an attention to detail. He provided me with a full organized report quickly. I like the service of recall check as well, which was free of charge and will be for the life of my appliances, highly recommend his services."
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"Inspection went very well, Mike was very thorough. Would use him again. "
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4.8
from 6 reviews
4.8
(6)
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Jeep was very helpful when installing our new flooring and renovating our bathroom. The new oak flooring looks great and the bathroom tile turned out better than expected. He is always very quick to respond when you have a question and always made sure we were on the same page for all points of the project."
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4.8
from 119 reviews
4.8
(119)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 43 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
"Great home inspector. Reasonably priced. He took time to talk with me and didn't try to hurry up and run out the door!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I hired 5 Star Home Inspections because I bought a home and had a home inspection, pest inspection, radon test, and mold test done. The owner is very knowledgeable and friendly. He was accommodating and was able to fit me in very quickly. Highly recommend!"
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr Nelis arrive Before the appointed time and was prepared to do a through inspection. Not only was this done beyond expectation but his knowledge of the issues present was both insightful and accurate. I would not hesitate to use Mr. Nelis for any future assignments and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a home inspection."
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 10 years in business
"Ash has successfully completed several projects for me over the past couple years ranging from as large as a major exterior home renovation to as small as installing sink/bathtub/shower fixtures. He and his crew of highly skilled workers have also remodeled my kitchen, powder room, and a bathroom which included installing new flooring and fixtures, as well as painting. All of the work was quoted at a fair price and professionally completed in a timely manner. I am very pleased with the results and will not hesitate to contact Ash for future considerations. I highly recommend Ash Huber and Ashtech Industries. "
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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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