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Harrisburg Property Inspection Services

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Jacob Professional Services
4.9
from 98 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Latoya B.
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Jacob Professional Services did a home inspection on the home we are looking to purchase he was punctual and extremely detailed. He educated me on what needed to be addressed right away. I received my full report within 24 hours. I was extremely pleased!

  • 9 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy A.
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JKM Contractors did the home inspection on the mobile home I recently purchased. I was very happy with the fine tooth inspection he did. Suggestions were made with the fre findings. Being a single woman needing some guidance I feel JKM Contractors did right by me. I will be looking to them in the future for work I will be planning in the future.

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Mirkwood Home Inspection
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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Zach was on time to do the inspection and took his time to explain things to us and show us what should be done throughout the house. He provides a lot of pictures with his report and is very detailed. His price was the best of 8 people I contacted (the house we're buying is over 3,900sqft so the prices were higher than normal). I would recommend him to anyone in the area that needs a home inspection done!

  • 39 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Walter A.
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HouseMaster came to my home for "Termite" inspection and ...tested my well water for drinking."Anthony" represented the company well and even went out back and inspected the shed.I was pleased with the work ...WAM

Enviroquest
4.4
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
John K.
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Inspection of a 3-story residential apartment structure, very prompt response and thorough inspection. Observations and limitations clearly stated.

Rife Home Inspections LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Keri B.
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Very thorough and prompt inspection! Very satisfied with the service provided. Highly recommend.

Sentry home services
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Susan R.
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I've used Billy and his crew several times over the past year and have always been very pleased with the quality of work and the knowledge and professionalism they bring to the job. Would definitely recommend.

Bigmurfs Contracting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Donna A.
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Tom is now my go-to guy! His first impression was made when he showed up to do the estimate for my bathroom remodel when he said he would-on time. I am a landlord with many properties that often need work. Reliability is important to me and Tom has completed three jobs for me including an emergency heating situation. He was immediately responsive, dealt well with my tenant and took care of the problem quickly at a reasonable cost. Couldn't ask for more!

  • 6 years in business
Leigh D.
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I purchased my first house and hiring David Dacenzo for the job was the best choice I made. He has a strong work ethic, pays attention to details, and answered any questions I had, no matter how big or small. As a client, he made me feel like I was a top priority. I would use his services for my next house and would recommend him to anyone who needs a solid inspector.

Tim's Handyman Service
1.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I do all types of home improvements including plumbing, roofing, carpentry, painting, electrical, flooring, bathrooms, etc.

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I work for the home buyer, not the buyers agent. Some company's will over look some items during a home inspection to obtain more business from the agent. I also have 25 years experience in the mechanical/ construction fields. I familiarize each customer with there new home and provide them with information to up keep the most expensive purchase they will make.

  • 4 years in business
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We are local, hands-on, customer service driven organization! We work with our clients from start to finish to create a finished product of which we can both be proud.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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All Inspect is a family owned and operated business with 15 years experience in the industry. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Our friendly, personal, professional services and reasonable prices set us apart from our competitors. We guarantee exceptional value for your money.

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We are serving Berks, Lancaster, Lebonan, Schuylkill and surrounding counties. Our services are: - Quality home inspection services for real estate transactions - Home buyer inspections - Home seller inspections - Move-in/move-out inspections for either tenants or landlords - Radon testing - Water testing - Wood-destroying insect inspections (termites) - Basic well flow testing - Septic inspections

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We handle all and any issues dealing with the maintaince of our clients properties... We have a realator/broker and a master electrician on staff ,so it it all allow us to handle a wide range of services when dealing with residential and commercial properties

  • 16 years in business
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WIN offers a free home warranty and free appliance RecallChek to our home buyer clients. The RecallChek report lists if any of the home's major appliances have been the subject to a manufacturer's safety recall. If a recall is found, contact info is provided in the RecallChek report to our client for contacting the manufacturer to schedule the free repair. We are ASHI Certified. There are other associations out there but only ASHI has an actual certification program (done by a 3rd party) based upon actual knowledge about how a home operates and all of its systems. Some other associations use the term ‘certified’ but don’t actually require anything for their certification. The free home warranty helps ensure that when our client moves in, there are no surprises due to faulty systems or appliances. For example, if your dishwasher is functional at the time of the inspection, but it won't run when you move in, the warranty pays for the repair at no cost or deductible to the client.

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You don't have to wait for a report. You will receive your report at the inspection. The report is a custom computer-generated report filled with lots of photos of everything inspected. Your real estate agent, if one represents you, which we recommend, will also receive a report the same day. The report can be e-mailed in PDF format.

  • 15 years in business
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Customer Service is the key to a successful project, starting on day one and long after its completed. The commitment to quality doesn't stop there, we work with you to get the most for you buck, not to maximize ours, and make your dream come to tuition

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I am thorough and careful in my inspections. I treat the clients property as if it is my own. I will share my results in a consise and easy to read report. I encourage my clients to occupany during my inspections and to ask any questions they may have. Most importantly, I am a source of information to my clients. I pride myself on being able to answer most questions and to seek answers and solutions

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We are a residential rehab construction company that can take care of all your honey-do needs! No job is too big or small!

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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