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Top 10 Home Inspectors near Norristown, PA

Top Pro
4.8
from 13 reviews
4.8
(13)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"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!"

$275

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"John uses the latest in technology and has an extensive background in building, rehabbing, and understanding the complexities of any home. John holds a bachelors degree in architecture and has designed and built many homes throughout New Jersey, Florida and North Carolina. When you hire a Home Inspector, hire only the best, john does not defer any issues rather he explains in detail the reason behind whats happening and why so you understand fully your home. Using Infrared cameras, drones to get video and still images as well as a radon detection system that is done within 24 hours to give you peace of ming. John also does roof certifications, oil tank sweeps using a sub surface detector which is the only recommended method, as well as pool inspections, septic inspections and certifications. You can rest assured your in good hands. Call Now"

$325

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 18 reviews
4.9
(18)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"Bill is methodical, professional, and communicates clearly. The report he delivered was thorough, well-written, and educational. The process of hiring him was well-organized and clear. Bill uses technology efficiently to support his business. My husband and I will hire Bill in the future. We will absolutely recommend Foundations Home Inspections to any of our friends/acquaintances who are in the market for Bill's services."

$370

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 52 reviews
4.9
(52)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
"Bob was there early and already completed everything that was accessible on the outside of the house. He went through the entire home and the outside a second time. He answered all of my (many) questions. Bob pointed out all the positive, negative and questionable aspects of the house. His turn around on the report was quick, less that 48 hours. His report is thorough, easy to follow/read and includes photos for reference. His price was fair and reasonable. I went with the home inspection, termite cert, radon testing and also had mold samples tested. Do-Rite Property Inspection is highly recommended!!!"
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Top Pro
4.9
from 25 reviews
4.9
(25)
  • 12 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
"Home Inspection and radon test was completed with no issues."
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4.8
from 41 reviews
4.8
(41)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 40 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
"Gus responded quickly & performed an inspection then treatment for termites. Highly recommend him- was professional and completed the job well. Would definitely recommend!!"
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I reached out to gain quotes for a home inspection recently for a home built in 1949. Stephen reached out promptly and was able to message back and forth via thumbtack and email to answer my questions. He provided clear information regarding cost, based on the size of the home (1420 sq ft). I paid $475 which included the full inspection, termite, and radon, while the other quotes I received wanted between $500-$695 for the same service. Stephen arrived promptly. He was friendly and knowledgeable. Stephen examined the house carefully. and thoroughly, as evidenced by the extensive report he provided for us the next day. Great service!"
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5.0
from 51 reviews
5.0
(51)
  • 35 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
"John Barczak is very professional, knowledgeable, and helpful in his approach to the home inspection. John answered all my queries, and included me throughout the inspection by explaining, in layman's terms, electrical, hvac, structural, and roofing problem areas and general analysis. He followed up the inspection with a forty-four page summary, and detailed informational report regarding the inspection. I recommend John Barczak for your home inspection for quality service and competitive rates. "
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4.8
from 32 reviews
4.8
(32)
  • 18 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
"I recently purchased a home and Generation 3 held my hand thru the nightmare I was experiencing. I will only use them for future endeavors."
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Top Pro
4.8
from 25 reviews
4.8
(25)
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
"I highly recommend Chris Eslinger and will use him again for any home purchases in the future. I was able to schedule an appointment with him that worked within our timeline and his pricing was affordable. Chris arrived at my home inspection early and clearly explained all of the issues that he found in the home. Chris turned around our report in 24 hours. His report gave a detailed description of the issues and distinguished between safety concerns needing immediate attention and those that could be prioritized for later. The photographs in his report were clear and labeled. His report also includes an estimate of the cost to repair the issues, which is invaluable to a buyer in negotiating with a seller or determining what your additional costs will be. Again, I highly recommend this inspector. "
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Q & A

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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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