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Budget Pest Control, Inc.
from 155 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 434 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew H.
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Came out on time. Inspector's name was Tony and he was thorough, knowledgeable, and frankly kind and enjoyable to talk to. Solved problem. No complaints.

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Godfrey Construction
from 112 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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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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J&M Home Pest Management
from 46 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alan H.
Verified review

My wife and I were selling my late mother-laws home. A home inspector reported carpenter ant damage. We called J&M. Jim could have easily confirmed the problem was carpenter ant damage and charged me for a treatment. Jim explained that the wood damage was not from carpenter ants and explained why. I appreciated his honesty. Plus, the power was out at the house because some electrical work was being done. I needed to get the garage door open, but did not have the proper wrench to detach the automatic opener. Jim went to his truck, got a wrench and removed the bracket for me. I was very please with expertise, manner, and willingness to help out with an unrelated problem. I highly recommend J&M Home Pest Management

  • 21 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel L.
Verified review

This has been such a great (not so great for the foundation and exterior of the house being inspected) learning experiance thanks to Steve! He has helped us along our journey in such a honest way! He is very thorough and great at what he does, very professional, and I am definately going to keep him as long as we keep house hunting! I would highly recommend Steve for your home inspection if you would like to know "What You Are Getting Into Before You Purchase!". I did my research on about 5 inspectors, he was my first call and I didnt have to look no further! I liked his work, his pictures, his explanations, and how detailed he gets! He is very upfront THANKS STEVE! talk with you sooner than later!

  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Laura B.
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Mike Watson was very professional. He spent the time needed in the home. His report was thorough and easy for me to understand. I would definitely recommend him if you are shopping for a home inspector. The thumb tack deal was a perk too. Thanks for everything.

O'Leary Home Inspection
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Deb S.
Verified review

I’ve owned several different houses this being my 7th home. By far Tim is the best of all of the home inspectors I’ve used. He is extremely focused, explains what issues may need addressed (both why and how), and writes a very thorough & easy to understand report (that I had the next morning). I addition he was thoughtful of my time and series of endless questions. I would recommend Tim O’Leary to any future homeowner who wants a honest, extremely experienced, and practical home inspector. ~DB

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Daren F.
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Scott was very professional and conducted a very thorough and detailed inspection of the property we were looking at purchasing. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a home inspector.

Urban Property Inspections
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
Verified review

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!!!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jenna L.
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We got the Ultimate Diamond home inspection package because we were concerned about radon and air quality in the home we placed a bid on, and Diamond offered the most comprehensive list of services for the most reasonable price we could find. (After calling around, I found that most home inspectors don't offer all of the services that the Diamond Group does.) Don, our inspector, was incredibly thorough in his work he did for us before we purchased our new home. He pointed out many potential safety issues and general problems that needed to be addressed once we moved in. He seemed to think of everything. He used an infrared camera to determine insulation problems, and he also had a moisture meter he used on some of the (slightly) cracked and previously caulked subway tile in the shower wall of our bathroom and discovered that moisture was accumulating behind the wall...a big deal to us, as my husband is very allergic to mold! We never would've thought anything of the wall, but now we're definitely going to fix it as soon as we move in. The Diamond Group was a pleasure to work with, and we would definitely use them again!

DMHI Home Inspections
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Debbie K.
Verified review

We had several home inspections done by DMHI. He is quick, on time and very knowledgeable. His prices can not be beat, we had other inspectors in the past when selling a home and they could not compare to his quality. We have two more to sell in the future and plan on using him. He also is Pet friendly certified which is another reason we chose him because we have show dogs he has to work around. We recommended him to several of our friends and they also use his service and could not be happier. I highly recommend him.

  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Fred N.
Verified review

Gary was very thorough in his inspection. He took the time to explain things. He gave me the details of how the house is. As well as how it should be. Gary was able to work with me quickly and was at my disposal. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a home inspector you can trust.


We provide building inspections. Single-family homes, multi-unit, condominium, town house, and small commercial inspections are provided. We are certified through the American Society of Home Inspectors. We are certified through the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct radon testing.

  • 12 years in business

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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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