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  • 35 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Liz M.
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We are new to this area and first time home buyers, therefore we did quite a bit of research to determine the best inspection company for the price. We called multiple inspectors and finally found Eagle Eye. When we called, John himself answered the phone and was very friendly to talk to, professional and very knowledgeable. We called on a Thursday and set up the inspection for Saturday morning, another plus with eagle eye is the weekend inspections! His prices are the most reasonable we found and he well exceeded our expectations! He made sure to inspect every last inch of the house before he signed his name to the report and then sent a very detailed report to us and our realtor with precise comments and corresponding photos. There was no doubt we were in the best hands with John and would give him a glowing recommendation to anyone!!!

Green Pest Solutions
4.5
from 37 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 82 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
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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!

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  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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L. R.
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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.

Everest Inspections
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Robert A.
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Super detailed inspections. I thought I was buying a clean rehab property until Dave discovered some major issues...he saved me!!!!! I will be calling him again.

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 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 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.

  • 39 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony C.
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The inspector was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable. He answered all of our questions, and we had a lot. He knew what he was doing and how to answer our questions in easy to understand way. I would recommend him to anyone.

Valor Home Inspection, LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tyshonda B.
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Did an awesome job with the inspection. On time, very detailed with the inspection......... A must Hire Home Inspector . Also got the home inspection report same day.

L&L Home inspections, LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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My buyer had L&L inspections come out to do an inspection and Don was very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. He was punctual and offered a great price. My only gripe was the actual report. Pics were too small to make out what repairs were needed and descriptions were a little vague. He did take the time to explain in more detail once we contacted him.

J and R Construction
2.3
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We take our time and do the job right the first time. We do not leave you in the dark. We take the time to show you what we do every step of the way.

Tony B.
Verified review

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!

Precision Inspecting, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Paul M B.
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Owner Bill Haughery has been assisting me with business surrounding inspections and construction for more than 3 decades. I have enjoyed his honesty, integrity, and strong work ethic over the course of time. I recommend Bill and Precision Inspecting, LLC to any real estate professional or buyer searching for a real estate home inspector. Paul M Boronow Broker of Record and owner of William Penn Real Estate Associates

  • 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!

About

Building Inspectors & Contractors, Inc. is a full-service contracting organization that not only inspects buildings but also provides all of the many licensed services needed to perform the work. Our contracting experiences and licensing in all trades make us your best choice for inspecting, repairing and improving your property.

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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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We provide quality customer service with the highest integrity to our clients!

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I do inspection on new and old houses, even if you are buying or selling. I do mold, termite, electrical, plumbing, and foundation inspections.

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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