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Top Pro
4.7
from 41 reviews
4.7
(41)
GREAT VALUE
  • 22 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
"I needed a home inspection last min and Steve was able to squeeze me in. But best part was he did an amazing job, answered any questions I had, an offered general advice and project ideas for being a home owner to add value to the home. Great guy, will use him again if we get the chance for the next chapter in our lives!!!"

$350

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 31 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Donny Lambert was unbelievably helpful and supportive in helping me sort through a leak from the bathroom above mine. It is going to be a matter of getting reimbursed after a lawsuit, unfortunately, and he provided information and paperwork to back up that process for me. I am in much better shape going forward to present my case after having Bona Fide do their testing and with Donny’s subsequent report. I’d refer them to absolutely anyone who wants to deal with professional, ethical and honest people that you can trust. They don’t remediate any mold levels that are problematic , so there’s no conflict of interest there. Great company! Highly recommend them!"

$245

estimated cost

4.8
from 41 reviews
4.8
(41)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 40 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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"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)
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Sousa's Home Inspections is my go-to inspector! Jay and his staff are professional and very thorough."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Would recommend for any inspection"
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4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
" Professional and thorough, quality work I am a first time home buyer and didn't know where to go for a home inspection. Things happen fast in the home buying process and I felt a little lost. I contacted a few inspectors and Tom was the first to return my phone call. He was available to inspect my new home within a week which was great. On the day of the inspection he was right on time, explained the process and what to expect, and got right to work, no dilly dallying. He performed his inspection in what I thought was a reasonable amount of time, and then took great care to discuss all of his findings with me in detail as we walked throughout the home. He answered all of my questions with satisfaction. I received a very thorough report the very next day, fully documenting and categorizing all of his findings. The format is very useful and can act as a to-do list for anything that might need attention in my new home. His report also includes useful information in how to perform regular maintenance on your home - things I wouldn't really think of as a new home owner. To top it all off, the price is extremely reasonable - actually, I feel like I got a bargain when comparing his price to others. Especially with all the ancillary benefits aside from the home inspection findings. I would definitely recommend Tom and Quality Check Home Inspection to anyone, and I know I'll use him again if I buy a new home! Bob Fall River, MA"
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4.3
from 84 reviews
4.3
(84)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
"Joe Bisson, was hired by me to complete what another electrician left behind. Joe was not only up front on his work ethic, his experience and his time, he also was willing to sign a contractual agreement with me. Joe was professional, speedy with his work and a nice man. Joe is willing to return to finish the work for our final inspection. His work was so professional my son which owns 99 Handy is offering Joe work at his company. I would recommend Joe Bisson to any that is willing to communicate exactly what they are expecting. he will get he job done. Thank you Joe ! Well done ! "
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Ted is always prompt and professional. Hired Ted for many jobs now since the first one. I would recommend Kirkbrae Electric. "
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Top Pro
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 36 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Eli responded quickly to our Thumbtacks request (which was on a Saturday), came to our home the following Monday to look at the chimney and repaired it on Wednesday at a very reasonable cost. He was pleasant, professional and cleaned up when he was done."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Stephen came to my house and took charge of my electrical project, from permitting at Town Hall to the final inspection, he even went above and beyond excavating some unforeseen yard work. I am thrilled with his level of expertise, professionalism and courteousness. I would highly recommend Stephen for any electrical project in the future. Thank you Stephen. Sincerely, AHC (another happy customer)"
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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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