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Top Pro
4.7
from 39 reviews
4.7
(39)
GREAT VALUE
  • 17 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
"Home inspection"
$250
estimated cost
5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
GREAT VALUE
"Blake was VERY prompt in not only answering my call but also showing up ON TIME. These are two important issues for me with my schedule. He was highly recommended and DID NOT disappoint. His assessment was thorough and he was knowledgeable on the issues we had and even helpful to go the extra mile to recommend ways to fix that will help us with cost. We knew it was important and IMPRESSIVE to offer new buyers a full inspection BFORE they would consider buying our home. We look forward to using him again to inspect our future NEW home. CALL him.... he will not disappoint.... and BTW.... SUPER “easy to talk to “ business owner! Recommend him without hesitation! Planning to have our Riverhome done by Blake in the next few months to sell ..."
$275
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 60 reviews
5.0
(60)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
"Harold provided a home inspection for me and my wife's first home. He was early to the inspection and was very thorough with every aspect of the inspection. His work provide exactly what we needed to know about the home before continuing the purchase process. Thank you. I highly recommend his services"
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4.8
from 37 reviews
4.8
(37)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 17 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
"Professional service. Excellent pricing ( $100-$150 cheaper than local competitors). Completed the home inspection and submitted reports to us the same-day. Very pleased with Bruce...and I'm sure you will be too!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"To The T Home Inspection gave great service and insight on our future home. I am thankful to have used them for our home inspection. Michael was very knowledgeable and explained a lot about the home I was interested in. The report was easy to read and very detailed. Thank you again."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"I was a little leary because I couldn't find any reviews for Home Pro Pest Control and his price for our bedbug problem beat everyone elses........SO glad we went with him. Easy to work with, reliable, affordable, and gets the job done right. Thank you so much for giving us back our peace of mind."
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4.7
from 3 reviews
4.7
(3)
"I needed a house inspection, termite inspection, and radon inspection within a week to expedite our contract. THI was able to provide the home inspection and termite inspection within that time period. (Although they were not able to provide the termite inspection within the timeline, it worked out that the sellers had a termite inspection done, so THI refunded the money to my account for that inspection.) The home inspector was professional and the report informative. The radon inspection was also helpful. The rating of four stars has to do with the following issues: inspector could not get on the roof because it was too steep and he could not inspect the fireplace because the screen was screwed on. Also, I had to point out some wood rot that he missed around a window. Second, I had to remind THI to send me the report twice so that I could get it by the due date. These are minor issues. I appreciate the work done by THI. What readers should realize is that they are responsive, easy to contact, professional, and eager to make sure customers are satisfied."
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5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"David has an uncanny ability to understand your project and deliver a superior result at a very reasonable price. He designed and built a new mailbox to replace one that had been destroyed in an unfortunate encounter with the garbage truck! I now have the most beautiful mailbox on my street, and possibly in all of East Nashville! He also did a number of repair projects in and around my 1930's cottage. I plan to use him again in the near future on some bigger projects. I recommended him to my son for some work in his home and he was able to take care of it very quickly. I highly recommend DB Handyman! He is a meticulous craftsman who enjoys what he does and takes great pride in a job excellently done, exceeding your expectations – all at a price you can afford!"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"From our very first contact, Jeff was the consummate professional and he just came across genuine. Jeff was easy to work with and he adjusted to our schedule. He called to reconfirm our inspection two days prior and again the morning of to insure we had the time for a thorough inspection. From the moment he arrived at our home he provided proof of credentials, reiterates what we previously discussed on the phone, stated what and where he needed access to, asked if we were okay with his freedom of movement or did he want us to check in before he moved locations, and get this, "he welcomed us to accompany him at any point and to ask questions at any time." Upon completion he took his time explaining what his concerns were and shared photos to aide in our conversation. He told us when he left late afternoon that our report will be emailed to us that evening. True to his word, I received an email by the end of supper as we were just clearing the table. The report was well thought out leaving little room for questions or misunderstanding. There were plenty of photographs accompanying the report and detailed photos where I thought they were needed. Our experience with having Jeff as our home inspector was phenomenal and we HIGHLY recommend his work. There's no doubt that when I need another inspection Jeff will be the first person we reach out to. "
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"The jimneysweep was so thorough and professional. He took the time to spread drop cloths in my home to keep it clean, and patiently explains the repairs I needed done in a way that I understood."
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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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