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4.9
from 142 reviews
4.9
(142)
GREAT VALUE
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
"Alan and Lisa were fantastic with helping us inspect our first and brand new home! They were a little late, but I wasn't too worried about it since I was running late too. They both split up and looked at every inch of the house and were able to explain to us things we didn't understand. There were many things that they've found that we could have never found ourselves. The inspection did take a while... about 2.5 hours or so, but I'd rather them thoroughly look at the house and take a while rather than rushing it. They promised a Monday Home Inspection Report delivery and it's barely 9am on Monday and it's sitting in my inbox! Very professionally done and I'm so glad I hired them to inspect our home. Thank you guys so much!"

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Home inspection went great. Very thorough and detail with the work. The overall service is very pleasant and super. Punctual and very professional. I will definitely use Noxid home inspection again... Thank you Lesford Dixon for an awesome experience!"
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  • 16 years in business
"With over 20 years of experience in New Home and Residential construction, Morlan Contracting has the expertise and skill to make your home project a success. With a combination of experience, knowledge and use of high quality materials, Rob Morlan and his team of craftsman will make sure you are satisfied with the project from start to finish and keep you on schedule and on budget! Rob Morlan and his team of professionals will manage all stages of the project from the pre-design phase through construction and installation. Top notch architects, engineers and specialized subcontractors that use the latest technology and building practices and ensure the highest quality work. They are all licensed, bonded and fully insured. Communication is a top priority for Morlan Contracting and their team of craftsman. Rob Morlan will be available to answer questions and concerns during all phases of the project and keep you updated on the progress. Meetings are held throughout and following the project to ensure the success, satisfaction, deadlines and budget requirements. We understand the challenge of having work done to your home and altering your daily routine in the process, and are very sensitive to your needs. If you are looking for excellent service, Morlan Contracting is the right choice! The ultimate goal is to serve the customer and make your experience in home building successful and pleasant. Morlan Contracting and their team will ensure that your project is completed and you are satisfied. And Morlan Contracting makes it a priority that you are proud to recommend us to your friends and family!"

$267

estimated cost

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"We do all kinds of construction work. Anything you need to remodel or newly construct, we are the ones to choose from."
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New on Thumbtack
  • 12 years in business
"On time reliable contractor.Will take the time to do any job big or small. FREE ESTIMATES"
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  • 15 years in business
"I have over 30 years building experience and hold a Master's degree. I have over 2500 inspections under my belt, with 14 years of experience."
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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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