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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a good home inspector in Fort Worth?

To find a reputable home inspector in Fort Worth, start by performing an online search. This gives you access to customer ratings and reviews.

The Texas Real Estate Commission provides licenses for home inspectors, so ask to see a license from anyone you work with. It also doesn’t hurt to ask if the professionals have other certifications from associations like the American Home Inspectors Training or Inter­national Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

Finally, ask for cost estimates from your shortlist of preferred inspectors. Get at least three quotes so you can compare prices before hiring a pro.

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.

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.

Reviews for Fort Worth home inspectors
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent home inspector! John is the best of the best when it comes to home inspection. He did a great home inspection on a house in Saginaw. I highly recommend this home inspector to everyone.
Chance Home InspectionChance Home Inspection
Georgia C.
Mr. Clayton arrived at the time I had requested and did a thorough inspection of my roof. He explained the process to me before inspecting the roof and I was pleased to be informed that he would make a video of what he saw. The photos were also great, but that video is fantastic. If anything else concerning my home needs an inspection that Mr. Clayton can do, Corner Stone Home Inspections will be called.
Corner Stone Home InspectionsCorner Stone Home Inspections
KATHY F.
David did a great, thorough inspection on the home we were considering purchasing.
Corner Stone Home InspectionsCorner Stone Home Inspections
Carl B.
Straight forward and thorough home inspection. We hired Corner Stone for a pre-sale home inspection. David is very professional and goes over everything found in detail after the inspection, which includes pictures and videos of all deficiencies found. Afterwards he sends his report which is organized and equally detailed. We would hire him again.
Corner Stone Home InspectionsCorner Stone Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Did my home inspection for my first home in Ft. Worth, very helpful in explaining the details and was done in under the time he estimated. Would definitely recommend!
Under the Roof Home InspectionUnder the Roof Home Inspection
Katie N.
We would highly recommend David to anyone and everyone! He was thorough and professional. We felt so comfortable with the inspection he performed and he let us know what to expect! You won’t go wrong using David for your home inspection!!
Corner Stone Home InspectionsCorner Stone Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Chris did a home inspection for us at a home we are buying in Saginaw. He did an amazing job! He was very thorough and gave great advice during the walk through. Got the report to us within a few hours!
CODE 3 Property Inspections, PLLC #21042CODE 3 Property Inspections, PLLC #21042
Thumbtack Customer
He was early and stayed to talk with our realtor who ran late. Seemed to be very thorough. Nice guy, very willing to show what he was talking about and answer questions after the inspection about the report. This was the first home inspection my hubby and I have ever had done and we were satisfied. We did have a home inspection report from someone else whose financing fell through and felt that Under The Roof's report was as thorough as the first and a bit easier to read and understand than the original one acquired by the first buyer.
Under the Roof Home InspectionUnder the Roof Home Inspection
Danielle P.
Craig made my first home inspection easy! He arrived to the home on time and finished fast. My report was sent to me a few hours after. He answered all my questions and sent me referrals to fix other parts of my home. Thank you!!!
Browder Inspections LLCBrowder Inspections LLC
Thumbtack Customer
David was absolutely incredible. This is my first time buying a home. I had so many questions, concerns and he not only walked me thru the inspection report, he went in to in depth description about each issue. His videos were the best. He was prompt to inspect after only a few days (1) notice. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Corner Stone Home InspectionsCorner Stone Home Inspections
Jean D.
He was very professional and did a very thorough inspection of our new home. Even found things we never would start to think about. He went above and beyond with his service. Even gave us tips as we are new home owners!!
Browder Inspections LLCBrowder Inspections LLC
Thumbtack Customer
David is very thorough and honest. He talked me through the inspection and made me aware of any issues and also gave me pointers on preventative measures to take to make my home functional for years to come
Corner Stone Home InspectionsCorner Stone Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. Made us feel comfortable with the home we are purchasing. Even though the inspection was on a new build, he managed to find things the builder could fix to work into our contract. I highly recommend.
Corner Stone Home InspectionsCorner Stone Home Inspections
Trent C.
Brock was awesome. We had an offer accepted on a house and he was there the very next day. He did an incredibly thorough inspection of the house and found a lot of issues we were not aware of. His work saved us a lot of pain and money with a troublesome house and we were able to back out of the purchase in time because of his availability and professionalism. We will absolutely be calling him for any other home inspections we need done!
B.L.G. Inspection ServiceB.L.G. Inspection Service
Kesia M.
I highly recommend Darryl. I’m a first time home buyer and he was thoughtful and thorough in explaining everything to me. In addition to being punctual and professional, he was a pleasure to be around! I feel very fortunate to have chosen him for my inspection.
DLP Home InspectionsDLP Home Inspections
Abdul R.
Greg is a great guy. After the inspection I submitted the report to my builder. During walkthrough the builder told me the issues with the roof was fixed but I didn’t believe them. I called Greg back and he did another roof inspection for free just to confirm they did it n it turns out the builder did not fix the roof. They now offered to instantly fix it and sent me pictures. Thanks to Greg. Don’t trust these builders, they just don’t care. Get a good home inspector like Greg.
American Steadfast Home InspectionsAmerican Steadfast Home Inspections
Pedro t.
What can I say this guy is amazing funny respectful knowledgeable he walked me through everything that I needed to know for the house I’m buying with very much detail and pictures that’s a plus I recommend Darryl for your next home inspection thank you sir for all your helpful information.
DLP Home InspectionsDLP Home Inspections
Taylor N.
Darryl was very quick to respond, and did a very thorough job of the inspection of the house. He went through all the details with me and made sure I understood everything. I received the report the same evening along with pictures pointing out all the remarks of the report. I highly recommend his services especially for first time home buyers like myself.
DLP Home InspectionsDLP Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
David was remarkably efficient, thorough, knowledgeable, and kind throughout the entire process. He explained his work as he went about it, making sure I understood what he was observing and what that meant in the context of purchasing a home. He had has report available only a few short hours later, and his inclusion of video is extremely valuable in highlighting deficient areas. I will certainly hire him again and encourage anyone seeking an inspection to contact David.
Corner Stone Home InspectionsCorner Stone Home Inspections
Viviana G.
If you’re in search of a home inspector look no further!!! I messaged Darryl at like 10pm the day before our inspection because the original inspector we had cancelled on us. Luckily he replied right away and scheduled the appt for the next day. His prices are unbeatable especially for the quality of his work! He did not miss a thing! My spouse had to meet with him and Darryl was very good at explaining everything and answering all questions he had. He was very thorough in his report and I received it the same day. I 100% recommend you use him!
DLP Home InspectionsDLP Home Inspections
Jovanny N.
As first time home buyers and first time thumbtack users we were a little nervous to hire someone through the app. If you’re like us, I’m here to say that David is legit. He is a professional who truly knows what he’s doing — you can tell he is passionate about his job with years of experience to back him up . My realtor was also very impressed with his work. We needed someone to come out and inspect the home we want to purchase ASAP, and he offered to come on a Sunday, a SUNDAY! Who else would do that? We showed up about an hour after he did to give him space and time to do his thing and he had videos and everything ready to discuss with us when we arrived. By late evening we had a full detailed report waiting for us! David is awesome, don’t think for a second that you’re gonna go wrong with him!!!!
Corner Stone Home InspectionsCorner Stone Home Inspections
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