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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 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.

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.
Reviews for South Salt Lake home inspectors
Ravi K.
Very Professional! Jason did a very good inspection job. He was punctual, responsive, knowledgeable about all aspects of the home. His inspection walkthru was very thorough. He gave good tips for safety, maintenance, future improvements etc. The Inspection Report was very detailed covering all aspects. We were very satisfied with the quality of the home inspection. I would definitely recommend Jason for home inspection for my friends and family members. Thank you Jason.
Champion Inspect, 801.436.SAFEChampion Inspect, 801.436.SAFE
Thumbtack Customer
Andrew did a fantastic job on our home inspection. He is super professional and knowledgeable, and helped us understand the condition of the home. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a home inspection in the Salt Lake area.
JODA Home InspectionsJODA Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Investment home inspection. Scott did great work, spent a lot of time going through each of his inspection points. Will definitely hire again.
Peak Home InspectionPeak Home Inspection
Thumbtack Customer
We had a home inspection done for a home purchase. Scheduling was very easy and the inspection was completed within 3 days of contact. It was quite thorough, he explained everything to us. If we have any repairs made in the next 30 days he will come and re inspect for free. Would absolutely recommend to friends and family.
Albion Inspection ServicesAlbion Inspection Services
Kavan N.
I needed an inspection done on a home I was closing on, and Commodore was able to inspect the home within 2 days. He did an awesome job and was very thorough. He found every little defect in the home and was very transparent about what needed to be fixed and what didn't. I definitely recommend Commodore!
Commodore Home InspectionCommodore Home Inspection
Thumbtack Customer
Midi was responsive, thorough, on time (that alone is worth five stars) and spent plenty of time to explain his findings. When I need a home inspection in the future I will only use Albion Inspection Services.
Albion Inspection ServicesAlbion Inspection Services
Thumbtack Customer
Midi was prompt and thorough. He went over the inspection in great detail and gave me some general home-ownership pointers. I appreciated the flash drive with both the pictures and the written report. I would highly recommend him to any first-time or repeat home buyers needing an inspection.
Albion Inspection ServicesAlbion Inspection Services
Thumbtack Customer
Andrew did an amazing job on my home inspection. The home was built in the last year yet he was able to find things that could be improved. Highly recommend!
JODA Home InspectionsJODA Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
I requested a Home Inspection, he was on time and very systematic in his Inspection. Mr. Park took multiple pictures and then provided a detailed report on a flash drive when he was done. I was very impressed, he was professional and efficient.
Albion Inspection ServicesAlbion Inspection Services
Hannah l.
Gerald was responsive, had a great price and gave an extremely thorough inspection report. He uncovered a concerning pipe issue as well as other minor issues, provided recommendations for each item that needed to be remedied and sent a report super quickly. These are all things that are of utmost importance when buying a home! His inspection made me feel like I was buying my home with full information. I would recommend him to anyone that is looking for a completely thorough and by the book inspection.
Mt Olympus Home InspectionsMt Olympus Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Andrew had a quick response and really helped us out - I will definitely recommend him to friends who need a home inspection.
JODA Home InspectionsJODA Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
This was my first home inspection/home buying experience. Midi was on time, early even! I contacted him on Friday and he was able to come out on Monday. He spent over two hours inspecting my home that is under 1500 sq ft. He was very thorough. Informed me of safety hazards, things that were currently wrong with the home and things that may potentially go wrong with the home. He was very knowledgeable and took around 45 minutes explaining what he had found using pictures and infrared imaging. He gave me a thumb drive of the report right then and immediately emailed it to my Realtor. He also offers to reinspect any work done within 30 days of the inspection. I highly recommend Midi!
Albion Inspection ServicesAlbion Inspection Services
Joseph K.
Executive Summary: Andrew is a detailed-oriented and thorough home inspector whom I hired through Thumbtack. I would hire him again for another home inspection. And I would recommend him to anyone else. Andrew did the home inspection on a newly remodeled old house that I was considering buying. We exchanged messages on Thumbtack before I decided to hire him. He was very prompt and detailed in addressing all my questions and concerns. I had prepared a list of questions related to the house that I wanted answers. He went over the list making sure that he understood all the questions. The inspection took about two and a half hours. After the inspection, he went over the list of questions again, making sure that he answered every one of them. He was very detailed and thorough in his inspection. And most of all he was very patient with answering all my questions. I would hire him again.
JODA Home InspectionsJODA Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Andrew was incredibly responsive and professional throughout the process and provided a thorough, detailed home inspection report. Both myself and my realtor were impressed with his attention to detail and professionalism.
JODA Home InspectionsJODA Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Andrew was very easy to communicate with. He was also quick in setting up an appointment with me at short notice. Andrew was very thorough, and he explained things to me clearly as we did a walk through of the house at the end of the inspection. He definitely caught things that I would not have noticed as a first time home buyer. Andrew was very respectful and enjoyable to talk to. I would recommend him to others looking for a home inspector. The report was detailed and given to me within 24 hours after the inspection. Thanks!
JODA Home InspectionsJODA Home Inspections
Gary O.
Jason was very thorough, friendly, and professional. He let us know what areas in our home needed immediate attention, and what things would probably need our attention at a later date. He was willing to come do an inspection on short notice, which was so helpful in our home buying process.
Champion Inspect, 801.436.SAFEChampion Inspect, 801.436.SAFE
Thumbtack Customer
We would recommend Scott to anyone. He was very knowledgeable. We needed an impartial third opinion that we could trust, and he certainly delivered. He was on time, very positive, and honest about the home we had inspected. Very good to work with!
Peak Home InspectionPeak Home Inspection
Thumbtack Customer
Joe was very easy to contact and accommodating in coordinating an appointment, as multiple parties were involved. Joe conducted the the inspection of the property and then met with me at the property upon completion to walk through the unit and review his findings. When I arrived, Joe was polite, friendly and well dressed, this is important to me because he is representing me in someone else's home. Joe was conscientious to turn off lights and replace panels as we went through the home, showing respect for the current owners. I found his onsite tour helpful, he pointed out items of interest and items needing to be addressed. He had an in depth knowledge of repairs and costs. I appreciated him pointing out the things I could do myself. He answered all my questions thoroughly. Because Joe uses up to date technology when conducting his reports, I had my in inspection in my email less than two after leaving the inspection. The report was well detailed including photos. His pricing is very fair, well worth the money for the good information. I would highly recommend Joe. As a nice touch, Joe gives you an informative and easy to understand book on home inspections upon completion of your site tour.
ACCUSPEC, Inc.ACCUSPEC, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Scott paid extra close attention to details and spent a lot of making sure he answered all of our questions. He was very knowledgable about all of the different regulations including FHA and general home inspection. We learned a lot, and I was confident when the appraisal would be ordered that there would be no surprises. Thank you for making us feel more comfortable with in the purchase of our new home!
Peak Home InspectionPeak Home Inspection
Carlos R.
Darren was extremely kind, knowledgeable, and has great attention to detail. He noticed something the home owners had failed to include in their disclosures and really saved me headache down the road. Highly recommended for pre purchase home inspections. Darren was able to give me tons of solid advise on how to maintain different aspects of the home as well. *If you're going to have mold testing done, just make sure to ask for that ahead of time so he doesn't have to make two trips, my bad Darren!
PPi - A Property Inspection Co.PPi - A Property Inspection Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Darren was phenomenal. I wasn't able to make the inspection (as I currently live out of the state), but he was willing to coordinate meeting times with my dad to see the house. I requested him super last minute, but he was flexible and able to make my extremely tight schedule. He even came back after a few days (after a nice heavy rain) to re-inspect any leaks or water damage in the basement. He went above and beyond to ensure my inspection was completed to the highest possible caliber. The report was extremely thorough and I love the addition of photographs. As a first-time home purchaser, I wasn't sure what to expect - he walked me through any questions I had and was willing to discuss options with me. I can't say enough amazing things about Darren. I did my shopping around for a home inspector, and I am confident I chose the correct one. I would highly recommend him and would definitely use him again!!
PPi - A Property Inspection Co.PPi - A Property Inspection Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Andrew was on time, he was thorough, he dedicated ample time to answering my questions, and he gave me a very detailed report with pictures of absolutely every problem he found. He was also congenial and very helpful, answering every question I had (and I had a lot). I will use him again if I ever need another home inspected.
JODA Home InspectionsJODA Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
He was professional and respectful of our short timeline. He was thorough with his inspection and gave us good advice regarding the home. He took pictures of the issues he saw as he went and was able to show me the things I could not see onsite from his tablet. (For example, issues found on the roof--I wasn't climbing up there). He was able to preform the extra tests we requested and get the results back within our deadlines even though he was very busy that week. I would hire Joe again.
ACCUSPEC, Inc.ACCUSPEC, Inc.
LaShel S.
Commodore was awesome - he was really thorough, spent hours making sure he had seen and documented all the potential issues, and wrote a great report. Even more importantly, he was personable, invited questions, and was super pleasant to work with. I was worried about the home inspection process as a woman without much knowledge about construction, but Commodore really good at explaining things on a simple level without being condescending and I love that he pointed out all kinds of cool history in the old house. And he squeezed me in on short notice to accommodate the accelerated closing schedule. 10/10, will be recommending to my friends and family.
Commodore Home InspectionCommodore Home Inspection
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