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Avatar for Patrick's Home Inspections Fredericksburg, VA Thumbtack
Avatar for Patrick's Home Inspections Fredericksburg, VA Thumbtack
6. Patrick's Home Inspections
4.8 from 83 reviews
4.8 (83)
4.8 (83)

Home Inspection

In high demand
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Arlington, VA
Patrick did an exceptional job inspecting my home. My agent gave me a list of appraisers and unfortunately I was not able to get hold of them due to christmas vacation. Patrick responded to me in thumbtack and immediately gave an appointment on the next day. Being a first time home buyer, I dont know much about the inspection process. Patrick gave me a lot of useful tips throughout the inspection and did an exceptional job finding out all the gaps/issues. He gave me a detailed report next day morning(inspite of a holiday season) and helped me in proceeding with the deal further. Also he charged a very reasonable price and less than the other quotes I got. Both my agent and myself were extremely happy with Patrick's Inspection.See more

$250

starting cost

$250

starting cost

Patrick did an exceptional job inspecting my home. My agent gave me a list of appraisers and unfortunately I was not able to get hold of them due to christmas vacation. Patrick responded to me in thumbtack and immediately gave an appointment on the next day. Being a first time home buyer, I dont know much about the inspection process. Patrick gave me a lot of useful tips throughout the inspection and did an exceptional job finding out all the gaps/issues. He gave me a detailed report next day morning(inspite of a holiday season) and helped me in proceeding with the deal further. Also he charged a very reasonable price and less than the other quotes I got. Both my agent and myself were extremely happy with Patrick's Inspection.
Avatar for GSC Plumbing, LLC Tracys Landing, MD Thumbtack
Avatar for GSC Plumbing, LLC Tracys Landing, MD Thumbtack
8. GSC Plumbing, LLC
4.9 from 35 reviews
4.9 (35)
4.9 (35)

Home Inspection

  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Arlington, VA
Loved working with David. I had gotten two other quotes for the work that were both a bit high (given my dad's knowledge of this particular issue) David did the job efficiently and at a competitive price. He also made me feel comfortable that he knew what he was doing and took the time to explain what had gone wrong. He didn't treat me like a child, which some other vendors had, and was just very kind and courteous. I will use David for as long as he'll work for me because he was honest, hardworking, and efficient. He even ran out to home depot to get a different part since the part he brought was too small. He didn't charge me extra for this extra trip or the extra piece he had to purchase - that's a great vendor. His wife who came along as his helper was so incredibly sweet and helpful - you could tell they are a great team and a great couple.See more
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Loved working with David. I had gotten two other quotes for the work that were both a bit high (given my dad's knowledge of this particular issue) David did the job efficiently and at a competitive price. He also made me feel comfortable that he knew what he was doing and took the time to explain what had gone wrong. He didn't treat me like a child, which some other vendors had, and was just very kind and courteous. I will use David for as long as he'll work for me because he was honest, hardworking, and efficient. He even ran out to home depot to get a different part since the part he brought was too small. He didn't charge me extra for this extra trip or the extra piece he had to purchase - that's a great vendor. His wife who came along as his helper was so incredibly sweet and helpful - you could tell they are a great team and a great couple.
Avatar for DRO Services LLC Silver Spring, MD Thumbtack
Avatar for DRO Services LLC Silver Spring, MD Thumbtack
9. DRO Services LLC
4.6 from 39 reviews
4.6 (39)
4.6 (39)

Home Inspection

Great value
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Arlington, VA
Dominic should be your go-to home inspector. I opted to do a pre-inspection of my older cape cod home before putting it on the market to identify any big issues I wanted to take care of in advance. When I originally bought the home over a decade prior, my inspector uncovered over two dozen issues, and we had the sellers fix a whole bunch of them. Dominic's review was incredibly thorough, and he found a couple of bigger and some smaller things that I knocked out before sale (and a handful I did nothing about but was prepared to resolve if needed during the sale). Of course, the real review of Dominic's services should take into consideration the issues our buyer's inspector found. One. One issue. One of the small ones Dominic identified that I didn't bother to fix. (Ultimately, I still didn't fix it and the sale completed without issue.) The buyer's inspector didn't identify half a dozen other items Dominic's review had found that I left unfixed! Not sold yet? Well, when I quoted inspectors for the pre-sale inspection, I went with lowest price. Yes, Dominic also came in at the best price. Would a more expensive inspector have found all of the issues as Dominic did? Maybe. Would I have paid more regardless? Yup. Buyers: hire Dominic to do your inspection, especially on older homes where less experienced inspectors may not be as familiar with older-home issues. Sellers: get a pre-sale inspection from Dominic and head off issues that could come up during the selling process.See more

$210

starting cost

$210

starting cost

Dominic should be your go-to home inspector. I opted to do a pre-inspection of my older cape cod home before putting it on the market to identify any big issues I wanted to take care of in advance. When I originally bought the home over a decade prior, my inspector uncovered over two dozen issues, and we had the sellers fix a whole bunch of them. Dominic's review was incredibly thorough, and he found a couple of bigger and some smaller things that I knocked out before sale (and a handful I did nothing about but was prepared to resolve if needed during the sale). Of course, the real review of Dominic's services should take into consideration the issues our buyer's inspector found. One. One issue. One of the small ones Dominic identified that I didn't bother to fix. (Ultimately, I still didn't fix it and the sale completed without issue.) The buyer's inspector didn't identify half a dozen other items Dominic's review had found that I left unfixed! Not sold yet? Well, when I quoted inspectors for the pre-sale inspection, I went with lowest price. Yes, Dominic also came in at the best price. Would a more expensive inspector have found all of the issues as Dominic did? Maybe. Would I have paid more regardless? Yup. Buyers: hire Dominic to do your inspection, especially on older homes where less experienced inspectors may not be as familiar with older-home issues. Sellers: get a pre-sale inspection from Dominic and head off issues that could come up during the selling process.
Avatar for VA Home Inspect, LLC Burke, VA Thumbtack
Avatar for VA Home Inspect, LLC Burke, VA Thumbtack
10. VA Home Inspect, LLC
5.0 from 10 reviews
5.0 (10)
5.0 (10)

Home Inspection

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Serves Arlington, VA
Joseph is an amazing and thorough inspector. He's so good we hired him twice! In our first contract, it had been raining heavily for weeks, and Joe found significant amounts of water in some parts of the walls. We knew this could indicate serious issues that a roof repair may not fix, so we ended up pulling from the contract. You can see the seller's Realtor (Jamie Cook) is pretty angry about this from her review below, but we really appreciate Joe really carefully checking everything. We're so glad we didn't make the mistake of buying that property. We found another place we love very recently, and of course we hired Joe to perform another inspection. He did an amazing job again; even our experienced Realtor was impressed. He found only a couple issues that the seller fixed, no problem, and no swimming pool walls! Thanks Joe! You're the best! We're so happy you helped us buy our dream home!See more

$250

starting cost

$250

starting cost

Joseph is an amazing and thorough inspector. He's so good we hired him twice! In our first contract, it had been raining heavily for weeks, and Joe found significant amounts of water in some parts of the walls. We knew this could indicate serious issues that a roof repair may not fix, so we ended up pulling from the contract. You can see the seller's Realtor (Jamie Cook) is pretty angry about this from her review below, but we really appreciate Joe really carefully checking everything. We're so glad we didn't make the mistake of buying that property. We found another place we love very recently, and of course we hired Joe to perform another inspection. He did an amazing job again; even our experienced Realtor was impressed. He found only a couple issues that the seller fixed, no problem, and no swimming pool walls! Thanks Joe! You're the best! We're so happy you helped us buy our dream home!

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.

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.
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