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5.0
from 23 reviews
5.0
(23)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
"Home inspection was just done couple days ago. Inspector - Shannon was great and very knowledgeable aswell polite and professional. He knows what he supposed to look at the home inspection. He spent enough time and go through all the details.His qoote Was very reasonable. Definitely will use him in the future....."
4.9
from 9 reviews
4.9
(9)
  • 34 years in business
"Excellent chimney cleaning and inspection service that also provided a comprehensive review of the fireplace and chimney status. Areas of concern were pointed out along with options including monitoring, repair and self repair coupled with their level of concern. Based on my experience, I highly recommend Old Town Chimney Sweeps for fireplace/chimney cleaning and inspections "
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Great communication!! Home inspection was done well 5 stars"
4.7
from 3 reviews
4.7
(3)
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Working with Clay/All-Spect was an absolute treat. It is rare that you can find a professional that exhibits such a genuine level of care for the Client and delivers the same caliber of Service. Clay suggested that researching the Home Inspection process in advance would be beneficial and I am glad that we did. The cost certainly wasn't the cheapest out there, however everybody knows "you get what you pay for." After speaking with Clay, we decided to go with a superior service for a few extra bucks. 5 stars! Thanks Clay."
3.0
from 2 reviews
3.0
(2)
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Super responsive and excellent turn around time. We contacted WC Permits in the evening and had our permit the next afternoon! Couldn't ask for anything better."
5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Evan performed a very thorough inspecrion. He's very knowledgeable, professional and customer focus. We received an A+ home inspection. Thank you Evan!"
5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"I would use them again for all of my needs. They were extremely professional and kept me informed on the progress they were making both through email and through text. Plumber himself was very friendly and informative in describing the design of my pipes. When my plumbing repairs took on an unexpected and complicated turn that resulted in higher costs, they honored their initial quote anyway. I would highly recommend them and plan on using them again in the future! "
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Michael came out and sprayed my house. He was professional and was able to help get rid of the tiny sugar ants I was having in my kitchen. I would recommend BioGuard pest Control to anyone searching for a great affordable company"
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 3 years in business
"I was really impressed with the thoroughness and attention during my home inspection. Greg with SouthSide Home Inspections made me feel very comfortable and reassured in my home purchase. The house turned out to be a little trickier and more involved than we had expected, but instead of rushing through or cutting corners, Greg performed a thorough inspection of even the smallest details, despite taking longer than anticipated. He explained everything thoroughly and put us at ease. I truly felt that he had our best interest in mind and not our agent or the seller. Excellent work and great customer service. I highly recommend!"
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 6 years in business
"In our search for a DJ for our daughters February wedding, John Alamo, of Alamo Entertainment, came highly recommended. Upon meeting with John we had an immediate connection. He is friendly, funny, knowledgeable, experienced, easy to work with, and was able to put our minds at ease about many things. John listened to what we wanted, as well as what we didnt, and tailored the evening to fit our vision and our budget. He was tremendously helpful with timeline planning and he connected with our caterer and photographer to coordinate timing and direct guests accordingly for photos and dinner. His timeline suggestions and musical selections kept our guests engaged and the reception moving smoothly from start to finish. Among our favoritesJohn invited fathers & daughters and mothers & sons to join in the bride and grooms special dances midway through the songs; he had an anniversary dance to honor guest couples for their number of years of marriage; and he concluded the evening by inviting all guests to join in a fun celebration dance which ended with our daughter and son-in-law dancing alone again to their first dance song while we all gathered outside to see them off. It was a wonderful evening and we are thankful for the part that John played in it. He is a great person, a fantastic DJ, and he helped us create the perfect atmosphere for our event. We are happy to recommend DJ Alamo and look forward to working with him again in the future!"

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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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