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Modern Pest Control
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 265 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
Verified review

Sean did an amazing job explaining the process planned to use to solve our spider problem over the phone prior to accepting his bid. I felt confident that he would be thorough in his inspection. He arrived on time and went through the process again with my husband, since I was unable to be home, to insure we both understood the plan. As new home owners he had went above and beyond to help identify future problem areas where vents were not properly covered to keep pests out that even our home inspector had missed. Thank you so much for doing such an excellent job!

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Residential Network
4.8
from 83 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
Verified review

The responses on Thumbtack to our request were really fast and there were several inspectors to choose from. We declined all initially as we decided not to pursue that particular house but Thumbtack service was excellent.

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Brown Dog Home Inspections
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eli S.
Verified review

Rob was very flexible when it turned out there were multiple inspectors on site already, and he did a great job once he had access. You can tell his experience in construction has made him very knowledgeable of building practices and different issues that could crop up during home ownership.

API Home Inspection WA#1410
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Dorothy L.
Verified review

The summary section of his reports provides my clients with much more information than your basic inspection report such as: The urgency of the repair, the level of cost, the best time to perform the job and possible repercussions if the item is not repaired or replaced. This company answered all the usual questions regarding inspections that clients always have. He made my job much easier!

Tushay Home Inspection
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Kenny B.
Verified review

My husband and I are first time home buyers so the inspection was very important. I sent an email to Tushay Home Inspection from the website, less than an hour and/or 30 minutes Kayden returned my email and sent me a text message. This was a thursday. On Tuesday he was at the house inspecting it. Prior to his arrival I sent him a text detailing all of my concerns. He told me what he could and could not do. When we arrived at the home on Tuesday morning, Kayden was there before us and already working. We scanned every crack, crevice and closet. Nothing was undone. He explained everything to us. He went above and beyond. When we were done, we went back to the basement for another rough scan of the place. Kayden was so great that the sellers broker said he wanted to hire him or use him for inspections. Kayden is a first time home buyers dream. Very professional, extremely honest, he teaches you as he inspects. When you're done you are a well-informed and knowledgeable owner. When the inspection was over we sat in the car and spoke a bit about what we discovered. That evening, I got a call from Kayden he wanted to know if I saw the report. Talk about FAST!!! I would recommend Kayden to any and everyone looking for an inspector. I trust him. let me repeat that I TRUST him. He's is a genuine person and a really, really AWESOME person. I'm glad that we had a chance to meet. I want to thank yelp for allowing people to post their comments because I would have never hired Kayden if not for yelp customers. So thank you guys!! Kayden if you're reading this, you are the BEST!!

Blackburn Home Inspection
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Bob K.
Verified review

As a retired Captain Firefighter/EMT, I have been on too many scenes where people's homes were burning, many times to the ground, and their life long and most dearest possessions and pictures go literally going up in smoke right before their eyes. Their tears, their disbelief and how their reactions are repeated over and over as they thought of the different things that were now gone forever. Very sad. We do what we can, but... As firefighters we always try to save everything we can from the people to the pets but it doesn't always work out for the good. The tears and wails when they know they've lost one or more loved ones now perished in the flames. Tragedies all. I can safely say that a home inspection could literally save lives and homes. Maybe even SAVE YOURS! Here's how I see it; I'd have to say that of all residential structure fires, an easy 90% of them COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED! Out of that 90%, not quite 1/3 were caused by careless human action, pets, appliance neglect, etc. All the rest I'd say, could have been prevented with a professional home inspection done by somebody knowledgeable in all the areas of electrical and plumbing, (Yes, I've seen fires caused by bad plumbing!) as well as structural, geological, rodent and insect detection, etc. Richard Blackburn is that kind of Home Inspector. A good home inspection is not only a smart preliminary to a home purchase, but also for the long-term homeowner as well! Think about it. Maybe you've lived in your home for many years now. Are you sure all the wiring is still safe? That the hvac in good working order? The roof isn't about to come down on you or there isn't some black mold growing in rotted flooring. Don't you think it would be better to make sure everything about your family castle is safe for you and your family? Or if it's NOT safe, that Blackburn Home Inspection found it in time? I honestly don't say all this intending for it to be a scare tactic in any way. I say all this because of the all too often brutal reality of what has been my experience so that you won't find yourself being one of those standing out amongst the firehoses and smoke watching everything they love...or worse...go up in the flames. You should call Blackburn Home Inspection and have Richard give you the peace of mind you need. It might even save your life! I was not approached or requested and I say all of this on and of my own accord. -Bob Klink CPT FF/EMT (ret.)

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Julie C.
Verified review

Geff was very professional and thorough in our home inspection. I would recommend his services to anyone. He took time to inform me of the few items that needed to be addressed and made sure I was happy with the information he provided.

  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Todd L.
Verified review

Top notch service, and I would highly recommend Ken! Very responsive and timely communication, and he delivered a detailed report of issues with photos and intuitive descriptions the same day. I've worked with other inspectors before, and I thought Ken went above and beyond.

  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Allison L.
Verified review

Ron did an excellent job on our new construction home. He was on time and very thorough. He spent about 5.5 hrs when others would have spent 2 hrs. I like the way his report sheet laid out the items in color priority with photos. He caught things and the builder will be fixing the items before we sign, the roof, a build up of water, slope grades of gutters, and caulking around our sink, plus misc little things. I appreciate his hard work and will be using him again if needed in the future! Very reasonable. (I got 10 estimates total from others) If you are buying and building a new home, you MUST get a private inspector. Super glad we listened to this advice as first time home buyers. Thanks Ron for your hard and detailed work!

Huskies Inspections LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Devin L.
Verified review

Working with Huskies Inspections & Remodeling was an absolute pleasure! Our inspector, Amandeep Manku, arrived at the appointment right on time and had a great attitude. He seemed to take great care in making sure inspections are done thoroughly, but also in a timely manner. He gave me a wonderful detailed report of the structure and repairs that need to be made that is easy to understand and proved very useful in the negotiation of purchasing my new property. I will DEFINITELY be referring this company to my friends and family.

Cascade Inspection LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
Verified review

The inspector was very respectful with hus time and willing to answer any questions. He was thorough and came on short notice. He gave us confidence of a job well done.

Custom Touch Electric LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrew S.
Verified review

Custom Touch was hired to install the equipment to charge a new Electric Car (No less than a 2013 Tesla Model S). The electrical panel was full, and we were facing a big charge to enlarge the service. But John Gary and his team solved the problem with custom manual transfer stitch where we use the A/C circuit to charge the car, They also said we could use a standard range plug type 15-40 and we did not have to spend $150 for the fancy-dan electric car plug. They did a great job, and the electrical inspector even said when signing off the permit it was a smart way to get the EV charger working without a big service upgrade fee. A. Smith CGC, Inc.

Washington Electric
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Mike T.
    Verified review

    Eric and his crew installed a generator for us. Excellent work and clean up, great pricing, inspector was extremely impressed with their work, highly recommend them. If you need a generator, or electrical work, look no further!

    • 27 years in business
    • 18 hires on Thumbtack
    Traci F.
    Verified review

    Jake and Ed are God sends in this crazy real estate market. With sometimes only a few hours to a day's notice, they make themselves available for my clients' pre-inspections, allowing us to make strong, competitive offers. Ed's work is always high quality, I know I can trust his reports and feedback, and my clients and I really appreciate their professionalism. - Traci Fischer, Broker Marketplace Sotheby's Int'l Realty

    Samantha L.
    Verified review

    Not only did Kevin offer the most competitive price, but he was punctual, friendly, and willing to answer any questions we had! We will not hesitate to refer him to all of our friends and I can guarantee we'll be working with him in the future!

    • 6 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    David H.
    Verified review

    Showed up on time and appeared knowledgeable. His timely and detailed inspection was useful during the home purchase and negotiation process. Only concern: The inspector started a few minutes early and prior to my arrival so I was not present during his inspection of the roof. I didn't see a ladder in use at any time, though this may have occurred prior to my arrival.

    Boggs Inspection Services
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Cody J.
      Verified review

      Boggs inspection is the most reliable home inspection company I have come across. They were fast and straight to the point. They even saved me from getting into a bad deal when buying a home. I would recommend Boggs for all of your property buying needs.

      • 4 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      David E.
      Verified review

      Austin did an inspection on our house for us that identified several hidden issues that needed prompt attention. He also identified quite a few issues that weren't hidden but that we did not even realize were issues but made sense when they were explained. His work was thorough, professional, and the format of the report was very easy to read and understand. If you are looking for an inspector we highly recommend Austin at Transparent Inspections.

      Darman Pest Control
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 2 years in business
      Saki A.
      Verified review

      During a real estate inspection our inspector found signs of rodents, I got Joel's card from the home inspector, we called him and he was out the next day. He was wonderful to work with. I've been in real estate 20 years, I have worked with lots of exterminators, he is a cut above. I have never had anyone pay so much attention to details, and show us pictures of issues the home inspector missed. I am so glad we found him

      SGA Inspection Services

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        With SGA Inspection & Construction Services, you get 40 years of hands-on building experience and the best rates in the area. You get a licensed home inspector (lic.#675), structural pest inspector (lic.#80045), ICC certified building inspector (#8068884) and a general contractor licensed in two states. Do you know a sick home when you see one? Call an expert! Let me share my expertise with you and your family for your safety and prosperity.

        Viking Home Inspector

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          Whether you're buying or selling, our goal is to help you make the most of your investment and to get to know your home on a deeper level. Our job is to call your attention to potential hazards before they become a homeowner’s nightmare. We want you and your family to feel assured and secure, and we want you to sleep easily under that newly inspected roof! Walk along with us as we inspect your property. We'll answer questions and show you a picture slideshow at the end.

          Q & A

          Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

          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 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 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.

          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.
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