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Modern Pest Control
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
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
from 42 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 58 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
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 60 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!

Ready Remodeling LLC
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Jose V.
Verified review

This work was needed as a finding from an inspection to sell my house. He was able to assess the situation and let me know that there was no issues with the house, it was the inspector fault. He was honest and charged me a lot less than the original quote.

Tushay Home Inspection
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie W.
Verified review

Kayden was extremely professional, punctual and very friendly. He was very detailed in explaining things and in his report. He also explained things so that a novice person like myself could understand. His report was excellent as were the pictures he took. I would and will recommend him to anybody looking for an inspector. Thanks Kayden!

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Frederick P.
Verified review

One of the most professional inspectors I have ever met. His knowledge saved us many dollars in after purchase repairs. Was great to work with him!!

Blackburn Home Inspection
from 14 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Rodelio P.
Verified review

Mr.Richard Blackburn is a systematic, well trained, strict and reliable Inspector, that is hard to find nowadays.

  • 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
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Teddy L.
Verified review

Huskies Home Inspections is a very responsive company. They always pick up their calls for questions and service calls. And when they are not able to, they will either text back or call right away. They also do a very good job at inspections because they know what to look out for. As an experienced builder and contractor, I recommend Manku and his inspection team because they have an eye for remodeling and making home improvements. So they will know what to look out for and avoid pitfalls in a home inspection. Make the call. You will be glad you did!

Cascade Inspection LLC
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
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jay J.
Verified review

My experience with Custom Touch Electric was excellent. They showed up on time to bid on my project and showed up on time to complete the work on my project as agreed. The change out and movement of my service panel took 2 days as estimated with all the agreed requirements being completed. The building inspector showed up the next day and after two minutes signed off the work. I will be asking them to bid on future work.

Washington Electric
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

    MC Home Inspections
    from 4 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 14 hires on Thumbtack
    Joon R.
    Verified review

    Ms.Vicky is extremely detailed on her inspection. And she explains all the questions we asked. She definitely take pride in her work. She also has very good advice on how to make improvements. Thanks Vicki and God bless!

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Stephen C.
    Verified review

    We were very pleased with the services received. The inspector did an extremely thorough job and was very detail oriented. We highly recommend him and would use again and again. Thanks.

    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!

    Don't Panic Inspections
    from 2 reviews
      Gregory E.
      Verified review

      Collin is great at what he does. He's meticulous, thorough, and knowledgable when it comes to inspections. I would highly recommend his services!

      Darman Pest Control
      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

      • 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.

      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.

      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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