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4.7
from 21 reviews
4.7
(21)
GREAT VALUE
  • 9 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
"Very thorough and professional! The quoted price was well below the estimates we were given by or realtor and loan officer. Mike was also happy to answer all of our questions and concerns, as well as giving advice regarding remedies for problem areas and maintenance off our potential new home. The inspection report was made available the same day and contained a wealth of information. I highly recommend Walker Home Inspection."

$250

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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Cameron was able to do a home inspection for my client near a holiday week with very quick turnaround time for both the inspection and the report. He was early and extremely efficient. I would highly recommend Cameron and plan to suggest him to clients again in the future."

$285

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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Excellent home inspection experience with Aaron. Talked very nicely, explained all the details and never became impatient with my questions."
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4.5
from 80 reviews
4.5
(80)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
"Awesome work! Very professional and pleasant. I have recommended their service to fellow co workers and friends. And you can't beat $30/hr for professional home cleaning service"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I hired Robs Jobs for some pre listing repairs on my home which included repairing and replacing some drywall, painting, installing and hanging new doors and new flooring. The work turned out great. I would recommend Rob to anyone who needed Handyman work completed. He was honest and reliable."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Very fast and flexible schedule. The inspection was very thorough and he took the time to point out and explain possible issues. I feel much better about buying a home now that it was inspected by Levi!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"We needed a n inspector that worked with our schedule and was thorough. He was spot on with his assessment and went the extra mile in educating the buyer on electrical system failures."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 years in business
"I found Patrick to be VERY professional!! He worked around my schedule, and on super short notice. The finished product of his inspection was incredibly detailed and easy to understand. Not only did his offering impress myself, but my Real Estate agent made a point to contact me to thank me for her introduction to Patrick. I highly recommend Patrick w/ Granite Hills Inspection!"
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3.0
from 2 reviews
3.0
(2)
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"They spilled paint"
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4.9
from 42 reviews
4.9
(42)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
"Joe was wonderful to work with, worked hard and was able to do a little bit of everything for us to get our home ready for final sale, post-inspection requests."
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Q & A

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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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