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  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Gene made this process painless and effortless. He was prompt with all responses and he completed a very thorough inspection. He provided his final report within a few hours of the inspection. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home inspection."

$275

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5.0
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"New home inspection...Dave was very thorough and knew what he was doing. He was also a very kind man and explained everything to us. I highly recommend him!"

$295

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from 28 reviews
4.5
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
"Al installed a bathroom vent and did a great job. He took extra care to match the vent to the exterior of my house and did a good job cleaning up. I'll definitely remember him if other jobs come up. Thanks!"
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  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Tyler from TitleTown Lawn & Pest Pros was very professional and attentive to our needs. He explained the process from beginning to end so I understood it. He definitely was not there to make "a quick buck". He offers an awesome guarantee and completed the job on time as promised. Pricing was much more reasonable than many other places I received quotes from. I would suggest this company to EVERYONE!"
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  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I was provided a random list of inspectors from my realtor, Ken was the second one I called and I went with him because he was very professional with my first call and he was willing to work with my schedule and actually did the inspection on a Sunday. I was extremely impressed with how meticulously he worked his way around the outside and inside of the home, leaving nothing unnoticed. He was wonderful at explaining many things over and above what I expected, even some general maintenance hits. I would Highly Recommend having Ken do your home inspection."
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  • 3 years in business
"Whether you’re buying or selling a home, having a professional home inspection from a leading home inspection company will give you peace of mind and assist you in a fair and smooth transaction. Partner’s Inspection, LLC serves Oshkosh and the Fox Valley Area, including Winnebago, Waushara, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Outagamie, and Waupaca Counties. We have been trusted by home buyers to help them make informed buying decisions. Our home inspections typically range from two to three hours long, depending on the size of the house, and you are invited to follow along with your inspector as they perform their inspection. Partner’s Inspection, LLC also performs qualified radon testing services, having completed the InterNACHI Radon Measurement Operator Proficiency course. We take great pride in every inspection we perform. When the inspection is over, your inspector will prepare a detailed inspection report regarding the property and email it directly to you. Your inspector is always available to you for questions about your inspection. Call today for your free quote."
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  • 17 years in business
"Accurate-Airtight Exteriors specializes in unique building energy related issues. From ice damming, moisture control, high energy bills, to comfort issues we are ready to tackle your energy related problems. With experienced professionals and certified staff. Insulation, air sealing, ventilation, lighting."
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"T&A Home Inspection LLC is a reputable and qualified home inspection company"
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  • 9 years in business
"Hello,thanks for viewing my profile we anticipate working with you we offer a variety of services and have multiple employees with multiple skills"
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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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