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Racine Inspectors

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  • 5 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Greg N.
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Working with charlie was a very positive experience. After struggling to get in touch with several inspectors i found via internet search, i tried thumbtack which provided me with charlie's info. He was available for immediate contact as well as flexible to meet my short notice request for inspection. As far as the inspection itself i was pleased with charlie's thoroughness and professionalism. He answered all my questions and pointed out good things as well as concerns. I would definitely recommend charlie to friends and family based on his quality of work and very reasonable prices as well. -greg - new berlin

Primestar Home Inspections
4.7
from 88 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine A.
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I called several home inspectors and Thomas was the first to respond. Thomas was very professional. He was on time and thorough. His report was clear and easy to follow. The summary portion was sufficient information to forward to my client’s attorney for review and follow up. Thomas’ price is reasonable. His customer service was outstanding and I would definitely use him again..

Watchman Inspection LLC
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Meg I.
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We had Watchman Inspections inspect our home on October 9th, 2015. I would recommend them to everyone I know whether you are preparing to sell your home or purchase a new home. Watchman Inspections was very easy to communicate with as they answered my inquiry very quickly. They are very easy to communicate with, prompt, thorough, and we completely trusted them being in our home. We have gone through the process of buying/selling our homes many times and Watchman Inspections has easily become our favorite go to for inspections. I would also recommend them to anyone who needs an update on the workings of their home if it has not been inspected for a while. Watchman Inspections has been an absolute pleasure to do business with. If you are looking for trustworthy, honest, and knowledgable service in regards to you home, then this is who you are looking for.

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Pur360
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt W.
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I am selling my house and a home inspector found mold in the attic. I hired Pur360 because they said they could be out for service right away so that I didn't have to push my closing date. They came out the next day and the treatment took 24 hours. I also had a mold analysis completed to verify the treatment worked. Thanks!

  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Anna O.
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Very professional, great personality and genuinely enjoys doing home inspections. Exceptionally thorough in explanation and documentation! I was very pleased with the work he provided and would recommend~

Safe Mark Inspections
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Robet K.
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This is not the firs time I have worked with a home inspector but if I purchases any more homes in this area, this will be the only home inspector I use. Mark was very informative, thorough, and knowledgeable. The house he inspected was previously under contract and the selling agent claimed they fixed all of the hits from the previous home inspector. Mark found many, many more hits. I contacted several other home inspectors, one of which quoted me 650$ which I found to be too high and mark came in at a very reasonable price. Mark delivered the report within 7 hours of completion which I found to be very fast and above expectations.

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D & D Home Services
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenny B.
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Dave did a great job on my home inspection. He was very knowledgeable and respectful. Dave explained things to me so I could understand what needed to be fixed and how to go about fixing them. I would highly recommend using Dave as your home inspector!!!

D&K Heating and Cooling
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Brian G.
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We are selling our home and the buyer's inspector implied that our older Lennox furnace was a disaster waiting to happen. Called D&K and the owner, Adam came and inspected and tuned our furnace. This would have been a great opportunity for someone less ethical to try and scare us into an expensive furnace replacement. Adam is as honest as the day is long and he told us the truth - nothing wrong with the furnace. Very competent and honest, can't recommend highly enough.

GEM Home Inspections, LLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah R.
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George provided an excellent home inspection. He was very helpful and informative, educating us on various aspects of our home, what looked great, what needed improvement in what time frame. He was knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions. We would highly recommend GEM Home Inspections, LLC to other new home buyers. A worth-while experience!

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Donato D.
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used Cardinal for VA pest inspection. did a great job. I would recommend them for any inspections. if they can please the VA, they can please anyone.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Steph S.
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Patrick is thorough in his inspections. He informs the clients as to what is going on without alarming them needlessly. His reports are easy to read and comprehensive.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tatyana B.
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Nick is a wonderful inspector: excellent and prompt communication, came exactly on time, highest level of professionalism, reasonable fee, and he is really nice, polite, friendly, and indeed a humble personality. Highly recommended. Thank you, Nick! Tatyana B.

Skeleton Key, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Scott M.
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When it comes to buying a home, the "home inspection" part of the process is about the last thing that was on my checklist. But quickly, there we were, with a home we wanted to buy, with our realtor telling us there were "multiple offers" breathing down our necks, and we had to confirm that the house we wanted to buy was, in fact, solid. Our experience with Kris and Skeleton Key was exceptional. Kris was an absolute pro, and did a thorough vetting of our prospective new home and gave us the confidence to move forward with the sale. Don't let his scruffy appearance fool you—the guy is an engineer by trade. He knows his stuff. Choose another inspector at your own peril.

VIP Inspections LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cassie T.
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VIP inspections is ran by a very professional and customer valuing individual. The quality of the inspection and report make it easy to recommend his services to anyone looking for an excellent experience with their inspector as well as an thorough inspection.

Fish Home Services
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrew C.
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Fish Home Services was a great pick for us. The inspector was on time, courteous, thorough. I would suggest this inspection company to anyone that is shopping around!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alex P.
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It was such a pleasure working with you. You did such a thorough job and answered all of my questions. Best home inspector I have worked with. I will recommend to everyone I know.

  • 14 years in business
Carrie S.
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Awesome inspector! Very thorough and was always available to help answer my questions. Being a first time home buyer, the process can be very overwhelming. But John helped guide me through the process to help me find the perfect home! He's extremely detailed in his reports since he make sure you know EVERYTHING going into the purchase. Even after it was all done...I reached out to him for skilled workers (roof, windows, etc) and he politely assisted me with great contacts. I used him on 2 home inspections and would definitely recommend and use him in the future :).

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I completly dedicate myself to each inspection, I always show up early and I have a new flat rate coming out that is hard to beat.

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I am a state-licensed and fully insured residential home inspector. I perform a valuable service for people who are buying or selling their homes. I have performed hundreds of inspections in the Chicagoland area, and I would like the opportunity to perform one for you. The home inspection process is educational and fun.

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I am licensed in Wisconsin and nationally certified. I do a complete home inspection, including roof, foundation, electrical, plumbing, and interiors. A home inspection takes about 3 hours to complete, and you get the inspection report on site as soon as the inspection is done.

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In addition to being a State Licensed Home Inspector I have over 20 years of hands-on construction experience and 18+ years in the fire service as a firefighter and fire investigator. No other inspector can match this experience! I also provide: - FREE 90 day home warranty ($500 value) - Coupon for FREE install of an ADT security system ($200 value) - FREE safety brochures - FREE final walk-through checklist - FREE U.S. FLAG for your new home

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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