Find a home inspector in Lakeland, FL

Find home inspectors in Lakeland, FL

Find home inspectors in Lakeland, FL

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Find home inspectors in Lakeland, FL

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Top 10 home inspectors in Lakeland, FL

Homeowners agree: these Lakeland home inspectors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Home Inspections Of Mid-Florida

Home Inspections Of Mid-Florida

New on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Serves Lakeland, FL
I do complete home inspections of all homes, and commercial buildings. Being a veteran I know what the VA, FHA, inspectors are looking for. I also provide 4 Point, Wind Mitigation, Pool and Roofing inspections. I am a Veteran Owned small business not a franchise. I have been in the building industry over 25 year and doing inspections over 16 Years, Licensed and insured. I take pictures of every room, roof, attic and crawl space. I give cost estimates of repairs when appropriate. I provide exact and timely reports. I work for you. Being born here in Florida, I grew up knowing the climate and issues that come with living in a tropical zone. T...
At Ease Property Services

At Ease Property Services

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Lakeland, FL
Quality affordable work to fit within your time constraints. Customer care is our main focus so you can make an educated decision on your home care needs. The opportunity to help clients learn about hidden items in the purchase or resale of one of the most important investments of thier life. Helping give peace of mind during this potentially stressful time.
All County Home Inspections, Inc

All County Home Inspections, Inc

5.0(2)
1 hire on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Lakeland, FL
Kevin W. says, "He was honest and very though" Read more
Whitt Inspections, LLC

Whitt Inspections, LLC

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Lakeland, FL
Jessica E. says, "Professional and detailed. Thorough guy, easy to work with and friendly. Got my report within 24-hours as promised. Highly recommend. " Read more
Ontime Inspectors

Ontime Inspectors

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Lakeland, FL
At our company, we operate with integrity while maintaining an approachable nature. We believe that our clients deserve honest and unbiased information about their prospective properties. This is more than a house you’re looking to buy – it is your potential home! We understand how important it is for you to feel safe and secure – and we’re here to help.
Bay Home Inspections, LLC

Bay Home Inspections, LLC

New on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Lakeland, FL
Our service stands out in too many ways to list individually, but if I had to identify one single business practice that sets us apart from our competition I would refer to the time we spend on site. Our work stands out from the competition in far too many ways to list individually. If I had to identify one single component that sets us far from the competition, it would be the time that we spend on site performing duties for our clientele. Where a normal home inspection would take approximately two hours, we spend 3-4 hours with two people, equaling 6-8 man-hours on a moderately sized home. It is impossible to spend that amount of time on si
Divinity Inspection Service

Divinity Inspection Service

New on HomeGuide
45+ years in business
Serves Lakeland, FL
We deliver the bottom line upfront in a timely manner to our clients. We refuse to take shortcuts and make sure our clinets know all the information pertaining to their property. We go above and beyond most companies and offer useful tips that most inspectors don't take the time to include. We inspect the Greater Tampa Bay Area from Citrus County to Pinellas County, including parts of Sumter County. We specialize in Commercial and Residential Inspections, New Construction Inspections, Wind Mitigation, 4 Point Inspection, Roof Certification, Chinese Dry Wall Inspection, and Pool Inspections. We offer air quality testing, pool leak detection, a...
E.M.I.L Home Inspection

E.M.I.L Home Inspection

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Lakeland, FL
• Coordinate with the homeowner’s real estate agent to arrange for access to the property • Complete building inspections prior to sale to ensure the home meets current standards for electrical systems, roofing, HVAC systems, plumbing systems, security systems, structural components, and building codes updates • Flag specific repairs that might be needed, so homeowners can improve the property before it is sold • Write a detailed report following each inspection that includes photos and specific descriptions of any damages observed • Assist home buyers with any other requests regarding the home inspection to keep open lines of communication a...

Your Home Inspection questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does a home inspection cost in my area?

A home inspection costs $300 to $500 on average, depending on the property's size and age, location, services rendered, and if there are freestanding structures. Specialty inspections cost $100 to $300 more for testing things such as mold, asbestos, radon, lead, or termites.

Who pays for a residential home inspection?

The home buyer typically pays for the cost of a private home inspection. The buyer should hire a real estate inspector as soon as the seller accepts the offer. After the inspection, buyers may accept the house "as is," ask the seller to pay for repairs, renegotiate, or back out of the sale and forfeit the earnest money.

What do licensed home inspectors look for?

Certified home inspectors check the roof, foundation, ceilings, windows, attic, crawl space, fireplace, doors, decks and porches. House inspectors also cover the plumbing, heating, electrical, and air conditioning systems. Building inspectors only look at what is visible and accessible.

Some home inspectors offer specialty testing for mold and asbestos for an extra $100 to $300 on average.

What are home inspectors not allowed to do?

Home inspectors are not allowed to check for code violations, permits, determine the house's insurability or value, move furniture or appliances, condemn the property, issue a certificate of occupancy, or survey the properties boundary lines. Inspections also do not include fire and smoke detectors, hot tubs and swimming pools, alarm systems, and sprinkler systems.

How long does a home inspection take?

A home inspection takes 2 to 3 hours on average, depending on the house's size and age and if there are freestanding structures included. Property inspectors provide their final inspection report within 24 hours after inspecting.

Should you get a home inspection on new construction?

Yes, buyers should always get a home inspection on a new construction home. New homes are not always built to code and can have problems. Some buyers also get an early pre-drywall inspection to ensure the beams, posts, studs, insulation, and home systems are installed correctly.

Should I use a home inspector recommended by my realtor?

Hiring a home inspector recommended by your realtor may pose a conflict of interest. The inspector(s) may have a vested interest in helping the realtor close the sale, so they remain on the agent’s list of recommended inspectors.

How to find and hire a good home inspector?

To find the best home inspectors in your area:

  • Get at least three estimates from building inspectors to compare.
  • Ask for references from their past customers.
  • Verify their license and insurance.
  • Look for residential home inspectors certified with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), or the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a contract in writing upfront.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

What questions to ask a home inspector before hiring?

Once you have a shortlist of top-rated home inspectors, ask the following questions before hiring:

  • How long have you been in the property inspection business?
  • What types of homes do you inspect?
  • How many homes have you inspected?
  • What do you check? What don't you check?
  • How much do you charge?
  • Can I see a sample inspection report?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references?
  • Can I be present during the inspection?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How long will the inspection take?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate?
  • Do I pay after the inspection? What payment methods do you accept?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

What questions to ask a home inspector during the inspection?

Once you've read home inspector reviews and hired a professional, ask the following questions during the inspection:

  • Do any areas need a follow-up inspection?
  • What are your biggest concerns about this house? How much would it cost to fix?
  • Is there anything critical I need to fix before moving in?
  • What would you fix if you were buying this house?
  • Are these issues normal wear and tear?
  • What else could go wrong?
  • Is the roof in good condition?
  • Do any fire, water, health, or safety hazards exist?
  • Are the trees on the property a potential hazard?

Reviews for Lakeland home inspectors

Recent success stories from people in the Lakeland area.
Kevin W.
He was very easy to speak with, explained everything as he did the inspection. Gave great recommendations as to what to improve to or things that would be a good idea to improve. Was very good. Would recommend him highly.
All County Home Inspections, Inc
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