Find a home inspector in Detroit, MI

Find home inspectors in Detroit, MI

Find home inspectors in Detroit, MI

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Find home inspectors in Detroit, MI

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Top 10 home inspectors in Detroit, MI

Homeowners agree: these Detroit home inspectors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Yes Home Inspections LLC

Yes Home Inspections LLC

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Daniel Z. says, " When they came to do my inspection, they were on time, very professional, and we were treated as if we had been friends for years. I would recommend Yes Home Inspections to anyone who needs an inspection. We are totally satisfied." Read more
Balma Inspections

Balma Inspections

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Dori A. says, "I wanted to know the condition of my family home that I inherited and what needed to be done so we could move back “home”. Built in 1890, I needed experience and straight forward know how. I know what it takes to be a journeyman carpenter so I chose to call Eric. I was impressed with his knowledge and demeanor and feel very confident in his report. As I engage the contractors they find it well informed. I would recommend him with my highest regards for any construction project you may have in mind." Read more
Down River Home Inspection LLC

Down River Home Inspection LLC

New on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
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. Downriver Home Inspections is the premier home inspection company located in Southeastern Michigan. We service Monroe, Wayne, and parts of Macomb, Oakland, and Washtenaw counties. We have been trusted by home buyers to help them make informed buying decisions. Our home inspections typically range from 2-3 hours long depending on the size of the house. You are encouraged to follow along with your inspector and ask any questions as they perform your h...
BrickTown Services

BrickTown Services

New on HomeGuide
Serves Detroit, MI
At BrickTown Services we provide a full range of property inspection and ancillary services. -Pre-Sale home and commercial Inspections -Home and commercial maintenance inspections -Investment property inspections and estimates -Rental property compliance -Property maintenance and repairs
Safe & Sound Home Inspection Services, LTD.

Safe & Sound Home Inspection Services, LTD.

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
25 yrs full-time Home Inspection experience. Very knowledgeable, detailed, honest and approachable! ASHI CERTIFIED Logical and knowledgable with a sharp common sense approach. Radio active radon gas testing, water quality & Mold evaluations (visual/sensory, tape-lift and IAQ). Serving Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties (travel arrangments can be made for remote property inspections). Same day report sent via email. Available 7 days CALL (248) 670-5555 Make a sound decision. Call Safe & Sound inspectorGlenn.net I enjoy helping all buyers and anyone else that shows an interest in thier potential new home. The entire home buying experience shoul...
Cornish Home Inspections, Inc.

Cornish Home Inspections, Inc.

New on HomeGuide
31+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Complete Home & Building Inspections since 1993. Our Inspectors are educated, certified and experienced with 1000's of completed inspections.
Westborn Electric, LLC

Westborn Electric, LLC

New on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Founded in 1988, Westborn Electric is a trusted family-owned company based in Dearborn Heights, MI. Specializing in residential and commercial projects, the team offers comprehensive services including new construction, remodels, upgrades, and emergency support. They are not only known for their expertise in electrical work, but also for their commitment to reliability, great communication, and quality work. Westborn Electric is a fair and honest contractor with strong work ethics and values, dedicated to educating customers throughout the project and providing free estimates.
Expressive Architecture, LLC

Expressive Architecture, LLC

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Creative. Functional. Solutions.

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?

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