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Find home inspectors in Columbus, OH

Find home inspectors in Columbus, OH

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Find home inspectors in Columbus, OH

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Top 10 home inspectors in Columbus, OH

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ARRK Handyman Service

ARRK Handyman Service

4.6Awesome(9)
Offers online services
23 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Dayton, OH
Our satisfaction is achieved when our customers take the time to tell how good the job is or leave us a good review. We have always been passionate about all of our work. We do everything possible to get total satisfaction from our customers. Even if it means doing extras for free.
McFaddin Home Inspections

McFaddin Home Inspections

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Obetz, OH
We offer quality service at affordable prices.
Reflections Hard Surface Restoration LLC

Reflections Hard Surface Restoration LLC

New on HomeGuide
Serves Middletown, OH
We offer concrete sealing, polishing, repair, epoxy systems, flooring install and repair, along with terrazzo restoration, garage and basement systems as well as cleaning, grinding, sawing, staining, and drainage. We also offer handyman services and do commercial and residential projects.
Criterium Liszkay Engineers

Criterium Liszkay Engineers

New on HomeGuide
Serves Gahanna, OH
We are Professional Engineers and Registered Architects performing residential and commercial building inspections. The company has been in business since 1970. We can perform structural inspections for specific issues and offer structural design services. We perform Reserve Studies for condominium associations.
True Blue Property Services, LLC

True Blue Property Services, LLC

New on HomeGuide
Serves Westerville, OH
Let True Blue help you update your home at an affordable price. We offer several services for the Central Ohio area, including: Home Inspections Interior & Exterior Painting Power Washing Hardwood & Laminate floor installation Tiling Bathroom Remodeling True Blue will provide you with quality services at an affordable price to help you love your home even more.
Winkleman Home Inspections LLC

Winkleman Home Inspections LLC

New on HomeGuide
Serves CANAL WNCHSTR, OH
Winkleman Home Inspections, was founded by Ed Winkleman. It was after closely observing his own home inspections, that Ed sought an opportunity that would not only allow him to use the knowledge and skills he acquired previously, but would expand his experience and interest into the housing industry. Prior to the conception of Winkleman Home Inspections LLC, Ed worked at a well-known Home Improvement store, as a Merchandising Store Manager. Given his vast background of work, service, product know-how, construction, contracting, design and Do-It-Yourself experience, Ed desired to share his knowledge with others and explore alternative avenues....
Clear View Home Inspection

Clear View Home Inspection

New on HomeGuide
Serves Westerville, OH
A few things that will certainly set us apart from other inspection companies. : Established in 2003 we have the experience and longevity that will give you a peace in mind knowing your new home has been inspected by professionals. : All of our inspectors are certified : All of our inspectors have a Supra Key, no need to have a real estate agent present to provide access. : We perform nearly 1000 inspections a year. : We carry liability and errors and emissions insurance. : We have an A+ Rating with the BBB Please take a second and follow us on Facebook as well! https://www.facebook.com/Clear-View-Home-InspectionLLC-141755495880397/ Kevin Sau...
Gray Home Inspectors, LLC

Gray Home Inspectors, LLC

New on HomeGuide
Serves Lewis Center, OH
Over 25 Years of Experience Gray Home Inspectors has over 25 years of experience supervising all phases of residential and commercial construction and maintenance. Our experts will conduct a physical evaluation of the property and provide you a written report with pictures and video (if requested) using the most state of the art reporting software and tools. Mission Statement At Gray Home Inspectors we are committed to providing a professional, objective, and concise inspection and report for our clients while exceeding industry Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Serving our clients with a differentiating experience and guidance to a...
Linkhorn Hope Inspections

Linkhorn Hope Inspections

New on HomeGuide
Serves Columbus, OH
Our team strives to take stress out of the inspection process by providing an interactive and educational inspection experience. We offer a full menu of inspection services from residential to commercial, as well as environmental testing, and wood destroying insect inspections. Every inspection is backed by 90 day warranty package underwritten by Residential warranty services.
Better Home Inspections

Better Home Inspections

New on HomeGuide
Serves Gahanna, OH
Columbus OH Home Inspections by Better Home Inspections – your best choice for the best home inspection in the area! I am an experienced and dedicated home inspector who works hard for each and every client and is certified by InterNACHI. Your home is an important part of your life, and I treat your home inspection as if it were my own home. My years of construction and inspection experience have helped me gain knowledge and expertise that is hard to find anywhere else. Buying a home is one of the largest investments that most of us will ever make in life, which is why a detailed, comprehensive home inspection is so important. during your hom...

Your Home Inspection questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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