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Top 10 home inspectors in Columbus, OH

Homeowners agree: these Columbus home inspectors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Non-Stop Lawn Care

Non-Stop Lawn Care

5.0Exceptional(13)
5 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Cole H. says, "Non-Stop Lawn Care is awesome. They do a terrific job, always on time, and are super friendly. I highly recommend them!" Read more
IPO Properties Llc

IPO Properties Llc

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
At IPO Properties LLC, we specialize in thorough home inspections in the Powell, OH area. With a deep commitment to ensuring the safety and satisfaction of our clients, we meticulously assess every aspect of your property. Whether you're a prospective homeowner or looking to maintain your current residence, our expert inspection services provide peace of mind and detailed insights. Trust us to deliver reliable, comprehensive evaluations that help you make informed decisions about your investment.
Criterium Liszkay Engineers

Criterium Liszkay Engineers

New on HomeGuide
54+ years in business
Serves Columbus, 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.
McFaddin Home Inspections

McFaddin Home Inspections

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
We offer quality service at affordable prices.
IMH Home Inspections

IMH Home Inspections

New on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Not All Home Inspectors Are The Same; ​You are actually purchasing the knowledge, skills, and efforts of your inspector. Do you want quick & cheap or thorough? You want a home inspector that this is more than a part time job or just another house. You need some one that enjoys what they do and will give you the knowledge that you need to make one of your biggest financial decisions ever. Ultimately a thorough home inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own effort. I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort and a more detailed inspection than most. Frank Glover License
True Blue Property Services, LLC

True Blue Property Services, LLC

New on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Serves Columbus, 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.
Paul Handyman Service

Paul Handyman Service

4.6Awesome(9)
Offers online services
23 hires on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Jordan G. says, "ARRK handyman Service was hired by my company to put a 150ft wood fence in the backyard of our rental property with two gates in order to create privacy from the railroad tracks directly behind the property. Russell and his crew showed up ready to work in the middle of a snow storm when they live an hour and a half away. They had to cut down gigantic tree in order to install the fence on very uneven ground. The final product turned out beautifully! He did a wonderful job in regards to the work. However, I had to subtract one star for poor communication and follow thru. I had asked Russell to complete the project within a 3 day time span and to also stay in contact with me every morning with updates. The project ended up taking a full 2 weeks to complete and I was only contact one time with an update. He also put the front gate in an awkward spot, not where I had planned for it to go. In the end, The quality of work was so stunning that some of these other issues fell to the wayside. We would most definitely work with Russell and Arrk Handyman Services again!" Read more
Winkleman Home Inspections LLC

Winkleman Home Inspections LLC

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Columbus, 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
20+ years in business
Serves Columbus, 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...
Better Home Inspections

Better Home Inspections

New on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Columbus, 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.

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 Columbus home inspectors

Recent success stories from people in the Columbus area.
Jay G.
Great Customer Service!! Great job and did it right the first time!! Would highly recommend for any lawn care or snow removal service you need!!
Non-Stop Lawn Care
Kathi R.
He explained everything as he went along and his price was really reasonable.
Paul Handyman Service
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