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Evergeeen Construction Group

Evergeeen Construction Group

5.0 (8)
We strive to provide nothing but the best to all of our customers. We provide Electrical & Plumbing services. We always provide free estimates. We have been providing quality Electrical & Plumbing work in the greater puget sound area for 18 years. 
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Gallant Home Inspection Llc

Gallant Home Inspection Llc

4.7 (3)
I was a aggregate production supervisor for 20 years, inspecting , maintaining and modifying structures and equipment. A eye for detail. Preventive maintenance. I enjoy improving and maintaining my own home. Owning my own business now (Gallant Home Inspections) I rarely miss family activities and events unlike before. Between my wife and I were have 7 children and 16 grandchildren, always something going on. I'm a bit of a organized , clean fanatic.I believe honesty and integrity is ALWAYS the best policy ,both in work and life. Sincerely Michael ... View Profile
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Brown Dog Home Inspections

Brown Dog Home Inspections

5.0 (1)
I have 35 years experience in the comstruction industry. From remodel to new construction, residential and commercial, I have seen all kinds of construction. Going thru the training gives you the basics of what to look for. Having a lifetime of construction experience gives me the ability to see the problem, and know why. Being able to relay those issues to the client, as well as potential costs and solutions, is what seperates Brown Dog from the rest. ... View Profile
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Mariner Home Inspections

Mariner Home Inspections

We are determined to perform inspections of the upmost quality, with integrity. For a buyer, we make sure that they know and understand every fact about the property that they are purchasing.  For sellers, we will provide a report that gives 100% full disclosure, with no worries if a buyer coming back and questioning anything regarding the property. Anytime that you are purchasing a property, we understand that it is a HUGE investment.  Everyone involved needs to know every aspect of the property.  We take pride in providing this service.  ... View Profile
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Tushay Home Inspection

Tushay Home Inspection

We are committed to providing honest and thorough home inspection services that meet or exceed WA state standards, and customer requirements.
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Northwest Structural Inspection Services LLC

Northwest Structural Inspection Services LLC

Why Choose Us? At Northwest Structural, we pride ourselves on being as good as we can possibly be. All home inspectors in Washington State already have a higher standard than in many other states, but we make sure we exceed those standards.   This involves the highest training possible, as well as continued education at every available opportunity. This also involves being willing to go beyond the requirements set out by the State in order to make sure we find everything we can to make sure that you, our client, is protected.​ For example, although insurance is optional [and expensive] we make sure to have that as well for ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

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, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • 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?

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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