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Best Home Inspection Companies in Huntington Beach

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Huntington Beach Home Inspection Companies on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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1815 Sherington Place, Newport Beach, CA 92663

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5.0 (44)
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3.3 (6)
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4.0 (4)

Why choose this provider?

Home Inspection General is a family-owned company operating in Huntington Beach and surrounding areas. It is owned and operated by certified home inspector Mike Hosseini and his daughter Salli. The company provides clients with the general condition of their properties and discovers any defects in the system and components. Part of its structural inspection is looking at drainage, moisture issues, wall finishes, driveways, and windows. Home Inspection General also inspects other components of a home, including pools, garages, laundry rooms, bathrooms, attics, and HVAC systems.

  • Fire & Chimney Inspection

16458 Bolsa Chica Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

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Inspections by Steve has been offering services for residential and commercial properties in Huntington Beach and its surrounding communities since 1986. It performs thorough home inspections for pre-purchase homes, multi-unit residences, mobile homes, and new home constructions. Steve is a professional and certified inspector with over 30 years of experience in new construction quality monitoring and home and building inspections. He prioritizes his clients' safety while striving to provide integrity and undivided attention. The company also conducts complete school building and mortuary inspections.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Pool & Hot Tub Certified

325 12th Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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5.0 (13)

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Personalized Home Inspections is a full-service company serving the Huntington Beach metro and providing same-day inspection reports. Catering to houses of all types and sizes, it is dedicated to ensuring a property's safety and worth in the marketplace. Offering services to both residential and commercial establishments, the company also assists investors in determining the condition of their properties. Personalized Home Inspections also provides multi-unit, sewage lines, asbestos, mold, and thermal imaging inspections.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis

5267 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

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5.0 (21)
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5.0 (1)

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Professional Inspection Network is a home inspection company serving the needs of clients in the Los Angeles and Orange Counties, including Huntington Beach. Its residential home inspection service checks the condition of different areas of the home that are visible and safely accessible, including the roof, HVAC, plumbing, foundation, and electrical system. The owner, Christopher Vella, has around two decades of inspection experience. A certified property inspector, Vella is a CREIA and AHSI member.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection

10382 Shangri La Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92646

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5.0 (25)
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5.0 (2)

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Ingraffia Home Inspections is a home inspection company that serves Huntington Beach clients. The firm has been in the business for over 25 years. It assists buyers, sellers, and homeowners with their home inspection needs and is available for assistance regarding single-family homes, condominiums, and mobile homes. The company has home inspectors who are trained and have passed the NACHI’S Inspector Certification Examination. It uses infrared thermal imaging, a tool used in identifying problems that are invisible to the naked eye.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Drone Roof Inspection
  • Pool & Hot Tub Certified

FAQs

  • How long does a home inspection take?

    The average home inspection takes two to four hours, or about an hour and a half for condos. Inspection time varies depending on home size, inspector experience, and thoroughness. After the inspection, it can take 24 to 48 hours to receive the inspector's report.

  • What is a four-point home inspection?

    A four-point inspection checks a home's plumbing, roofing, electrical wiring, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) to ensure they meet current safety standards. It’s often performed for homes in areas prone to inclement weather events, such as flooding and tornadoes, and older houses. A four-point inspection is sometimes required to get homeowner's insurance.

  • How much does a home inspection cost?

    A home inspection costs between $300 and $1,000, depending on the home's size, property location, and scope of the inspection. Prices vary by inspector, so it's best to get several quotes before committing to one.

  • Who pays for home inspection?

    It's typically the buyer's responsibility to pay for a home inspection, although the seller may cover the cost sometimes. Sellers can also choose to pay for a pre-listing inspection to uncover problems that might arise during a buyer's inspection. This gives them the chance to make necessary repairs before putting the home on the market.

  • What to look for in a home inspection?

    Your home inspector should check for:

    • Structural integrity of walls and floors
    • Plumbing issues, including signs of water damage
    • Faulty or outdated electrical wiring
    • Roof and siding damage
    • Gutter drainage
    • Problems with windows and doors
    • HVAC functionality
    • Signs of pest infestation
    • Condition of major appliances, if included with the sale
    • Condition of deck and porch

  • What fixes are mandatory after a home inspection?

    If an inspection reveals severe problems, many lenders won't agree to finance the home purchase until they are fixed. This can include building code violations, structural concerns, mold, water damage, fire hazards, and other issues that can affect the buyer's health and safety.

  • When to walk away after home inspection?

    Home inspections may uncover serious hidden concerns, such as mold in the walls or the need for new electrical wiring, that can cost thousands of dollars to fix. If the seller is unwilling to pay for the repairs, it may be time to consider walking away from the deal. Unpermitted work (work done on the home without a permit) can be a dangerous safety hazard, so this is another reason to back out of the sale.