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Best Home Inspection Companies in Marin County, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Marin County 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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388 Market St #1300, San Francisco, CA 94110

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5.0 (75)
Yelp
5.0 (54)
Facebook
5.0 (23)

Why choose this provider?

Golden Gate Home Inspections serves residential and commercial clients in Marin County. It assists home buyers, sellers, Realtors, and homeowners in making informed decisions about their properties through an array of home inspection services covering interior plumbing, electrical systems, HVAC systems, and roofs. Its InterNACHI-certified inspectors have the equipment and experience to inspect homes built during the 1800s and modern homes. Golden Gate Home Inspections has more than 20 years of experience in home inspection and the construction trades.

  • Residential
  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Home Inspection

Marin County, CA

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Need help contacting a Home Inspection Company in Marin County? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

2453 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

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4.5 (18)
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5.0 (14)

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PCA Inspections is a company servicing Marin County and neighboring communities. It offers residential and commercial building inspection services to home buyers and sellers. With more than 15 years of experience, its team inspects different areas of a property including foundation, interiors, and plumbing. The crew also specializes in termite and roofing inspection. Moreover, consulting services are available for homeowners. The company produces an inspection report which includes photos, diagrams, and recommendations on safety as well as energy efficiency improvements.

  • New Construction Inspection

775 Baywood Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954

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5.0 (12)
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4.2 (10)
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5.0 (3)

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Sonoma-Marin Home Inspections is a home inspection company that employs experienced, diligent, and precise home inspectors with dozens of certifications and hundreds of properties inspected. Serving Marin County, the company specializes in pre-purchase and pre-listing inspections, rentals and vacation inspections, annual home maintenance inspections, and mold inspections. To best serve its clients, Sonoma-Marin Home Inspections uses only the best quality of inspection tools, including infrared cameras, drones, and boroscopes. The company is certified by InterNACHI.

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

2 Santa Barbara Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94960

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4.0 (8)
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5.0 (2)

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Hacienda Inspection Service has been conducting home inspections in Marin County following ASHI standards for over two decades. The family business has ASHI-certified inspectors who perform comprehensive home evaluations and provide detailed reports on nine areas. These property sections include plumbing, structure, roofing, heating, cooling, and electrical systems. A CREIA-certified professional, owner Michael Delehanty has completed more than 7,000 residential and commercial real estate inspections. Sean Delehanty is also a CREIA-certified inspector who joined the company in 2013.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection

Compare our Top Home Inspection Companies

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Golden Gate Home Inspections
388 Market St #1300, San Francisco, CA 94110Call for quote
PCA Inspections
2453 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Sonoma-Marin Home Inspections
775 Baywood Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954
Hacienda Inspection Service
2 Santa Barbara Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94960

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.