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Best Home Inspection Companies in Merced

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Merced 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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2808 Forist Lane, Merced, CA 95340

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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Great West Inspection is a company operating in Merced for more than 25 years. It assists home buyers, sellers, and investors in making informed decisions during real estate processes involving new or old houses alike. Its team inspects different areas and systems in the property, such as structural components, roofing, plumbing, and household appliances. The company also utilizes infrared camera technology to produce high-resolution thermal images to be included in the report. Environmental testing services are also available.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection

1205 Romano Way, Modesto, CA 95355

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5.0 (60)
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5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

LLB Inspection Services is a professional home inspection company serving the residents of Merced and its surrounding communities. The company conducts inspections for pre-listing/seller's homes, pools, commercial buildings, molds, new construction, and new home warranties. It also offers reinspection, 360 home tour, aerial photography, and radon testing. Its owner and operator, Lloyd Brown, is a professional inspector certified by InterNACHI with more than 30 years of experience in the industry.

  • Drone Roof Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection
  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis

71 Livorno Road, Merced, CA 95341

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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Munoz Inspection Services offers comprehensive and professional home inspection services to clients residing in Merced area and other surrounding areas in CA. It is owned and operated by Tony Munoz, an ASHI member who has over 24 years of experience as a home inspector under his belt, and they aim to assist clients to make an informed decision before they buy a new home. Some of the components they evaluate during home inspections include roofs, HVAC, basements, and plumbing structure of the property.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection

1257 Sanguinetti Road, Merced, CA 95370

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5.0 (122)
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5.0 (78)
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5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

J Bixler Inspections is an InterNACHI-certified business examining commercial and residential properties in Merced. The service provider has been conducting property inspections since 1990. The owner, Josh Bixler, is a certified master inspector with over 17 years of experience. Bixler and his team accommodate evening appointments and issue home inspection reports within 24 hours. They also conduct drone inspection, thermal imaging, sewer scoping, and termite-growth detection. J Bixler Inspections is an affiliate of the TCAR (Tuolumne County Association of Realtors).

  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Drone Roof Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection

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.