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Best Home
Inspectors in San
Francisco
2020

Why These Home Inspectors?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Francisco Home Inspectors 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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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Arch Home Inspection LLC

Arch Home Inspection LLC is a San Francisco owner-operator business conducting buyer and seller tailored home and condo inspections. Inspections observe the function and status of electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems as well as the home’s structure, fixtures, foundation, and roof. Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms receive detailed attention. The Arch Home Inspection LLC inspector has a background in remodeling and restoring older and higher-end downtown San Francisco buildings.

San Francisco, CA 94117

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Arnest Inspections

Arnest Inspections is a father-son team of San Francisco home and termite inspectors. Home inspections are CREIA compliant, examining all components and systems of the home including grading, HVAC, attic, and other interior and exterior items. Termite, dry rot, and beetle inspections look at all areas of affected structure. Inspectors provide separate estimates for recommended repairs. Arnest Inspections employs an ASHI certified inspector.

San Francisco, CA 94127

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Bay Area Home Inspections

Bay Area Home Inspections is a group of professionals providing modern home inspection and preservation services for the San Francisco Bay area. The group includes licensed general contractors, architects, structural engineers, and home efficiency, ICC, CREIA, ASHI, and InterNACHI certified inspectors. Employees conduct mold, asbestos, and lead testing, and earthquake preparedness, roof, termite, and other specialty inspections. Bay Area Home Inspections is part of the EcoSmart group in San Francisco.

San Francisco, CA 94110

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Better Home Inspections Inc.

Better Home Inspections Inc. is a San Francisco business serving customers throughout the Bay Area. Inspectors are ASHI and American Home Inspectors Training certified, working exclusively for the customer and not performing any repairs. Written and verbal reports note any safety or other major concerns found in examining more than 400 home items from roof to basement. Better Home Inspections Inc. provides home buyer, seller, construction, and pre-warranty expiration inspections.

San Francisco, CA 94112

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Ken Kelton Construction

Founded in 1977 and conducting home inspections since 1990, Ken Kelton Construction is the small business of a San Francisco contractor and inspector who specializes in older San Francisco homes. The inspector is ASHI certified, produces next-day inspection reports, and is available for client questions anytime. Ken Kelton Construction provides seismic vulnerability, design, budget, and permit services. Specialty house inspections investigate cracks, settlement, and water intrusion.

San Francisco, CA 94112

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Lobao Construction

Founded in 1975, Lobao Construction is a San Francisco Bay area business with a home inspection division. Inspectors hold American Institute of Inspectors certification and are FEMA disaster and San Francisco Residential Energy and Water Conservation inspectors. A standard home inspection observes the roof, foundation, and all systems. Lobao Construction inspects single-family, townhouse, condo, and multi-unit dwellings. Contractors also conduct seismic retrofits and remodel whole houses.

Daly City, CA 94015

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Milazzo Inspection Services

The owner-inspector of Milazzo Inspection Services is a native San Franciscan, who has been servicing local homes since 1976. Residential home inspections include single-family, condo, and multi-unit dwellings, for sellers and buyers. Milazzo Inspection Services provides quick responses to appointment requests, earthquake safety evaluation, a courtesy review of existing termite inspection reports, an easy-to-understand report within 24 hours, and estimates for repairs onsite. Inspections are CREIA and ASHI compliant.

San Francisco, CA 94131

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On-Site Inspections

Founded in 2000, On-Site Inspections conducts home and termite inspections in the San Francisco Bay area. The company's CREIA Master Home Inspector is also ICC and ASHI certified and serves as an ITA instructor. Standard home inspections examine interior and exterior systems, components, structure, and fixtures. Additional services include pool, spa, and termite inspections. The inspector has held leadership roles in and received awards from CREIA and is a litigation consultant.

South San Francisco, CA 94080

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PCA Inspections

PCA Inspections is a dedicated home inspection company that has been serving residential and commercial property owners throughout the San Francisco Bay area for over fifteen years. As members of the California Real Estate Inspection Association and the American Society of Home Inspection, their experienced and highly skilled inspectors adhere to high technical standards in every home inspection project they handle. In addition to the basic inspection services they offer, which cover the structural, roofing, plumbing, and electrical systems of their clients’ properties, they also provide termite inspection, home energy scoring, and seismic home assessment. Bob Emmett, the owner, holds a license as a California contractor, is certified for LEED AP BC+D by the US Green Building Council, and is an associate constructor of the American Institute of Constructors.

San Francisco, CA 94123

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Stephen Hill Building Inspection Services

Stephen Hill Building Inspection Services is a technical evaluator of residential and commercial real estate properties in Brisbane and other neighborhoods in San Mateo County. The company owner and namesake, Mr. Stephen Hill, embarked on his construction career in 1968 while attending the University of Hawai’i, and he is a licensed combination inspector who has been part of Northern California’s industry for more than 15 years. Stephen has a thorough familiarity with the market and environmental conditions in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he uses his knowledge to help clients make an informed decision on the sales, purchase, or maintenance of their home or business. Stephen Hill Building Inspection Services has an affiliation with the International Code Council and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

Brisbane, CA 94005

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Vista Inspection Services, LLC

Vista Inspection Services, LLC is the small business of an ASHI, CREIA, and ICC certified home inspector serving San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, and Alameda Counties. Standard home inspections include interior and exterior plumbing, electrical, furnace, roof, foundation, crawl space, attic, fireplaces, and chimney stacks. The inspector examines single-family, condo, townhouse, and multi-unit buildings. Inspections are limited to interior components and systems for non-stand-alone homes.

San Francisco, CA 94112

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Walker Property Evaluation Services

The owner-inspector of Walker Property Evaluation Services conducts buyer, seller, homeowner, and real estate professional inspections in San Bruno and the San Francisco Bay area. Inspections cover more than 400 standard items, including foundation, fixtures, heating and cooling systems, and drainage. EPA indoor air quality testing is also available. Walker Property Evaluation Services is BBB accredited, and its inspector is CREIA, ASHI, and ICC certified.

San Bruno, CA 94066

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West Valley Structural Co.

The father-son team at West Valley Structural Co. in South San Francisco conducts termite, specialty, and general home inspections. Home inspectors examine the condition of exterior and interior components including HVAC fixtures, the electrical system, attic, and roof. The team is certified and trained by InterNACHI, ICC, and American Home Inspectors Training. Inspectors will refer customers to specialists to address problems found.

South San Francisco, CA 94083

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Westwatch Home Inspection

Westwatch Home Inspection is a San Francisco Bay area small business. The owner is an InterNACHI certified, International Association of Indoor Air Consultants, and Move-In Certified Green inspector. Inspections look for defects, leaks, safety hazards, or other potential problems in the home. The inspector also provides observations about the life expectancy of systems and appliances. Additional Westwatch Home Inspection services include mold testing, and property security and maintenance programs.

Kentfield, CA 94904

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Zion Construction & Property Inspections

Zion Construction & Property Inspections in San Bruno is a group of licensed contractors and inspectors conducting home and business inspections in San Francisco and surrounding counties. Standard home inspections include observation of the structure, systems, and components, including new additions, pools, and multi-zone HVAC systems. Thermal imaging, new home warranty inspection, and other specialty testing are available. Zion Construction & Property Inspections holds a Contractors State License Services certification.

San Bruno, CA 94066

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