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Best Home Inspection Companies in San Ramon

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Ramon 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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25A Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Timothy Tai is a local home inspector with Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Servicing the San Ramon community, he assists home buyers, sellers, and realtors by conducting inspections for different types of residential properties including vintage homes and new construction. The company offers a variety of home inspection packages, which can include computerized evaluation, emergency shut-off tags, and seasonal maintenance checklist. Radon testing and sewer scoping services are also available. Additionally, Tai can perform the services in English and Cantonese.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection

2415 San Ramon Valley Boulevard, San Ramon, CA 94583

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5.0 (22)
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5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Home Integrity has been operating for over 36 years and has completed over 3,000 projects. It offers clients in the San Ramon area professional home inspection services. Additionally, it can provide detailed home inspection reports with complete photos via email within six to 24 hours from the completion of the inspection. The company is certified by the American Home Inspectors Training Institute and is also a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors.

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

696 San Ramon Valley Boulevard, Danville, CA 94526

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5.0 (52)
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4.5 (30)

Why choose this provider?

San Ramon-based WIN Home Inspection is a one-stop-solution entity that offers homeowners, realtors, homebuyers, and sellers in the community full home inspection services as well as pre-listing and pre-offer inspection of condos, townhouses, manufactured homes, duplexes, and multiplexes It also serves the needs of the residents in Walnut Creek and Alamo. The company provides same-day delivery of the comprehensive and easy-to-read inspection report to help the customers understand the real condition of the properties they intend to acquire or dispose of.

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

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.