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Best Home Inspection Companies in Lafayette

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Lafayette 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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132 Driftwood Drive, Lafayette, LA 70503
WebsiteLicense: 10824

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4.0 (20)
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4.4 (7)
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1.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Hebert's Home Inspections provides its full-range home inspection services to clients in the Lafayette metro. Its comprehensive home inspection services include exterior, roofing system, grounds, structural system, foundation, electrical system, and more. With more than 10 years of experience, the company is committed to providing professional land high-quality service and delivering digital reports and photos on the same day. Hebert's Home Inspections caters to residential single-family homes, pre-listing, pre-closing, four-point, new home construction, and other small commercial buildings.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection

103 Granite Creek Bend, Lafayette, LA 70508
WebsiteLicense: 10025

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5.0 (23)

Why choose this provider?

Bayou State Inspections is a full-service inspection company based in Lafayette. With more than two decades in business, the company has completed more than 12,000 home inspections. ASHI and InterNACHI-certified home inspectors assess the soundness of the property’s structure, including the foundation, roof, ceilings, and walls. They will also examine the efficiency of the home’s HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems. Bayou State Inspections also checks the property for gas or carbon monoxide leaks and offers mold and indoor air quality testing.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection

900 South College, Lafayette, LA 70503
WebsiteLicense: 10993

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5.0 (297)
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1.0 (1)

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House Call Home Inspection is a Lafayette-based company that specializes in residential inspection services for real estate evaluation. Its team of expert inspectors can detect common household problems, such as wood-destroying insects (termites), mold, and pool problems. It also provides reports after every inspection that can be viewed on mobile phones and tablets. House Call Home Inspection has been in business for over 20 years and is the only inspection firm in Lafayette authorized to provide termite certificates with inspections.

  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis
  • Pool & Hot Tub Certified

121 Luke Street, Lafayette, LA 70506
WebsiteLicense: 10752

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4.0 (100)
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5.0 (49)
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3.5 (3)

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Acadiana Home Inspectors is a Lafayette-based business performing commercial, pre-listing, buyer, 11-month warranty, mold, and new construction inspections. Lead inspector and founder Keith Blanchard built the company through its founding principles of service quality, customer satisfaction, and reliability. His team of home inspectors commits to remain updated to new developments in commercial and residential construction by continuously attending conferences and seminars. Its home inspection service includes a written report as well as a narrative video of the findings and recommendations for improvements.

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

105 Muirfield Court, Broussard, LA 70518
WebsiteLicense: 10684

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4.7 (12)
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4.0 (8)

Why choose this provider?

Coastal Home Inspections, LLC, provides its services to clients near Lafayette. Home inspector and InterNACHI member Steve Boudoin has 25 years of experience working in construction management in addition to performing home inspections for more than 10 years. He and his team of professionals are familiar with the code regulations regarding utilities and building standards. Alongside general home inspections, the company also offers inspections for pools, spas, and additional structures. Coastal Home Inspections extends its services to St. Martin, Iberia, Acadia Parishes, and Vermillion areas.

  • Pre-Listing 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.