Top 3 Home Inspectors in Columbus, OH

Porch Pro Headshot Medallion Home Inspections
With nearly 1,000 home inspections performed and 40 combined years in the building industry, Medallion provides you with a comprehensive report based on experience. Not only are we certified by the American Home Inspectors Training Institute, we are committed to understanding best practices in all p...Read more about Medallion Home Inspections
1452 W Cook Rd, Mansfield, OH
Porch Pro Headshot Woodard Inspections and Services LLC
"Woodard Inspections provides quality, timely work for home buyers and sellers. He is very thorough in his inspections and detailed in his reports. Knowing what you’re getting into when buying a house is extremely important and I’d trust him to give me all the information possible to make an informe...Read more about Woodard Inspections and Services LLC
11612 Spring Creek Dr, Pickerington, OH
Porch Pro Headshot Heritage Home Inspections
We perform a complete and thorough home inspection providing you with a full evaluation of all accessible components of the home. This home inspection includes an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of the home you are considering, from the roof to the foundation. Our...Read more about Heritage Home Inspections
9790 North St, Utica, OH

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Porch Pro Headshot Better Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
675 Kensington Dr, Gahanna, OH
(188)
Based in Columbus, Better Home Inspections is a home inspection company doing residential property inspections. Commercial and multi union residential inspections are also available.
675 Kensington Dr, Gahanna, OH
Based in Columbus, Better Home Inspections is a home inspection company doing residential property inspections. Commercial and multi union residential inspections are also available.
Porch Pro Headshot IPO Properties LLC
Home Inspectors
150 Valley Run Dr, Powell, OH
(78)
Over 30 years experience in building and remodeling. Striving to provide the service you desire. Termite inspection included at no charge with all full home inspections.
150 Valley Run Dr, Powell, OH
Over 30 years experience in building and remodeling. Striving to provide the service you desire. Termite inspection included at no charge with all full home inspections.
Porch Pro Headshot Key Home Inspections LTD
Home Inspectors
Serves Columbus, Ohio
Key Home Inspections LTD provides professional home inspection services in Columbus, OH. Call our experts now! Quality Home Inspection, Home Inspection Consultant Obetz Village OH;Whitehall OH;Bexley OH;Blacklick Estates OH;Canal Winchester OH Home Inspector, Home Inspection, General Home Inspection...Read more about Key Home Inspections LTD
Key Home Inspections LTD provides professional home inspection services in Columbus, OH. Call our experts now! Quality Home Inspection, Home Inspection Consultant Obetz Village OH;Whitehall OH;Bexley OH;Blacklick Estates OH;Canal Winchester OH Home Inspector, Home Inspection, General Home Inspection...Read more about Key Home Inspections LTD
Porch Pro Headshot Red Line Construction & Remodeling, LLC
Home Inspectors
2073 Darlington East Rd, Bellville, OH
With over 15 years of experience, Red Line Construction is your premier contracting professional servicing residents across Richland county and surrounding areas. At Red Line Construction, we always make good on our promise to deliver professionalism, punctuality and customer satisfaction to all of ...Read more about Red Line Construction & Remodeling, LLC
2073 Darlington East Rd, Bellville, OH
With over 15 years of experience, Red Line Construction is your premier contracting professional servicing residents across Richland county and surrounding areas. At Red Line Construction, we always make good on our promise to deliver professionalism, punctuality and customer satisfaction to all of ...Read more about Red Line Construction & Remodeling, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot McFaddin,llc
Home Inspectors
3731 Heatherglen Dr, Columbus, OH
I created this company to help home owners find the best services at reasonable rates. I love to transform houses and to give home owners peace of mind.
3731 Heatherglen Dr, Columbus, OH
I created this company to help home owners find the best services at reasonable rates. I love to transform houses and to give home owners peace of mind.
Porch Pro Headshot Wharton Inspections LLC
Home Inspectors
992 Lansmere Ln, Columbus, OH
(40)
992 Lansmere Ln, Columbus, OH
Porch Pro Headshot Macon Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
5140 Reynoldsburg Baltimore Rd NW, Baltimore, OH
We strive to provide a well balanced and comprehensive inspection for any property that we inspect. Let us put our experience and knowledge to work for you. We are 3rd and 4th generation builders and craftsman in the building industry. We have built commercial buildings, custom homes, even entire co...Read more about Macon Inspection Services
5140 Reynoldsburg Baltimore Rd NW, Baltimore, OH
We strive to provide a well balanced and comprehensive inspection for any property that we inspect. Let us put our experience and knowledge to work for you. We are 3rd and 4th generation builders and craftsman in the building industry. We have built commercial buildings, custom homes, even entire co...Read more about Macon Inspection Services

Frequently asked questions about home inspectors

Buying a home is the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to buy your next place, there are many benefits of hiring a professional home inspector.

Walking through a home, you may notice a few things you want to fix or rooms you want to paint. The home inspector will assess important HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. Inspectors notice structural or insulation problems that you and your real estate agent probably missed. The inspector outlines all their findings in a report and walks you through the property to explain major issues.

If you decide to go through with the purchase, the home inspection report offers a roadmap for repairs you may need. The inspection report is also great leverage for contract negotiations with the seller. If there’s a major repair on the report, you can ask the seller to cover it or come down on the sale price.

Of course, the main benefit of hiring a home inspector is that they’ll help you avoid buying a home that needs more work than you’re willing to pay. As long as your offer is contingent on the home inspection, you’ll be able to walk away with your down payment and find the property that works best for your family and your budget.

Before you hire a home inspector, make sure they’re certified. Not all home inspectors are members of the American Society of Home Inspectors, so check that yours is. Members of AHSI adhere to a standard of ethics, continue their education, and have access to more resources.

Check to make sure your home inspector is insured. Home inspectors usually carry professional liability (aka errors and omissions) insurance and general liability to cover things like property damage claims.

As part of the home buying process, your local home inspector will have a certain number of days to examine the property. Then, you’ll walk through the house together so the inspector can point out any problems they may have found. In the end, the inspector will give you a report detailing everything you need to know.

When choosing an inspector, ask for previous inspection reports to see how thorough they are. Good reports are thorough and include photos. Reading reviews gives you a better idea of what to expect from the home inspector. If you’re choosing between a full-time inspector and a part-time one, hire the full-time inspector – they’ll have booked more hours and experience.

Of course, if you already have a good rapport with your real estate agent, ask who they would recommend. Real estate agents often deal with home inspectors, so they’ll know the best option for you in your area.

You’ve bought your dream home and noticed some water damage in the basement a month later. You hire a contractor to assess it, and they say this isn’t the first time the basement has seen water damage – the foundation wall is bowing from it. This issue should have been on the inspection report. Is the inspector liable?

They can be. That question is why it’s best to hire an inspector who carries errors and omissions insurance, as well as general liability insurance. The inspector will have to file a claim to cover the repairs, but they will be more likely to cover those costs.

As with any legal action, there’s no guarantee you’ll get your money back. Pursuing legal action against an uninsured home inspector will become an even bigger headache, and they may not have the funds available to cover the repairs you need.

You also have to prove that nothing happened to alter the home's condition after you completed the inspection report. For instance, if there aren’t any issues with the roof at the time of inspection, and you notice leaks a few months after a big storm, the home inspector would not be liable.

The cost of a home inspection depends on a few factors, including the location and size of the property. Generally, you should expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for one home inspection. A few things about local home inspectors could increase that price:

  • Experience - When hiring a more experienced home inspector, they tend to charge more.
  • Age and condition of the property - Older homes may cost more to inspect.
  • Travel time - The inspector may charge for commuting if you buy a country home off the beaten path.
  • Additional inspections - Depending on where you buy your home, you may want to invest in specialty inspections. Radon tests, pest inspections, and well inspections will run up the bill. Ask your real estate agents which inspections they would recommend, and plan for them when finalizing your budget.

In some real estate markets, the seller may pay for an inspection ahead of time. Ask your real estate agent if they trust the company that performed the pre-inspection. This awareness can help you decide whether or not to invest in another inspection.

If you’re selling a home in a competitive market, investing in a pre-sale home inspection may be a good idea. As a seller, some pros include the following:

  • The inspection report will paint a realistic view of the property, helping you and your real estate agent set a competitive listing price.
  • A pre-sale inspection allows you to make any necessary repairs or updates to get a greater return on investment when the time comes to sell.
  • You won’t be surprised by the buyer’s home inspection report. If you’re selling your first home to upgrade to a second, the pre-sale inspection will help you avoid any costly negotiations that the buyer’s report might unearth.
  • If you are selling a relative’s property that you inherited, the pre-sale inspection will give you all the details you need about the property's condition.

While it may seem beneficial to have a pre-sale inspection before you put your home on the market, there can also be downsides. Here are a few cons that impact homebuyers and sellers alike:

  • The seller is legally obligated to reveal any problems with the house to potential buyers. If the pre-sale inspection uncovers some major problems, your plans may need to change.
  • As a homebuyer, remember that the pre-sale home inspection usually benefits the seller. The home inspector likely had the seller’s best interests at heart and not yours. It’s always a good idea to invest in your home inspection.
  • Finally, a pre-sale home inspection doesn’t guarantee the buyer’s inspector won’t find anything wrong with the property.

Recent reviews for Columbus Home Inspectors

160333

Woodard Inspections is a great, respectful, professional, highly-experienced and knowledgeable company. They schedule quickly, charge reasonably, and are thorough. They use great technology to assist with their inspections. And to top it off, the owner, K...

- Brittany Stephen
157811

I hired Woodard Inspections to help me find issues to have fixed with my home before selling it. Kevin was awesome and the buyers inspector didn't find anything that Kevin hadn't already advised me on. He also did the inspection of my new home as it was b...

- Melissa Fletcher
125092

Kevin was able to answer all of my questions that I had!

- Mike Frame
130934

&quot;He is great at communication and answers phone calls and emails very quickly.&quot;<br> 

- Matthew & Sarah Hentemann
128167

the inspection was very perfect

- Jackie Camden
117890

The inspection went really well. 

- Junior Espinosa
128910

Kevin did a great job, the inspection went fine!

- Bill Connor
131205

Kevin was a good inspector. 

- Mark Mead
109818

Professional home inspector! Great job, easy scheduling, and a very through inspection.

- Susan Gardner
61630

Great guy to work with. My home inspection was very helpful. Would do business with him again.

- kevin Sampson

Everything You Need to Know About Columbus Home Inspectors

Can I browse unscreened Home Inspectors in Columbus?

We do our best to screen all of our home inspectors. However, there are still some home inspector professionals in Columbus that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Columbus or OH. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering home inspection agencies:

  • Home Scan:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • RQI SERVICES LLC:
    • Services Offered: Home Inspectors
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • WIN Home Inspection:
    • Services Offered: Home Inspectors
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

What Columbus zip codes are served by Home Inspectors?

Columbus has 50 total Home Inspector companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around Columbus with the most Home Inspectors:

        • 1 Home Inspectors in 43220.

          Who should I hire if I need Home Inspection Agencies in Columbus?

          Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Columbus ready to help you with your home inspection agencies project.

            Below we've listed a few of the top Home Inspectors on Porch:

            • Mid Ohio Field Services LLC
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                  All Home Inspectors in Columbus, OH

                  Porch Pro Headshot Inspect My Home Home Inspections, LLC
                  Home Inspectors
                  3751 Whitworth Way, Columbus, OH
                  Hi, Why choose me? There a lot of Home Inspectors out there. In the end a thorough home inspection comes down to the effort the inspector puts into your inspection. I will always give you my best effort and my reports will not be just generic catch-alls. The photos and descriptions will be easy to...Read more about Inspect My Home Home Inspections, LLC
                  3751 Whitworth Way, Columbus, OH
                  Hi, Why choose me? There a lot of Home Inspectors out there. In the end a thorough home inspection comes down to the effort the inspector puts into your inspection. I will always give you my best effort and my reports will not be just generic catch-alls. The photos and descriptions will be easy to...Read more about Inspect My Home Home Inspections, LLC
                  Porch Pro Headshot H to H Services L.L.C.  Home Inspections
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                  961 Gray Dr, Pickerington, OH
                  H to H Services L.L.C. was created from years of working with Families, Businesses and Individuals throughout Ohio. We take pride in providing the customer service necessary to create a relationship that is both family and business friendly. As inspectors, our greatest priority is working to meet an...Read more about H to H Services L.L.C. Home Inspections
                  961 Gray Dr, Pickerington, OH
                  H to H Services L.L.C. was created from years of working with Families, Businesses and Individuals throughout Ohio. We take pride in providing the customer service necessary to create a relationship that is both family and business friendly. As inspectors, our greatest priority is working to meet an...Read more about H to H Services L.L.C. Home Inspections
                  Porch Pro Headshot Terra Firma Property Inspections
                  Home Inspectors
                  2851 East Ave, Columbus, OH
                  (30)
                  Porch Pro Headshot Dr. Flood LLC
                  Home Inspectors
                  PO Box 9967, Columbus, OH
                  Amazing deductible program and water damage warranty program available.
                  PO Box 9967, Columbus, OH
                  Amazing deductible program and water damage warranty program available.
                  Porch Pro Headshot Shields Home Inspection
                  Home Inspectors
                  6260 Marshall Bay Cir, Grove City, OH
                  You cannot see radon and you cannot smell it or taste it, but it may be a problem in your home. This is because when you breathe air-containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
                  6260 Marshall Bay Cir, Grove City, OH
                  You cannot see radon and you cannot smell it or taste it, but it may be a problem in your home. This is because when you breathe air-containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
                  Porch Pro Headshot WIN Home Inspection of Dublin
                  Home Inspectors
                  6724 Perimeter Loop Rd Ste 189, Dublin, OH
                  6724 Perimeter Loop Rd Ste 189, Dublin, OH
                  Porch Pro Headshot Southwest Ohio Home Inspections
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                  1086 Meadow Dr, Beavercreek, OH
                  1086 Meadow Dr, Beavercreek, OH

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                  Columbus 43221
                  Chimney Inspection
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                  Columbus 43209
                  Home Inspection
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                  Purchasing property
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                  Single family residence
                  Property size
                  4,001-5,000 sq ft
                  Property age
                  51+ years
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                  Columbus 43228
                  Home Inspection
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                  Home safety
                  Inspection type
                  Whole home
                  Property type
                  Condo or townhome
                  Property size
                  0-1,500 sq ft
                  Property age
                  41-50 years
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                  Basement
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                  Pickerington 43147
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                  New construction
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                  Whole home
                  Property type
                  Single family residence
                  Property size
                  2,001-2,500 sq ft
                  Property age
                  0-10 years
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                  Basement
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                  Occupied
                  No
                  Utilities turned on
                  No
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                  None of the above
                  Columbus 43230
                  Roofing Inspection
                  Start Date
                  Within a week
                  Roofing project type
                  Inspect a roof
                  Roof slope
                  Sloped or pitched
                  Roofing material
                  Asphalt or composite shingle
                  Reason for inspection
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                  Previous leaking or damage
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                  Number of stories tall
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                  Columbus 43206
                  Home Inspection
                  Start Date
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                  Home safety
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                  Home safety
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                  Single family residence
                  Property size
                  0-1,500 sq ft
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                  51+ years
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                  Occupied
                  Yes
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                  Columbus 43209
                  Home Inspection
                  Start Date
                  I'm flexible
                  Purpose
                  Purchasing property
                  Inspection type
                  Whole home
                  Property type
                  Single family residence
                  Property size
                  2,501-3,000 sq ft
                  Property age
                  21-30 years
                  Foundation type
                  Unknown
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                  Occupied
                  Yes
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                  Yes
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                  None of the above
                  Columbus 43235
                  Chimney Inspection
                  Service needed
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                  Westerville 43081
                  Home Inspection
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                  Within a week
                  Purpose
                  Purchasing property
                  Inspection type
                  Whole home
                  Property type
                  Single family residence
                  Property size
                  2,001-2,500 sq ft
                  Property age
                  11-20 years
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                  Basement
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                  Buyer
                  Occupied
                  Yes
                  Utilities turned on
                  Yes
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                  Radon test, Termite inspection