Top 3 Home Inspectors in Dayton, OH

Porch Pro Headshot Ernst Home Inspections
"My Inspector was great. I liked how he was very attentive to my questions and how he took his time to make sure he looked at everything, hew was very thorough and I was so happy to work with him He also provided me with an Excellent Report! "
Porch Pro Headshot WIN Home Inspection
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WIN Home Inspection, based out of Tipp City, is a home inspection company that offers home inspection and roofing inspection as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Accutech Home Inspections
For home inspection services in the Dayton area, look to Accutech Home Inspections. Call us today at (937) 490-9154 for immediate service. Call Us Today (937) 490-9154 To get the most comprehensive home inspection in the Dayton area. Accutech Home Inspections has been perfecting the art of Home Ins...Read more about Accutech Home Inspections
4273 Galway Ct, Dayton, OH

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Porch Pro Headshot Cardinal Pro Inspections
Home Inspectors
1209 Holly Dr, Springfield, OH
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THOROUGH INSPECTIONS WITH INTEGRITY A thorough home inspection is the one of the most important parts of buying/selling a home. It gives you the information needed to make the best decision and for negotiations in the buying process. I put everything into my inspections by going well beyond the sta...Read more about Cardinal Pro Inspections
1209 Holly Dr, Springfield, OH
THOROUGH INSPECTIONS WITH INTEGRITY A thorough home inspection is the one of the most important parts of buying/selling a home. It gives you the information needed to make the best decision and for negotiations in the buying process. I put everything into my inspections by going well beyond the sta...Read more about Cardinal Pro Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Total Home Pros, LLC
Home Inspectors
780 Congress Park Dr, Centerville, OH
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"We were provided excellent service this busy week by Total Home Pros. Todd repaired drywall and ceiling restoration from upstairs leakage in two different areas of our building. One from a toilet that need repaired and the other from a overflow drainage from an air conditioner. Todd and Bert acc...Read more about Total Home Pros, LLC
780 Congress Park Dr, Centerville, OH
"We were provided excellent service this busy week by Total Home Pros. Todd repaired drywall and ceiling restoration from upstairs leakage in two different areas of our building. One from a toilet that need repaired and the other from a overflow drainage from an air conditioner. Todd and Bert acc...Read more about Total Home Pros, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot GoJo Medical
Home Inspectors
215 N Main St, Miamisburg, OH
Our installers are there for you, no matter what type of equipment can help in your accessibility needs, we have a trained and certified team that can make your home accessible once again. Call a Specialist today and schedule your free evaluation or come and visit our showroom!
215 N Main St, Miamisburg, OH
Our installers are there for you, no matter what type of equipment can help in your accessibility needs, we have a trained and certified team that can make your home accessible once again. Call a Specialist today and schedule your free evaluation or come and visit our showroom!
Porch Pro Headshot ERAtech Environmental, Inc. - Professional, Licensed & Insured Environmental Professionals
Since 1989, ERAtech Environmental, Inc. has provided Professional, Licensed and Insured Environmental Services to Industry, Government, Commercial and Residential clients in the southwestern Ohio region. Our current services include Environmental Assessment Services, Indoor Air Quality Testing, Mol...Read more about ERAtech Environmental, Inc. - Professional, Licensed & Insured Environmental Professionals
3508 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, OH
Since 1989, ERAtech Environmental, Inc. has provided Professional, Licensed and Insured Environmental Services to Industry, Government, Commercial and Residential clients in the southwestern Ohio region. Our current services include Environmental Assessment Services, Indoor Air Quality Testing, Mol...Read more about ERAtech Environmental, Inc. - Professional, Licensed & Insured Environmental Professionals
Porch Pro Headshot WIN Troy
Home Inspectors
853 Juniper Ct, Tipp City, OH
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Troy for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Troy home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoing educati...Read more about WIN Troy
853 Juniper Ct, Tipp City, OH
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Troy for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Troy home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoing educati...Read more about WIN Troy
Porch Pro Headshot MB Clouse LLC
Home Inspectors
94 N Clayton Rd, New Lebanon, OH
My wife Michelle and I started doing renovation projects 12 years ago. We remodeled bathrooms, kitchens, built room additions and everything in between. We enjoying helping others see their own vison come to life. Projects become a partnership and we enjoy the entire process. Let us help you with yo...Read more about MB Clouse LLC
94 N Clayton Rd, New Lebanon, OH
My wife Michelle and I started doing renovation projects 12 years ago. We remodeled bathrooms, kitchens, built room additions and everything in between. We enjoying helping others see their own vison come to life. Projects become a partnership and we enjoy the entire process. Let us help you with yo...Read more about MB Clouse LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton
Home Inspectors
6648 Portrait Dr, Dayton, OH
Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton is a service to homeowners, home buyers, and investors looking to obtain pertinent money saving information concerning real estate transactions. The possession of information prior to the purchase or sale of a property is the most valuable asset you ca...Read more about Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton
6648 Portrait Dr, Dayton, OH
Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton is a service to homeowners, home buyers, and investors looking to obtain pertinent money saving information concerning real estate transactions. The possession of information prior to the purchase or sale of a property is the most valuable asset you ca...Read more about Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton

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 Dayton Home Inspectors

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Bryan Ernst was great and very helpful.

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All Home Inspectors in Dayton, OH

Porch Pro Headshot SELLERS AND BUYERS HOME INSPECTIONS LLC
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Serves Dayton, Ohio
Porch Pro Headshot Little Hvac
Home Inspectors
10167 Dugan Gap Rd, North Bend, OH
Little Hvac is an HVAC specialist based out of Cleves. They provide gas leak detection, gas heating, water line installation and other services. Any home services needed. 513-616-0497
10167 Dugan Gap Rd, North Bend, OH
Little Hvac is an HVAC specialist based out of Cleves. They provide gas leak detection, gas heating, water line installation and other services. Any home services needed. 513-616-0497
Porch Pro Headshot AmeriSpec Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
1000 E 2nd St Ste 3055, Dayton, OH
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1000 E 2nd St Ste 3055, Dayton, OH
Porch Pro Headshot TLS Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
6833 Melrose Ln, Middletown, OH
Certified Professional home inspector
6833 Melrose Ln, Middletown, OH
Certified Professional home inspector

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Dayton 45419
Home Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Selling or pre-listing
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Beavercreek 45431
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
To check for damage from recent bad weather, For an insurance claim
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Tipp City 45371
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
To check for damage from recent bad weather, For an insurance claim
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Dayton 45402
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
To get roof certified
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
One floor
Dayton 45410
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
To buy or sell the home
Previous leaking or damage
Yes
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Vandalia 45377
Home Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Termite inspection
Vandalia 45377
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
41-50 years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Radon test, Mold test, Sewer cam inspection, Termite inspection
Dayton 45414
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within a month
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
Just a routine check-up
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
One floor
Dayton 45415
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Mold test, Radon test, Termite inspection, Sewer cam inspection, Lead paint test