Top 7 Home Inspectors in Dover, DE

Porch Pro Headshot Pro-Spect Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Dover, Delaware
(4,635)
"Edgar Martinez did a really good job and provided a really good service I will recommend him to anyone that would need a inspection done and he was really professional also he sent me the report on time. "
"Edgar Martinez did a really good job and provided a really good service I will recommend him to anyone that would need a inspection done and he was really professional also he sent me the report on time. "
Porch Pro Headshot Shore Property Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Dover, Delaware
(163)
It’s not always easy to spot potential problems with a home, so you may want to find an experienced property inspector to help you out. At Shore Property Inspections, I’m known by my customers in Centreville, MD, for my eye for detail. I’m fully independent, so I’m better able to represent your inte...Read more about Shore Property Inspections
It’s not always easy to spot potential problems with a home, so you may want to find an experienced property inspector to help you out. At Shore Property Inspections, I’m known by my customers in Centreville, MD, for my eye for detail. I’m fully independent, so I’m better able to represent your inte...Read more about Shore Property Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Real Estate Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Dover, Delaware
Porch Pro Headshot H2O PRO, LLC.
Home Inspectors
Serves Dover, Delaware
We are a moisture management and indoor air quality company that specializes in crawlspace encapsulation, basement waterproofing, drainage solutions, water damage and mold remediation residential and commercial properties. We are family owned and operated.
We are a moisture management and indoor air quality company that specializes in crawlspace encapsulation, basement waterproofing, drainage solutions, water damage and mold remediation residential and commercial properties. We are family owned and operated.
Porch Pro Headshot Atlantic Radon
Home Inspectors
Serves Dover, Delaware
We are a NRPP-AARST certified company. If you need radon testing to determine the radon exposure in your home or one you are purchasing we can test and inform you based on the EPA recommendations and our knowledge and experience. If you have a house that is testing high for radon our goal is to bala...Read more about Atlantic Radon
We are a NRPP-AARST certified company. If you need radon testing to determine the radon exposure in your home or one you are purchasing we can test and inform you based on the EPA recommendations and our knowledge and experience. If you have a house that is testing high for radon our goal is to bala...Read more about Atlantic Radon
Porch Pro Headshot Tokori Inc
Home Inspectors
Serves Dover, Delaware
Certified Master Inspector licensed and insured in DE, MD, and VA to perform all manner of home inspection and testing services. Decades of building trades and property maintenance management experience. Realtor and investor friendly!
Certified Master Inspector licensed and insured in DE, MD, and VA to perform all manner of home inspection and testing services. Decades of building trades and property maintenance management experience. Realtor and investor friendly!
Porch Pro Headshot BBE - Environmental
Home Inspectors
Serves Dover, Delaware
BBE a full service environmental consulting firm founded in 2010. The founding vision was to provide comprehensive and quality environmental solutions to clients, throughout the ever changing regulatory environment. Since it's founding, BBE has grown to service a wide variety of customers. BBE has ...Read more about BBE - Environmental
BBE a full service environmental consulting firm founded in 2010. The founding vision was to provide comprehensive and quality environmental solutions to clients, throughout the ever changing regulatory environment. Since it's founding, BBE has grown to service a wide variety of customers. BBE has ...Read more about BBE - Environmental

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 Dover Home Inspectors

314560

Dale was very kind, knowledgeable, helpful and pleased with report.

- Shane Bender
237545

everything when well   

- Shawn Wiese
241951

Dale did a fantastic job, love the inspection!

- Michael Garson
239056

Dale did a marvellous job, he was very thorough, dynamic and knowledgeable. It was very pleasent to work with him.

- Brittany Brown
231403

Dale did an amazing job on inspection, Very thorough, Very detailed. Made sure i understood everything. 

- Kylie Hohenstein Adam Rovenolt
317936

Shore Property Inspections did a amazing job had a wonderful time and learned a lot

- Michael Bacci
310276

They were very helpful, professional & polite. We will always use them, & we appreciate there patience.

- Tybarian Le'Owen Ross-Walters
239873

Dale was great at his job , we had a blast since my name is lso dale I just loved his services.

- Dale&Bob Howie
229436

DAle was awesome! Very professional, friendly, thorough and helpful.

- Charles Hopman Ashley Abbott
313438

Dale Dadds was very helpful, happy with the inspection .

- John Oakes
239874

Dale was great at his job , we had a blast since my name is lso dale I just loved his services.

- Dale&Bob Howie

Everything You Need to Know About Dover Home Inspectors

Home Inspection Agencies isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to home inspectors available in Dover?

If you’ve determined that home inspection agencies are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to home inspection agencies, we can still help you find the right professional in Dover.

Dover has 50 home inspector professionals that can help you with your home inspection agencies job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific home inspectors-pros in Dover.

How many home inspectors does Dover have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Dover to help you with your next home inspection agencies job.

  • 10 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

How does invoicing/payment work for most Home Inspector projects in Dover?

Every project differs, but you should ask any home inspector for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any home inspection agencies work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for home inspectors to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your home inspector project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the home inspector to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

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Dover 19904
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Home safety
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
1,501-2,000 sq ft
Property age
21-30 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
No
Specific services
None of the above
Dover 19904
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a month
Purpose
11 month warranty
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
1,501-2,000 sq ft
Property age
0-10 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Dover 19901
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
To get roof certified, Just a routine check-up, To check for damage from recent bad weather
Previous leaking or damage
I'm not sure
Number of stories tall
One floor
Camden Wyoming 19934
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within a month
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
To get roof certified
Previous leaking or damage
Yes
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Dover 19904
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Home safety
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
1,501-2,000 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
No
Specific services
None of the above