Top 10 Home Inspectors in Ferndale, MI

Porch Pro Headshot ERIE INSPECTION SERVICE
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
(1,200)
Erie Inspection Service, Inc. is one of the oldest inspection firms in Northwest Ohio. Founded in 1989, our company is also one of the most experienced in the area. We can provide you with invaluable information from seasoned certified inspectors with more than 24 years in the inspection business,...Read more about ERIE INSPECTION SERVICE
Erie Inspection Service, Inc. is one of the oldest inspection firms in Northwest Ohio. Founded in 1989, our company is also one of the most experienced in the area. We can provide you with invaluable information from seasoned certified inspectors with more than 24 years in the inspection business,...Read more about ERIE INSPECTION SERVICE
Porch Pro Headshot PPT Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
(126)
Can you afford to move your family into a flawed home? Don’t take that chance – contact PPT Inspections for your home inspection needs. PPT Inspections has been inspecting homes in Detroit, MI and the S.E. Michigan area since 1994. Our clientele is typically referred to us, so you know you’re workin...Read more about PPT Inspections
Can you afford to move your family into a flawed home? Don’t take that chance – contact PPT Inspections for your home inspection needs. PPT Inspections has been inspecting homes in Detroit, MI and the S.E. Michigan area since 1994. Our clientele is typically referred to us, so you know you’re workin...Read more about PPT Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Erie Inspection Service, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
(749)
"Jarrod was professional the report was detailed and has a trained eye to spot things easily overlooked. I would highly  recommend him to others. Thank you John for your professionalism and deligents.  "
"Jarrod was professional the report was detailed and has a trained eye to spot things easily overlooked. I would highly  recommend him to others. Thank you John for your professionalism and deligents.  "
Porch Pro Headshot AAPEX Home Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
(375)
AAPEX Home Inspection Services is committed to providing excellent customer service that is responsive, friendly and professional. Our Home Inspectors are all Certified and we are a Michigan local owned business serving everyone in SE Michigan. APPEX Home Inspection Services has been ranked #1 i...Read more about AAPEX Home Inspection Services
AAPEX Home Inspection Services is committed to providing excellent customer service that is responsive, friendly and professional. Our Home Inspectors are all Certified and we are a Michigan local owned business serving everyone in SE Michigan. APPEX Home Inspection Services has been ranked #1 i...Read more about AAPEX Home Inspection Services
Porch Pro Headshot NWT Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
(230)
Nick started his company back in 2009 and has grown not only in the metro Detroit area, but also statewide. From starting out in just electrical, the company has grown into a viable source for other skills amongst other trades. Hardworking ethics, respect for clients, competitive rates/ job quotes...Read more about NWT Services
Nick started his company back in 2009 and has grown not only in the metro Detroit area, but also statewide. From starting out in just electrical, the company has grown into a viable source for other skills amongst other trades. Hardworking ethics, respect for clients, competitive rates/ job quotes...Read more about NWT Services
Porch Pro Headshot Visual Pro Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
(77)
With Visual Pro Home Inspections, you are choosing a company with considerable experience and expertise. We have demonstrated our competence over thousands of inspections, and hundreds of home construction projects. We take great pride in going beyond our clients' expectations. Check out the Testimo...Read more about Visual Pro Home Inspections
With Visual Pro Home Inspections, you are choosing a company with considerable experience and expertise. We have demonstrated our competence over thousands of inspections, and hundreds of home construction projects. We take great pride in going beyond our clients' expectations. Check out the Testimo...Read more about Visual Pro Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Pre Closing Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
(55)
Pre Closing Inspection offers premier physical deficiency and environmental inspection services for Residential and Commercial.
Pre Closing Inspection offers premier physical deficiency and environmental inspection services for Residential and Commercial.
Porch Pro Headshot Premier Home Inspection LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
(10)
Located in Sylvan Lake, Premier Home Inspection is a home inspection firm that offers complete home inspections, commercial inspections, radon testing, thermal imaging, plumbing inspection, chimney inspection, electrical inspection, heating, cooling, and structural components. http://phiofmichigan.c...Read more about Premier Home Inspection LLC
Located in Sylvan Lake, Premier Home Inspection is a home inspection firm that offers complete home inspections, commercial inspections, radon testing, thermal imaging, plumbing inspection, chimney inspection, electrical inspection, heating, cooling, and structural components. http://phiofmichigan.c...Read more about Premier Home Inspection LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Pre Closing Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
(54)
We have proudly performed thousands of residential & commercial inspection and environmental projects throughout Southeast Michigan.  We're based in Downtown Detroit and we service all of the Greater Detroit Area in the Tri-County Area (i.e. Wayne, Macomb and Oakland).  We are a proud member of Inte...Read more about Pre Closing Inspection
We have proudly performed thousands of residential & commercial inspection and environmental projects throughout Southeast Michigan.  We're based in Downtown Detroit and we service all of the Greater Detroit Area in the Tri-County Area (i.e. Wayne, Macomb and Oakland).  We are a proud member of Inte...Read more about Pre Closing Inspection
Porch Pro Headshot Meyer Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
(4)
Meyer Home Inspection specializes in home inspections for buyers and sellers. We will visually inspect and evaluate your pre-purchase and pre-sale home in all accessible areas of the exterior and interior. We also provide an array of home hazard tests to ensure the safety of your environment for y...Read more about Meyer Home Inspection
Meyer Home Inspection specializes in home inspections for buyers and sellers. We will visually inspect and evaluate your pre-purchase and pre-sale home in all accessible areas of the exterior and interior. We also provide an array of home hazard tests to ensure the safety of your environment for y...Read more about Meyer Home Inspection

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 Ferndale Home Inspectors

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I've referred Justin with PHI to several clients now, and had nothing but good experiences. He is very thorough, good at talking with my clients, and his reports are always delivered in a timely manner. Highly recommend.

- Alan Brown
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Nice friendly people. You can tell they love what they do and take GREAT care of their clients.

- Julie Foryourbenefit
31575

Meticulous. Attention to detail. Timely. All that you would expect in a great inspector.

- Donna Todd
30550

As an Investor, I have a lot of experience Buying homes, and dealing with home inspectors. My experience with Justin Harris and Premier Home Inspection was top shelf. I'll never use another inspector.

- Brent Maxwell
26500

Great service and very comprehensive reports that answer all questions and conserns.

- Noah Johnson
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Shawn is GREAT! Usually can accommodate within 24hours and has a great insight into what is needed with the homes that he inspects. Highly recommend!

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All Home Inspectors in Ferndale, MI

Porch Pro Headshot ASHI Great Lakes Chapter
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
(11)
"The Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors produces superior inspections. All Great Lake Chapter members use these advanced standards as well as abide by the ASHI code of ethics. No other professional inspection organizations meet or match these standards so the public n...Read more about ASHI Great Lakes Chapter
"The Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors produces superior inspections. All Great Lake Chapter members use these advanced standards as well as abide by the ASHI code of ethics. No other professional inspection organizations meet or match these standards so the public n...Read more about ASHI Great Lakes Chapter
Porch Pro Headshot A-Z Michigan Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
(59)
Porch Pro Headshot inspectormike.com
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
I inspect every home as if my daughter were buying it.
I inspect every home as if my daughter were buying it.
Porch Pro Headshot Home Inspection & Environmental Testing LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
(15)
Established in the '90s, Home Inspection & Environmental Testing is a home inspection specialist that is based in Ferndale and provides electrical inspection, chimney inspection, and insulation inspection as well as other services.
Established in the '90s, Home Inspection & Environmental Testing is a home inspection specialist that is based in Ferndale and provides electrical inspection, chimney inspection, and insulation inspection as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Brian's Home Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
At Brian's Home Services we strive to complete every job to your satisfaction. Our goal is to provide the best handy man service in the Detroit Metro Area. Our ultimate goal is that you make us your first choice and that you refer us.
At Brian's Home Services we strive to complete every job to your satisfaction. Our goal is to provide the best handy man service in the Detroit Metro Area. Our ultimate goal is that you make us your first choice and that you refer us.
Porch Pro Headshot Storm King Construction
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
Storm King Construction is a professional Storm Door Installation Company Founded in 2008. We pride ourself on our ability to provide Quality Workmanship, a Professional Standard, and Affordable Prices. "We Will Never Fail Your Home Care Mission", Major Labor of Storm King Construction. We perform...Read more about Storm King Construction
Storm King Construction is a professional Storm Door Installation Company Founded in 2008. We pride ourself on our ability to provide Quality Workmanship, a Professional Standard, and Affordable Prices. "We Will Never Fail Your Home Care Mission", Major Labor of Storm King Construction. We perform...Read more about Storm King Construction
Porch Pro Headshot B&N Home Inspections, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
B&N Home Inspections, LLC, provides exceptional residential home inspection services to Southgate, and the surrounding areas. Always taking pride in all of our services. Whatever your home inspection needs may be, you can count on our company to leave you satisfied and happy. Customer satisfaction i...Read more about B&N Home Inspections, LLC
B&N Home Inspections, LLC, provides exceptional residential home inspection services to Southgate, and the surrounding areas. Always taking pride in all of our services. Whatever your home inspection needs may be, you can count on our company to leave you satisfied and happy. Customer satisfaction i...Read more about B&N Home Inspections, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Yes Home Inspections, LLC   586.610.5860
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
Services Offered: Available 7 day a week with no weekend surcharge! Pre-Purchase Inspections Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections (1 Year Warranty Inspections) New Construction Phase Inspections Water Testing for Commercial & Residential Mold Inspection and Testing Pool Inspection (Pool & Spa)  Rado...Read more about Yes Home Inspections, LLC 586.610.5860
Services Offered: Available 7 day a week with no weekend surcharge! Pre-Purchase Inspections Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections (1 Year Warranty Inspections) New Construction Phase Inspections Water Testing for Commercial & Residential Mold Inspection and Testing Pool Inspection (Pool & Spa)  Rado...Read more about Yes Home Inspections, LLC 586.610.5860
Porch Pro Headshot RO Home Inspection LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
Certified Home Inspector. Free 90 Day Warranties. RecallChek, SewerGard, MoldSafe and 5 Year Roof Leak Warranty included with every home inspection.
Certified Home Inspector. Free 90 Day Warranties. RecallChek, SewerGard, MoldSafe and 5 Year Roof Leak Warranty included with every home inspection.
Porch Pro Headshot Inland Lakes Inspection Services, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
Provide a high quality, informative home inspections for all types of home buyers at a fair price. No alarmist inspector keeps things in perspective. Home inspections, radon testing, wood destroying insects, Home Energy Score, drone services.
Provide a high quality, informative home inspections for all types of home buyers at a fair price. No alarmist inspector keeps things in perspective. Home inspections, radon testing, wood destroying insects, Home Energy Score, drone services.
Porch Pro Headshot M & A Real Estate/Construction
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot Aawful Picky.Com Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot H. Jackson Business Service, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan
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H. Jackson Business Service, Inc. is a professional videographer in Detroit, MI. Our company has 5 years of experience and if you need video production service, just call us!Professional Video Production, Affordable Video Production Service, Local Professional Videographer, Trusted Professional Vide...Read more about H. Jackson Business Service, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Top Notch Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Ferndale, Michigan

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Oak Park 48237
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Condo or townhome
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Unknown
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Lead paint test, Mold test, Radon test, Sewer cam inspection
Hazel Park 48030
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
0-10 years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
No
Specific services
None of the above
Detroit 48221
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
state inspection with documentation on the safety of the, purpose for group home.
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
1,501-2,000 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Detroit 48221
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
water leaking
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Ferndale 48220
Home Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
I'm looking to have an interior wall looked at see if it is load bearing or not.
Inspection type
Home safety
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
21-30 years
Foundation type
Unknown
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Highland Park 48203
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within a month
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
To check for damage from recent bad weather
Previous leaking or damage
Yes
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Detroit 48221
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
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
Highland Park 48203
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
Roof slope
Flat
Type of roof
I'm not sure
Reason for inspection
To check for damage from recent bad weather
Previous leaking or damage
Yes
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Oak Park 48237
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within a month
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Membrane
Reason for inspection
Just a routine check-up
Previous leaking or damage
Yes
Number of stories tall
One floor