Top 3 Home Inspectors in Fremont, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Accurate Inspections
(2,844)
Accurate Inspections is a home inspection firm that offers electrical inspection, residential property inspections and other services. They are located in Fremont.
PO Box 14281, Fremont, CA
Porch Pro Headshot Pacific Trends Inspections
I am Bruce Bowen. Unlike most professionals you hire, and is quite normal for our industry, we likely will not meet until our appointment. Furthermore, different inspectors have various qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing. Ultimately, a thorough home inspection depe...Read more about Pacific Trends Inspections
2638 Baldwin Ln, Walnut Creek, CA
Porch Pro Headshot Bay Area Home Inspections
Bay Area Home Inspections is a building inspection group that specializes in property inspections and preservation. We have been serving customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area since 2008. Our clients include homeowners, prospective home buyers, investors, non-profit agencies, condominium a...Read more about Bay Area Home Inspections
551 25th Ave, San Francisco, CA

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Porch Pro Headshot 2MANCREW
Home Inspectors
PO Box 323, Gilroy, CA
(72)
We are a husband-and-wife-owned and-operated drywall business, servicing the Bay Area. We aim to develop personal connections with our clients and build long-term relationships for ongoing needs, while keeping our costs competitive and delivering exceptional service. We are located in Fremont and s...Read more about 2MANCREW
We are a husband-and-wife-owned and-operated drywall business, servicing the Bay Area. We aim to develop personal connections with our clients and build long-term relationships for ongoing needs, while keeping our costs competitive and delivering exceptional service. We are located in Fremont and s...Read more about 2MANCREW
Porch Pro Headshot DuctTesters, Inc.
Home Inspectors
336 W Main St, Ripon, CA
(4)
DuctTesters was established because a tremendous disconnect had been recognized between the developer/builders and their trade contractors, as related to Title 24 compliance. We have been working to close that gap by training and educating within each of the industries so that everyone can work toge...Read more about DuctTesters, Inc.
336 W Main St, Ripon, CA
DuctTesters was established because a tremendous disconnect had been recognized between the developer/builders and their trade contractors, as related to Title 24 compliance. We have been working to close that gap by training and educating within each of the industries so that everyone can work toge...Read more about DuctTesters, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot PCA Inspections
Home Inspectors
2453 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA
(43)
PCA Inspections specializes in performing residential inspections and commercial building inspections. Our home inspectors have experience in construction, engineering, and building science. We perform such services as seller inspections, buyer inspections, homeowner inspections, seismic assessmen...Read more about PCA Inspections
2453 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA
PCA Inspections specializes in performing residential inspections and commercial building inspections. Our home inspectors have experience in construction, engineering, and building science. We perform such services as seller inspections, buyer inspections, homeowner inspections, seismic assessmen...Read more about PCA Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot American Heating & Air
Home Inspectors
2532 Aso Taro Rd, Stockton, CA
(31)
American Heating & Air is an HVAC company that offers HVAC installation and HVAC inspection as well as other services. They are based in Stockton. The state of California has licensed American Heating & Air. They are insured and bonded.
2532 Aso Taro Rd, Stockton, CA
American Heating & Air is an HVAC company that offers HVAC installation and HVAC inspection as well as other services. They are based in Stockton. The state of California has licensed American Heating & Air. They are insured and bonded.
Porch Pro Headshot GNO Heating & Cooling Services
Home Inspectors
390 S 18th St, San Jose, CA
Here are some certifications we own. Excellence Certification: This certification is very similar to the NATE certification, but requires at least two years of professional HVAC experience. EPA 608 Certification: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that all technicians who open a sy...Read more about GNO Heating & Cooling Services
390 S 18th St, San Jose, CA
Here are some certifications we own. Excellence Certification: This certification is very similar to the NATE certification, but requires at least two years of professional HVAC experience. EPA 608 Certification: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that all technicians who open a sy...Read more about GNO Heating & Cooling Services
Porch Pro Headshot Capstone Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
277 Prairiewood Ct, San Jose, CA
(7)
Capstone Inspection Services provides real estate inspections for both buyers and sellers. We do property, swimming pool, and termite inspections, on residential homes in the South Bay Area. Please call or email us for more details, and visit our website at www.capstoneinspectionservices.net
277 Prairiewood Ct, San Jose, CA
Capstone Inspection Services provides real estate inspections for both buyers and sellers. We do property, swimming pool, and termite inspections, on residential homes in the South Bay Area. Please call or email us for more details, and visit our website at www.capstoneinspectionservices.net
Porch Pro Headshot Architectural Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
441 Banbury St, Hayward, CA
(12)
"Simply the best. Personable and professional, with vast experience in the field allowing for timely and relevant assessment. The inspection report provided was extremely thorough, clearly and compellingly written, and resulted in a quick legal victory. Highly recommended! "
441 Banbury St, Hayward, CA
"Simply the best. Personable and professional, with vast experience in the field allowing for timely and relevant assessment. The inspection report provided was extremely thorough, clearly and compellingly written, and resulted in a quick legal victory. Highly recommended! "

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 Fremont Home Inspectors

84844

Matt was very responsive and easy to communicate with by email, text, and phone. He gave us a quote sight unseen from a description of the number and size of drywall areas that needed to be replaced and textured. He matched our existing texture very well....

- Diane Bigler
265114

WHAT A JOKE. We hired them to wallpaper a bedroom and a bathroom; I'm experienced in wallpapering, but pregnant so figured we'd hire a pro to make sure the nursery was perfect. The first day he showed up (late) and said the job would take 3.5 hours. He le...

- Sahra Brandt
122951

The Inspection went very well! the report was clear and easy to read.

- Shafon Rollins
118873

Inspection went well, Bob was outstanding!

- Sandino Napolis
122489

the inspection was very good

- Dinesh Ghimire
16248

Patrick is responsive and timely

- Jesus Armas
33049

Quick response, knowledgeable, professional manner handle the job, and reasonable price.

- Lily Zong
16198

Patrick did a good job in inspecting the property we purchased. He also provided us ballpark estimation on remodeling cost, which was import to us because we were planning to do large remodeling. He ended up designed and built our project.

16222

Prior to buying our home we had Patrick Burger come to do the inspection. He was professional, and extremely quick to get back to us with finished report. Due to his information we were able to make a clear decision on what we were willing to cover an...

- Carol Green
16669

The inspection report was very complete and my followup questions answered. Advice on the repair of a minor plumbing problem not noticed during the inspection was given.

- Bill DeBord

All Home Inspectors in Fremont, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Pacific Homes Inspection
Home Inspectors
5 Heritage Oaks Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA
(13)
We Are The Leading Home Inspection Service in the San Francisco Bay Area
5 Heritage Oaks Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA
We Are The Leading Home Inspection Service in the San Francisco Bay Area
Porch Pro Headshot U2P Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Fremont, California
(2)
"We contacted these guys to do a multi project deal which included a 260 linear feet fence project, decking, and exterior painting for our 3000 sq ft home which turned out to be the best and beyond what my wife and i had expected since the quote was under 20k to which had me and my wife surprised be...Read more about U2P Services
Serves Fremont, California
"We contacted these guys to do a multi project deal which included a 260 linear feet fence project, decking, and exterior painting for our 3000 sq ft home which turned out to be the best and beyond what my wife and i had expected since the quote was under 20k to which had me and my wife surprised be...Read more about U2P Services
Porch Pro Headshot WIN Santa Cruz/Capitola
Home Inspectors
7960 Soquel Dr Ste B202, Aptos, CA
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Santa Cruz for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Santa Cruz home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ong...Read more about WIN Santa Cruz/Capitola
7960 Soquel Dr Ste B202, Aptos, CA
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Santa Cruz for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Santa Cruz home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ong...Read more about WIN Santa Cruz/Capitola
Porch Pro Headshot WIN San Mateo
Home Inspectors
63 Bovet Rd # 327, San Mateo, CA
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection San Mateo for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN San Mateo home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoi...Read more about WIN San Mateo
63 Bovet Rd # 327, San Mateo, CA
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection San Mateo for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN San Mateo home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoi...Read more about WIN San Mateo
Porch Pro Headshot Insite Inspections, LLC
Home Inspectors
16620 San Gabriel Ct, Morgan Hill, CA
(10)
16620 San Gabriel Ct, Morgan Hill, CA
Porch Pro Headshot Bay Area Design Consultants
Home Inspectors
2096 Merced St, San Leandro, CA
2096 Merced St, San Leandro, CA
Porch Pro Headshot Spottcheck Consulting
Home Inspectors
4042 Maple Ave, Oakland, CA
4042 Maple Ave, Oakland, CA
Porch Pro Headshot BPG
Home Inspectors
4205 Knoll Ave, Oakland, CA
4205 Knoll Ave, Oakland, CA
Porch Pro Headshot Safe Guard Home Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
217 Poplar Ave, Millbrae, CA
217 Poplar Ave, Millbrae, CA

Latest projects near Fremont

Recent projects booked on Porch
Fremont 94536
Home Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
wnts to install a septic line to a trailer that will be added to property needs inspection first
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
3,001-3,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Unknown
Relationship to property
Agent
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Milpitas 95035
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
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Radon test, Mold test, Lead paint test, Sewer cam inspection, Termite inspection
Fremont 94555
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
41-50 years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Mold test, Termite inspection, Sewer cam inspection
Milpitas 95035
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
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
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Termite inspection
Fremont 94539
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
The odors from yhe neighboring unit's odors come into unit. Possibly a broken/disconnected vent in the wall?
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Condo or townhome
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
21-30 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Agent
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Fremont 94539
Home Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
i have a fire place mantel and want it installed
Inspection type
Home safety
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
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above