Top 3 Home Inspectors in Harrisburg, PA

Porch Pro Headshot ENVIROQUEST, INC.
(698)
Envirouquest has provided home inspection and radon removal services for 30 years in the Harrisburg and surrounding areas. Our service range is about an hour drive from our office in Harrisburg. Our inspectors are certified by ASHI, and our radon technicians by the DEP and NRPP.
1738 N 3rd St Ste A, Harrisburg, PA
Porch Pro Headshot The Home Inspector Inc
We are a full service inspection company. Personal customer service and support are our specialties. If you really want to know about the home you are buying or selling, call today! Home Inspections, Termite (wood destroying insect inspections), Radon Testing, Water Testing, Well Flow Tests, Moistu...Read more about The Home Inspector Inc
2061 Kenbrook Rd, Lebanon, PA
Porch Pro Headshot WIN Home Inspection
(108)
WIN Home Inspection provides professional, thorough and complete home inspections with color digital photos. Serving Lancaster, PA and surrounding areas since 2002. Our high quality home inspection services meet the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice. We offer home insp...Read more about WIN Home Inspection
1390A Columbia Ave # 110, Lancaster, PA

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Porch Pro Headshot Best Buy Waterproofing
Home Inspectors
8950 State Route 108 Ste 221, Columbia, MD
(345)
Full service basement waterproofing, moisture control, & mold remediation. 24/7 Emergency Services. Call us before the water rises.
8950 State Route 108 Ste 221, Columbia, MD
Full service basement waterproofing, moisture control, & mold remediation. 24/7 Emergency Services. Call us before the water rises.
Porch Pro Headshot Suburban Property Inspections
Home Inspectors
4600 Kutztown Rd, Temple, PA
(75)
Suburban Property Inspections is a family owned and operated inspection company committed to serving our community with Home, Termite, Septic, and Well Inspections in addition to Water, Radon and Mold Testing. Our team loves being an established and trusted resource in real estate transactions and h...Read more about Suburban Property Inspections
4600 Kutztown Rd, Temple, PA
Suburban Property Inspections is a family owned and operated inspection company committed to serving our community with Home, Termite, Septic, and Well Inspections in addition to Water, Radon and Mold Testing. Our team loves being an established and trusted resource in real estate transactions and h...Read more about Suburban Property Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot The Home Inspection Guru
Home Inspectors
306 Dogwood Ln, Womelsdorf, PA
(86)
Experience You Can Trust!
306 Dogwood Ln, Womelsdorf, PA
Experience You Can Trust!
Porch Pro Headshot HouseMaster Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
929 E Main St Ste 108, Mount Joy, PA
(20)
Home and Building Inspections. Radon Testing. Wood Destroying Insect Inspections. Indoor Air Quality Testing. Septic and Water Testing.
929 E Main St Ste 108, Mount Joy, PA
Home and Building Inspections. Radon Testing. Wood Destroying Insect Inspections. Indoor Air Quality Testing. Septic and Water Testing.
Porch Pro Headshot Mike Sheely Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
1000 Wolfe Rd, Enola, PA
(26)
1000 Wolfe Rd, Enola, PA
Porch Pro Headshot Pillar to Post
Home Inspectors
5908 Pine Hollow Ct, Harrisburg, PA
(74)
5908 Pine Hollow Ct, Harrisburg, PA
Porch Pro Headshot BE Structural PC
Home Inspectors
500 N Front St, Lemoyne, PA
(58)
500 N Front St, Lemoyne, PA

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 Harrisburg Home Inspectors

170080

Best group of workers! Pleasant, fast and cleaned up! Would recommend them highly!

- Pamela Collins
418991

Suburban Property Inspections, Inc. did great they were detailed on their report.

- Bill Brousseau
414816

jonathan was a rockstar he made sure to check every little detail on the home and the report he provided was fabulous

- Michael Sylvain
425007

Suburban Property Inspections their were great had a great chat regarding the house and answered all my questions thanks you

- Kevin Remmey
414410

Suburban Property Inspections, Inc. did excellently I was very pleased with their detailed report.

- William Folk
449016

Suburban Property Inspections did a super good job. Very pleased with service!

- Cierra Fekelman
442782

- Seshagiri R. Gangupantulu
429291

Suburban Property Inspections, Inc. was extremely great, thorough, and helpful. I am happy with the service they provided.

- Lucy Steitz
414126

Awesome inspection

- Cody Cordwell

Everything You Need to Know About Harrisburg Home Inspectors

Can I browse unscreened Home Inspectors in Harrisburg?

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

  • Central Pa Home Inspctn LLC:
    • Services Offered: Home Inspectors
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • WEST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP WATER:
    • Services Offered: Home Inspectors
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • ENVIROQUEST, INC.:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How do I know I am getting a fair price for Home Inspection Agencies work in Harrisburg?

Every Home Inspection Agencies job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for Harrisburg work from Home Inspectorsbelow:

  • Talk to a few different Home Inspectors and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Harrisburg for you to compare.
  • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the Home Inspectors took on the job, and how satisfied they were.

Does the home inspector I want to hire need to be licensed in Harrisburg?

Before you start any project, it is crucial to learn about the certifications and licenses that you or your Home Inspector need to have. There are 0 home inspectors in Harrisburg that are licensed.

Here are the types of license(s) Home Inspectors need to have to work on Home Inspection Agencies jobs in PA:

    All Home Inspectors in Harrisburg, PA

    Porch Pro Headshot Don Updegrave Construction Co
    Home Inspectors
    701 Blue Mountain Pkwy, Harrisburg, PA
    (42)
    Make customers dreams and needs come true at a reasonable price
    701 Blue Mountain Pkwy, Harrisburg, PA
    Make customers dreams and needs come true at a reasonable price
    Porch Pro Headshot Inspection Center by Mike Biechler
    Home Inspectors
    2466 Roundtop Rd, Middletown, PA
    2466 Roundtop Rd, Middletown, PA
    Porch Pro Headshot HouseMaster
    Home Inspectors
    900 Eisenhower Blvd Ste C, Harrisburg, PA
    900 Eisenhower Blvd Ste C, Harrisburg, PA
    Porch Pro Headshot SeaCrest Renovation
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    1026 Harbor View Rd Apt B, Charleston, SC
    1026 Harbor View Rd Apt B, Charleston, SC

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    Harrisburg 17111
    Home Inspection
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    Purpose
    Purchasing property
    Inspection type
    Home safety
    Property type
    Single family residence
    Property size
    3,001-3,500 sq ft
    Property age
    51+ years
    Foundation type
    Basement
    Relationship to property
    Buyer
    Occupied
    No
    Utilities turned on
    Yes
    Specific services
    None of the above
    Harrisburg 17111
    Roofing Inspection
    Start Date
    Within a week
    Roof slope
    Sloped or pitched
    Roofing material
    Asphalt or composite shingle
    Reason for inspection
    We're getting the roof redone and we want a 3rd party to inspect the roof to make sure everything was done correctly.
    Previous leaking or damage
    No
    Number of stories tall
    Two floors
    Harrisburg 17109
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    Start Date
    Within 48 hours
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    Home safety
    Inspection type
    Whole home
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    Property age
    51+ years
    Foundation type
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    Relationship to property
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    Utilities turned on
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    New Cumberland 17070
    Chimney Inspection
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    Harrisburg 17104
    Home Inspection
    Start Date
    Within a week
    Purpose
    Home safety
    Inspection type
    Whole home
    Property type
    Single family residence
    Property size
    0-1,500 sq ft
    Property age
    41-50 years
    Foundation type
    Basement
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    Occupied
    No
    Utilities turned on
    No
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    Harrisburg 17103
    Home Inspection
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
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    Purchasing property
    Inspection type
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    Single family residence
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    0-1,500 sq ft
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    11-20 years
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    Occupied
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    Utilities turned on
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    Harrisburg 17109
    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
    Harrisburg 17104
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    Start Date
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    Purpose
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    Inspection type
    Whole home
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    Condo or townhome
    Property size
    1,501-2,000 sq ft
    Property age
    31-40 years
    Foundation type
    Basement
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    Occupied
    No
    Utilities turned on
    No
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    Harrisburg 17102
    Roofing Inspection
    Start Date
    Within 48 hours
    Roofing project type
    Inspect a roof
    Roof slope
    Sloped or pitched
    Roofing material
    Asphalt or composite shingle
    Reason for inspection
    There is a wet ceiling inside the home. We want to see if the roof is leaking
    Previous leaking or damage
    I'm not sure
    Number of stories tall
    Two floors