Top 10 Home Inspectors in Lake Grove, NY

Porch Pro Headshot The Inspection Boys
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
(980)
"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! "
"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 The Inspection Boys
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
(885)
"Damon Lee Damon Lee Damon Lee Damon was Great! very kind and informative answered all the questions i had with a detailed explanation, also gave me tips on future projects i have for the house, I am now recommending PORCH services to my family and friends. "
"Damon Lee Damon Lee Damon Lee Damon was Great! very kind and informative answered all the questions i had with a detailed explanation, also gave me tips on future projects i have for the house, I am now recommending PORCH services to my family and friends. "
Porch Pro Headshot Suburban Exterminating
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
(1,110)
Based out of Smithtown, Suburban Exterminating Service is a pest control business and has been providing bug spraying, animal disposal, pest control and more since the 1960s. They are accredited by the BBB.
Based out of Smithtown, Suburban Exterminating Service is a pest control business and has been providing bug spraying, animal disposal, pest control and more since the 1960s. They are accredited by the BBB.
Porch Pro Headshot HomeSpector Inc
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
(714)
Certified home inspections for all Long Island, Queens and NY City by HomeSpector Inc.
Certified home inspections for all Long Island, Queens and NY City by HomeSpector Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Meticulous Home Inspection Corp
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
(201)
Inspection of residential and commercial properties on Long Island and the New York City area. I have a heavy construction background, as well as heavy experience in electrical, plumbing, and foundation repair. I have built custom staircases and other serious woodworking projects.
Inspection of residential and commercial properties on Long Island and the New York City area. I have a heavy construction background, as well as heavy experience in electrical, plumbing, and foundation repair. I have built custom staircases and other serious woodworking projects.
Porch Pro Headshot Premier Home Inspection Group
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
(121)
"My wife and I were referred to Rob at Premier by our realtor and we can honestly say that he truly represented us and looked out for our best interest. He was honest, professional, thorough, insightful, and represented us. We have had other inspectors but we are so glad that we are now with the bes...Read more about Premier Home Inspection Group
"My wife and I were referred to Rob at Premier by our realtor and we can honestly say that he truly represented us and looked out for our best interest. He was honest, professional, thorough, insightful, and represented us. We have had other inspectors but we are so glad that we are now with the bes...Read more about Premier Home Inspection Group
Porch Pro Headshot Cornerstone Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
(7)
Welcome. You are buying a home and we know that this is an important event for you. You can depend on us to provide you with the critical information you need to make a sound decision about the home you are considering. Our staff and specialists will thoroughly inspect your new home, explain any is...Read more about Cornerstone Home Inspection
Welcome. You are buying a home and we know that this is an important event for you. You can depend on us to provide you with the critical information you need to make a sound decision about the home you are considering. Our staff and specialists will thoroughly inspect your new home, explain any is...Read more about Cornerstone Home Inspection
Porch Pro Headshot Homeguard Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
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Porch Pro Headshot The Inspection Boys
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
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Porch Pro Headshot JunkDaddy
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
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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 Lake Grove Home Inspectors

215009

Ken was awesome. Was very informativ eand thorough.

- Julia DiMarco
402890

Very detailed and did not overlook anything. Very glad he performed the inspection. Would use again.

- Carlos Ligua
445185

Rob from Premier did a wonderful and very thorough job in completing my co-op inspection report. He was honest, down-to-earth, straightforward, personable, and very professional. I highly recommend Rob or anyone else at Premier Home inspection Group.

- Therese S
410267

Ed was professional and extremely knowledgeable and efficient. He was able to break down the process step by step and kept us informed. This was the easiest part of my home buying process.

- Kimlin Townsend
413117

Always a pleasure to work with!

- Jacqueline Rivera
445186

Thorough and professional! Was a pleasure. Top-notch service!!

- Laura Grady
425125

Robert came out to inspect the co-op that we are going to purchase. He was very professional and thorough.

- Hildy Guerra
402891

Great service, professional and quick report.

- Patricia Joseph
413116

As always... an excellent job... Thorough and detailed, precise and accurate... thank you...

- Nigel Rose
425126

Ed was fantastic, he was very dedicated and did a thorough inspection, he really knows his stuff.

- Joseph Kennion
436213

Great Experience! Would definitely recommend!

- Alice Mazzatto
410268

Rob is the absolute best, this is my second purchase, and he's done the inspection for both. He takes his time to inspect everything around the house and really give you a thorough idea of what's going to be needed now, in the next year or two, and in the...

- Peter Papazoglou

All Home Inspectors in Lake Grove, NY

Porch Pro Headshot HOMERITE INSPECTION SERVICES
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
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Porch Pro Headshot A. Maximum Home Inspection Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
This is an owner / inspector company with over 35 years of practical experience, over 20 years home inspection experience, extensive waterfront, flooding experience, extensive old home renovation experience and ASHI certified. We know that you will be extremely satisfied with your home inspection fr...Read more about A. Maximum Home Inspection Inc.
This is an owner / inspector company with over 35 years of practical experience, over 20 years home inspection experience, extensive waterfront, flooding experience, extensive old home renovation experience and ASHI certified. We know that you will be extremely satisfied with your home inspection fr...Read more about A. Maximum Home Inspection Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Huntington Home Inspector Experts
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
Here at the Huntington Home Inspector Experts, we have been serving the entire Huntington, NY and Huntington Station for over 25 years strong. Our home inspectors are all certified by the major home inspection organizations such as the American Society of Home Inspectors as well as InterNACHI and li...Read more about Huntington Home Inspector Experts
Here at the Huntington Home Inspector Experts, we have been serving the entire Huntington, NY and Huntington Station for over 25 years strong. Our home inspectors are all certified by the major home inspection organizations such as the American Society of Home Inspectors as well as InterNACHI and li...Read more about Huntington Home Inspector Experts
Porch Pro Headshot WIN Merrick
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Merrick for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Merrick home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoing e...Read more about WIN Merrick
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Merrick for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Merrick home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoing e...Read more about WIN Merrick
Porch Pro Headshot WIN Patchogue
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Patchogue for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Patchogue home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoi...Read more about WIN Patchogue
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Patchogue for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Patchogue home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoi...Read more about WIN Patchogue
Porch Pro Headshot Rodan Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
(7)
ASHI Certified Inspector who performs Inspections of all types of Real Estate: Residential, Commercial and Smaller Industrial. (Often associated with Sales, Purchases, Estates, Divorces and/or Safety requests.) Very Patient and perform many Inspections for 1st time buyers and/or Very Detail oriente...Read more about Rodan Inspections
ASHI Certified Inspector who performs Inspections of all types of Real Estate: Residential, Commercial and Smaller Industrial. (Often associated with Sales, Purchases, Estates, Divorces and/or Safety requests.) Very Patient and perform many Inspections for 1st time buyers and/or Very Detail oriente...Read more about Rodan Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot WIN Office
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
Complete Home Inspection company. Same day reports FHA termite inspections first time home buyer programs
Complete Home Inspection company. Same day reports FHA termite inspections first time home buyer programs
Porch Pro Headshot Home Sentry of America Inc
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Porch Pro Headshot Wittenberg Inspections
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Serves Lake Grove, New York
Porch Pro Headshot 1 800 Home Inspection inc
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
1-800 Home Inspection Inc., provides a unique and extremely valuable service. Our team of professional inspectors are available to inspect your property and accurately report the condition of the physical components and structures of the subject investment. Whether your inspection services are requi...Read more about 1 800 Home Inspection inc
1-800 Home Inspection Inc., provides a unique and extremely valuable service. Our team of professional inspectors are available to inspect your property and accurately report the condition of the physical components and structures of the subject investment. Whether your inspection services are requi...Read more about 1 800 Home Inspection inc
Porch Pro Headshot Inspectomax
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York
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Porch Pro Headshot Korine Associates Home Inspection Since 1988
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Serves Lake Grove, New York
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Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Grove, New York