Top 10 Home Inspectors in Morro Bay, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Cornerstone Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Morro Bay, California
(135)
"Gus was very thorough and helpful. He was more than happy to answer all of our questions. The detailed report was a little overwhelming at first, but now we really appreciate how much effort he put in as we feel like we know what we’re walking into!"
"Gus was very thorough and helpful. He was more than happy to answer all of our questions. The detailed report was a little overwhelming at first, but now we really appreciate how much effort he put in as we feel like we know what we’re walking into!"
Porch Pro Headshot First Call Plumbing
Home Inspectors
Serves Morro Bay, California
(86)
Established in 1988 and backed with over 20 years of plumbing experience, First Call Plumbing is able to offer customers full service in plumbing including; water heater repair & installations, repipes, video camera inspection of pipes, sewer & drain cleaning, water leak detection and line locating....Read more about First Call Plumbing
Established in 1988 and backed with over 20 years of plumbing experience, First Call Plumbing is able to offer customers full service in plumbing including; water heater repair & installations, repipes, video camera inspection of pipes, sewer & drain cleaning, water leak detection and line locating....Read more about First Call Plumbing
Porch Pro Headshot DuctTesters, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Morro Bay, California
(4)
"DuctTesters, Inc. is an organization that provides years of experience and works diligently to stay ahead of the changing Title 24 requirements to deliver the best possible service to its diverse client base. Its important to trust the results of all testing methods and know that if corrections are...Read more about DuctTesters, Inc.
"DuctTesters, Inc. is an organization that provides years of experience and works diligently to stay ahead of the changing Title 24 requirements to deliver the best possible service to its diverse client base. Its important to trust the results of all testing methods and know that if corrections are...Read more about DuctTesters, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Professional Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Morro Bay, California
(3)
Professional Home Inspection Services has been providing the best property inspection since 1996 throughout California's beautiful Central Coast including Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Shell Beach, Nipomo, Santa Maria, Orcutt, San Luis Obispo, Avila Beach, Morro Bay, Cayucos, Santa Margarita, Templeto...Read more about Professional Inspection Services
Professional Home Inspection Services has been providing the best property inspection since 1996 throughout California's beautiful Central Coast including Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Shell Beach, Nipomo, Santa Maria, Orcutt, San Luis Obispo, Avila Beach, Morro Bay, Cayucos, Santa Margarita, Templeto...Read more about Professional Inspection Services
Porch Pro Headshot Temple Building Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Morro Bay, California
Porch Pro Headshot Murphree Building Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Morro Bay, California
(5)
From the first time buyer of a small fixer upper to the experienced investor with a 30 unit apartment complex, having your property inspected by Murphree Building Inspections is money well spent. We will evaluate the condition of the systems and components and advise on the maintenance and repairs t...Read more about Murphree Building Inspections
From the first time buyer of a small fixer upper to the experienced investor with a 30 unit apartment complex, having your property inspected by Murphree Building Inspections is money well spent. We will evaluate the condition of the systems and components and advise on the maintenance and repairs t...Read more about Murphree Building Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Hurley Real Estate Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Morro Bay, California
Porch Pro Headshot Advantage Home Inspection LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Morro Bay, California
Advantage home inspections is a residential and commercial inspection company Advantage because we inspect as a team, which includes a licensed electrician and a HVAC certified inspection along with the home inspector! You get three for the price of one....
Advantage home inspections is a residential and commercial inspection company Advantage because we inspect as a team, which includes a licensed electrician and a HVAC certified inspection along with the home inspector! You get three for the price of one....
Porch Pro Headshot Camelot Home Inspection Svc
Home Inspectors
Serves Morro Bay, California
Camelot Home Inspection Svc is a home inspection firm that provides plumbing inspection, home inspection and more. They are based in Los Osos.
Camelot Home Inspection Svc is a home inspection firm that provides plumbing inspection, home inspection and more. They are based in Los Osos.
Porch Pro Headshot Nat'l Property Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Morro Bay, California
Based out of Los Osos, Nat'l Property Inspections is a home inspection firm that provides residential property inspections, roofing inspection, plumbing inspection and more.
Based out of Los Osos, Nat'l Property Inspections is a home inspection firm that provides residential property inspections, roofing inspection, plumbing inspection and more.

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 Morro Bay Home Inspectors

306435

I wasnt here only my realtor was.

- Christine Doud
298393

Greg Hines was really great and professional also provided a detailed report

- Tim Carr
292969

Gus did a Great Job! I was very happy with how thorough he was, He also provided me with an Excellent Report!

- John & Ilyce Wood
301328

Butch did a Great job, I was very happy with the Report. He was extremely thorough.

- Dan & Sara Tilem
290390

Greg Hines was fantastic he was very thorough and efficient took the time to explain the report in full detail overall very satisfied with the inspection.

- Brad Hair
295768

Gus was very helpful, professional & polite. We will always use him, & we appreciate his patience.

- Tabatha Smyth
294555

Butch was very thorough, knowledgeable and helpful.

- Lucas Marsalek
301882

Gus was great gave me a lot of info everything went perfect

- Keleen Miller
291122

Butch did such a great job with the home inspection for our new home we had him inspect our old home as well in order to sell

- Ashley and Kenny Channer
298140

Greg Hines did a great job

- Bruce Hall
289968

The inspection with Gus was good thank you

- Jeremy & Jennifer Visconti
310317

Cornerstone Inspection was great, they did a good job and answered all my questions.

- Mark & Kim Norton

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Latest projects near Morro Bay

Recent projects booked on Porch
Morro Bay 93442
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
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, For an insurance claim
Previous leaking or damage
I'm not sure
Number of stories tall
One floor
Los Osos 93402
Chimney Inspection
Service needed
Chimney Inspection
Start Date
Within a week