Top 3 Home Inspectors in San Diego, CA

Porch Pro Headshot The Elite Group Property Inspection Service
"David was really great. He was super friendly and was really thorough about the whole inspection. He was very professional and was on time all the time. He got the report back to me in less than 24 hours and was very detailed with it. He helped me understand the ins and outs of the house and was ju...Read more about The Elite Group Property Inspection Service
21700 Copley Dr Ste 390, Diamond Bar, CA
Porch Pro Headshot InspectRite
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InspectRite

(52)
InspectRite was incorporated and has operated business in San Diego County since 2001, and the principal inspectors, Robert Chappell and Bob Davidson, have over 35 years of combined experience. InspectRite was founded on the principle of providing "Premier Inspection Services" to our clients and t...Read more about InspectRite
PO Box 231784, Encinitas, CA
Porch Pro Headshot M&J Home Inspection Services
Welcome to M&J Home Inspection Services, owned and operated by ASHI inspector Michael Toohey. We understand the stresses that go along with the homebuying process, and we are here to make everything as worry-free as possible. Let us worry about the condition of the home’s systems and components whil...Read more about M&J Home Inspection Services
32140 Jasper St, Winchester, CA

More Home Inspectors in San Diego, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Coastal Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
28241 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste F432, Laguna Niguel, CA
(372)
Coastal Inspection Services is a family run home inspection business that formed in 2001. We perform over 800 inspections a year throughout Southern California and love working with Real Estate Agents, Home Buyers, and Clients alike. We like to think of our past, present, and future clients as p...Read more about Coastal Inspection Services
28241 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste F432, Laguna Niguel, CA
Coastal Inspection Services is a family run home inspection business that formed in 2001. We perform over 800 inspections a year throughout Southern California and love working with Real Estate Agents, Home Buyers, and Clients alike. We like to think of our past, present, and future clients as p...Read more about Coastal Inspection Services
Porch Pro Headshot Plumb Loco Inc.
Home Inspectors
2358 University Ave, San Diego, CA
For the last 20 years, I have dedicated myself to learning all there is about the plumbing industry and 'I have paid my dues' as they say, but the one thing I know for certain is that you count too. And the person you want to assist you in your time of need, is the person who is willing to go out of...Read more about Plumb Loco Inc.
2358 University Ave, San Diego, CA
For the last 20 years, I have dedicated myself to learning all there is about the plumbing industry and 'I have paid my dues' as they say, but the one thing I know for certain is that you count too. And the person you want to assist you in your time of need, is the person who is willing to go out of...Read more about Plumb Loco Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Dynamic Inspections & Construction Services LLP.
Home Inspectors
585 Ebbcreek Dr, Corona, CA
(28)
"My real estate agent recommended this company. They were more expensive than the 2 I contacted but I feel like I got more from them than I would have with the others. Very thorough inspection and report. Answered every one of my questions, and very professional. Also got a military discount, the ow...Read more about Dynamic Inspections & Construction Services LLP.
585 Ebbcreek Dr, Corona, CA
"My real estate agent recommended this company. They were more expensive than the 2 I contacted but I feel like I got more from them than I would have with the others. Very thorough inspection and report. Answered every one of my questions, and very professional. Also got a military discount, the ow...Read more about Dynamic Inspections & Construction Services LLP.
Porch Pro Headshot CHAFFEE INSPECTION SERVICES
Home Inspectors
PO Box 235260, Encinitas, CA
(5)
Chaffee Inspection Services has over 12 years of home inspection expertise, uses advanced inspection tools and is proud to be recognized for excellence by the professional real estate community. We offer experience and professionalism for your home inspection, pool inspection and condo inspection n...Read more about CHAFFEE INSPECTION SERVICES
PO Box 235260, Encinitas, CA
Chaffee Inspection Services has over 12 years of home inspection expertise, uses advanced inspection tools and is proud to be recognized for excellence by the professional real estate community. We offer experience and professionalism for your home inspection, pool inspection and condo inspection n...Read more about CHAFFEE INSPECTION SERVICES
Porch Pro Headshot PROproperty Inspection and Services Inc.
Home Inspectors
10326 Strawberry Ln, Spring Valley, CA
(84)
10326 Strawberry Ln, Spring Valley, CA
Porch Pro Headshot Caspian Air Conditioning
Home Inspectors
16928 Robins Nest Way Apt 1, San Diego, CA
(21)
“Reliable HVAC Professionals” Whether you need a routine maintenance check or an emergency repair on a heating or cooling unit ,you need Air duct cleaning or dryer vent cleaning we are available to handle all of your all of your heating, cooling and ventilation needs. We continually strive to exce...Read more about Caspian Air Conditioning
16928 Robins Nest Way Apt 1, San Diego, CA
“Reliable HVAC Professionals” Whether you need a routine maintenance check or an emergency repair on a heating or cooling unit ,you need Air duct cleaning or dryer vent cleaning we are available to handle all of your all of your heating, cooling and ventilation needs. We continually strive to exce...Read more about Caspian Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot Inspection Perfection
Home Inspectors
4475 Campus Ave, San Diego, CA
Based out of San Diego, Inspection Perfection is a home inspection specialist. Offering residential property inspections, roofing inspection, and electrical inspection, them have been in business since 2004.
4475 Campus Ave, San Diego, CA
Based out of San Diego, Inspection Perfection is a home inspection specialist. Offering residential property inspections, roofing inspection, and electrical inspection, them have been in business since 2004.

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 San Diego Home Inspectors

167982

He did a really great job and was super informative. He walked us through the house and showed us the major issues.

- Tom & Jennifer Nowaczyk
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- Mike & Michele Low
296495

Joe, did a very good good job at the inspection!

- Ashish Bezawada
295720

Dennis did well on the inspection

- Robert Thai
300725

Jordan Houston did a fantastic job he was very thorough and informative he took the time to explain the report in full detail would recommend to friends and family.

- Danika Voorhees
295182

Chris Gilstrap did a really good job provided a full detailed report happy with the service

- Kahlil Reedy
298930

My inspection went really well with, inspector Steven Moody.

- Wade Johnson & Jennifer Garcia
298584

Exau Velasco did a great job

- Julia Chung
295256

Jeff did well on the inspection

- Phoebe Ma
308532

The inspection with Elite Group Inspection Professionals was very informative.

- Jean Streicher
295929

Nic was amazing he did great

- Laura Dalley
295358

Ruben was very professional and thorough on his report.

- Aileen Sevin

Everything You Need to Know About San Diego Home Inspectors

Will Home Inspection Agencies work in San Diego require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re home inspector job is in San Diego or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring home inspectors. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the home inspector performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the home inspection agencies folks that everything is in order.

How many home inspectors does San Diego have?

There are around 50 companies throughout San Diego to help you with your next home inspection agencies job.

  • 12 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

How does invoicing/payment work for most Home Inspector projects in San Diego?

Every project differs, but you should ask any home inspector for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any home inspection agencies work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for home inspectors to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your home inspector project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the home inspector to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

All Home Inspectors in San Diego, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Level Best Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
6019 Florey St, San Diego, CA
(47)
6019 Florey St, San Diego, CA
Porch Pro Headshot Avalos Home Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
601 E Palomar St Ste C # 323, Chula Vista, CA
(8)
ello my name is Edward I was born and raised here is sunny and beautiful San Diego Ca . The doors opened in 2015 . Avalos Home Inspection Services was off and running after completing my home inspection training at AHIT in San Marcos Ca . Prior to becoming a Home Inspector I was Termite a Inspecto...Read more about Avalos Home Inspection Services
601 E Palomar St Ste C # 323, Chula Vista, CA
ello my name is Edward I was born and raised here is sunny and beautiful San Diego Ca . The doors opened in 2015 . Avalos Home Inspection Services was off and running after completing my home inspection training at AHIT in San Marcos Ca . Prior to becoming a Home Inspector I was Termite a Inspecto...Read more about Avalos Home Inspection Services
Porch Pro Headshot All State Home Inspections, Inc.
Home Inspectors
PO Box 212937, Chula Vista, CA
(3)
Inspecting the world, one home at a time: All State Home Inspections, Inc. is a home inspection company which provides residential and commercial inspections statewide since January 2002. The principals of All State Home Inspections, Inc. have over 30 years experience in real estate and constructi...Read more about All State Home Inspections, Inc.
PO Box 212937, Chula Vista, CA
Inspecting the world, one home at a time: All State Home Inspections, Inc. is a home inspection company which provides residential and commercial inspections statewide since January 2002. The principals of All State Home Inspections, Inc. have over 30 years experience in real estate and constructi...Read more about All State Home Inspections, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot KT Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
12954 Gambusa Way, San Diego, CA
Our Mission Is To Provide Affordable, Prompt And Professional Quality Home Inspections. Whether you’re selling or buying property in Southern California, turn to KT Home Inspections, we deliver timely, cost-effective inspection services. Our knowledge and experience can help you make an informed de...Read more about KT Home Inspections
12954 Gambusa Way, San Diego, CA
Our Mission Is To Provide Affordable, Prompt And Professional Quality Home Inspections. Whether you’re selling or buying property in Southern California, turn to KT Home Inspections, we deliver timely, cost-effective inspection services. Our knowledge and experience can help you make an informed de...Read more about KT Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot City Inspection Inc
Home Inspectors
2166 W Broadway 231, Anaheim, CA
(10)
For more than 25 years, City Inspection Inc has provided Inspection services for commercial and residential properties that needs to be done quickly and with an eye for quality. We have the most highly-trained, industry-certified master Inspectors with years of experience working for both commercial...Read more about City Inspection Inc
2166 W Broadway 231, Anaheim, CA
For more than 25 years, City Inspection Inc has provided Inspection services for commercial and residential properties that needs to be done quickly and with an eye for quality. We have the most highly-trained, industry-certified master Inspectors with years of experience working for both commercial...Read more about City Inspection Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Poway Engineering
Home Inspectors
PO Box 65, Poway, CA
(5)
PO Box 65, Poway, CA
Porch Pro Headshot Inspect-It 1st, San Diego-Miramar
Home Inspectors
5700 Baltimore Dr Unit 252, La Mesa, CA
Homeowner Safety and Maintenance Inspections. Buyer Purchase Inspections. Seller Listing Inspections. Commercial Property Inspections. Infrared Thermography examination and reporting are standard. Inspections performed per Professional Standards of Practice and Ethics of the American Society of ...Read more about Inspect-It 1st, San Diego-Miramar
5700 Baltimore Dr Unit 252, La Mesa, CA
Homeowner Safety and Maintenance Inspections. Buyer Purchase Inspections. Seller Listing Inspections. Commercial Property Inspections. Infrared Thermography examination and reporting are standard. Inspections performed per Professional Standards of Practice and Ethics of the American Society of ...Read more about Inspect-It 1st, San Diego-Miramar
Porch Pro Headshot San Diego Accident Lawyer
Home Inspectors
Bluefield Ct, San Diego, CA
At San Diego Accident Lawyer, we are providing free initial consultation for a case for accident. Call (619) 431-3845 for free consultation from expert advice. A accident brings with it a lots of questions. But don't be confused because San Diego Accident Lawyer is here to help you on any accident i...Read more about San Diego Accident Lawyer
Bluefield Ct, San Diego, CA
At San Diego Accident Lawyer, we are providing free initial consultation for a case for accident. Call (619) 431-3845 for free consultation from expert advice. A accident brings with it a lots of questions. But don't be confused because San Diego Accident Lawyer is here to help you on any accident i...Read more about San Diego Accident Lawyer
Porch Pro Headshot Mac The Inspector
Home Inspectors
2358 University Ave # 162, San Diego, CA
(8)
Full service residential, commercial, and multi-family property inspections since 1995. Historic structures specialist.
2358 University Ave # 162, San Diego, CA
Full service residential, commercial, and multi-family property inspections since 1995. Historic structures specialist.
Porch Pro Headshot Eagle Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
2604B El Camino Real # 284, Carlsbad, CA
(51)
2604B El Camino Real # 284, Carlsbad, CA
Porch Pro Headshot dekascade studios Inc.
Home Inspectors
1809 Brookline St, San Diego, CA
1809 Brookline St, San Diego, CA
Porch Pro Headshot Skys Property Inspection Consultants
Home Inspectors
1850 Guilder Gln, Escondido, CA
(8)
1850 Guilder Gln, Escondido, CA

Latest projects near San Diego

Recent projects booked on Porch
La Mesa 91941
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Duplex
Property size
1,501-2,000 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Agent
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Sewer cam inspection
San Diego 92123
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
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
Two floors
Chula Vista 91914
Home Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Home safety
Inspection type
Home safety
Property type
Condo or townhome
Property size
2,501-3,000 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Unknown
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
No
Specific services
None of the above
Santee 92071
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Tile
Reason for inspection
TO GET ESTIMATE, To check for damage from recent bad weather
Previous leaking or damage
Yes
Number of stories tall
Two floors
San Diego 92139
Roofing Inspection
Service needed
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Santee 92071
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Tile
Reason for inspection
on roof pipe missing a cap, 2 story home, cap re-installed, roofing to check it out, cap on top of vent crooked
Previous leaking or damage
I'm not sure
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Escondido 92027
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
Have a few repairs needed and want a few additional quotes. Already have one quote.
Previous leaking or damage
Yes
Number of stories tall
One floor
San Diego 92115
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
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Pool or spa inspection, Radon test, Mold test, Lead paint test, Sewer cam inspection
Ramona 92065
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Tile
Reason for inspection
To check for damage from recent bad weather
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
One floor