Top 3 Home Inspectors in Washington, DC

Porch Pro Headshot NextDay Inspect® Inspection Services
Use coupon code “PorchPermit” when scheduling to receive a free Permit History Report! Our goal is to protect our clients' interests by providing a thorough and detailed inspection of the property. Safeguarding our clients' investment is our priority. We provide residential home inspections, commer...Read more about NextDay Inspect® Inspection Services
46179 Westlake Dr Ste 200B, Sterling, VA
Porch Pro Headshot Donofrio & Associates, LLC
"Daniel was fabulous. He was on time, answered all my questions. He was polite professional, detailed & thorough.. He talked us through the report before we got it so that we wouldn't be confused on our own. I will always use him going forward."
20242 Portsmouth Blvd, Ashburn, VA
Porch Pro Headshot ProTec Inspection Services Inc.
Our mission is to help others. We do that by hiring top notch professionals with a burning desire to help others. Based in the DC Metro Area, ProTec Inspection Services is a home inspection firm that provides home and commercial inspections, radon testing, mold testing and termite inspections, and ...Read more about ProTec Inspection Services Inc.
16829 Budd Rd, Poolesville, MD

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Porch Pro Headshot Donofrio & Associates LLC.
Home Inspectors
20242 Portsmouth Blvd, Ashburn, VA
(2,542)
Donofrio & Associates, LLC. is a veteran-owned and operated business. We are built on family values, integrity, and quality workmanship. As licensed and InterNACHI Certified inspectors, we provide the best home inspection in the DMV area. Our technology, services, and comprehensive reports are unma...Read more about Donofrio & Associates LLC.
20242 Portsmouth Blvd, Ashburn, VA
Donofrio & Associates, LLC. is a veteran-owned and operated business. We are built on family values, integrity, and quality workmanship. As licensed and InterNACHI Certified inspectors, we provide the best home inspection in the DMV area. Our technology, services, and comprehensive reports are unma...Read more about Donofrio & Associates LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot A to Z Inspections
Home Inspectors
12819 Fox Fern Ln, Clarksburg, MD
(898)
"Absolutely blown away!!! Dwight  should be called "Dr. Dwight," because he knew EVERYTHING he was saying AND made sure we understood everything. He was exceedingly thorough and knowledgeable."
12819 Fox Fern Ln, Clarksburg, MD
"Absolutely blown away!!! Dwight  should be called "Dr. Dwight," because he knew EVERYTHING he was saying AND made sure we understood everything. He was exceedingly thorough and knowledgeable."
Porch Pro Headshot Dynamic Home Inspections Inc.
Home Inspectors
38 Lee St # C, Annapolis, MD
(206)
"The best money we ever spent! Patrick was incredibly thorough and knowledgeable in our home inspection. We really appreciated the care he took to make sure the home we were purchasing was in good condition. Would recommend him to anyone who asked."
38 Lee St # C, Annapolis, MD
"The best money we ever spent! Patrick was incredibly thorough and knowledgeable in our home inspection. We really appreciated the care he took to make sure the home we were purchasing was in good condition. Would recommend him to anyone who asked."
Porch Pro Headshot Sentinel Inspections, LLC
Home Inspectors
3101 Marilyn Dr, Temple Hills, MD
(137)
The Sentinel Experience Sentinel utilizes cutting edge equipment to go beyond the scope of a typical home inspection (Thermal Imaging, Moisture Meter Tests, Electrical outlet polarity tests, and more! home inspector
3101 Marilyn Dr, Temple Hills, MD
The Sentinel Experience Sentinel utilizes cutting edge equipment to go beyond the scope of a typical home inspection (Thermal Imaging, Moisture Meter Tests, Electrical outlet polarity tests, and more! home inspector
Porch Pro Headshot Realty Inspectors Group, LLC
Home Inspectors
18909 Mills Choice Rd, Montgomery Village, MD
(19)
Realty Inspectors Group, has several Years of Experience in Home Inspections & Residential services. We know your home is one of the biggest investments that you will make. Choosing the right home inspector for this major investment can be difficult. Unlike most professionals, you may not have the o...Read more about Realty Inspectors Group, LLC
18909 Mills Choice Rd, Montgomery Village, MD
Realty Inspectors Group, has several Years of Experience in Home Inspections & Residential services. We know your home is one of the biggest investments that you will make. Choosing the right home inspector for this major investment can be difficult. Unlike most professionals, you may not have the o...Read more about Realty Inspectors Group, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Castell Home Consultants Inc.
Home Inspectors
10124 Tenbrook Dr, Silver Spring, MD
Based out of Silver Spring, Castell Home Consultants is a home inspection company. Offering roofing inspection, plumbing inspection, and electrical inspection as well as other services, them have been in business for over 15 years.
10124 Tenbrook Dr, Silver Spring, MD
Based out of Silver Spring, Castell Home Consultants is a home inspection company. Offering roofing inspection, plumbing inspection, and electrical inspection as well as other services, them have been in business for over 15 years.
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.

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 Washington Home Inspectors

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Steve is extremely flexible with his time and very knowledgeable in his work. The report he provides, which was only shortly after the inspection was completed, is so clean and easy to understand. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone purchasing a new ...

- Nick Dinsmore
106259

it went good 

- Selemun Gessesew
110303

Inspector was very helpful

- Matthew Lynch
105400

inspection went very well, Scott was very professional 

- Christine Yuan Winter
106778

it went good 

- Selemun Gessesew
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it went good 

- Selemun Gessesew
105273

The inspection went well, and the inspector was very attentive.

- Alic Citrano
338529

Mark Douglas has a great personality. He was friendly and kind. Most of all very informative.

- Maria Paula Coyos
327878

The inspection went really well, I was there with Mark. Gave me comments and advice!

- Gabriel Djeudeu
331932

They did a great job and the inspection went well.

- Trevon Williams
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Highgate Home Inspections LLC were wonderful did provided all the answers I asked and gave me info on all the house and provided me with details that were needed to be fixed.

- Kristin Salgado

All Home Inspectors in Washington, DC

Porch Pro Headshot Highgate Home Inspections, LLC
Home Inspectors
6471 Old Highgate Dr, Elkridge, MD
(35)
Excel at what we do. Enjoy what we do. Explain what we do. Research what we do. Professional, experienced, knowledgeable service so that our clients have a comfortable, confident and positive home inspection experience.
6471 Old Highgate Dr, Elkridge, MD
Excel at what we do. Enjoy what we do. Explain what we do. Research what we do. Professional, experienced, knowledgeable service so that our clients have a comfortable, confident and positive home inspection experience.
Porch Pro Headshot Capital Infrared, LLC
Home Inspectors
1250 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 200, Washington, undefined
(30)
Capital Infrared offers advantages to you over typical inspectors who lack our Infrared Thermal Imaging (ITI) Technology. In fact, fewer than ten percent of residential inspectors even use ITI technology, yet what we find using ITI can help you save hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars per year b...Read more about Capital Infrared, LLC
1250 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 200, Washington, undefined
Capital Infrared offers advantages to you over typical inspectors who lack our Infrared Thermal Imaging (ITI) Technology. In fact, fewer than ten percent of residential inspectors even use ITI technology, yet what we find using ITI can help you save hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars per year b...Read more about Capital Infrared, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Madewell Inspection Services, LLC
Home Inspectors
10429 Sternwheel Pl, Columbia, MD
(70)
Madewell Inspection Services, LLC is a premiere home inspection company serving Maryland and the District of Columbia. We provide full-service inspections, radon testing, and drone photography.
10429 Sternwheel Pl, Columbia, MD
Madewell Inspection Services, LLC is a premiere home inspection company serving Maryland and the District of Columbia. We provide full-service inspections, radon testing, and drone photography.
Porch Pro Headshot Advantek Home Inspections LLC
Home Inspectors
108 Charing Ct, Sterling, VA
(7)
We Provide Certified expert residential home inspections for the discerning buyer or seller. We have over 30 years experience in New Home Construction of all phases, Resale homes, Short-sales, Foreclosures, Pre-Sale inspections, MOLD inspections and Infrared Thermal Imaging. On average we provide y...Read more about Advantek Home Inspections LLC
108 Charing Ct, Sterling, VA
We Provide Certified expert residential home inspections for the discerning buyer or seller. We have over 30 years experience in New Home Construction of all phases, Resale homes, Short-sales, Foreclosures, Pre-Sale inspections, MOLD inspections and Infrared Thermal Imaging. On average we provide y...Read more about Advantek Home Inspections LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Flood Damage Pro
Home Inspectors
4915 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD
(11)
It doesn't matter whether your basement flooded from the rain or a pipe burst, you'd better call Flood Damage Pro of Bethesda! Our technicians will get to your location quickly and immediately start working to minimize the damage and to prevent mold growth. The sooner we start, the easier the restor...Read more about Flood Damage Pro
4915 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD
It doesn't matter whether your basement flooded from the rain or a pipe burst, you'd better call Flood Damage Pro of Bethesda! Our technicians will get to your location quickly and immediately start working to minimize the damage and to prevent mold growth. The sooner we start, the easier the restor...Read more about Flood Damage Pro
Porch Pro Headshot Paid Fairly For Property Damage
Home Inspectors
538 Retreat Ct Apt K, Odenton, MD
(10)
Licensed Public Adjuster in Maryland working on a contingency basis to help you process your property insurance claims and advocating on your behalf throughout the whole claim process. The intention is to recover your property damage losses to the fullest amount possible. Serving Businesses & Home ...Read more about Paid Fairly For Property Damage
538 Retreat Ct Apt K, Odenton, MD
Licensed Public Adjuster in Maryland working on a contingency basis to help you process your property insurance claims and advocating on your behalf throughout the whole claim process. The intention is to recover your property damage losses to the fullest amount possible. Serving Businesses & Home ...Read more about Paid Fairly For Property Damage
Porch Pro Headshot Simply Blinds and Shutters
Home Inspectors
9331 Winkler Ln, La Plata, MD
(2)
Task the 5-star-rated experts at Simply Blinds and Shutters in Queen Anne (Prince George's County), MD with your window repairs.
9331 Winkler Ln, La Plata, MD
Task the 5-star-rated experts at Simply Blinds and Shutters in Queen Anne (Prince George's County), MD with your window repairs.
Porch Pro Headshot Eagle Eye Home Inspections LLC
Home Inspectors
12277 Turkey Wing Ct, Reston, VA
Eagle Eye Home Inspections, LLC,established in Northern Virginia, has quickly become one of the leading Home Inspection companies in the area. We value the time and effort that encompasses finding and buying the dream home for our clients, and for that reason Eagle Eye Home Inspections strives to pr...Read more about Eagle Eye Home Inspections LLC
12277 Turkey Wing Ct, Reston, VA
Eagle Eye Home Inspections, LLC,established in Northern Virginia, has quickly become one of the leading Home Inspection companies in the area. We value the time and effort that encompasses finding and buying the dream home for our clients, and for that reason Eagle Eye Home Inspections strives to pr...Read more about Eagle Eye Home Inspections LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Better Call George Inspections
Home Inspectors
20304 Notting Hill Way, Germantown, MD
George Stedman grew up in the 1960’s Montgomery County (Bethesda). As he was growing up, he became interested in building. In fact, building a room for himself in his parents’ unfinished basement was his first project. After serving in the U.S.Navy in the late 70’s, George began working in construc...Read more about Better Call George Inspections
20304 Notting Hill Way, Germantown, MD
George Stedman grew up in the 1960’s Montgomery County (Bethesda). As he was growing up, he became interested in building. In fact, building a room for himself in his parents’ unfinished basement was his first project. After serving in the U.S.Navy in the late 70’s, George began working in construc...Read more about Better Call George Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot NextDay Inspect® - Darryl Mann
Home Inspectors
46179 Westlake Dr Ste 200B, Sterling, VA
NextDay Inspect® stands apart from typical inspectors in that we are made up of professionals that have decades of experience that span all components of a home, including, but not limited to, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, energy conservation, windows, doors, roofs, and exterior as well as landscaping...Read more about NextDay Inspect® - Darryl Mann
46179 Westlake Dr Ste 200B, Sterling, VA
NextDay Inspect® stands apart from typical inspectors in that we are made up of professionals that have decades of experience that span all components of a home, including, but not limited to, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, energy conservation, windows, doors, roofs, and exterior as well as landscaping...Read more about NextDay Inspect® - Darryl Mann
Porch Pro Headshot A George Pilat Inspection Co.
Home Inspectors
7800 Beverly Ave, Baltimore, MD
I am an ASHI certifed Gold member. I am Maryland licensed an serve almost every county in Maryland. Over 27 years experience as a Home Inspector. I am available seven days a week 8AM/ 8PM. If you need an inspection please contact me. Check my reviews.. Thanks George Pilat
7800 Beverly Ave, Baltimore, MD
I am an ASHI certifed Gold member. I am Maryland licensed an serve almost every county in Maryland. Over 27 years experience as a Home Inspector. I am available seven days a week 8AM/ 8PM. If you need an inspection please contact me. Check my reviews.. Thanks George Pilat
Porch Pro Headshot NOVA Home Inspection LLC
Home Inspectors
3256 Fox Mill Rd, Oakton, VA
NOVA home inspection LLC- NOVAhi - focuses on providing the most thorough and comprehensive building consultations and inspections in Northern Virginia. Sergio "Serge" DelHoyo, ACI, is the owner and principal inspector. Serge is a member in good standing of The American Society of Home Inspectors (A...Read more about NOVA Home Inspection LLC
3256 Fox Mill Rd, Oakton, VA
NOVA home inspection LLC- NOVAhi - focuses on providing the most thorough and comprehensive building consultations and inspections in Northern Virginia. Sergio "Serge" DelHoyo, ACI, is the owner and principal inspector. Serge is a member in good standing of The American Society of Home Inspectors (A...Read more about NOVA Home Inspection LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Faro Systems
Home Inspectors
6930 Carroll Ave Ste 430, Takoma Park, MD
(55)
6930 Carroll Ave Ste 430, Takoma Park, MD

Latest projects near Washington

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Mc Lean 22101
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
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
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Temple Hills 20748
Chimney Inspection
Service needed
Chimney Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Washington 20010
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a month
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
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
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Hyattsville 20783
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,001-2,500 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
Washington 20019
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a month
Purpose
Bolt down unit
Inspection type
Home safety
Property type
Condo or townhome
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
41-50 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Washington 20019
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
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Washington 20015
Chimney Inspection
Service needed
Chimney Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Washington 20009
Home Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Condo or townhome
Property size
2,001-2,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Agent
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Lead paint test, Radon test, Termite inspection
Washington 20019
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roof slope
Flat
Type of roof
I'm not sure
Reason for inspection
I need to make sure the roof is ok before I release the sellers escrow payment
Previous leaking or damage
Yes
Number of stories tall
Two floors