Top 3 Home Inspectors in Youngstown, OH

Porch Pro Headshot Bloodhound Home Inspection Services
55 Howard St, Austintown, OH
Porch Pro Headshot Top Choice Home Inspections
I am a Board Certified Master Inspector. I have spent many years in the home inspection industry. In that time I have worked hard to hone my skills to give every client the best home inspection possible - each and every time. My years of experience has always helped me in inspecting homes, but I don...Read more about Top Choice Home Inspections
12841 Iowa Ave NE, Alliance, OH
Porch Pro Headshot First-In Home Inspection
2755 Superior Dr, Uniontown, OH

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Porch Pro Headshot Clark Contract Inspection
Home Inspectors
143 Boardman Canfield Rd, Boardman, OH
(6)
"My husband and I are buying our first home and really wanted to make sure we were covering all angles when it came to making our big decision. Anthony was absolutely an amazing choice as an inspector. We were SO impressed by his punctuality, professionalism, attention to detail, knowledge, friendli...Read more about Clark Contract Inspection
143 Boardman Canfield Rd, Boardman, OH
"My husband and I are buying our first home and really wanted to make sure we were covering all angles when it came to making our big decision. Anthony was absolutely an amazing choice as an inspector. We were SO impressed by his punctuality, professionalism, attention to detail, knowledge, friendli...Read more about Clark Contract Inspection
Porch Pro Headshot Galloway Construction & Restoration
Home Inspectors
5900 Market St, Boardman, OH
(4)
Galloway Construction & Restoration is a general contractor located in Boardman. They offer services such as storm shelter installation, pergola construction, residential construction, room additions, garage and pole buildings and sunroom construction. Galloway Construction & Restoration is accredit...Read more about Galloway Construction & Restoration
5900 Market St, Boardman, OH
Galloway Construction & Restoration is a general contractor located in Boardman. They offer services such as storm shelter installation, pergola construction, residential construction, room additions, garage and pole buildings and sunroom construction. Galloway Construction & Restoration is accredit...Read more about Galloway Construction & Restoration
Porch Pro Headshot Optimum Home and Property Inspections
Home Inspectors
2 Kingsford Dr, Pittsburgh, PA
(2)
Servicing Western Pennsylvania with Home and Property Inspections including Radon, well, septic, pest, mold and water for real estate and non real estate transactions.
2 Kingsford Dr, Pittsburgh, PA
Servicing Western Pennsylvania with Home and Property Inspections including Radon, well, septic, pest, mold and water for real estate and non real estate transactions.
Porch Pro Headshot Baker's Plumbing, Floors, and Drain
Home Inspectors
1187 Parkman Rd NW, Warren, OH
(1)
Give us a try you wont regret it!!! Hello my good people!! Here at Baker's we pride ourselves at making sure everyone is 100% satisfied when we complete a job with each other because it is a group effort to complete a project together. From the customers to the skilled workers to the n...Read more about Baker's Plumbing, Floors, and Drain
1187 Parkman Rd NW, Warren, OH
Give us a try you wont regret it!!! Hello my good people!! Here at Baker's we pride ourselves at making sure everyone is 100% satisfied when we complete a job with each other because it is a group effort to complete a project together. From the customers to the skilled workers to the n...Read more about Baker's Plumbing, Floors, and Drain
Porch Pro Headshot Anderson Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
145 Orchard Ave, Hubbard, OH
(128)
145 Orchard Ave, Hubbard, OH
Porch Pro Headshot GERM-BUSTERS SOLUTIONS LLC.
Home Inspectors
PO Box 2881, Youngstown, OH
GERM-BUSTERS SOLUTIONS provides Disinfecting / Sanitizing Services to Residential & Commercial properties. Our Dual-Action process bonds and seals to objects & surfaces Creating a protection that lasts! Our certified technicians eliminate 99.9999% of germs & bacteria with the safest EPA approved “Li...Read more about GERM-BUSTERS SOLUTIONS LLC.
PO Box 2881, Youngstown, OH
GERM-BUSTERS SOLUTIONS provides Disinfecting / Sanitizing Services to Residential & Commercial properties. Our Dual-Action process bonds and seals to objects & surfaces Creating a protection that lasts! Our certified technicians eliminate 99.9999% of germs & bacteria with the safest EPA approved “Li...Read more about GERM-BUSTERS SOLUTIONS LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Properties, Probe & Renovation
Home Inspectors
3653 Winchell Rd, Shaker Heights, OH
Properties, Probe & Renovation (PPR) is the best real estate resource for residential and commercial decision-making. PPR's services Include: (1) PROPERTY SITE LOCATION. PPR searches for and locates the one residential and/or commercial property which best meets the Client's specifications using ve...Read more about Properties, Probe & Renovation
3653 Winchell Rd, Shaker Heights, OH
Properties, Probe & Renovation (PPR) is the best real estate resource for residential and commercial decision-making. PPR's services Include: (1) PROPERTY SITE LOCATION. PPR searches for and locates the one residential and/or commercial property which best meets the Client's specifications using ve...Read more about Properties, Probe & Renovation

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 Youngstown Home Inspectors

359777

Clark Contract Inspection did awesomely they were very professional.

- Noah Baun
457827
329185

Anthony was very kind, knowledgeable, helpful and I am pleased with report.

- Rebecca Pritchett
364088

They did an outstanding job, I'm very impressed with their hard work!

- Robert Samples
395558

The inspection went well and the inspector was very clear and thorough! I will definitely use them again!

- Matthew Squicquero
460534

Anthony Clark was great and very helpful.

- Amanda Chismar
429903

the inspection was great! The inspector was very kind and super thorough.

- Rosa-Linda Thomas

Everything You Need to Know About Youngstown Home Inspectors

Should I hire home inspectors with lower ratings in Youngstown to save money?

The type of home inspector company that you should hire really depends on the difficulty and specifications of your project. Keep in mind that lower ratings could be a sign of unsuccessful jobs or simply that the professional or company has not done many jobs quite yet. Either way, you will still want to contact any Home Inspectors you are considering and inquire about their work history. There are plenty of great Home Inspectors in Youngstown that have very few or low ratings.

For example, right now in Youngstown there are:

    Can I browse unscreened Home Inspectors in Youngstown?

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

    • A.C.T. Inspections:
      • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
    • Ezra Malernee & Associates, Home and Building Insp:
      • BBB Rating: A+
      • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
    • Inspector General Home Inspection Co:
      • Services Offered: Home Inspectors
      • BBB Rating: A+
      • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

    How many home inspectors does Youngstown have?

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

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

    All Home Inspectors in Youngstown, OH

    Porch Pro Headshot Bass Home Inspection  Inc.
    Home Inspectors
    7501 E Parkside Dr, Boardman, OH
    (12)
    7501 E Parkside Dr, Boardman, OH
    Porch Pro Headshot safety elements, Ltd.
    Home Inspectors
    PO Box 6394, Akron, OH
    safety elements, ltd. is an environmental safety and health company which instructs OSHA related curriculum to industry and tests for methamphetamine in dwellings, autos, etc. since 2007, safety elements has been the leader in meth contamination due to their chemical and safety forces background. ...Read more about safety elements, Ltd.
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    Porch Pro Headshot ABI Inspections LLC
    Home Inspectors
    26 Cathy Way, Boardman, OH
    26 Cathy Way, Boardman, OH
    Porch Pro Headshot Integrity Home Inspection Services
    Home Inspectors
    185 Erskine Ave, Youngstown, OH
    185 Erskine Ave, Youngstown, OH
    Porch Pro Headshot Pillar to Post Home Inspection
    Home Inspectors
    7100 Lockwood Blvd, Boardman, OH
    7100 Lockwood Blvd, Boardman, OH
    Porch Pro Headshot ABI Home Inspection Service
    Home Inspectors
    26 Cathy Way, Youngstown, OH
    26 Cathy Way, Youngstown, OH

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    Property size
    4,001-5,000 sq ft
    Property age
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    Boardman 44512
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    Girard 44420
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    Youngstown 44502
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    Roofing Inspection
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    I'm flexible
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    Sloped or pitched
    Roofing material
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    To buy or sell the home
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    Youngstown 44511
    Roofing Inspection
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