Average Costs

The national average cost is $200 - $400+

The average cost to hire a local professional will average about $200 - $400, with some consumers spending over $500 or more

The average cost to hire a local professional can vary widely depending on the work that needs to be performed, they region in which you are located and how fast you need the project completed. So choosing the right professional the first time is of the essence.

Billing:

Hourly Rate - Some companies charge by the hour.

Flat Rate Per Job -  Some companies charge a flat rate for the work they do.

Recognize that there are several variables in developing the price. These include: 

  • Time that it takes to complete the project.
  • How many technicians are working on your project.
  • Was it an after hours emergency
  • With many more aspects that may add to the cost

Remember, the company quoting a low rate may not necessarily be the right  company for you. Some  companies may offer low hourly rates, but then charge additional "fees" to complete the job. 

You may also need to consider that most  companies charge a higher rate for overtime, weekends, holidays and emergency calls.

The best rule of hand is to get an itemized estimate so you know exactly what is expected from the local company.

Basic Information

Home Inspectors Accreditation

Currently, more than thirty U.S. states regulate the home inspection industry in some form, the practical standards for home inspectors are those enacted by professional associations, such as:

  • The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) - Worldwide
  • The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) - United States
  • The National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI) - United States
  • The Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI)
  •  The Professional Home & Property Inspectors of Canada (PHPIC).

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