Lucid Home Inspection is San Diego's top home inspector. Our expert home inspectors are ready to take your call and help you get the best quote for your home.
Our service is available 24 hours per day and seven days a week. Many San Diego homeowners, buyers, and real estate agents have been able to quickly and confidently get a comprehensive inspection report of the property's state.
We provide world-class inspections of roofs, electrical systems, HVAC, plumbing, pools, foundations, add more. All results are presented in a comprehensive report with digital images and repair cost estimates.
You might be buying your first house. Or you might be an experienced buyer investing in the dream property. Either way, Lucid Home Inspection is your partner to make sure you know everything there is to know about the house.
Many home inspection companies don't go the extra mile. They want to get an inspection done as quickly as possible and get paid. They have no interest in providing you with the best possible knowledge about the state of your house. Lucid Home Inspection believes that this is not the way to do business.
Our licensed and certified home inspectors have extensive knowledge of the building codes and common issues with houses in the San Diego area. We inspect every nook and cranny of the house until we are sure we have covered everything. With Lucid Home Inspection services, you get the following benefits:
This is a question that many people ask. And I always answer them with this:
Are you a building expert? How much do you know about foundations? Are you an HVAC expert? How about drainage and sewage?
Almost anyone who is not a professional home inspector will answer at least some with no.
Many of the most expensive and most dangerous issues with houses start as almost unnoticeable. But, if left unchecked, these develop into major problems. So no matter how much attention you pay when you're walking through the house, you can still easily miss important faults. And these are the things that can endanger your family or your investment.
You might feel that the price for a home inspection it's not worth it. The house looks great, right? But look at the money you're spending to buy this property. And imagine the cost of having to hire a contractor or specialist equipment.
Taking that all into account, a home inspection it's really a no-brainer. You will easily make back the inspection money by being less worried and not having to pay for expensive repairs later on.
We believe that you should always be upfront with any fees associated with a job. So here is how we approach the financial side of our home inspection contracts.
We'll let you know exactly what will be required to inspect your house, and we will make sure to answer all of your questions before any of the work begins. There will be no hidden fees, no nickel and diming, and price gouging. You will pay the price that we quoted to you.
Houses are not all the same, and we can't say exactly how much your inspection will cost before we know the property. If a company uses the same price regardless of the property, be careful. You are likely to end up either overpaying or not getting the inspection your house needs.
Here's the process you can expect when you request a quote from us:
Not all inspectors will work the same. All our inspectors are licensed to perform home inspections in your area. So, they will always check everything required by the applicable state's laws. Outside of that, you can expect the following to be surveyed on any project by Lucid Home Inspection.
Most people get a home inspection when they are trying to buy a house. This is the best way to ensure that the house is in a good state before committing to the purchase.
Sometimes, buyers might be tempted to forgo a home inspection hoping to make their offer look better to the seller. This means they are taking a huge risk.
Their offer might get accepted, but they might end up spending a lot of money on unexpected repairs. Or worse, they might end up living in an unsafe or unhealthy house.
Did you know that you can use a home inspection as a contingency in your contract with the seller?
If the inspection reveals that the house has significant defects, you will have a way out of your offer without penalty. And this has personally saved me from at least one terrible house.
The seller is technically obliged to disclose everything that's wrong with the house. But in practice, this often doesn't happen. The seller can always claim that they didn't know. And in some cases, they might actually not have known.
That is why it is highly recommended always to get a home inspection on the house you're buying. But that's not the only reason you might need a home inspection.
Your insurance company can also require a certified home inspection, especially if your house is older or hasn't been inspected recently. If you need an inspection for an insurance company, we can definitely help. We have experience in creating inspection reports for many of the large insurance companies.
Just let us know which Insurance company you are using and what type of insurance you were getting. We will work with the insurance company to make sure that the inspection will match the requirements.
The home inspection report will detail everything that has been looked at, the state in which it was found, and the recommendations to fix it.
You can think of the report as a complete audit of the house. At first, it can look a bit daunting to see every single thing that's wrong with the house. You might feel that the place is a dump. Don't worry; this is completely natural. When I read my first home inspection report, I couldn't help but wonder how the place was still standing.
Houses, and especially older houses, always have small things that need to be fixed. However, it's the large and structural things that you really need to be looking out for. Things like termites or water leakage will get progressively worse over time. You really need to be aware of these things and take into account when investing.
The rest of the issues be fine, will help you negotiate a better deal. It will also give you a nice task list to send to a contractor or as a starting point for many home-improvement projects.
During the inspection, the inspector will take pictures and or videos of anything he finds. These images and videos will help you recognize all of the problem areas in your house. And, you'll be able to gauge the seriousness easily.
Many of our inspectors also have thermal imaging devices to discover hidden problems. These FLIR cameras will let them see small temperature variations of critical equipment. We use these to check the following things:
Any measurements or thermal images will also be included in the report.
Depending on the state where the property is situated, specific building codes might have to be certified. If that is the case, the report will include all the necessary certificates, stamps, and signatures.
This is a great question, and the answer is yes. Going along with the inspector as he checks out the house is the best way to learn about the property and immediately ask questions.
Especially if you're buying this house to live in it, this is very valuable. You want to learn everything there is to know about your property.
Being present during the inspection will also help you interpret the report later on. It will be easy to recognize the pictures and understand the findings.