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Seattle Home Inspector LLC

Workphone: (206) 949-7947

Seattle, WA 98111

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Ed Zumwalt

Seattle Home Inspector LLC


Unapologetically the Most
Customer-Focused Inspector in Washington

If you want an independent, licensed and certified, professional inspector with unshakable confidence and decades of experience, you have come to the right place.

My name is Ed Zumwalt, the proud owner and operator of Seattle Home Inspector LLC, a locally owned full-service home and building inspection company.  I have been a Washington State resident for over 50 years.

I provide professional grade inspection services to residents, investors, brokers, and property managers in the Puget Sound Region.

You'll get my best efforts at a fair rate...always.

Ed Zumwalt, CPI
Seattle Home Inspector LLC

Washington-Licensed Home Inspector #1454
InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector #1600151


WA-State Licensed Home Inspector #1454, Certified Professional Inspector #15052104, City of Seattle RRIO #002-0001047


With 33 years professional real estate experience, Seattle Home Inspector LLC, endeavors to be the most customer-focused home and building inspection company in the State of Washington. I am a residential and commercial construction expert.

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Thank Ed for your thoroughness and professionalism.
- A.M., Mukilteo WA, May 2019
Totally Recommend! Ed went above and beyond. It was a great experience.
- Z.C., February 2019
Ed is a knowledgeable inspector and he explains easily the key concepts to make sense to the stakeholders.
- K.A., Everett WA, November 2018
As always Ed you are on time and do a complete inspection as is expected. Thanks again Ed
- T.L., Gig Harbor WA, August 2017
Found Ed to be courteous, and was able to do my inspection in a quick time frame. The report was thorough and included helpful information.
- N.J., October 2016
Ed was patient and thorough in both his inspection and his explanations. The report was promptly received and easy to read. Thanks Ed - see you another time!
- S.R., September 2016
What can I say, Ed is wonderful! I am a real estate broker and I have used many home inspectors. He's by far the best in his field. He's on time, thorough, and very easy to work with. My clients all love him! I highly recommend him to anyone that needs a home inspection! Linda Nguyen Thepmany
- L.T., September 2016
Impressed! My husband and I needed a home inspection completed within a short time frame. Having had a bad inspection in the past I was leery about finding a thorough inspector. I feel I hit the jackpot when I contacted Ed. He was so professional, caring, worked within our time constraints/preferences, was punctual, thorough and well equipped. I was impressed by his attention to detail as well as his knowledge and logic. His rates were extremely reasonable, especially in light of how thorough he was. I would recommend hiring Ed for your next inspection. Should we have another inspection need in the future he will have a repeat customer here. Thanks for your amazing help!
- S.S., Des Moines WA, September 2016
Ed worked on a home for me in Kent. He has a quick response time and is very accommodating when it comes to scheduling. He shows up early to get started on the exteriors providing extra time for his clients. He is detailed, professional, crazy knowledgeable and honest. Ed will allow you to follow him on an inspection pointing things out that you need to be aware of. I learned a lot from Ed! ?He answered all of my questions and was patient and friendly in explaining things. I feel totally confident in his inspection. ?Go with Seattle Home Inspector!
- C.A., Renton WA, September 2016
I am a realtor that works in the Greater Seattle, and I am so grateful I’ve met Ed at an open house. Ed is the very definition of "low stress" and his inspections are, indeed, "thorough and complete". He is Professional, courteous, knowledgeable, attention to detail, are all things that come to mind when I think of his company. His many years of experience in appraisals, commercial, and residential have proved very useful to my clients and I. He is the most knowledgeable inspector I have ever worked with AND the most easy going. He is always there when my clients and I needed him. Ed always arrives on time, and most of the time a little bit earlier than the appointment, which shows me that he cared about my business and my clients. He puts my clients at ease even if the house has a number of issues that are not really "Issues." He's great about pointing out things that should be done if it were his house but at the same time reassuring the buyer that the house isn't going to fall down or burn down anytime soon. I am highly impressed with the level of service and expertise by Ed. He provides very detailed reports with very clear explanations and pictures showing any issues on the inspection report. I am highly confident in his results and HIGHLY recommend him to all my friends, family, and other realtors! GO CHECK HIM OUT!
- A.S., Renton WA, September 2016
I want to say thank you Ed for your thoroughness and attention to detail when inspecting my first home. You gave me piece of mind that my new home would be free of worries. I highly recommend Ed for all your home inspection needs. You will be in safe hands. Ed is a great guy and a pleasure to work with. He even gave me a discount because the place was in such good condition!
- T.H., September 2016
"Ed, I want you to know how much I appreciate your work. I find you professional, responsible, always on time, and I am happy with your service. Your reports are detailed and thorough, which is what I like, and you extend every possible help and courtesy to my clients. I appreciate your help, your good work, and I look forward to continue using you as my inspector." -Kamal Mahmoud, Broker--Skyline Properties, Inc.
- K.M., August 2016
Ed did a great job. He was able to immediately inspect our house the morning we contact him. He was already heading to our area for another inspection and gave us a discount because he saved on travel costs. Ed was thorough, personable and professional. He sent a detailed digital report within 24 hours that included pictures and all of the notes necessary. Thank You!
- P.N., Columbus GA, July 2016
I have now used Ed for (2) home inspections and he is absolutely great to work with! His experience and level of knowledge is impressive and he also pays extra attention to every detail. Completely satisfied and highly recommend!
- N.L., April 2016