Residential Inspections in Connecticut (CT)
What We Cover In CT Residential Home InspectionsThe inspection is a visual examination of all accessible areas of the home, and includes these items:
- Roof & Chimney (shingles, brickwork, flashing, skylights)
- Siding, & Trim (condition, asbestos, decay)
- Windows & Doors (operable, condition, locks, decay, storms)
- Garages (door openers, safety, framing, decay, structure)
- Driveway & Sidewalks (cracks, safety)
- Exterior Landscaping (drainage)
- Foundation & Basement (cracks, water penetration, framing, structure)
- Electrical System (fuse box, meter box, wiring, outlets)
- Plumbing System (piping, valves, leaks)
- Heating & Cooling Systems (test boiler & a/c, heat distribution, oil tanks)
- Attic & Crawl Space (leaks, mold, ventilation, insulation, framing)
- Walls, Ceilings & Floors (mildew, damage, asbestos, leaks)
All inspections are conducted according to State of Connecticut Standards (we will give you a copy of these at the inspection). If any problems are detected, the inspector may recommend further evaluation.How the reports are delivered
The Report and pictures are emailed to you that day if possible, and we also mail out a bound report to you the next business day after your inspection. A 75-100 page book by Mr. Fix/It, is also included with the inspection.Why we don't offer those instant "onsite" reports?
After years in the inspection business, we feel you get a better, easier to read report this way. The inspector takes extra time to evaluate the data and photographs and other information gathered onsite so he can give you a more thorough and accurate report.
Second, you don't have to stay at the property while the inspector types out or writes out a report. Our inspection takes approximately 3 hours to complete. The on-site report can sometimes take another hour to compose, print, and bind. We respect the fact that your lives are very busy and you and your agent have other tasks to complete at this time.
Types of Residential Inspections AvailableResidential Home Inspection
A Residential Inspection is an inspection of a single family home, multiple (1-4) family home, mobile home, townhouse, or condominium residence for a homebuyer. It is usually performed after a homebuyer enters into an initial contract for purchase with the homeowner, but can be performed at other times. It is a thorough visual evaluation of all the systems of a house, with a written report and digital pictures provided by an ASHI certified inspector.Sellers Home Inspection
A Sellers Inspection is performed for homeowners who want to selling their house. This type of report is for market savvy homeowners who want to be able to identify the items a home inspector would find before a contract on their house is pending. This allows them time to do repairs, get estimates for any repairs needed, or adjust the asking price, and reduces the possibility that a Buyer's inspector will find any major surprises. It is also useful tool for homeowners who have a home on the market that is not selling. A written report with digital pictures is provided by us.Condominium Home Inspection
A Condominium (Condo) Inspection is similar to a Residential Home Inspection, but also takes into consideration that a Homeowner's Association is responsible for some of the maintenance and repairs on the property. The inspection helps to bring repair issues to the attention of the Association so they can fix them for you.Walk Through with the Inspector
An Inspector walk through is an informal trip through a house that you are considering, but are hesitant to sign a contract without a professional's advice. With the homeowner's permission, we will walk through the property with you as you take your own notes. No report is given by the Inspector.Builder Warranty Inspection
A Builder's Warranty Inspection is usually performed on a newly built house that is still under the builder's one year warranty. It is usually performed in the 10th or 11th month after the date the occupancy form is issued to the homeowner. This inspection allows the homeowner to find any items of concern that should be addressed by the builder before their new home warranty expires.Real Estate Investor Inspection
A Real Estate Investor's Inspection is for Investors who want to know the overall condition of a property being considered for investment purposes. The inspector includes approximate cost estimates for repairs, a written report, and digital pictures to help with explanation of repairs needed.