We inspect your home's driveway, yard, landscaping, drainage, garage, outdoor fixtures and faucets, siding, trim, doors, decks, porches, patios, structure and foundation.
Safe air: radon-in-air testing; mold, leaf, and asbestos detection. Safe water: well water equipment testing; water systems and water quality testing: lab testing for arsenic & uranium, lead, radon in water, VOCs, and pesticides.
THOROUGH InspectionsEverything below included
Outdoor Fixtures & Faucets
Siding, Trim & Doors
Decks, Patios & Walks
Plumbing & Plumbing Equipment
Interior Rooms, Walls, Ceilings, Floors & Windows
Stairs & Railings
Kitchens & Kitchen Equipment
Electrical Service, Wiring & Outlets
Visible Evidence of Hazardous Material
Organic Growth & Areas of Moisture
The basics: We follow the CT State requirements for Home Inspectors, and conduct a thorough visual inspection of each home.
Our inspections include: grounds, driveway, garage, outdoor fixtures and faucets, siding, trim, doors, decks, patios, walks, roof, chimney, attic, basements, foundations, overall structure, plumbing and plumbing equipment, interior rooms, walls and ceilings and floors, windows, fireplaces, stairs and railings, laundry, kitchens and kitchen equipment, electrical service, wiring & outlets, HVAC, visible evidence of hazardous material, wood-destroying insects, organic growth and areas of moisture.
Focused & incredibly thorough inspections. Our goal is to complete a thorough inspection and provide our clients an understanding of their home and property as much as possible through a visual analysis of everything we inspect.
Everything starts with a THOROUGH inspection!
We use drones and the latest testing equipment and software to produce a thorough digital report, organized with a summary page for easy understanding of what is important within the report.
We offer solutions to problems found in the home, utilizing our hands-on home renovation experience and extensive product knowledge—we pass along 30 years of our knowledge every chance we get.
We offer free help and support when you need it most—after you move in. We believe that our extensive knowledge should be passed along to all of our clients as they need it, when they need it, not just the day of the inspection, and we designed our business around this philosophy.
We specialize in historic & older home inspections.
We understand the unique issues found in historic and older homes, and we know how to identify and address them.
We have first-hand experience renovating older homes, and we apply our extensive knowledge in this area of expertise to each inspection of this type.
We are always happy to pass along our personal experiences working with these types of homes and the special skills and knowledge utilized when renovating these types of structures.
Understanding ownership of property with shared control of the structure is important to this type of inspection.
We understand the critical areas in your portions of the structure, what is maintained by the community association, and the importance of how these areas interact with each other in regards to the maintenance, care, and upkeep of your unit.
Our experience and understanding of how associations function in relation to owners and the structure adds to the knowledge necessary for purchasing a shared responsibility property.
Office buildings require a special knowledge and understanding to conduct a thorough inspection.
We have personal past work experience with owning and running businesses in various buildings throughout CT, and this gives us a unique insight into what is needed for these inspections.
Through our experiences running companies out of 10-30,000 sq. ft. buildings and factories, we have gained an understanding of how to maintain, upgrade and improve these types of structures, and we add to this the basic thorough inspection process.
Running office buildings and being responsible for their maintenance and care gives us a specific understanding and knowledge of what areas of concern are critical to every owner’s understanding of each purchase. We apply this knowledge to each commercial inspection.
Start with a THOROUGH inspection of your property.
Inspecting well equipment is a specialty of ours, and we offer performance and flow tests to ensure the well equipment in your home is working properly and operating within normal expected parameters. Testing the well equipment is critical to maintaining a high-functioning well system, and is an important part of any home utilizing well water.
Safe drinking water is essential to a healthy home, and we offer testing with certified lab results to ensure the water in each home is safe to drink. The typical spectrum of tests: bacteria, chemical, physical, lead in water, radon in water, uranium and arsenic. We can also handle specialized testing for pesticides, PCBs, VOCs, and other waterborne issues.
We are experts at understanding the issues concerning safe drinking water and the equipment necessary to resolve any issues found. We educate our clients on ways to maintain safe drinking water within a home.
Start with a THOROUGH inspection of your property.
Clean air in a home is essential, and we can inspect your home for environmental issues common to this area, such as radon gas.
Radon is a colorless odorless gas found in the soil and is common throughout Connecticut. Radon moves up from the soil and into the home. The gas can accumulate in the air we breathe, becoming a health concern. Radon gas decays into fine particles that are radioactive. When inhaled, these fine particles can damage lungs. Exposure to radon over a long period of time can lead to lung cancer.
We are experts at understanding the issues concerning healthy air within a home, and we educate our clients on the ways to maintain a safe environment.
A focused inspection of each structure is critical to a detailed report and understanding of the home. We have set up our business to maintain our focus throughout an inspection, with minimized distractions. We are hired to conduct a thorough inspection, and that is our goal, so we have engineered our inspection process to create detailed and thorough reports for our clients. Our inspection methods are unique, and were specifically engineered to create the most thorough inspections possible for the best reports.
- We utilize unique equipment to conduct specialized testing and evaluations, that give our clients more data and details. Above and beyond the typical inspection.
- Our Kaizen (continuous improvement) philosophy applies to inspection equipment, and our goal to improve the inspection experience with more thorough inspections has led us to purchase, test, and utilize unique equipment not commonly used within the industry.
- We combine our research and development of new inspection techniques with unique equipment to create a service: a thorough inspection that is above and beyond the typical.
- We have hands-on experience from 30 years of personal, first-hand problem solving in life, business, and homes to offer solutions to any problems we find.
- We are experts at problem solving, and our approach combines a thorough inspection and summary page with the ability to offer solutions when appropriate.
- We offer free help and support when you need it most: after you move in.
- We believe each homeowner should have someone to support them once they move into the home, and we have specifically designed our company around this concept.
- Once we have inspected a home and understand the structure, we are uniquely qualified to help our clients with advice and support.
- We believe every client should have a partner like The Certified Home on their team as they navigate the constantly changing future of home ownership.