Because purchasing property is probably one of the most significant transactions that you will ever make, hiring a Connecticut home inspector is the wise way to proceed. As a locally owned and operated company, Top Quality Home Inspections LLC stays current with State building standards, so you can rest assured that you know the exact condition of your property before signing a contract. We know that you would like to complete your purchase in minimal time, so we are always available with a quick response to your needs.
We take pride in delivering high quality work, and generate detailed reports. As part of our total approach to inspections, we’ll check:
• Roof, vents, flashings, and trim
• Gutters and downspouts
• Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations
• Eaves, soffit and fascia
• Exterior walls and windows
• Decks, stoops, patios, porches, walkways, sidewalks, driveways, and railings
• Attic access, insulation, ventilation, interior framing and storage
• Grading and drainage
• Basement, foundation and crawlspace
• Water penetration and foundation movement
• Heating & cooling systems
• Main water shut-off valves
• Interior walls, floors, ceilings and stairs
• Plumbing supply lines, interior piping, pressure, drains
• Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
• Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
• Electrical service line, meter box and grounding
• Main disconnects and service amperage
• Electrical panels, breakers and fuses
• Smoke and CO detectors
• GFCI’s, interior wiring, switches and outlets
• Fireplace damper door and hearth
• Insulation, ventilation and indoor air quality
• Kitchen appliances, cabinets, exhaust fans
• Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers
• Interior ceilings, walls, floors, trim, doors, windows, stairs
• And Much More!
Top Quality Home Inspections LLC is dedicated to helping you make an informed decision by providing you with detailed reports. Some inspectors may deliver a hand written report onsite without photos. While these reports may be adequate for some clients, we feel that computer generated reports with photos provide much more information where it is needed and are a valuable resource for the home buyer, home seller, repair persons and realtors as well. Reports are typically delivered in 12 to 24 hours.
A Home Inspection is an important part of your real estate transaction and home buying process. No matter if this is your first or tenth home it is wise to hire qualified and experienced licensed professionals like Top Quality Home Inspections LLC. We inspect your property and provide an unbiased, third party examination so that you can be an informed and educated buyer before you commit your hard-earned dollars. No home is perfect, not even a brand new one. Most of the defects we discover are easily repaired by licensed contractors. The most important service we provide is giving our clients the information they need to make an informed decision. After the home inspection, our clients can discuss the report findings with their Realtor and then present a list of items that they would like to have repaired to the seller. The inspection itself will take between two to three hours depending on the size and age of the home as well as other factors. For instance, a vacant home will take less time to inspect that a fully furnished one. After the inspection, we prepare and deliver a written report complete with digital photographs and we are of course available to discuss all of the findings. Let us help you avoid the unexpected!
Seller Pre-Listing Inspections
A Home Inspection is an important part of a real estate transaction because it helps you to sell your home quickly and realize the best price. Top Quality Home Inspections LLC can inspect your property and provide a complete report. If there are defects or maintenance issues, you will have the time to have repairs made at your convenience. This is preferable because, when you are in a contract, there is a limited amount of time to have repairs made and you may not have time to shop for the best price for the work. Eventually your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first.
New Construction Inspections
Top Quality Home Inspections LLC also offer new construction inspections. We can thoroughly inspect your newly built home or business systems that the municipal inspector did not during the new home construction. For example municipal inspectors rarely check crawl spaces or attics and often conduct their inspections before the power and other utilities are turned on. They do not test outlets, appliances or fixtures, HVAC systems or water heaters. A professional inspection of your new home is a wise decision. When you hire Top Quality Home Inspections, you will receive an unbiased inspection report complete with a list of defects and recommended repairs.
Most new home warranties last for about a year. After that time, your builder may not be willing to make repairs. We recommend that all new homeowners have an inspection prior to the end of their warranty period. If you did not have a buyer’s inspection prior to purchase, a warranty inspection is a wise investment. The cost of an inspection could easily pay for itself if defects are found and the builder is responsible for the repairs. During the inspection, we will also make recommendations concerning maintenance items.
Commercial Building Inspection
A Commercial Building Inspection is an important part of your real estate transaction. Whether you are buying a retail storefront, restaurant or office building, you need a licensed professional like Top Quality Home Inspections LLC to inspect your property, so that you can be an informed and educated buyer. A commercial inspection is not the same as a residential inspection. A commercial building can take from four to eight or more hours to complete, depending on the structure. The narrative report complete with photographs also typically takes longer to complete.
Radon and Lead Testing
Exposure to radon is reported to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States! The EPA recommends that all homes be tested and if elevated levels of radon are found that corrective measures be taken. Top Quality Home Inspections LLC offer both radon and lead testing.
We service the following counties in Connecticut
Fairfield | Hartford | Litchfield | Middlesex | New Haven | New London | Tolland and Windham County