ct home inspector  

One of Connecticut's oldest
home inspection companies.
Serving Connecticut for
over 20 years

 


DAVE MUIRHEAD
CT HOME INSPECTOR LIC. #87
BUILDING INSPECTIONS, INC.
TORRINGTON, CONNECTICUT


SAMPLE REPORT

WATER TESTING

RADON TESTING

ASHI STANDARDS AND ETHICS

EMAIL TO SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION  

REFERENCES
 
 

 

 

Connecticut Home Inspector
 License # 87
Connecticut Supervisory Pest Control
License # S-3634
American Society of Home Inspectors
 Member # 10749


 
Local Number:  (860)496-4616    
Fax Number:   (860)496-4618

1435 East Main Street #108
Torrington, Connecticut  06790

 

 

Reports are available online within 36 hours of your inspection.  Your report is NOT a check list, but a informative, narrative, easy to understand analysis of your property. Digital photos are included in the report to detail any deficient items.

 

PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR A HOME INSPECTION

 

Home sellers quite frequently ask, “What will a home inspector be looking for in my

home and how can I be more organized for the home buyer's inspection?” Informed

sellers can make the home inspection process easier and faster, ensuring a more

thorough and accurate inspection.

Here is a list that may be helpful for you in preparing your house for a home buyer’s

inspection. Many of these items can be done at little or no cost and are part of a

regular maintenance program for any home.

 

House Exterior

• Remove soil or mulch from contact with siding. Six or more inches

of clearance is best.

• Clean out dirty gutters and any debris from the roof.

• Check to make sure all water from downspouts, sump pump,

condensation and basement entry drains is diverted away from

the house.

• Trim trees, roots and bushes back from the foundation, roof, siding

and chimney.

• Paint weathered exterior wood and caulk around the trim, chimney,

windows and doors.

• Repair any failing mortar in brick or block.

• Remove wood and/or firewood from any contact with the house.

• Caulk all exterior wall penetrations.

 

House Interior

• Clean or replace heating and cooling filters, clean dirty air returns and plenum.

• Test all smoke detectors to ensure that they are working.

• Have the chimney, fireplace or wood stove serviced and provide the buyer with a copy of the

cleaning record.

• Replace any burned out light bulbs.

• Have clear access to attic, crawl space, heating system, garage and other areas that will need to be inspected.

• If the house is vacant, make sure all utilities are turned on. This includes water, electricity, furnace, A/C

gas, and the water heater because they will need to be inspected.

• Ensure ready access to all rooms and crawl spaces. Clear all furniture, boxes, clothes, toys and other

personal items that may block access to the furnace, water heater and electrical panel.

 

Basement, Crawl Spaces and Attics

• Check to ensure that the crawl space is dry and install a proper vapor barrier if necessary.

• Remove paints, solvents, gas, wood and similar materials from crawl space, basement, attic and porch.

• Update attic ventilation if none is present.

• If windows are at or below grade, install window wells and covers.

 

Doors and Windows

• Ensure that all doors and windows are in proper operating condition, including repairing or replacing any

cracked windowpanes.