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Proudly Serving the State of Connecticut

Helping You Get to Know Your Home Better

How We Can Help You

Our inspections enable you to take control of your real estate transaction by helping you:

  • Identify potential problems
  • Survey the home's condition
  • Consider possible repairs and upgrades
  • Take the measure of your investment decision
  • Experience confidence and peace of mind about your investment and any negotiations
  • Call us for home maintenance information as long as you own your home

Fully Licensed and Insured

CT License # HOI 0000726

NRSB Certification #11SS022

Providing Service 7 Days a Week

Elm City Home Inspections, LLC

Working With You to Get to Know Your Home Better

You have plans and dreams for your chosen property.  We have a good eye for Connecticut homes: their history, conditions, and future needs.  At the home inspection, which takes about three or four hours, we will check and operate your home's major components - in accordance with the time honored Standards of the home inspection trade - quickly helping you get to know much more about how these elements are functioning than you can tell from a showing, or even two or three.  We hope you will attend the inspection and participate fully; we will be glad to meet your family members, friends, your real estate representative, your chosen contractor (if you are planning a renovation), or whoever can be a helpful part of your process for making this important decision and negotiating your best deal. 

After the inspection, we will deliver a detailed customized report within 24-48 hours, with readable and well-organized explanations, and plenty of color photos of the conditions we observed. 

If any of the following special situations applies to you, we will be thinking of your particular needs in that situation: 

Your First Home Purchase

For you as a first-time home buyer, so many interesting and challenging things are available for you to learn, and the possibilities are so fresh in your mind!  Our goal is to take time to answer your questions, and maybe some that you haven't thought to ask, as you prepare to take over this new responsibility from the previous owner. 

If you are hoping for no major expenses in the first year or two, we can help you predict whether that hope is realistic given the conditions we can observe.  If the home needs updating, we will look at it with your renovation plans in mind, and perhaps help you prioritize which components to replace first for reasons of function and safety. 

Call now to tell us about your chosen property and request pricing for the inspection and any other services you may need.  We look forward to hearing from you! 

Homeowner Home Inspection

Even if you have been living in your house for several years, you may not know everything you would like to know about how to maintain it.  Or, you may be wondering how to make sense of conflicting information you are finding on different websites.  A brief visit from Elm City Home Inspections, LLC can leave you feeling much more secure and confident in your home maintenance program.  With a full Home Inspection, you will take a complete investigative tour of your home with a licensed inspector to determine if any problems are starting that could be nipped in the bud.  We will answer any questions you have and show you how to follow up. 

If you have questions about one specific area of your home, a Single-Component Inspection may be what you need and keep things simpler in the short run.  If you decide on a full inspection later, the cost of the one-issue inspection may be deducted from your fee.

A Homeowner Inspection Includes:

  • State of CT standardized home inspection scheduled at your convenience, and tailored for the homeowner
  • Evaluation of your home's condition and recommendations for its care
  • Customized written report on your home, with photos and research
  • No–charge follow–up calls

Single-Component Inspection

Single-component inspections are also available, if you need advice about one system or component of your home.  Call for details.

Condominium Inspection

We use the same Standards to inspect a condominium home as for any dwelling unit, but the situation is different, because some of the responsibility and decision power for home maintenance/repair and improvement will rest with a professional property manager, a board of volunteers, or usually some combination of the two. 

We will be trying to help you find the questions to ask the homeowner's association in order to understand as clearly as possible your future rights and obligations as a homeowner in the group.  The complex's recreational facilities (if any) are not part of the home inspection, but we will look at major functional components such as roofing, to the extent they are accessible in the normal course of inspecting your chosen unit.  This is because even though these elements are normally handled by the association, we will want to remind you that the homeowners are the association, and you can often expect to pay extra fees (special assessments) when large-scale repairs or updates become necessary.  Call today to schedule your home inspection appointment.