Home Inspections
Do you need a home inspection?

You do if you are shopping for a home.
A home inspection can help you avoid costly and unpleasant mistakes and provide peace of mind. It will help you identify the house that is right for you and alert you to potential concerns prior to closing the deal. It also will teach you about your home and its operating systems.

You do if you want to sell your house.
A pre-marketing home inspection provides the seller with an objective evaluation of the home's condition before the house is put on the market. Consequently, you are provided with guidance in preparing your house for maximum sales appeal. A home inspection not only encourages a faster sale and a better price, it also helps ensure compliance with disclosure requirements.

You do if you are a homeowner.
Even if you do not intend to sell your home, a thorough inspection of your house and property by a home inspector can yield significant returns. A professional inspector can identify conditions that may be present or may lead to safety hazards for family members. Furthermore, periodic inspections can help detect potential problems early, before they become severe and costly.
What is a home inspection?
A home inspector educates the client about the house. A home inspection provides a generalist’s view of the home. This is done by performing a visual inspection of the readily accessible portions of the home and property.  The inspector uses the normal operating devices designed for use by the homeowner on a day to day basis. The home inspection does not include invasive procedures. Upon completion of the inspections the inspector prepares a written report (40+page report) of the findings for the customer. This  report covers the following:




Buying a home is the single largest most important investment you will make in your lifetime. This investment involves many decisions that will affect your lifestyle for years to follow. Homewood Inspections provides the peace-of-mind that you deserve.

In past decades, when the services of professional home inspectors were virtually nonexistent, buyers were forced to gamble on hidden problems, unexpected repair costs, and sometimes major disasters. Today's smart consumer demands better information.

A professional home inspection is your best defense against pitfalls and their consequences.

Homewood uses the “Standard of Care for the Home Inspection Profession” by the “Home Inspection Institute of America, Inc”   They meet and exceed the State of Connecticut Home Inspection Standards of Practice.

Inspecting homes old to new.....

Sample Report Pages:
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For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.  - Heb. 3:4
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1. Roof and Ventilation. Flashing, gutter, whole house fans, etc.

2. Attic

3. Insulation

4. Fireplace and/or wood stoves and chimneys

5. Kitchen

6. General Interior such as ceiling, walls, floors, stairs, etc.

7. Common Safety Devices. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI), smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, etc

8. Central Cooling

9. Heating system

10. Plumbing

11. Electrical

12. Laundry

13. Basement. Any visible and readily accessible components:
  • Wall, floors
  • Ceiling joist and support system
  • Water penetrations (both from exterior and interior such as bathroom or kitchen leaks
  • Floor drainage if any
  • Sump pumps if any

14. Exterior items such as siding, doors and windows, trees and shrubs, retaining walls, fences, etc.

15. Grounds, such as driveways, sidewalks, patio, decks, fences, retaining walls, grades, etc.

16. Garage / Carport

What is covered in a typical home inspection .....
Any area that is not visible and/or inaccessible is not inspected
We have a flexible schedule. Inspections even done on Saturday.

There is no set time . I will not leave until all of your questions and concerns are answered to the best of my ability.

You get a 40+ page report  and facts about your home.

Free consultation at a later date for detailed questions or concerns.
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Comments from customers :

I really appreciated the professionalism

I loved how through the inspection was
Also  As a first time home buyer I felt very at ease with inspector's work and knowledge

We loved that it was so thorough
Also Great Job!
Garret and Laura

Score Card (average for 2009) with 1 the lowest and 10 the highest:
General satisfaction = 10
Value of service vs. cost = 10
Likelihood of using Homewood Inspections again = 10
Likelihood of referring Homewood Inspections to a friend or family members = 10

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