YOUR LOWER FAIRFIELD COUNTY

HOME INSPECTION PROFESSIONALS

YOUR LOCAL HOUSEMASTER TEAM

Each HouseMaster inspector knows what it takes to deliver the highest quality home inspection. We provide you with accurate information to help you make informed decisions regarding your new home. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1979, and it is part of what makes us the oldest and most trusted nationwide home inspection company. It’s easy to see why we are the preferred home inspection partner for real estate industry. Proudly serving the people of  Lower Fairfield County, Stamford, Greenwich,  Norwalk, and their neighboring communities.

KITT, OFFICE MANAGER

INFORMATION AND SCHEDULING

<p>Experience and knowledge of the process makes Kitt the person you will remember. She understands your needs and will guide you toward a successful inspection.</p>
MATT LATTARULO

INSPECTOR

<p>Matt has a background in mechanical engineering.&nbsp; He led his class at the NIBI school for formal training.&nbsp; He has been involved in the home inspection business for some time now.&nbsp; Put his keen eye to work for you!</p>
Joe was extremely helpful and informative. I felt safe in his hands. Best Inspection I ever had!

– Isabel G.
Old Greenwich, CT

Joe was extremely professional, prompt, insightful and left me with a thorough understanding of the process.

– Louis P.
Stamford, CT

Joe, I can't tell you how impressed I was with your inspection. I have been in the building trades for over 35 years, and have seen many home inspections as well as having been a part of several myself. Without a doubt yours was the most thorough I have ever seen. Your attention to detail as well as your willingness to climb into a nasty crawl space was most impressive, it showed me you were intent on doing the best job possible . I would happily use you again, and will most definetly refer you in the future!

– Ricky B.
Stamford, CT

Joe was extremely thorough, knowledgeable and personable. It was clear that he truly knew what he was looking for and could easily explain any issue or answer any question. Both my realtor and the seller's realtor commented on how great he was and how thorough his inspection was. The report he provided was detailed and clearly outlined the issues and concerns, as well as recommendations and potential issues down the road. Scheduling the inspection was painless and very informative, Kitt gave me an explanation of what Joe would inspect and what other services I should consider. Overall, just a great experience

– Jim P.
Greenwich, CT

I am a repeat customer. I would not trust my inspections with anyone else. Being new to home buying, the inspector walked me through the property step by step and took the extra time to answer any questions or concerns. His reports are very thorough and precise. I feel very fortunate to have been referred to this company and I wouldn't want anyone else doing my inspection. After the inspection you can feel safe and assured as to the knowledge of the property and make the most educated decision possible.

– John L.
Norwalk, CT

Joe is a great inspector. He spent a lot of time making sure my client had a thorough and accurate report. He was willing to go above and beyond what other inspectors normally look at. My client was purchasing an 1800's era house and it required the skill and knowledge of a seasoned inspector to state the facts but not be an alarmist. Joe did just that.

– Roseann B.
Riverside, CT

Joe was knowledgeable, personable, and we could tell he enjoyed his work. With a job as tedious as his, it was a delight to have him keep it fun and interesting! We are first time homebuyers and really feel we are walking away with an excellent sense of what we're buying, how to use it, and what to look for in the years to come. Thank you, Joe, for giving us even more confidence in our decision to buy our first home!

– Heather R.
Ridgefield, CT

INSPECTION SERVICES

ROOFING
EXTERIOR ELEMENTS
INTERIOR ELEMENTS
FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE
KITCHEN
HEATING SYSTEM
COOLING SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL
PLUMBING
ROOFING

What we inspect: Visible roof covering materials, (shingles), flashings at roof penetrations and valleys, skylights, chimneys, gutters and downspouts. We assess the condition of these elements for proper function; looking for evidence of leakage or worn, damaged, or missing components. Watch us in action!

EXTERIOR ELEMENTS

Here is what we inspect: Visible siding and trim, windows, doors, garages, porches, decks, stairs, and railings. We assess the elements for proper construction and function; looking for damage, missing components or other conditions that might lead to infiltration or functional concerns. Watch us in action!

INTERIOR ELEMENTS

What we inspect: visible areas of all walls, ceilings, stairways, representative windows and doors, and attic areas for signs of leakage and damage, sagging or other structural concerns. Windows will be operated to determine function. In accessible attics, besides assessing structural components, we will note insulation and ventilation conditions. Watch us in action!

FOUNDATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE

What we inspect: Visible load-bearing framing components, foundation walls, slabs, piers and columns and major structural components. Visible, accessible structural components will be assessed for function and presence of damage, decay or defects. We look for water penetration at below grade areas. Watch us in action!

KITCHEN

What we inspect: Plumbing fixtures and built-in appliances. We check plumbing fixtures looking for water pressure or drainage issues and visible signs of leaks. We check basic operational modes of the appliances and ventilators and look at cabinets and countertops for significant deficiencies.  Watch us in action!

HEATING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

COOLING SYSTEM

What we inspect: Visible components of the central AC or heat pump system including condensers and air handlers, and the distribution ductwork. We operate the systemto assess function and condition of the accessible indoor/ outdoor components. The distribution system will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ELECTRICAL

What we inspect: Visible service panels components and household wiring and devices. We assess the condition of readily accessible panel components, note the presence of GFCIs, AFCIs, smoke alarms and check the operation of representative outlets, switches, fixtures and other devices. Watch us in action!

PLUMBING

What we inspect: Visible water supply piping, distribution piping, waste system piping, water heaters and plumbing fixtures. Also includes inspection of the physical condition of piping, kitchen and bathroom fixtures; tubs, showers, toilets, and operation to assess flow, drainage and leakage. Water heating components will also be assessed. Watch us in action!

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

RADON SCREENING
WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS
WATER TESTING
PRIVATE WATER
NEW CONSTRUCTION
COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
RADON SCREENING

A short-term test is performed to determine the possible presence of elevated levels of radon gas pursuant to local regulations or practices for real estate transactions. Radon is an odorless, colorless and radioactive byproduct of natural soil decay known to increase the risk of cancer in those exposed.

WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS

A Termite Inspection (also referred to as a Wood Destroying Inspection or Wood Destroying Organism Inspection) includes a visual examination of the readily accessible areas of the home for evidence of wood-destroying insect activity such as termites, or carpenter ants or the visible damage caused by infestations.

WATER TESTING

Water testing services include taking a water sample following accepted protocols with analysis of samples performed by a certified lab. General options include a basic water Potability test for Coliform (bacteria) and other elements such as Nitrate/Nitrite, Hardness, Acidity (pH). Expanded testing options may include volatile organic compounds (fuels), heavy metals (lead, etc.) or other elements required or recommended by local authorities or common practice such as when a property is located in close proximity to agricultural land, mining, dry cleaning establishments, gas stations, industrial facilities, landfills, or other known or suspected local hazards exist.

PRIVATE WATER

A private on-site water supply (well) system inspection involves an inspection of visible interior pumps, piping, pressure and/or storage tanks and an assessment of the water flow (volume/pressure) from representative fixtures based on a representative water draw from plumbing fixtures. A well inspection does not include inspection of any buried or concealed components, determination of the water supply/source adequacy (yield or well capacity) or water quality.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

Inspections include: draw inspection (verification of installed elements for lender release of funds); phase inspections (conducted at several stages of the construction process); and inspections of new homes ready for occupancy and assessment of the condition of installed components to supplement code compliance inspection provided by local authorities.

COMMERCIAL /MULTIPLE DWELLING PROPERTY

Inspections include: inspection of the visible and readily accessible areas of the roof, structure, mechanical and electric components of the public areas of a building, as well as all or representative individual dwelling or office/store units, as requested by the client.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

This inspection involves: a review of the condition of the exterior and interior components of a home and the systems. Includes review of the roof, flashings, insulation issues, heating and air conditioning units, grading, the proper function of appliances and plumbing, electric components, smoke alarms for deferred maintenance and recommended action.