A thorough Home Inspection can help you buy or sell your home with confidence. As trained and experienced professionals, we have seen a lot, and we’ll provide invaluable information to help turn you into a knowledgeable consumer. A knowledgeable homeowner can identify problems in the making and take preventive measures to avoid costly repairs. A knowledgeable home seller can understand conditions that a future buyer’s inspector may point out and put the property in better selling condition by making repairs. Our inspection services include:
In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have us give you a professional Home Inspection. We are trained to identify problem areas, both small and large, that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention. See our Inspection Overview for more details.
Whether you are selling your home on your own or working with a realtor, it’s always prudent to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power. All homes have strengths and weaknesses: we help you answer how serious the problems are and which should be addressed immediately and which can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation. See our Inspection Overview for more details.
Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally, during this period of time, the buyer develops a “punch list” of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain our home inspectors list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into something that could cost you a great deal down the road. Read more
In addition to your Home Inspection, Home Quest can also provide you with some optional but recommended environmental testing.
See our Environmental Issues page for more information.
Radon: The EPA recommends testing for Radon. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soils, rock, and water throughout the U.S. A high level of Radon can be a threat to health because it tends to collect in homes, sometimes to very high concentrations. See Radon FAQ.
Water Quality Testing
Water contaminants (public or well water): Drinking water, especially well water, may contain several contaminants, some of which are hazardous, and some not. Nevertheless, even when the water supply appears safe, problems can be present. We always recommend testing well water for bacteria, Physical & Inorganic Chemicals, and Radon. Read more.
Well System Inspection
Home Quest Home Inspection will visually inspect the well system equipment and observed the performance of the equipment. However, we do not dismantle the well equipment to determine the condition of the well pump or perform well water recovery tests. Well water system repairs can be expensive. We recommend that you consider having an independent well system contractor perform a well system inspection. See our Inspection Overview for more details.
Septic System Inspection
Septic system repairs can be expensive, therefore we recommend that our clients have an independent septic system inspection. An independent septic contractor will locate and inspect the septic tank, and check the flow throughout the system. See our Inspection Overview for more details.
Connecticut has the reputation for being one of the expensive places to live in the US, yet Newtown, CT has its real estate market poised for an upswing. Communities offering a mix of urban, suburban, and small-town opportunities, Newtown, CT is attracting more homebuyers, even those from the neighboring New York state. And if you’re looking at factors to consider on your informed buying or selling decision, Home Quest Home Inspection, your premier Newtown CT Home Inspection company has got you covered.
Our licensed Connecticut home inspectors are dedicated to thoroughly evaluate all aspects of the home you are buying. All our inspections are performed with due diligence following the state’s regulations and ethics to make sure you won’t come across any unpleasant surprises in the long run.
We understand your home is a major investment. Our pros at Home Quest Home Inspection know what and where to look for issues, discuss “how things work,” deliver a detailed electronic report, and also share with you what needs to be maintained, repaired, or replaced, and why.