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Best Home Inspection Companies in New Britain

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored New Britain Home Inspection Companies on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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482 Churchill Drive, Newington, CT 06111
WebsiteLicense: HOI.0000922

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4.0 (40)
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5.0 (9)

Why choose this provider?

Magnified Home Inspections is a home inspection company that has served more than 1,000 residential and commercial customers. Serving New Britain, it provides condominium inspection, wood inspection, interior and exterior inspection, water quality testing, and radon and asbestos testing. Its team is certified by inspection organizations such as ASHI and NACHI. Serving with the motto, "We do more than inspect – we educate," its team is recognized by clients for being professional and reliable.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection

1071 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT 06074
WebsiteLicense: HOI.0000090

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5.0 (182)
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5.0 (77)
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4.5 (40)

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Sherwood Inspection Services LLC is a provider of home inspection services for home buyers and real estate agents in New Britain and nearby areas. For 35 years, the company has been committed to providing quality work and customer service. Its home inspectors have received certifications from the American Society of Home Inspectors and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Aside from the standard home inspection, the company also offers termite inspection, oil tank testing, and carbon monoxide testing.

  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis

2211 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443
WebsiteLicense: HOI.0000167

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4.6 (36)
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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (1)

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Eagle Home Inspections has been providing home inspection services in New Britain and adjacent areas for 22 years. The company inspects residential, shoreline, antique, and historic properties, as well as commercial and industrial properties. Its services include pre-sale inspection, wood destroying insect inspection, radon testing, water testing, septic system inspection, and mold inspection. The company carries extensive knowledge of homes from more than 40 years of experience in construction, renovation, and design.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Drone Roof Inspection

265 Lincoln Street, Berlin, CT 06037
WebsiteLicense: HOI.0001087

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5.0 (2)

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R.E.S - Vest LLC Inspection is a home inspection company in New Britain that assists prospective real estate buyers or sellers. Founded in 2005, the company has been serving clients locally in the retail flooring, remodeling, building, and real estate industries. Its reputation has been built on the core values of honesty, integrity, and excellent service. It performs pool and sprinkler inspections, termite and mold inspections, plumbing and water inspections, and radon testing. R.E.S - Vest LLC Inspection also provides due diligence and relocation services for its clients.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection

258 Newington Road, West Hartford, CT 06110
WebsiteLicense: HOI.0000554

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5.0 (7)
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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

As an independent home inspection company serving New Britain and nearby areas, Aboveboard Home Inspection, LLC, aims to offer a detailed and professional analysis of its client's homes to ensure their safety and protection. It is dedicated to thoroughly assess all major systems and components of the property from the basement to the roof, both exterior and interior. Owner and inspector Steven Abbate equips his clients with the information needed to make a sound decision and educates them on future maintenance.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection

FAQs

  • How long does a home inspection take?

    The average home inspection takes two to four hours, or about an hour and a half for condos. Inspection time varies depending on home size, inspector experience, and thoroughness. After the inspection, it can take 24 to 48 hours to receive the inspector's report.

  • What is a four-point home inspection?

    A four-point inspection checks a home's plumbing, roofing, electrical wiring, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) to ensure they meet current safety standards. It’s often performed for homes in areas prone to inclement weather events, such as flooding and tornadoes, and older houses. A four-point inspection is sometimes required to get homeowner's insurance.

  • How much does a home inspection cost?

    A home inspection costs between $300 and $1,000, depending on the home's size, property location, and scope of the inspection. Prices vary by inspector, so it's best to get several quotes before committing to one.

  • Who pays for home inspection?

    It's typically the buyer's responsibility to pay for a home inspection, although the seller may cover the cost sometimes. Sellers can also choose to pay for a pre-listing inspection to uncover problems that might arise during a buyer's inspection. This gives them the chance to make necessary repairs before putting the home on the market.

  • What to look for in a home inspection?

    Your home inspector should check for:

    • Structural integrity of walls and floors
    • Plumbing issues, including signs of water damage
    • Faulty or outdated electrical wiring
    • Roof and siding damage
    • Gutter drainage
    • Problems with windows and doors
    • HVAC functionality
    • Signs of pest infestation
    • Condition of major appliances, if included with the sale
    • Condition of deck and porch

  • What fixes are mandatory after a home inspection?

    If an inspection reveals severe problems, many lenders won't agree to finance the home purchase until they are fixed. This can include building code violations, structural concerns, mold, water damage, fire hazards, and other issues that can affect the buyer's health and safety.

  • When to walk away after home inspection?

    Home inspections may uncover serious hidden concerns, such as mold in the walls or the need for new electrical wiring, that can cost thousands of dollars to fix. If the seller is unwilling to pay for the repairs, it may be time to consider walking away from the deal. Unpermitted work (work done on the home without a permit) can be a dangerous safety hazard, so this is another reason to back out of the sale.