Pro Chek

Serving New York and Connecticut

7 Days per Week - On Demand! 800-338-5050

Home Inspections in Fairfield County CT

Pro Chek is a full service home inspection company servicing home buyers, home sellers and home owners who wish to have their home evaluated for a multitude of reasons. Our service menu includes the following:

A MAJOR, DISTINGUISHING COMPONENT OF OUR SERVICE IS THE INCLUSION OF THE FINAL WALK THRU INSPECTION AT NO COST. Pro Chek stays with our clients from the start of the process until they close on the home…and beyond. This service translates into GREATER PEACE OF MIND!

Comprehensive Home Inspection: (For Buyers and Sellers)

A home inspection is a comprehensive, methodical assessment of a building performed by a trained, licensed professional who will provide an objective analysis of the home so you can be fully informed about its condition. The inspection includes a thorough, visual assessment of the following components of a home:

  • The structural integrity by reviewing everything from the foundation to the roof. It also includes an inspection of the exterior of the home.
  • The mechanical systems including the heating system and cooling system and water heater to insure they are operating correctly and to identify remaining useful life.
  • The electrical system including the electrical panel, service line, outlets and switches and other possible hazards.
  • The plumbing to check for leaks, clogs and proper functioning of sinks, faucets and toilets.
  • Performing a well flow test if there is a private well on the property and checking the well equipment.
  • Environmental screening to identify the possible presence of mold, asbestos, lead paint and other hazards.
  • Built-in kitchen appliances.
  • Inspecting for water penetration.
  • Garage and Decks and Outbuildings.

Wood Destroying Insect Inspection or Termite Inspection:

A visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of a home for evidence of wood-destroying insects. The inspector will visually inspect the entire interior of a home (including accessing and entering any sub-space such as basements and crawlspaces) and exterior of the property. The inspector is looking for mud tubes, frass, wings, damaged or hollow wood to help determine if a WDI problem exists. The inspector is also looking for evidence of current or prior treatment for WDI.

Well Water Testing:

If the home has a private well, water samples are taken and analyzed by a certified laboratory to determine if the water is potable or safe for consumption and to determine its makeup. The typical extended water profile performed for well water in Connecticut includes testing for:

  • Minerals
  • Bacteria
  • Lead
  • Radon in water

Additional testing for other parameters such as uranium, arsenic, heavy metals and volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) can be ordered if a concern exists.

In New York, the counties of Westchester and Dutchess require specific and more extensive testing. Please inquire with our Customer Service agent for details.

If a home is on a municipal water system and not serviced by a private well, it is recommend that testing for lead in the water be performed if the home was built prior to 1986. Lead was used in plumbing prior to 1986 and lead concentration may filter in to the water.

Mold Testing and Other Environmental Concerns:

Mold growth is a direct result of moisture and high humidity. If the conditions exist where the presence of mold is observed, the inspector will attempt to identify the source of the moisture. Testing for mold can be done by taking a swab sample to identify the type of mold. Additionally if there is an extensive amount of moisture and the physical presence of mold, air quality testing can be performed to determine the concentration levels of mold spores inside the home as compared to the levels outside the home.

Asbestos can only be determined by a lab test. If suspected asbestos is identified, clients may request to have a sample taken to be lab tested. An inspector can identify the possible presence of asbestos material but the only conclusive method to determine if the material is asbestos is to conduct lab testing.

Buried Oil Tanks may be present on the property. Our inspector will be looking for signs that a buried tank may have existed by the presence of fill lines and fill pipes.

Final Walk Thru Inspection: (NO CHARGE TO OUR CLIENTS). THIS IS A MAJOR FEATURE WE PROVIDE

After your initial home inspection was completed and you have entered into an agreement to purchase the home, a closing date will be established. Once that date is set, please call our office to schedule your Final Walk Thru Inspection. There is no charge for this service. We will return to the home just prior to your closing and perform the following service:

  • Check any items the seller agreed to correct as stipulated in your contract.
  • Check all of the systems in the home to be sure they are working before you assume ownership.
  • Check all of the appliances to make sure they are working before you assume ownership