Author: Kara

What is a Commercial Building Assessment?

Commercial Building Assessments, also known as Property Condition Assessments or Commercial Building Inspections, are different from Residential Home Inspections in many ways. The structure type, inspector certification and training, process, reporting, and clients all vary between the two types of inspections.

In Connecticut, the Home Inspection licensing regulations govern residential buildings up to 4 units. However, a license is not required to conduct an inspection of a commercial building. At Tiger, we have four Certified Commercial Building Inspectors who have completed a nationally recognized program and are highly experienced. We have been providing Commercial Assessments for over twenty years and have seen an extensive array of buildings.

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Breathe Clean and Maximize Comfort: The Importance of Regular HVAC Cleaning

When was the last time you thought about the cleanliness of your Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) System (HVAC)? Most of us tend to overlook the significance of an annual cleaning. However, a clean HVAC system plays a vital role in maintaining indoor air quality, enhancing energy efficiency, and promoting a healthy living environment. Let’s explore the importance of having your HVAC cleaned and the numerous benefits it offers.

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The Value of Tiger’s HUD Consultant in Renovation Loans

Our current housing market has historically low inventory; it’s challenging to find your dream home that checks all the boxes. And much of our Connecticut housing inventory is in need of both cosmetic and energy-efficient updates. Another common challenge is the need for repairs or renovations to maintain or enhance a property’s value and functionality. This is where renovation loans and HUD consultants step in, offering invaluable assistance to homeowners looking to improve their living spaces, whether it is at the time of purchase, or during homeownership.

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Conquering High Humidity in Basements

Basements serve as valuable extensions to our living spaces, providing additional storage, recreational areas, and extra bedrooms. However, they also happen to be notorious for their tendency to harbor high humidity levels. This unwelcome moisture can lead to a host of issues, including musty odors, mold growth, and even structural damage. Let’s explore the causes of high humidity in basements and review effective strategies to combat this pervasive problem.

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Ensuring Excellence in Inspecting Luxury Homes, Estates, and Equestrian Properties

When it comes to these special properties, the complexities are greater, and the stakes are higher. These homes boast exceptional architectural design, grand rooflines, lavish amenities, new technologies, and multiple structures. However, they can also hide hidden defects, maintenance issues, or safety concerns that may not be immediately apparent. The Tiger Team has the expertise and experience to manage the inspection process thoroughly and professionally.

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It’s That Time of Year Again… Warm Weather Radon Testing Protocols

The first warm days of Summer are here. It’s a natural tendency to want to open the windows and take in the fresh air. We agree… except when a Radon Test is scheduled to be performed.
The Radon Test scheduled during a real estate transaction will require all parties to follow the EPA Testing Standard “Closed House Conditions” during the radon test period of at least 48 hours. What does that mean for you?

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We Are Tiger Group

In our 31 years in business, we have grown and cultivated a skillful team of inspectors, living and working throughout CT and bordering counties of Rhode Island and New York. I would like to introduce you to the Tiger Group Team. We have inspectors to assist you in your local area or with particular property specialties. Individually, our inspectors are the core of our company; together they further strengthen our service level through working together on multi-inspector luxury properties and commercial buildings as well as providing an in-house network, sharing expertise with one other.

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April Showers Can Bring…. Mold Growth

The only way to know if mold spores are a problem is to have air samples analyzed by a lab to find out if indoor spore levels are significantly higher than in outdoor air. But you want more than just air testing. You’ll want to know what caused the mold to grow, how widespread it is, and how to eliminate it and keep it from returning.

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Water: Would We Be “Well” Without It?

In Connecticut, we are incredibly fortunate to have ready access to clean water. But who tests that water to ensure it is safe to drink and contaminate-free?

If you live in a community that provides municipal services, the already-tested water is piped to your home, and you really don’t have to do much. You may choose to add minor filtration to suit your taste preference, but that’s about it. And you can obtain water testing results from your local water company.
When you live in a home served by a private well, one may assume the water is good. But how do you know? I suspect that very question is the reasoning behind a new piece of Connecticut Legislation

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