March 7, 2023
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
November 8, 2021
When your septic system fails, you can’t flush your toilets, take a shower, or even do a load of laundry and unlike your roof, where you can physically see the deterioration, you won’t know your septic has failed until it is too late. A common mistake that homeowners make is forgetting that their septic system is a crucial component of their home, requiring routine maintenance and care.
October 4, 2021
If we’ve learned anything over the last 18 months it’s prepare, prepare, prepare! Mail takes longer, lengthier lines form in stores, and many products, like home heating equipment, simply aren’t as available as in the past.
While the economy continues to rebound with homeowners investing in their homes, timing and availability remain a challenge. It’s time to be proactive. Upgrading or replacing your home heating equipment might be more than you bargained for this season, but consider this: it’s a 10-degree day in January and your 30-year-old boiler kicks the bucket. What happens next?
September 7, 2021
You’ve seen the report: “Suspected microbial growth. Recommend evaluation by licensed mold remediator.”
You’ve heard the sentence: “There are black stains on the sheathing in the attic.”
The sellers are saying, “It’s been that way for years.”
The buyers are freaking out at the word “mold.” They’re worried it’s throughout the whole house…in the walls and lying in wait.
The fact is, mold affects everyone differently, but it is less of a concern when it is outside the living space (like an attic). Testing the air in the living space could tell you if it is affecting the air quality in the living space of the home. While every situation is unique, air testing often shows that the indoor air quality is not usually being affected by what is in the attic.
August 12, 2021
Most people know they should have pools inspected as part of the inspection process when considering a new home. In fact, I have detailed the reasons why it is recommended in a past blog post with Tiger. However, what people often don’t know is exactly what to do with, or how to take care of, a pool once they have purchased a home with one. Basic pool care can seem very overwhelming and confusing to those who have never had to do it before. That is where our “Pool School” service comes in.
May 5, 2021
As Home Inspectors, we often identify cooling systems that are aged or not functioning properly. Many of these systems use […]
April 12, 2021
As part of your home inspection and purchase due diligence, obtaining service records from the vendor who has maintained the irrigation system can be extremely valuable, and having an evaluation by a professional will eliminate the risk of purchasing a home with an irrigation system riddled with leaks and other costly problems. If you are purchasing a home during the winter months, at a minimum, have the seller provide you proof of winterization for some peace of mind.
March 15, 2021
Tiger Group, Inc., a Connecticut family business since 1992, takes a team approach to our business. We are looking for […]
March 15, 2021
Clients often ask us if they should consider a Mold Assessment for their potential home; there is rarely a simple answer. Before we answer this question, we must ask a few of our own because mold is a living, growing organism that affects people differently.
Do you have concerns about the indoor air quality in this home?
Do you have a sensitivity to mold, allergic reactions, adverse respiratory responses, suppressed immune system, or other health concerns?
Are there conditions in the home that could cause mold growth or signs of potential mold substances, such as a pipe burst or water leak, water entry and moisture issues, chronic high humidity, or past water damage?
February 12, 2021
A client asked this recently, a common question this time of year. After getting their radon test results, they questioned […]