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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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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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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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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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Septic systems

How to keep your budget on track and your toilets flushing!

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. 

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Gault Energy Services

Prepare Now to Avoid Delays Later

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?

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Mold Assessment

Attic Mold? – Have No Fear!

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.

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Pool Service

Pool School – A Service to Simplify Things for the New Pool Owner

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.

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