Schaefer Inspection Service provides homebuyers throughout Connecticut with home inspection services necessary to make an informed purchase of a new home. Schaefer home inspectors are licensed with the State of Connecticut and follow the Connecticut Home Inspectors Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Schaefer Inspection Service also offers optional environmental testing to custom fit your home inspection needs.

Your Inspection Includes –
The following systems and components will be inspected according to the State of Connecticut Home Inspection Standards of Practice:


Foundations, framing, floors, walls, ceilings and roof structure.


Siding, trim, doors, decks, steps, porches, vegetation, surface drainage, walks, driveways, and patios.

Roof System:

Roof covering, roof drainage, skylights, chimneys, and flashings.

Plumbing System:

Water and waste pipes, vent systems, fixtures, water heaters, and sump pumps.

Electrical System:

Service drop and entrance conductors, service panels, volts and amperage, outlets and switches.

Heating and Cooling System:

Heating systems, central and through-wall air conditions, vents, and energy sources.


Walls, ceilings, floors, stairs, cabinets, counters, doors, and windows.

Insulation & Ventilation:

Insulation in basements, crawl spaces and attics. Ventilation for attics, crawl spaces, kitchens, baths, and laundry areas.

Fireplaces & Solid Fuel Burning Appliances:

System components, venting systems, and chimneys.

Optional Home Inspection Services

Radon In Air Testing

  • Schaefer Inspection uses continuous radon measurement devices. These units provide accurate and reliable measurements, provide assistance in interpreting the results and detecting tampering by occupants.

Home Buyers and Sellers Guide to Radon

Well and Water Analysis Options:

  • Basic Profile:  Recommended for all homes. Click “Water Analysis Interpretive Guide” link below
  • Bacteria only
  • Arsenic & Uranium
  • Lead
  • Radon in water
  • Well System Performance – Flow Test

Water Analysis Interpretive Guide

Specialty Homes

Until now you may have been more concerned with whether your new home purchase meets your needs for size, style, location, accessibility to work and school, and community. You may now be concerned with type of construction methods used to build your home. Is your home an antique home, new construction or manufactured?

If not, that’s okay. That’s why you hire a home inspector. Each type of construction has its own distinctive characteristics, and you need a home inspector who is trained and experienced to identify and evaluate them. At Schaefer Inspection Service we know that homes are not generic. Your inspector will evaluate your specialty home using the knowledge and experience needed for the specific construction techniques of your unique home. Are you familiar with the following:

  • Post & Beam
  • Balloon Frame
  • Deck Frame
  • Manufactured homes
  • Pre-fab Mobile

Sample Residential Inspection Report

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Schaefer Inspection Service is experienced and knowledgeable about the unique features of commercial buildings. We can inspect your building prior to purchase or lease.
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