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House Detectives LLC

Workphone: 203-795-9664
Mobile: 203-214-7033

Orange, CT 06477

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Ed Malloy

Before you purchase or sell your home or property, please call House Detectives LLC. We can help protect your investment with a thorough home/property inspection! Call us now to discuss your individual inspection needs. Work Phone: 203-795-9664 Mobile Phone: 203-214-7033

About House Detectives LLC

We perform thorough inspections at reasonable prices. We can help you get to know the condition of the property you are about to buy or sell, and give you the confidence you need to make an informed decision.

We are located in Orange and serve all surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you!


Ed was excellent. Took time to talk through minor fixes that he would put in place. I found him to be thoroughly professional, knowledgeable and personable. I hope I won't need another home inspection for a long time, but I would absolutely ask Ed again.
- A.E., November 2016
Would definitely recommend.
- C.M., November 2016
Was very pleased and confident with Ed's knowledge and thoroughness. Next day delivery of report was very helpful. Thank you !
- D.U., October 2016
Ed is knowledgeable, thorough, reliable, prompt, and personable. He couldn't be any better. I will highly recommend to anyone who needs this service!
- L.S., Hamden CT, October 2016
Ed was thorough with the inspection and even took the time to inspect the roof. He took the time to explain to us not only what he was doing but how he assessed the condition of the house. His report was highly detailed, but very accessible for us as homebuyers. We would recommend Ed without reservation.
- T.C., September 2016
Ed did a great job, thanks!
- T.S., Hamden CT, September 2016
Excellent job. Extremely detailed report.
- B.G., West Haven CT, September 2016
Ed was incredible, very thorough when going through the inspection and even helped in pointing out general maintenance items that will need to be taken care of after moving into the house. I highly recommend Ed for anyone who needs basic home ownership guidance to go along with their inspection as well as all others.
- J.D., August 2016
Very thorough and informative, thanks for all your help!
- M.S., Milford CT, July 2016
Ed - thanks for a thorough inspection and very quick turnaround on the report. The information you provided was extremely valuable! - Jason Roberts
- J.R., July 2016
Ed was superb! He was sincere, honest, and extremely informative. He is truly second to none!. Thank you again for everything. Most sincerely, Frank Spano.
- F.S., July 2016
Ed, you did a great job. You engaged me during the inspection and explained findings in a clear and understandable manner. Strong communication skills. I absolutely would recommend you!
- M.C., July 2016
Ed was knowledgable, through, and efficient. He let me tag along and learn a lot about the house along the way.
- N.P., June 2016
Awesome thorough report
- S.A., June 2016
Ed was awesome! Highly recommended! Thank you!
- I.D., June 2016
I felt Ed was very knowledgeable and very thorough, I was completely satisfied with the inspection and with the report
- J.P., May 2016
Ed was super thorough with the inspection, and very patient with my questions, making sure that I understood anything that was unclear as we walked through the entirety of the house.
- S.C., May 2016
Thanks to Ed for an extremely thorough and friendly home inspection. Ed did a great job of checking everything out, and explaining issues to me. A great inspection!
- J.A., May 2016
We thought the inspection was incredibly thorough and Ed's explanations were clear to both of us even though we aren't at all knowledgeable about these technical issues. We had many questions after the inspection and during negotiations with the sellers and Ed always called us back promptly, even trying multiple times if we forgot to leave our phones on! All in all a great experience that made this stressful time so much easier. We highly recommend him!
- H.W., May 2016
Ed made me feel very comfortable. He walked me through every step of the inspection as soon as he arrived on site. He made sure I understood each item he spoke about, along with pointing out his findings in person. His review was thorough and detailed. I would recommend Ed to all my friends and family.
- C.L., Woodbury CT, May 2016
Ed was very thorough and patient with me. I have precious little experience with home repair and construction and he went out of his way to help me. I really appreciated it and he will be who I call the next time I need a home inspection! Regards, Coreen
- C.S., April 2016
Mr. Malloy came to inspect a home I was purchasing and let me tell you this is my first time experiencing this process, he is very thorough and will get in everything and inspect every detail. He made sure I knew what I was buying and what problems could be underlying and what needs to be taken care of and how to take care of certain repairs and maintenance. I recommend that you go with Ed and you will feel good to know you are receiving what you are really suppose to receive in a home inspection.
- J.A., April 2016
Ed's a consummate professional - thorough, while also taking the time to explain his findings in detail. He was clearly knowledgeable, and went the extra mile to ensure we were fully aware of the ins and outs of our future home. I would highly recommend his services. We feel we're moving into this house with our eyes wide open thanks in large part to his work.
- M.S., April 2016
Ed was early to the property, personable, patient, knowledgeable, professional and very thorough. He answered all of my questions and took the time to explain how the furnace and other systems in the house operated and where everything of importance was located in the house. It was a pleasure to do business with him!
- M.M., March 2016
Mr. Malloy did awesome work and talked me through everything he saw. Not only that, but he told me on how to maintenence things, how to fix things, and just simply how some things work. He was very professional and friendly, and his report was very detailed and arrived REALLY fast. I would definitely highly recommend him!
- J.W., March 2016
Ed, Thank you very much for the extremely thorough inspection that you conducted. I was surprised and delighted that you were as thorough as you were. I also appreciated your honesty with the evaluation and would definitely recommend you to anyone that requires a home inspection.
- P.D., March 2016
Ed did a great job. He was very professional and, focused. He took the time to explain what he was doing from start to finish. Highly recommended!
- P.L., February 2016
From the very 1st contact to the end of the inspection, Ed exhibited professionalism and a sense of urgency. He arrived on time (actually early) to the inspection, was well-prepared and explained the process thoroughly before beginning. Ed easily functioned between the "big picture" while also able to focus on many small details. He was careful to address all remarks to me as the prospective buyer and took the time to highlight certain issues, including normal maintenance issues he thought I should be aware of. Ed was very thorough and patient with all questions and concerns. Ed's report turn-around was very quick, as promised, and clear and comprehensive. The only suggestion would be to include a few more of the repair or replace issues (I.e. 5-6 where many more are listed) in the summary, possibly flagging them as 1 and 2 priority. It is understood that would be somewhat subjective, but he is the expert. It is then up to the buyer and seller to reach an agreement. I am happy to provide a more succinct endorsement or "sound bite" if required, but in one word: GREAT! Thank you!
- T.T., February 2016
We've had the pleasure of having Ed inspect two houses and we could not be more pleased with the services he provides. He is friendly, detailed and interested in providing as much information as possible with the home inspection process. He does not rush and made us feel very comfortable asking as many questions as needed. Would highly recommend.
- R.B., February 2016
Ed found a big plumbing flaw which both the builder and city inspector overlooked. This was the second time I called on him - does that say enough???
- U.B., January 2016
On time, thorough, knowledgeable, direct, honest, and helpful. Thanks Ed, great job.
- K.R., January 2016
Great job thank you Ed, you were very thorough.
- L.M., December 2015
Ed was very knowledgeable about everything relating to the house. He took the time to explain any deficiencies noted and answered all of our questions. He definitely paid attention to detail!
- S.V., December 2015
Was very thorough. Took the time to explain his findings and answer any questions I had. As a bonus, he was funny and very personable. I would absolutely recommend him! Thank you!
- A.P., Bristol CT, November 2015
Ed..thank you for providing such a comprehensive and detailed inspection report. Having the opportunity to discuss your observations and hear your insights throughout the actual inspection was very helpful.
- R.D., November 2015
Ed was very professional and through took time to explain the process and many recommendations on how to maintain your property. I would highly recommend Ed and House Detectives.
- M.S., November 2015
Ed was very personable and has a very calming presense when thoroughly looking over our future home. I would highly recommend Ed to any perspective buyers who want a fair and thorough inspection!
- C.B., November 2015
Incredibly thorough inspection! Very pleased. Thank you Ed.
- B.R., November 2015
Very thorough and took the time needed to provide complete transparency and explanation of all findings. It was a true pleasure working with Ed.
- K.S., November 2015
Great service and felt very confident with Ed doing the inspection on our new house.
- A.D., October 2015
Ed is professional and thorough. I moved from Colorado and this was my first experience in CT home inspection. I feel blessed to have had such a professional and meticulous inspection on my beautiful home and to be able to address the issues that could have been detrimental down the line. Ed is a superior inspector!!!
- J.O., October 2015
Ed was great to work with! This was our first ever home inspection and Ed was very patient with our questions and took time to explain everything he was doing thoroughly and carefully. We were very impressed by the detail in the report. Great work!
- L.B., October 2015
Ed was great for our home inspection! He provided a very thorough and detailed inspection report. He was very informative during the inspection and took his time explaining any concerns we had. I highly recommend him for home inspections. Thank you Ed!
- K.C., October 2015
Completely satisfied with the inspection done by Ed Malloy. The inspection and report were extremely thorough. I very much appreciated that he took the time to explain everything to me, including maintenance advice. I also appreciated that I received the actual report the very next day. I will highly recommend Ed Malloy of House Detectives to anyone.
- M.L., September 2015
Highly recommended and the report came in super fast. If there is one thing that didn't go too well with me: there were too many reminders for the inspection date and the cost of the inspection. I don't need to hear things 3 times (emails and text messages).
- U.B., September 2015
Thanks Ed for a job well done! You were very thorough and I loved how you explained everything to me in detail before we left the house. Being a first time home buyer, I'm nervous, and you eased my nerves with all your help the day of the inspection. Thank you for your service and your attention to detail. Heather Longo
- H.L., August 2015
I have a question regarding the termite issue. Since there is infestation in the sills on three sides of the house, would repair involve sill replacement? Related to this is the front bump-out room. The underneath area is inaccessible from the basement and I suspect it may be a haven for the termites. This would complicate any treatment. We haven't yet gotten any estimates from contractors and have little time to decide what to do. We're worried whether this situation can be remedied and at what cost. Can you give input on this? Alexander Farquharson and Donna Gertler
- A.F., August 2015
I was completely satisfied with your report. Great job. Thank you.
- A.D., August 2015
We are so happy we took our realtors advice on our inspector. He allowed us to stay close, point out issues and even some maintenance tips. The report is thorough and filled with photos. Thanks So Much!!
- C.D., Shelton CT, August 2015
Ed - Thank you for your time and effort. I watched a through inspection, even of things that I had no knowledge of. I appreciated your explanations of every detail and I was learning from a REAL PROFESSIONAL. When I told friends how long you stayed and the extraordinary things that you did they were amazed. Your findings were right on and they have helped mt tremendously. I will meet with my contractor, who has gone over your report, this evening at the house and he will know exactly what to look for as he said, "he has left no stone unturned". This is VERY HIGH PRAISE as he is the building inspector in a near by city. Without your very complete and easy to understand report I could have been looking at very large bills later. The cost of the house will be renegotiated (in my favor) and all necessary work will be done. Thank you for allowing me the PEACE OF MIND in putting my daughter and grand daughter into a house that we can all feel SAFE and SECURE in. It was well worth the very reasonable cost of the inspection and the warranty is unheard of and overwhelming. Thanks again for the nice SURPRISE. You have earned my highest praise..... YOU ARE TRULY A PROFESSIONAL.
- L.M., August 2015
Thanks Ed! It was a pleasure to meet you and I learned so much about my home from the inspection!
- M., August 2015
Thanks so much! Awesome report and so fast to sending the report back to me, same day!
- A.K., July 2015
Thank you, Ed, for such a thorough inspection. You answered every question and covered every inch of the condo. You were a pleasure to have and I would absolutely, 100% recommend you and your company. Thank you again. Linda Kennedy
- L.K., July 2015
Ed Malloy was a joy to work with. Before the inspection Ed spoke with me on the phone and erased any questions or conserns I may have had. In a brief conversation, Ed was able to build a trust level. On the day of the inspection he arrived on time. He inspected, advised, taught and explained for the next several hours, His kind and professional manner and the thoroughness of his inspection make him a first class home inspector! I recommend him without reservation, and if the opportunity presents itself, I will use his services again.
- J.J., July 2015
Thorough job. Very pleased. Thank you.
- R.C., June 2015
Thorough job. Very pleased. Thank you.
- R.C., June 2015
It was a singular pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with Ed for our Home Inspection. Ed's inspection, and subsequent report were very thorough and of the highest quality, and we would gladly recommend Ed to others - in fact we already have.
- M.B., June 2015
Ed was incredibly thorough and took the time to explain all of his findings and give recommendations.
- S.D., May 2015
Ed was very professional and very personable. He made everything clear and did a very thorough job. No drama, just good old fashioned business!
- N.L., May 2015
- L.P., May 2015
Ed was phenomenal. People were shocked when I told them how thorough he was as their experience with inspectors hadn't been as good. As a first time homebuyer, he took the time to carefully explain everything to me and gave me an idea of what was an immediate concern and what was something that could wait a few years. I would highly recommend Ed to anyone who wants a complete top to bottom inspection with someone who will make sure you understand everything he sees.
- P.E., May 2015
He is thorough and honest, we have used him twice for two different homes we were interested in and he did not disappoint. He explains everything in a way you can easily understand as well. I highly recommend Ed to friends and family that are looking to buy a home or are in need of an inspection.
- A.C., May 2015
Ed did a great job and we recommend him wholeheartedly.
- J.L., May 2015
Ed Malloy was very professional. I believe he did a very through job. I would recommend him to all I know.
- L.V., May 2015
Ed, thank you very much for taking time not only to inspect my home but for walking me through the entire process and giving me your thoughts. Cheers Fred
- F.H., May 2015
Ed explained everything that he was seeing very well.
- B.P., May 2015
Ed was very helpful and professional. I would recommend him to other potential homeowners, just be ready to hear the truth.
- S.J., May 2015
Thank you Ed for a thorough and careful inspection! Appreciate your patience explaining everything!
- S.H., New Haven CT, May 2015
Always thorough -takes time to explain to buyer-is available for questions after inspection.
- D.M., April 2015
Hi Ed, It was a pleasure meeting you last week. Perry and I feel comfortable with our purchase of the Szost home thanks to your inspection. We felt comfortable asking you questions and your patience and details to the inspection was most greatly appreciated. Thank you again Diane and Perry DelMedico
- D.D., April 2015
Ed was very informative. He explained every single item in the report before we received the actual report. I don't believe there is anything that wasn't insoected. He pointed out things that we were not aware of from the our first viewing of the home. I highly recommend Ed. His knowledge and patience is apparent.
- D.D., April 2015
Fantastic and highly recommend - Ed was great and extremely patient with all our questions!
- J.P., April 2015
Ed was great. We felt very comfortable buying the house after he inspected it.
- P.S., April 2015
Awesome job. Very thorough and helpful. I will use him again in future, maybe just to check in as to how my house is doing.
- M.K., New haven CT, March 2015
Very through job, show me what was wrong and told what needed to be done to fix. Would recommend him to everyone and would use him again it I personally needed him.
- H.M., March 2015
Very thorough . Polite and professional .
- S.M., March 2015
Ed always does a thorough inspection and notes both flaws and pluses for the inspected property. Ed informs the buyers of all items that need attention, immediately or in the future without scaring them. I recommend Ed to all buyers that I represent in a sale plus recommending him to other Real Estate Agents
- J.K., Branford CT, March 2015
Ed gave a remarkably thorough inspection – the time he invested far exceeded our expectations and the experiences of people with other inspectors. He explained his process and the context of how he evaluates houses relative to their era. He answered all of our questions knowledgeably and kept us informed throughout the inspection. The final report was detailed, and supported with photos and videos. Ed’s attention to detail and supporting documentation gave us added confidence when negotiating with the sellers to address some of the issues discovered during the inspection.
- J.R., March 2015
Ed was fantastic, prompt and thorough. I wish all service providers I dealt with approached their work with his professionalism and reliability. His inspection provided critical information I wouldn't have caught and was incredibly helpful.
- J.N., March 2015
Ed was great. Didn't miss a thing. Very professional and thorough.
- J.H., February 2015
Very thorough, knowledgeable and professional.
- T., February 2015
I appreciate your thoroughness and the helpful advice you gave me regarding the care of my new home. The report was done quickly and professionally, and having a summary version is very helpful in getting to the main issues that need to be resolved. I would highly recommend you and your company. Thank you!
- L.R., February 2015
Ed put us at ease with his expert knowledge and calm demeanor. He was recommended to us and we would definitely recommend him to someone else.
- L.W., January 2015
This is the second time we have used Ed for a home inspection, and we would definitely use him again in the future. He is very thorough, knowledgeable and patient in explaining things to the 'novice'. Thanks again Ed.
- S.R., January 2015
Ed Malloy and House Detectives were very thorough, did an excellent job of explaining all conditions/issues (good or in need of attention), and provided a very timely and detailed report. I will absolutely recommend them to any potential buyers/sellers and use them in the future.
- S.G., Glendale AZ, January 2015
Was impressed with his competence and professionalism. Ed was thorough and complete and answered questions as I accompanied him, yet did not waste time or become distracted. His report arrived promptly and was impressed with the detail included in report. The pictures were a plus which made it easy to go back and recall the issue. He also provided advice and recommendations should I go ahead with purchase; I have a concrete set of suggestions for future which is a valuable addition to the inspection. Will gladly recommend him and have already told friends about the great experience I had with the inspection.
- E.T., December 2014
Ed, Thank you for taking the time to explain things to me so thoroughly and more importanly, in a way that I can understand. Jennifer
- J.J., November 2014
Ed Malloy / House Detectives did an awesome job. From the initial appointment call to completion of the job the staff were professional and knowledgeable. I expected to have more questions, however they were all answered before I had a chance to ask. Would recommend! Thanks!
- A.C., November 2014
Ed was recommended to me by a friend, and by my realtor. He is very knowledgeable and detailed and explained everything along the way. I could not be more satisfied with his work
- K.A., November 2014
Ed Malloy did a very thorough inspection of the property. He took his time to explain each area of the house to me and point out any areas that were the least bit problematic. He was patient with my questions and went into detail with his explanations. I walked away from the inspection with a good understanding of the property and what I was getting myself into. I also feel confident that I can get in touch with him in the future if I have additional questions. I will definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a home inspector.
- L.M., November 2014
Very thorough and detailed inspection. Ed was very professional and answered all questions. A.Murray
- A.M., November 2014
Very thorough and detailed inspection. Ed was very professional and answered all questions. A.Murray
- A.M., November 2014
Ed was very personable and did a great job of explaining things in terms I understood as a first time home buyer.
- M.T., Wallingford CT, November 2014
Ed, thank you so much for the extraordinary home inspection and A+++++ on the finished report. You are a credit to the home inspection industry! I do not use these words lightly. We were very impressed with your professionalism and kind spirit. I will be recommending you to all the people I know who are looking at homes. Also I know many people in the construction industry and will pass on your company. Thanks again so much. You and your service are a direct answer to our prayers in this matter! David and Paula
- D.L., November 2014
Mr Malloy was very professional always pointing out the good, the bad, and the ugly, but more than that on how it can be made better by oneself or get someone with experience Would definitely recommend Mr Malloy to anyone who is purchasing a home, or even looking to sell so thing can be changed for selling
- R.C., November 2014
We were having Ed inspect a greater than 100 year old, newly renovated (gutted to the studs) duplex. Every inch of the house was inspected. He brought his own ladder to check out the roof - and luckily, found something that needed further revision. He opened all the panels, furnaces, and even every window. His report includes photographed examples of the problems that he finds. I had used a different company to inspect my first house a few years ago, and felt confident they were very thorough. Now, I am so glad that they were not available, because I was able to "discover" Ed, and find that he really goes above and beyond.
- E.F., November 2014
I just want to thank you Ed for being apart of my wife and I decision on purchasing a home. If it were not for you we would be getting a house that would be way over our heads. You have saved us time and money and we are indebted to you. If I ever know someone that needs an inspector that's very thorough it's you guys. Again thank you.
- Q.B., November 2014
I am glad to say that you are very thorough with the report, and I would highly recommend you to just about anyone. We were happy that you have made us understand without using inspection terminology considering English is our second language. Thank you once again! V.Touch
- V.T., October 2014
Ed is the best inspector, I've had the pleasure of recommending to my clients. He always goes above & beyond what other inspectors do. When the inspection is over, my clients can make an intelligent decision on whether they should buy the house or not.
- J.K., Branford CT, October 2014
Ed, Sorry I'm just getting to this. Let me say that it was a pleasure to have worked with you. The inspection job you did on 29 JPtRd was absolutely fantastic! If only the seller/flipper were the same! The deal fell through a week before the closing. My wife and I are continuing to look and we'll definitely be in touch for the next inspection. Thanks again for a terrific job! David Learned
- D.L., October 2014