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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 is a fantastic inspector who is very thorough in his job and extraordinarily clear with his communication and explanations. It's also clear he stays well up to date with industry changes. I've been extremely impressed in the twice we've used him, my agent said he was excellent and friends I've referred him to have been thankful.
- J.N., April 2017
Very thorough and knowledgable. Took time to explain everything and ensured I had time to ask questions. Great experience!
- M.B., April 2017
Ed was a pleasure to work with. He was meticulous and good-natured, taking the time to explain everything about the house to us. He is incredibly knowledgeable and his written report is very detailed with photos. Highly recommended!
- D.M., April 2017
Dear Ed: We very much appreciate the thoroughness of your examination of the house and related structures as well as your willingness to share your knowledge with us as you conducted the inspection. Your professionalism and level of expertise is exemplary yet you manage to convey vital information to us in a clear and personal manner at this critical time for us. Thank you. Robert & Jane Rispoli
- R.R., March 2017
Fantastic inspection. Exceptionally thorough. This is my third home inspection. The combination of Ed Malloy's personality, focus, professionalism, and completeness are simply unmatched. I will never use another inspector.
- R.H., March 2017
Thank you Ed, for your knowledge and professionalism! My clients are in good hands with you on their team!
- L.S., Hamden CT, March 2017
Ed was wonderful! He was very thorough, knowledgeable and helpful. He took care to be neat, and took the time needed for the inspection, not skipping over anything. He also was patient and explained everything we had questions about. I would highly recommend Ed for a home inspection.
- J.B., East Haven CT, March 2017
Ed was very professional and patient with all my questions. I feel now less concerned about moving into an old house.
- J.E., March 2017
Ed was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone purchasing a home.
- C.K., March 2017
Very thorough and clear
- M.S., March 2017
Malloy provides a comprehensive inspection, a clear report and is a great communicator.
- N.S., February 2017
Did a thorough job and explained everything well. Not only discussed what was there currently, but what may need updating, fixing, etc. in the next 5 years. Report shows where utilities shut offs are in addition to having showed me during the inspection. Also went over how to replace filters, etc.
- K.M., February 2017
Thank you for all the info I will follow everything to get everything correct it thanks again great job.
- G.C., February 2017
Professional, extremely thorough, very focused while he is working, answered every question we had, showed us how things worked that we didn't understand. The final report was so complete with photos, recommendations and full explanations. The format of the report was very user friendly to look through. Very very happy with the entire inspection experience from start to finish while using Ed Malloy/House Detectives.
- J.G., February 2017
I was extremely impressed with Ed's professionalism, his patience making sure I understood every aspect of his inspection, and his overall knowledge. After speaking with friends and family who recently had inspections and hearing some of their disappointed and frustrated feedback with their inspectors, I realized the positive experience I had with Ed was very rare. I would recommend Ed, hands down, to anyone who needs a home inspection.
- C.S., February 2017
Ed is calm and thorough, not an alarmist but lets you know what is what with your prospective house, for its era and condition. Prompt and professional, treats it like he was buying the house.
- A.S., Woodbridge CT, February 2017
It was a pleasure to meet with Ed, he was thorough and incredibly knowledgeable. My husband and I feel as though he was really looking out for our interests. His written report was professional, easily understood and quickly accomplished. We feel Ed reviewed the house fairly, he represented his findings without panic but with steadfast reality. We highly recommend his service.
- P.P., February 2017
This was our second inspection with Ed and he is the best, I wouldn't think of having anyone else inspect a property for us. Thank you!
- T.S., Hamden CT, January 2017
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