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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 did an excellent job in explaining all items of importance to us as a new homeowner at this location. His report was easy to follow and detailed as well. Very professional, timely and appreciate the service he provided for this inspection. Highly recommend. thank you, Mike
- M.L., July 2022
Ed is my top choice for every home inspection. He is thorough and always up front and honest about the condition of a home. He explains everything thoroughly and is quick to send the follow-up report to keep the home-buying process moving smoothly. Highly recommend!
- A.S., October 2021
Ed Molly is extremely thorough. He thoroughly explained everything in real time. His service is definitely worth it.
- T.H., December 2020
Always great seeing you! Gene
- G.P., March 2020
This is our second home, and this was far and away a better inspection experience than last time. We really appreciate Ed's willingness to get on the roof, crawl around in the attic and crawlspaces, and spend the time to dig into every area.
- J.G., April 2019
Ed Malloy was incredibly knowledgable. He helped my wife and I (first time home buyers) learn about and prioritize projects for the property. He spoke to us in a way that was easy to understand and he instilled confidence in the home inspection process. Thanks Ed!! Please have us over for the holiday! Love Dan and Mary
- D.J., January 2019
He was very good and thorough with his inspection checking everything and explain in detail what he found. After his inspection he made me feel confident and safe in my new home
- G.R., November 2018
Professional, knowledgeable, and thorough. Ed really works for you! He leaves no stone unturned and you can feel confident that his work is first-rate and his findings are too. Money well spent.
- J.C., June 2018
Friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough.
- C.B., June 2018
Ed took the time to walk me through the inspection process & explained what to expect when buying a home as well as what to expect once I move in. He talked about what areas of the home will need maintenance and the cycles they will require. Very detailed and very informative.
- J.R., New Haven CT, June 2018
He was educated, understanding, and thoroughly explained everything to us.
- F.B., June 2018
Ed was recommended to us by our Realtor. He was very thorough. He told us from the beginning that he would like to inspect first and then discuss with us, but we could tag along if we liked. He spent about 2.5-3 hrs on our potential 3.5 bedroom house. He first inspected different areas by himself and then pointed things out to us later. He even went on top of the roof and took photos from the top, to show us. He spent a considerable time in the basement inspecting the furnace, heater, water pipes and main girder beam from below. He managed to find things which we hadn’t even noticed and even gave us home improvement and maintenance tips. Because of Ed’s inspection, our Realtor managed to convince the Sellers to make 10 home improvements/ repairs before closing. Overall, I’d recommend Ed Malloy as a home
- J.K., March 2018
My clients are always impressed when Ed is up on the roof, even a 3 story building. They say that he finds things that they never would have suspected needed repairs. Great Service!
- M.K., Naugatuck CT, March 2018
Very thorough, un-bias, and informative especially for first time buyer. Will absolutely recommend to friends and family.
- F.Z., March 2018
Ed Malloy not only performed a very thorough inspection, he took the time to explain what he was doing and what he was seeing. I appreciated the education and look forward to using his services again.
- D.B., December 2017
Ed did an extremely thorough job inspecting the house. We have a clear idea of the quality of the home compared with other homes of this age (about 100 years old), and what work needs to be done. He explained everything clearly so that it could be understood and thus dealt with appropriately. Thank you so much!
- E.G., December 2017
I strongly and highly recommend Ed is professional knowledgeable great experience Most important he does the inspection like he’s buying the house for his self thank you Ed and it was a pleasure doing business with you
- M.B., December 2017
Ed was a pleasure to work with...arrived on time, did thorough inspection: in, out, on top, and under. He advised us of any problem areas, current and future maintenance issues, and future potential problems. He came highly recommended and lived up to that expectation.
- B.D., November 2017
You were very thorough during the inspection and gave us good advice. We also were very happy with your well written and very thorough report which you completed and sent on the same day! We would highly recommend you to anyone who may need your service. Thank you for making this process very smooth for us!
- K.S., November 2017
Very thorough. Walked me through his whole thought process. High quality inspection report. Highly recommended.
- R.C., October 2017
Ed has done all of my home inspections and I have been pleased with each one. - Very detailed -Always catches things the normal buyer would not -Provides quick reports - Very easy to work with and response times are great Would recommend to anyone and everyone.
- K.S., October 2017
Thank-you so much for the detailed inspect and report. Looks at every aspect of the home and explaned everything in detail
- C.J., September 2017
Ed did a fabulous job on our inspection - he was extremely personable, thorough, conscientious, and provided us with important information. His final report was clear, detailed, and offered pragmatic suggestions - I'd recommend him without hesitation!
- N.L., New Haven CT, September 2017
I learned a lot in a short amount of time following Ed around on his inspection!
- A.H., August 2017
House Detectives Home Inspection Services are Great . Ed Malloy is thorough, meticulous, knowledgeable and patient. While inspecting Ed would basically be teaching a class on owning a home; pointing out little things like mulch being placed close to an air conditioning unit, and the proper way to winterize it. Inside the home while assessing the remaining life expectancy of the mechanicals he took the time to teach me the proper way to light the particular model of gas fireplace in the home. Always looking at a home as if he were buying it himself Ed Malloy is the guy on your side, he really gives you a clear picture of what your buying and sense of security. I've used House detectives before, my relatives have used Ed Malloy before I would not hesitate to use Ed again and I highly recommend him.
- E.A., August 2017
Ed is fantastic! This is the second time we've used him and House Detectives. Ed is a thorough and detail oriented inspector that provides clear and non technical explanations to every aspect of the home. I will absolutely recommend and endorse Ed and House Detectives to anyone looking for a top notch inspector for their home purchase.
- D.R., Stamford CT, August 2017
Ed was very helpful. This is our first time buying a home, and Ed was very receptive to this. He spent the time helping us understand different things, and making sure we felt comfortable and knowledgeable about our new home. The report was relatively easy to understand, but somewhat jagron-y.
- A.C., Putnam Valley NY, August 2017
He did a wonderful job. He explained things at each stage of the inspection. We are first time home buyers and this was especially helpful. A+
- S.C., July 2017
I have owned two other houses in other states and Ed Malloy is by far the best inspector I've ever had. He is very knowledgeable and was even able to explain to me how and why termite inspections and prevention practices are different in Connecticut than in Virginia. The report I got was very detailed and the pictures he took were very helpful of hard to see places and areas of concern that neither my agent or I had noticed or thought to look for when we walked through the house. Ed spent a lot of time with me on the phone going through the report with me because I am moving from out of state and could not be with him when he did the inspection, only my agent was able to be there for it. I highly recommend Ed Malloy to anyone needing a home inspection, especially those moving from a different state who may be unfamiliar with Connecticut.
- M.M., July 2017
Ed, I walked through a friend's home inspection with you and was most impressed with your thoroughness and openness; your name first came to mind to inspect my condo. I appreciate your "if I were to buy this view" as objective, but also from a buyer's eye. The discussion at the end summarizing the results of your inspection was valuable and insightful.
- S.S., July 2017
Great Job today. You gave great explanation and you were very thorough.
- A.G., June 2017
You are clearly very well versed in what you do, you seem to be thorough and detail oriented, and I left feeling confident that I got every penny's worth with the more than reasonable fee. Thank you for everything, and I will absolutely recommend you to anyone I know buying a house!
- N.A., May 2017
Ed was very thorough and professional. As a first time home-buyer, Ed took the time to explain what he was looking for and why. His report is extremely detailed and would highly recommend him.
- E.S., May 2017
Ed was very thorough & explained everything to me carefully. My first experience at an inspection, but I will definitely recommend Ed to everyone I know who is buying a house.
- D.F., April 2017
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