WHY DO A SEWER SCOPE?

Did you know sewer scoping is not required by the American Society of Home Inspectors Standards of Practice? Yet, it’s one of the most common “issues” buyers face after moving into a home is sewer problems. Because we can’t run enough water down your plumbing systems during a home inspection, a sewer scope is especially […]

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MY GUTTERS NEED HELP!

We know everybody is outside doing yard work and landscaping projects. How can you not when most of the events you normally attend in the summer are canceled; restaurants are still limiting seating; and besides that, the weather has been amazing! One of the most neglected outdoor home maintenance items we see is plugged gutters. […]

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Busy Season

It’s our busy season, and even with five inspectors our calendar tends to be full. Spring is always busy for us, but it was hard to know how a pandemic would change our workload. We have learned that many people are still buying homes and therefore keeping our schedules full to provide inspections. According to […]

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OUR COMPANY EXPANDS

When we first began conversations with Mark about joining our company it was over two years ago when we learned he had been pursuing training to be an inspector. We’ve known Mark from our church for several years; and always known him to be a quality home builder/remodeler of more than 40 years, as well […]

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Can I Have an Inspection During Covid-19?

We recognize and have taken into consideration both government recommendations, as well as local recommendations for both buyers and sellers as they enter into a home inspection during the Covid-19 outbreak. At the time of this blog post home inspections are still considered essential but that could change quickly. Several weeks ago we implemented prudent […]

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PHASE INSPECTIONS

For the next few several blog posts we’re going to talk about phase inspections on new homes. We love new home construction. In fact, we (Chuck and Chris) both have built new homes for ourselves doing the majority of the work. It’s a lot of work; and we can speak from experience what goes into […]

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New Doesn’t Mean Perfect – Building a New Home

Building a new home? It’s common to think that you don’t need an inspection. After all, you had the house built from scratch and customized to your exact needs and likes. No one else has lived there, and no time has passed for anything to break or go wrong. Wouldn’t a home inspection waste your […]

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National Radon Action Month

You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Experts say radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year. In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all […]

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Check with Chuck: Sewer Scopes

Inspections are par for the course when buying a home, but there’s one important system that many potential buyers overlook: the sewer line. A typical home inspection doesn’t examine the sewer because it is buried underground. The only surefire way to have the system inspected is to hire someone to perform a sewer camera inspection. The […]

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas week is here. Typically we find ourselves settling in for some time off with a slower schedule. But the real estate market, and thus home inspections here in central Iowa as well as northern Iowa have been keeping us busy. And with four inspectors in the Des Moines area and one home inspector in […]

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