Are You Winter Ready?

What comes after Fall? Winter and colder temperatures. I don’t know about you but sweaters are out, warm fuzzy throws are everywhere (at least where my wife sits) and now with an elderly parent living with us, our thermostat is bumped up about 8 degrees! You can’t wrap your house in a parka or a […]

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There’s a Crack in My Driveway!

There’s a crack in my driveway and it can be a trip hazard and can lead to other problems with your home. Guess what comes after Fall? Winter! Yikes, here in Des Moines we’ve already had an early taste of it with the “squall” in mid October. 2020 seems to be the year of new […]

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Gas Fireplace Safety

Gas fireplace safety is important as getting your furnace checked. With cooler weather comes the urge to cozy up to the fireplace with hot chocolate and a good movie. But sometimes you settle in, turn on the fireplace and notice a strange smell coming from the fireplace. Now what? If you have a natural gas […]

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What is Radon gas and is it dangerous?

We’ve been in this business since 2013 and the number of requests for radon has gone up significantly. Some people call and immediately request radon. While others ask the question: “What is radon and why should I do it?” Home safety is important. Radon is an inert gas, colorless and odorless, that has been known […]

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Fall home maintenance tips

As the days get shorter and nights are cooler, you know fall is coming. So my question to you is this.  Is your home ready for fall? Here are a few things fall home maintenance tips to help you get ready. Gutters: Be sure they’re clear of leaves and debris to prevent ice expansion to […]

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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. Because we can’t run enough water down your plumbing systems during a home inspection, a sewer scope is especially helpful. There are […]

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Gutter maintenance and your home

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! Gutter maintenance should be on your list. Does your gutters look like the picture […]

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Spring and our busy season

Spring and our busy season, and even with our inspectors, our calendar tends to be full. Spring is always busy for us, but it was hard to know how a pandemic would affect us. We have learned that many people are still buying homes and keeping our schedules full. According to NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence […]

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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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