There’s a Crack in My Driveway!

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 words and new weather! With colder temperatures and daily temperatures slowly falling, the ground begins to freeze also. Your yard can take […]

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Gas Fireplace Safety

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 fireplace you may notice a smell the first time you […]

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What is Radon?

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 to help you get ready for fall. Gutters: Be sure they’re clear of leaves and debris to prevent ice expansion to create gaps […]

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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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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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