4 Insurance Myths And Misconceptions Dispelled

Posted on: November 5, 2018 by in Blog
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Des Moines Home Inspector Identifies several myths and misconceptions that exist when it comes to insurance. For example, true or false? It costs more to insure red cars. The answer is false. Car color has no impact on insurance premiums; however, factors like your driving history, annual mileage driven, the cost of your vehicle and other things will affect how much you'll pay for insurance. Insurance is one of the most useful investments. You can make to help safeguard your belongings and Continue Reading ...

Get $25 OFF For Your Inspection

Posted on: November 2, 2018 by in Blog
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  Get $25 OFF on any Inspection if you schedule Online PLUS a chance of winning of $75 GIFT CARD to Target for your Holiday Shopping.     Promo runs until November 30th. An email confirmation will be sent to the winner on December 1st and mailed to your new home! No offer can be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount being promoted. The discount with the highest discounted amount will be used.   SCHEDULE HERE! Genesis Home Inspections provides Continue Reading ...

5 Steps To Protect Your Home From Rodents This Fall

Posted on: October 29, 2018 by in Blog
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Between the potential health issues and possible damage to your home, the last thing you want to hear is the scurrying of little rodent feet in your walls or attic. Luckily, Des Moines Home Inspection has these steps you can take that will help keep those critters out. Once they're inside, rats and other rodents can do a lot of harm to your home. This includes damage to electrical wiring, metal or plastic pipes and insulation found in walls and attics. On top of structural damage, the Continue Reading ...

How To Make Sure Your Door Hardware Makes The Grade

Posted on: October 22, 2018 by in Blog
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Short, chilly days mean more time spent indoors with family and friends. This is the perfect time to focus on home improvement, starting with finding the right door hardware. Des Moines Home Inspection tells us on how to make sure your door hardware makes the grade. Home security is typically top-of-mind. Door hardware such as locksets and deadbolts are generally overlooked and purchasing new locks is not a simple decision. Does it need to withstand repeated, long-term use? Or heavy impact, Continue Reading ...

Places Where Germs Are Hiding In Your Kitchen

Posted on: October 15, 2018 by in Blog
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Your kitchen may look clean, but here's the dirt on what's really happening. Des Moines Home Inspection identifies 3 alarming places where germs are hiding in your kitchen. Although a quick daily clean might keep some of the bacteria at bay, it's important to remember that germs are lurking in the dark corners often overlooked! Since the kitchen tends to be where family and friends congregate, not only is it alarming to discover that things may not be as clean as you thought they were, Continue Reading ...

Prevent These 4 Winter Home Problems Now

Posted on: October 8, 2018 by in Blog
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Des Moines Home Inspector tells how to prevent these 4 winter home problems. When you start feeling those first hints of winter, the instinct to get ready kicks in. You may dig out your car's snow brush, blanket, shovel, and winter survival kit and place them in the trunk of your car. The winter coats and boots come out of storage, and you may pick up some extra mittens. But what do you do to protect your house against the hazards of winter? If you don't take time for maintenance and Continue Reading ...

13 Moving Hacks That Could Save Time, Money And Sustainability

Posted on: October 1, 2018 by in Blog
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The experts at Des Moines Home Inspection have some great advice for orchestrating a move that won't waste your time or money. Consider the following 13 Moving hacks that could save time, money and sustainability. Changing households can be a time for new beginnings, fresh perspectives, and boundless opportunities. But those good things tend to come after the moving process itself, which can take a lot of planning, organizing, and old-fashioned elbow grease. And many people start the Continue Reading ...

8 Home Security Hacks

Posted on: September 24, 2018 by in Uncategorized
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Did you know that many police departments have a community affairs officer whose primary goal is to build a strong working relationship with the community? That means you have access to a trained safety expert who wants to give you ideas to keep your home and neighborhood safe. Read on Des Moines Home Inspection's eight simple home security hacks from a recent home safety evaluation conducted by a police officer.   1. Change the locks When was the last time you changed the locks? Continue Reading ...

How To Properly Store Summer Clothes To Avoid Pest Infestation

Posted on: September 17, 2018 by in Blog
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As colder weather approaches, you may decide to store some of your summer clothes. Des Moines Home Inspection tells you how to properly store summer clothes to avoid pest infestation. However, when warmer temperatures roll around again, you might not find those shorts and tank tops exactly as you left them. Certain insects that feed on fabrics and textiles can leave your carefully stored clothing damaged and full of holes. But don't despair! Your shirts aren't necessarily doomed. With some Continue Reading ...

Using Land In Lieu Of A Mortgage Down Payment

Posted on: September 10, 2018 by in Blog
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Saving up for a new home can take many people years and to most, it can seem like there is no easy answer to achieving their dream. Des Moines Home Inspection's tips on how you can use land in Lieu of a mortgage down payment.   According to the U.S Census Bureau as of July 2018, just 64% of Americans currently own their home. The hurdle that stands in the way of homeownership for the remaining: saving up for the down payment. The great news is, there are other easy options to help you Continue Reading ...