4 Unusual Homeowners Claims

Posted on: July 16, 2018 by in Blog
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You're covered: Des Moines Home Inspection 4 unusual homeowners claims you didn't think would ever happen   Homeowners insurance is a practical investment to help protect you, your family and your property in the event of unforeseen and unexpected losses. Traditionally, it's associated with fire damage, burst or leaking pipes, or stolen property, but occasionally it covers unusual events that make for sensational news stories and viral videos.     Here are four claims Continue Reading ...

Smart Steps To Beat The Heat

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  Home Inspection Des Moines: Smart steps to beat the heat in favorite outdoor spaces   Are summer's sizzling temperatures causing you to retreat from your favorite outdoor spaces? Garages, patios, sheds, gardens and other outdoor areas should be enjoyed throughout the year. Unfortunately, heat and humidity can quickly make being outside intolerable during the dog days of summer.   The good news is keeping outdoor spaces comfortable doesn't have to be a challenge. Continue Reading ...

Paint Like A Pro

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Paint like a pro with Des Moines Home Inspection 5 easy steps   Nothing transforms a home quite like a fresh coat of paint. In fact, painting your own house is one of the smartest and easiest DIY upgrades a homeowner can accomplish on their own.   "Summer is the ideal time to tackle a painting project, as the warmer temperatures lead to faster drying times, and you can comfortably leave the windows open for better ventilation," said Megan Youngs, Product Manager at DAP. Continue Reading ...

The “waiting Room” of a home inspection

Have you ever wondered what is going to happen during your home inspection?  I know I didn't - both times! I've been through two homes. I wasn't even a home inspector then. The anxiety, the fear of the unknown and wondering if I will be able to negotiate the findings into the cost of the home or WORST...start the whole process of looking all over again! AGH!  It felt as if I was in the waiting room of a hospital waiting for the good or bad news from the doctor. (By the way, worst feeling Continue Reading ...

5 Common mistakes to avoid before the inspection

Are you ready to sell your home and or buy a home? Here are five common mistakes to avoid. Why aren’t you researching the home inspector you are hiring? Many home buyers and sellers take a card from their realtor and just run with the first one they see. Do your research! You want a certified, well trained home inspector to do your inspection. Here are a few questions to ask yourself when researching an inspector: How long have you been inspecting homes? Home many inspections Continue Reading ...

Smooth sailing, I don’t think so!

Are you scared? I know I have been! Oh, about what you ask? About getting a home inspection and it possibly not going smooth!! Look, I get it. You’re in the process of buying a home and it’s scary and stressful. Plus, the inspection process can make that feeling even worse. You may feel like the whole thing will fall through and you have to start over. Is a home inspection really a smooth process? Maybe…or maybe it’s not. It really depends on everyone involved in the transaction. Continue Reading ...

Fire Safety for the Home

The National Fire Protection Association’s fire prevention program promotes the following eight tips that people of all ages and abilities can use to keep family members safe, especially during the threat of a house fire. Plan and practice your escape from fire. We’ve heard this advice before, but you can’t be prepared to act in an emergency if you don’t have a plan and everybody knows what that plan is.  Panic and fear can spread as quickly as a fire, so map out an escape Continue Reading ...

Why hire me you ask?

I am one of the few home inspectors that will explain to you what YOU WILL ACHIEVE WITH OUR SERVICES! Quality of service and customer satisfaction is key! The end goal is “Peace of Mind”. “But Luis, many home inspectors tell me the same thing.” Yea, but money is their motivator. Not mine! Sure, money is important. How about the needs of the customer and your reputation to provide excellent services and grow your business above and beyond home inspections? I am in the business of Continue Reading ...

Electrical Panel Safety

All homeowners should know where their electrical panel is located.  When you open the door to it, you should find breakers that are labeled which correspond to the different rooms or areas of the home.  Breakers will sometimes trip due to a power surge or outage, and the homeowner can flip the switch to reactivate the current to the particular room or area.  Behind the breakers is the dead front, and it is this electrical component that should be removed only by a qualified electrician or Continue Reading ...

Spring Is Here!!

Finally!! Spring has arrived. We are but 3 days away from the official day of Spring. Most of us have be hibernating this winter – HAHAHA – it’s time to get out and get some fresh air and clean out that grill. However, it’s also time for some home maintenance items that will help you avoid big repair bills later on and ruin all the fun if left unattended. Inspect your roof – Whether you have shingles, tin or even concrete tiles, your roof is your home's first line of defense Continue Reading ...