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4 Tips to Prevent Roof & Gutter Damage Before Listing Your Home

Posted on May 27, 2016 at 9:41 am

With the brutal winters and summers we know well in Iowa, roof damage is always a concern and a possibility. If you’re about to list your house for sale and have a roof in good condition, make sure to keep it that way by preventing damage as we enter the stormy summer months. Hail proves… Read more »

Importance of Home Inspections for Rental Properties

Posted on April 21, 2016 at 9:42 am

Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish the difference between a good and bad tenant. It’s important to have all your tenants sign a thorough lease agreement before moving into your property. Even when your tenants sign a lease agreement, you can’t always monitor your property at all times. Regularly scheduled property inspections are very… Read more »

The Importance of Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections for New Homeowners

Posted on March 14, 2016 at 8:07 am

You’ve just purchased a new home and you’re excited to move in and start decorating. Even if your home underwent a new construction or pre-purchase inspection, some issues could still arise after you move in. Remember to mark your calendars for 11 months, because your builder’s warranty expires 1 year after you move into your… Read more »

Things you Should Consider Before Hiring a Home Inspector

Posted on February 25, 2016 at 9:24 am

Experience Hiring an experienced inspector gives you peace of mind that your home is in good hands. Many inspectors specialize in a certain type of inspection or are proficient in many different types of inspection; whether that be residential, commercial, pre-purchase, or new construction inspections. An inspector should be able to provide you with a… Read more »

Detecting Water Damage in your Central Iowa Property

Posted on February 18, 2016 at 9:05 am

The winter in Iowa is typically the driest time of year. Homeowners use humidifiers to restore the moisture in their home to a comfortable living atmosphere. As the snow starts to melt when Spring arrives, make sure your home is protected. The weather in Iowa can change rapidly. When the temperatures increase and decrease rapidly,… Read more »

The Importance of Using a Humidifier in the Winter

Humidifier for your Home in the Winter

Posted on February 4, 2016 at 12:02 pm

Iowa winters are often very cold and dry. The humidity levels in your home drop to very low amounts, making your home uncomfortable to live in. A simple solution? You should invest in a humidifier to replenish the necessary moisture in your home that makes it a comfortable living environment. Humidity levels should ideally be… Read more »

Buyers & Sellers: A Guide on How to Deal with Bad Home Inspection Results

Central Iowa Home Inspections

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 11:15 am

Hiring an inspector to perform a pre-listing inspection is an important step in your home selling process. When potential buyers are interested in your home, they will be comfortable placing an offer when they know the true condition of the home. Buyers rely on pre-purchase inspections to give them peace of mind before moving into… Read more »

Causes of Attic Moisture and How To Prevent It

Keep Moisture out of your Attic

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Moisture in your attic is a common problem that many homeowners discover during a routine home inspection. Contrary to what many people think, the cold temperatures during the winter will lead to more moisture accumulation in the cold areas of your home. Typically, homeowners use fans and ventilation to prevent humidity moisture build-up during the… Read more »

8 Common Problematic Areas of Your Home

Posted on at 12:32 pm

Heating & Cooling Systems Heating and cooling systems don’t last forever. They require routine maintenance and servicing in order to keep them in proper working condition for longer. When buying a new home, it is important that your inspector carefully checks the homeowners upkeep of their heating and cooling systems, the age of the system,… Read more »