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Can you Inspect in the RAIN? Sometimes people will call and ask if we can or should perform the home inspection in the rain? And my answer is always YES! It might not be the most fun for the inspector, walking around in the rain, but performing the home inspection in the rain helps us find issues that we would not normally see and could be very difficult to discover if it wasn’t raining. Obviously
Exterior, Home
The flooding in Nebraska and Iowa is devastating! It’s cereal and your heart goes out to all who been affected by the disaster. What should you do after your house floods? It depends on the type of flooding and damaged to your home. Some flooding is caused by sewer back-ups, burst water pipes, malfunctioning sump-pumps, heavy rains and like we have seen here, snow melt mixed with heavy rains and frozen grounds which has caused
Home, Mold, Safety

March 10, 2019

Stone Veneer

Stone Veneer, or a more proper name would be Adhered Concrete Masonry Veneer. One of the newer exterior cladding being installed in the area over the last decade on mid to higher end homes. This material should be treated like stucco due to the potential problems of water damage to the home and structure. The stone veneer must drain any moisture away from the structure. This is true with any exterior cladding, but it’s especially
Exterior, Home, Safety

February 8, 2019

Winter Mold

Winter Mold Ever notice in the cold winter months you may get some mold growing around your windows on the sills and trim work in your home? Why does mold often appear around the windows during the winter months? Humidity and condensation are the reason. Warm, indoor air condensates on the cold windows forming droplets (moisture) which soaks into the sills and trim work around the window, so it becomes damp and before you know
Home, Mold, Safety
Passive Radon Systems Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The EPA, recommends to test and reduce the radon levels in your home if levels are at or above 4.0 pCi/L. Testing should occur every few years or after any major re-construction project that disturbs the foundation and soil around the home. Many new home builders are installing passive radon systems in their homes to help reduce the radon
Home, Radon, Safety

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