When scheduling home inspections, we are often asked, “should I get a Radon test?” It doesn’t matter if it is a Knoxville home inspection or an Oak Ridge home inspection, the short answer to that question is, yes, you should get a radon test. In this week’s blog, I will tell you why you should get this test.
The real estate market in Knoxville is crazy. Most home buyers feel like they need to make a “No Contingency” offer to have a chance at winning. Bent Nail has a service to help the buyer understand a home condition before making that no contingency offer.
With the recent snow, I thought I would talk about aerial drone inspections this week. Why aerial drone inspections? This is one of the ways that Bent Nail is bringing technology to help improve our Knoxville Home Inspections. Technology is great, and anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge tech geek. I also understand that technology doesn’t solve everything. This blog is about the problems that aerial drone inspection does solve and how it makes our home inspections safer for both me and the home.
Let me give you a short answer on this topic and then I will go into the why’s. The short answer is YES, absolutely you should get a pre-drywall inspection. At Bent Nail, we offer a discount if you schedule the following three inspections as a package: Pre-Drywall Inspection, Pre Move-In Home Inspection, and 11-Month Builders Warranty Inspection. Who has time to dig through your house to see what is wrong at the end of the first year? Builders know that it will be difficult for you to dedicate the time to take advantage of this warranty; that is a topic for another blog.
At Bent Nail Home Inspection Services, we are always looking to improve our process so we can provide the best Home Inspection in the Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Clinton, and all-over East Tennessee areas. Recently, we attended Monroe Infrared Technology Inc, Certified Residential Thermography course. I am excited to say the whole team passed the course and received our certification. What did we learn? How will that information improve our Home Inspection process?
Last week both Kadee and I were able to attend the Inspection Super Conference. This was a great opportunity for both Kadee and I to meet with other inspectors and inspection companies from across the country. We were able to hear what other people are doing, and from that figure out where we want to take our home inspection process.
One of the most common questions that the seller asks me is, what do I need to do to prepare for a home inspection. Generally, they are asking this as I get out of my truck and am getting ready to start the inspection. My thought is always, why didn’t you ask this a couple of days ago, because there are some things you can do to help a home inspection go smoother. I thought I would start my foray into blogs by creating a list of items you can do as a seller to make your house ready for a home inspection.