You’re Moving! Congratulations!! Hacks for Faster, Easier, Less Stressful Moves
Apr 21, 2022
You’re Moving! Congratulations!! Moving is an emotional time. You may be sad to leave but excited to go all at the same time. On top of it all, you may be overwhelmed and stressed. Whether you move often or are packing up your bags for the first time in a long...
Dangerous Electrical Panel in Your Home?
Mar 4, 2022
If your home was built prior to the 1990s you may have some electrical issues that are ticking time bombs. Do you own a home or looking to buy a house that was built before 1990? If so, it’s a good idea to know about outdated, dangerous electrical panels – and what...
Cast Iron Pipes and what troubles they may cause you.
Feb 3, 2022
Cast Iron Pipes and what troubles they may cause. Cast iron pipe background Cast iron pipes are a type of pipe that has been in use for plumbing since the 17th century. They were once considered innovative and modern. The wealthiest of the wealthy, including King...
The Truth About Aluminum Wiring
Jan 22, 2022
Aluminum wiring is not necessarily a bad thing, but the connections have been known to cause fires. In fact, many insurance companies will not provide you with coverage until this issue has been repaired. You’ll likely have to remediate the aluminum wires in the home. We have found aluminum wiring in homes after 1973 but they are not common. Contact us for a 4 Point Inspection when shopping for home insurance or a full inspection when purchasing a home!
Aug 9, 2021
Roof Certification The purpose of a roof inspection is to verify the roof's physical condition to the insurance company. The roof information covered in the report will be as follows: Covering Material Composite Asphalt Shingles, Wooden Shingles, Metal...
What is a Wind Mitigation?
Aug 6, 2021
What is a Wind Mitigation? In coastal states such as Florida, your insurance company may request a Wind Mitigation before issuing a homeowners insurance policy. A Wind Mitigation helps an insurance company determine rates they will offer you for insurance on...
Annual Roof Inspections
Jul 6, 2021
Roof Inspection: It is important that roof shingles are installed correctly and maintained to avoid leaks during the rainy season. Whenever you see signs of damage to the roof shingles or components, repairs are recommended. Fixing damaged roofing will ensure that...
Hurricane Preparation List and Tips
Jun 15, 2021
Zero-Prep Food: 1 Gallon of drinking water per day per person Dry cereal Canned fruits Canned vegetables Canned juice Ready to eat canned soups and meats Canned pasta Canned beans Peanut Butter Bread Bananas Apples Oranges Crackers Nuts Granola and...
Yearly Home Maintenance Checklist
Jun 11, 2021
Home maintenance can be overwhelming at times. The best life hack is to due a little every month of the year. Notice and fix that small issue before it becomes a big costly headache! New Ground home inspectors wanted to provided helpful tips on taking care of your home.
What is a 4-Point Home Inspection?
Jan 22, 2020
In coastal states, your insurance company may request a 4-point inspection before issuing a homeowners insurance policy. Many insurance companies require this type of inspection on rental properties older than 30 years or homes more than 40 years old. Learn more about...
Choose an Inspector Who Uses a Drone for Home Inspections
Dec 23, 2019
Home inspectors have started to use aerial drones in their inspections to make them more comprehensive. A drone enables the inspector to see things that otherwise may get missed. Find an inspector who uses a drone for home inspections. Closely View Inaccessible Areas...
How to Prevent Plumbing Leaks in the Home
Nov 22, 2019
Plumbing pipes can leak or burst, resulting in expensive bills to repair the plumbing and your home. Water can damage your belongings, contribute to mold growth, encourage termite infestations, and affect the structure of your house. Protect your investment by taking...
5 Tips for Preventing Termites When Gardening
Oct 25, 2019
Landscaping around your home can be a perfect environment for termites. Once they find a habitat close to the home, they are likely to move inside. Fortunately, preventing termites when gardening is easy when you follow these tips. Keep Bushes and Trees Trimmed...
Pros and Cons of Types of Roofing Materials
Sep 25, 2019
When it’s time to replace or upgrade your roof, there are many different types of roofing materials to choose from. Quality roofing is important because it protects your home and family from the outside elements. With each type of material, there are benefits and...
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