Acid Rain And Inspectors: Buildings At Risk

Posted on: September 15, 2014 by in BLOG, MAINTENANCE AND HOME SAFETY
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  Your Boise, Idaho home inspection company, Bent Nail Inspection would like to share acid rain and inspectors:  buildings at risk. Article by Nick Gromicko and Kate Tarasenko “Acid rain,” like “global warming,” is a phenomenon whose very existence is disputed by some. In fact, evidence of acid rain has been observed in industrialized cities around the world since the mid-1800s. “Acid rain” describes the mixture of wet and dry deposits from the atmosphere which contain Continue Reading ...

How Safe Is Your Home From Radon Gas?

Posted on: September 4, 2014 by in BLOG, INSPECTION DISCOVERIES AND FINDINGS
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  Your Boise, Idaho home inspection company, Bent Nail Inspections, is pleased to share with you the importance of getting your home tested for radon.  WHAT IS RADON GAS? Radon is a radioactive gas that is produced from uranium in rocks and soil.  It can reach high levels under your home and enter through cracks in your foundation, walls, well water etc.  WHAT ARE THE HEALTH RISKS OF RADON? Radon gas can contaminate the air in your home. The gas is breathed in, Continue Reading ...

Getting A Home Ready To Sell

Posted on: August 25, 2014 by in BLOG, MAINTENANCE AND HOME SAFETY
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Your Boise, Idaho home inspection company, Bent Nail Inspections, would like to share with you ideas on how to get a home ready to sell When You think about getting a home ready to sell, where do you start?Looks mean a lot, and one way to make a home market ready is to highlight its best features. You can make a good start by de-cluttering every room, kitchen to closet, and basement to attic. While you don't want to make a home look empty, you do want to make it look spacious, so removing Continue Reading ...

Create The Perfect Outdoor Living Space

Posted on: August 19, 2014 by in BLOG, MAINTENANCE AND HOME SAFETY
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In the summer your backyard can quickly become the most important “room” of your home. However, you aren’t alone if your backyard looks outdated and lackluster. Weather conditions can be tough on outdoor areas, but with a few simple updates, you can create the perfect outdoor living space. Backyard Gates Usually the first thing you and your guests see when entering your yard is the gate, so why not make a great first impression by updating rusty and squeaky gate hardware. D&D Continue Reading ...

The Overlooked Truth Of Curb Appeal

Posted on: August 14, 2014 by in BLOG, MAINTENANCE AND HOME SAFETY
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Curb appeal relies not just on the color of a home’s siding or the beauty of its landscaping, but on often-overlooked, underplayed details. Whether it’s charming intricate gingerbread scrolls on the porch, or fluted door casing that imparts an elegant, upscale look, trim can have a strong impact on a home’s curb appeal.“Trim adds that final touch to a home. For historical or traditional designs, trim can be machined into ornate profiles. For a contemporary look, thicker trim, such Continue Reading ...

The Value Of The Color Of Your Home Exterior

Posted on: August 5, 2014 by in BLOG, MAINTENANCE AND HOME SAFETY
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When it comes to designing a home – whether it’s new construction or a renovation – choosing beautiful exterior colors and complementary accent hues is critical to creating an appealing household.“To select the right colors for your home, view siding colors as an exterior project tool that both turns a home into a showpiece and increases its value,” says Leslie Harrington, executive director of The Color Association of the United States.Color and architecture trends vary from Continue Reading ...

Tools And Tips For Do It Yourself Outdoor Kitchens

Posted on: July 28, 2014 by in BLOG
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Outdoor kitchens are one of the hottest trends for exterior home improvements in 2014, a survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects reveals. If you’re considering creating a backyard kitchen this year, you may be wondering how much of the work you can do yourself in order to get the most out of your budget. Fortunately, many aspects of the job are within the abilities of the average do-it-yourselfer, and resources like rental stores mean you can easily obtain the tools you need to Continue Reading ...

What’s A Radon Test?

Posted on: July 21, 2014 by in BLOG
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What is A Radon Test and Why Should I Care?Radon Is A Cancer-Causing, Radioactive Gas. You Can’t See Radon. You Can’t Smell It Or Taste It. But It Could Be A Problem In Your Home… What do the colors mean?Zone 1 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter) (red zones) Highest PotentialZone 2 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (orange zones) Moderate Continue Reading ...

Excellent Advice About HVAC Units

Posted on: July 21, 2014 by in BLOG
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Your Boise, Idaho home inspection company, Bent Nail Inspections, is pleased to share with you advice about HVAC that you will want to read.When it comes to HVAC, you'll find yourself very hot or very cold when it isn't done right. What does it take to ensure your unit is always in great condition? All you need to do is read this article in full to learn great tips to help you with your HVAC system.Check FiltersMake sure you check the filters in your air conditioning unit. This is Continue Reading ...

5 Simple Projects To Revive Outdoor Spaces

Posted on: July 18, 2014 by in BLOG
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Your Boise, Idaho home inspection company, Bent Nail Inspections, is pleased to share with you 5 simple projects to revive outdoor spaces in one weekend or less Want to entertain outdoors this summer but your deck and patio aren’t party ready? It’s easy to refresh outdoor spaces with DIY projects that can be done in a weekend or less. Not only will you expand your property’s livable space, but you’ll be adding to its value as well. 1. Revive wood and concreteWorn wood Continue Reading ...