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Can COVID-19 Live on Surfaces? Everyday Steps You Can Do to Avoid This

Helpful Information About COVID-19 Prevention From Bent Nail Inspections! “People could catch COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces or objects – and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.”- World Health OrganizationAccording to the World Health Organization, it is not yet certain how long the virus that caused COVID-19 can survive on surfaces but studies suggest that it can persist from a few hours up to several days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC Continue Reading ...

Top Options For Customizing A Bathroom

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Customizing A Bathroom (BPT) - As you probably remember, choosing your home was strongly influenced by the layout and appearance of its bathrooms. But no matter how long you’ve lived in your home, there are bound to be improvements you’d love to make. And almost everyone needs options for optimizing bathroom space.Before remodeling, it’s best to think through your plan. Unless you’re selling your house immediately, don’t make the mistake of considering resale value alone. Take a Continue Reading ...

What’s Next In Outdoor Living? Top Trends For 2020

(BPT) - The appeal of all things al fresco has never been higher with homeowners across the country investing more time and money than ever before into their outdoor spaces. Based on insights from decking contractors, retailers, and home design experts, industry leader Trex Company has compiled its annual outdoor living forecast, predicting the top design trends for 2020 and beyond.“It’s always fascinating to compare the trends reported by our customers with those projected by the Continue Reading ...

Tips to get your house ready for entertaining

(BPT) - Whether hosting family and friends for your first or fifteenth time, you want your home to be ready to impress. Here are five simple ways to make sure your home is refreshed and ready for any entertaining occasion.1. Refresh kitchen countersSince the kitchen is where people mingle the most, don’t leave old, dirty caulk to be the focal point behind your delicious spread! Spruce up your countertop and backsplash by removing and replacing the old caulk. Consider using a caulk Continue Reading ...

The surprising range of career opportunities in the landscape industry

(BPT) - Planning your next career move? Job seekers may think they have explored every possible option after attending job seminars or visiting career counselors, but the landscape industry is an often-overlooked field that’s full of diverse opportunities from entry level to management positions.According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), the landscape industry needs to fill 300,000 positions this year and now is peak hiring season. While you might have a Continue Reading ...

Bringing the indoors out: 2020 outdoor living trends

(BPT) - 2020 outdoor living trends are all about enjoying your backyard alfresco — but with the comfort and ease, you expect from your indoor spaces. Today's outdoor spaces are transforming into an extension of the home. The current outdoor design also takes into account the look and feel of your entire home, including the interior and exterior, building materials, and surroundings.Connecting with nature: Biophilic designBiophilic design is achieved when natural elements are Continue Reading ...

How To Protect Your Most Valuable Asset

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How to pick the right homeowner's insurance(BPT) - If you're like many Americans, your home may be your most valuable asset. That's why it's so important to protect it with homeowners' insurance. Plus, it's probably a requirement of your mortgage. Setting up your coverage the right way starts with understanding the major parts of a homeowner's policy.Consider the following information and tips from the USAA Home Learning Center:Dwelling protectionThis protection covers the cost Continue Reading ...

Fresh Ways To Improve Your Home This Year 2020

Posted on: January 2, 2020 by in BLOG, Boise Home Inspections
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From your Friends at Bent Nail Inspections! January 1st marks a fresh new year for you and your family. It’s the time where we try to create New Year’s Resolutions and create meaningful traditions to help us get by all year round. But, it’s not only us that need a fresh new start as soon as the new year begins. Our homes could use one too! In fact, with every new beginning come new trends in home decoration and home improvement ideas this year 2020!Let’s take a look at five of Continue Reading ...

5 Ways To Refresh Your Home For The Holidays

Posted on: December 26, 2019 by in BLOG, Boise Home Inspections
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From Your Friends at Bent Nail Inspections! 'Tis the season for festive holiday gatherings with family and friends. Whether hosting your first or fifteenth celebration, you want your home to be ready to impress. Here are five simple ways to make sure your home is merry and bright for the holidays. 1. Refresh kitchen counters Since the kitchen is where people mingle the most, don’t leave old, dirty caulk to be the focal point behind your delicious holiday spread! Spruce up your counter Continue Reading ...

Home Improvement Items You Can Give This Christmas

Posted on: December 20, 2019 by in BLOG, Boise Home Inspections
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Helpful Information From Bent Nail Inspections! For most, the Christmas season is a time for gift-giving. We often see wish lists from children which typically include toys, dolls, coloring items, shoes, clothes, and other whatnots. But even adults could use some wish list too with home improvement items wrapped in festive papers! Below are some tools and gadgets you can give to DIY lovers out there.   SawStop Jobsite Saw PRO table saw This tool carries all the features from the original Continue Reading ...