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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 Organization According 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 ...

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 counters Since 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 design Biophilic design is achieved when natural elements are Continue Reading ...

Home Projects You Can Do Before The Holidays

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From your Friends at Bent Nail Inspections ‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly For Home Repairs And DIYs! Less than a month, and it’s officially the holidays. Soon enough, families and friends you haven’t seen the entire year will start roaming around your home. But, if your home could use some improvements before the holiday season, do them now. During our home inspection in Boise, ID, we found common home repairs that are not necessarily costly but could use some good fixing. Below are some Continue Reading ...

Don’t Get Spooked When Home Buying This Halloween!

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Brought to you by Bent Nail Inspections! It’s true you easily get attracted to a person’s looks. That goes the same with homes. Ask any buyer, and they’ll tell you how easy it is to fall in love with the beauty outside. On the bright, sunny day, they’d surely say it's made of sugar, spice, and everything nice. Oh, how perfect that must be! But soon as the night starts creeping in, the blooming backyard is no longer in sight. You are left with the dark, ugly truth hidden in the Continue Reading ...

Major Dilemmas of First-Time Home Buyers

Posted on: October 23, 2019 by in BLOG, Home Inspections
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Helpful Information by Bent Nail Inspections! If you still remember your first home buying experience, you probably know all too well how strikingly emotional that event in your life was.  We know it wasn’t an overnight journey but it wasn’t really a relaxing time either. Here at Bent Nail Inspections, we listed down four major dilemmas first-time home buyers went through. Yes, buying a house is perhaps the biggest purchase one could ever make and so it’s no wonder how it brings to Continue Reading ...

Five Fall Fix-Ups For Your Outdoor Space

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Brought To You By Bent Nail Inspections! After a long summer relaxing on your deck or patio, autumn is a great time to renovate your outdoor space — or build one from scratch. Home improvement expert Alison Victoria, host of HGTV’s “Windy City Rehab,” offers five tips for fabulous fall fix-ups. 1. Get decked out. Fall is an ideal time to tackle a deck project, whether it be repairs, board replacement or a completely new build. In addition to offering more pleasant temperatures for Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection Tips for Buyers

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From your Friends at Bent Nail Inspections! It is one thing to be excited about setting foot into your dream home. But moving into a place where you’ll regret finding unpleasant inclusions is another story you wouldn’t want to experience. You see, buying a home is both exciting and crucial. One most important step before finally closing the deal is to have the home undergo home inspection. If the idea of a home inspection hasn’t crossed your mind yet, think again. Some people feel Continue Reading ...