Home Inspection Tips

Landscape Irrigation/Sprinkler System Inspections

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Water can be your yard’s best friend and your home’s worst enemy. Many homes have landscape irrigation sprinkler systems to irrigate and water the lawn.  Lawn sprinkler and irrigation systems are complex mechanical systems with lots of potential failure points, including valves, heads, sensors, shut-off switches. If your lawn sprinkler isn’t operating properly, it can […]

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Central Air-Conditioning System Inspection

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by Nick Gromicko, CMI®, Internachi Summer is quickly approaching in Dallas/Fort Worth, which means our air conditioners will be working overtime. Here are some tips for keeping yours running smoothly: A building’s central air-conditioning system must be periodically inspected and maintained in order to function properly. While an annual inspection performed by a trained professional is […]

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Cook Up a Plan for Backyard Living

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As we move out of Spring and into Summer, it’s the best time to prepare your backyard and outdoor areas for summer living. In addition to things you can do for your lawn maintenance, pool safety, and keeping your foundation strong, there are some other simple tips to make your yard most enjoyable. Add some […]

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Pool Safety Guidelines for Your Home

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Summer is quickly arriving in Texas, and children are already home. This means that our pools are about to be in use if they are not already. This makes it an important time to review pool safety. Keep in mind that almost all water sources should have your attention. This includes in-ground swimming pools, above-ground swimming pools, […]

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Fall Maintenance Checklist: Yard & Garden

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Plant Spring flowering bulbs Drain fuel from gas-operated lawn equipment Clean and store summer garden tools Re-seed needed areas of the lawn Fertilize the lawn Drain hoses and shut off exterior water valves Check and prepare ice/snow equipment Schedule your Annual Maintenance Inspection with Semper Fi Home Inspections

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Tree Damage After a Storm

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Usually in June at the start of summer, we are highly focused on ways to protect our yards against drought. This year we are seeing a more consistent amount of rain and storms, which can bring its own issues to our yards. A very common problem during storms is tree limbs falling. High winds can […]