Home Inspection Tips

Safe Use of Ladders

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The start of Fall in DFW is also the start of many home maintenance chores to get ready for Winter and the holidays. Many of these chores – such as cleaning the gutters or installing Christmas lights – include the use of ladders. We want you to do these things safely! Ladder Safety Tips Use […]

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Winterize Your Home Part 4: Exterior

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Preparing these items on the exterior of your home helps protect from winter weather: Trim or remove large or dead tree limbs Clear gutters of debris Inspect stairways and railings Inspect outdoor lighting Cover or store patio furniture Move plants indoors or clear soil Store and rust-proof seasonal tools Stock up on salt or sand […]

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Winterize Your Home Part 3: Roof Preparation

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January and February are the traditional months for ice and snow in Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex area. And your roof is the primary part of your house that protects you and your property from the elements. Get your home ready for winter by preparing your roof. Check the roof for missing/damaged shingles Check for […]

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Winterize Your Home: Protect From Ice & Snow

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Winterizing your home is about making sure that your family is comfortable and protecting your property from the elements. Here are some specific steps to protect your home from problems that can be caused by ice and snow. Prevent pipes from freezing Prepare for a winter storm Protect entryway with mats inside & out Prevent […]

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Winterize Your Home: Heating and Cooling

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Winterizing your home is about making sure that your family is comfortable and protecting your property from the elements. Make sure heating system is ready Service the fire place and chimney Check for air leaks at windows and doors Reverse ceiling fans to optimize warm air Protect or cover the exterior air conditioner condensing unit […]

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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