Keeping Your Basement Dry

Keeping Your Basement Dry

There have been lots of wet basements after the heavy rains this week. Here’s why gutters are so important! 1. If your gutters do not extend at least 6 feet from your house- as seen in the top 2 photos, the water can drain right back to your foundation and into...
Do I really need to use my bathroom vent?

Do I really need to use my bathroom vent?

The short answer: YES! Bathroom ventilation systems are designed to exhaust odors and damp air to the home’s exterior.  Ventilation systems should be installed in all bathrooms, including those with windows, since windows will not be opened during the winter in...

10 Tips to Prepare your Home for Winter

Now that winter (well at least it feels like winter in November) is upon us, there are 10 simple things you can do around your home to prepare it for the cold weather. Insulation: New Iowa homes now require R49 as a reference to how much insulation you may need in the...
Water Heater Safety

Water Heater Safety

A few years ago there was a great episode of Myth Busters where they tested what would happen if a water heater in a house exploded. The water heater literally shot out of the roof like a rocket! (Watch here) You may be wondering, “Could this happen to me?” Here are a...
February is Heart Month!

February is Heart Month!

Written By Laci Minard We donate a portion of our profits from Whitetail Home Inspections to the Children’s Heart Foundation. Let me tell you why. We have 3 kids, ages 7, 5, & 2. When we took our youngest son Isaac to his 2 month check-up, he was unexpectedly...