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...
Are Extension Cords Safe?

Are Extension Cords Safe?

One thing we see often at Whitetail Home Inspections, is extension cords ran all around the house-due to a lack of permanent outlets. Especially in older homes, the number of outlets installed in houses don’t represent the electrical needs for the 21st Century....
Sump Pumps are Key to Beating this Rainy Summer!

Sump Pumps are Key to Beating this Rainy Summer!

So far, the summer of 2019 can be called one thing……rainy! At least here in Iowa, it seems we’ve seen more rain than sun this year. In order to keep your basement dry from all this rain, let’s talk a little about sump pumps. We’ve heard from lots of homeowners, and...
Is your home inspector certified?

Is your home inspector certified?

Did you know that Home Inspectors don’t have to be certified in the state of Iowa? There is no regulation in our state when it comes to home inspectors! Any random person, no matter how little training or education, can market themselves as a home inspector. That is a...