Home Insurance Defender

Why You Need a Good Home Insurance Defender

September 9, 2017
When you spend years paying into an insurance policy that protects your property against loss, it can be quite frustrating to have to fight for an insurance claim. One thing that you should understand about insurance companies is that they are businesses…

What You Need to Know About Engineering Consultation

For a guaranteed quality establishment, one cannot simply rely on a simple suggestion made by his peers. It is always better to trust in the words of a person who knows what he says and what he does. Look for someone who is licensed to come up with technical…

Falling Objects? Stay Covered with These Tips

September 4, 2017
The eyes of the workers are the greatest tools of injury prevention. Employees can easily spot and raise concerns over safety hazards at the workplace. This will significantly reduce injuries. Nonetheless, each and every year workers are injured by one…
Home Inspection Liabilities

Are Inspectors Liable for Missing a Major Defect During a Home Inspection? 

September 2, 2017
You’ve finally found your dream home – it’s perfect. There’s just one little obstacle before sealing the deal, and that’s the inspection. Both the buyer and the seller hope for a clean inspection report with no major issues. But what…
Dangers of Buying a House with Foundation Problems

Dangers of Buying a House with Foundation Problems

August 31, 2017
Finding your dream home is a daunting task that takes months or even years. And when you finally see “the one,” finding out that it has foundation problems can be so heartbreaking. There are a number of risks and dangers that you’ll have to take…

Top 5 Workplace Safety Tips 

August 29, 2017
Workplace injuries affect everybody in every industry – from the workers’ health to employers’ profits and high insurance costs. With appropriate safety protocols, equipment and products, workplace accidents are preventable. However, workplace…
What to Expect from Our Home Water Damage Inspections

What to Expect from Our Home Water Damage Inspections

August 27, 2017
According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, flash floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Water damage to your home is one of the most devastating events that can happen to you. It not only causes immediate damage…
Industrial Building Inspections

Arnold Investigative Engineering Offers Industrial Building Inspections

It is quite difficult to find the right professional to inspect your commercial building. Because of the vast nature of the job, a lot of engineers are usually not willing to conduct inspections of large industrial facilities. At Arnold Investigative…

What Do We Inspect When We Get to Your Home?

August 22, 2017
There are different kinds of checks that you may want to carry out before you purchase a new home. Your realtor will usually assist you in getting certified home inspectors. Depending on the area where you are buying your house, you can decide on the…
Professional Legal Help for All Your Property

Get Professional Legal Help for All Your Property Issues 

August 20, 2017
Whether you are a simple homeowner, foreign investor, or property developer, you need experienced legal professionals to help you in capitalizing on your real estate investment as well as protect your interests. Property law is quite vast and may not…
Construction project management

Before You Start Building, Here’s What You Need to Know 

Construction project management combines the expertise and skills of the construction industry with the responsibilities of a project manager. Over the years, trends in the construction industry have been changing, and project managers will need to…

Don’t Be Caught Off-Guard: Here’s How Home Insurers Investigate Claims

August 16, 2017
Your phone rings suddenly and the person on the other end tells you that your home has been broken into or it has burned down. You quickly get there to get a glimpse of the damage. So, what next? In the event of such unfortunate occurrences, it is best…
Insurance Claim for Your Home

The Best Way of Making an Insurance Claim for Your Home

July 31, 2017
Claiming your home insurance is not a situation you would want to find yourself in. But the truth of the matter is that most people will have to do it at one point in their lives. The reasons will vary ranging from the more simple claims such as carpets…

Quality Assurance: What to Expect from an Inspection

Getting a structural inspection is not something that happens daily in our lives. It is for our safety and to provide proof of the quality of a particular building. You might be having a general idea of what to expect during an inspection, but it is…

Sellers: What Do You Do If You Get Bad Home Inspection Results?

Structural inspection serves one purpose which is to provide information to any potential buyer on the condition of a building. The main difference and an advantage between a structural inspection and the full pre-purchase inspection mainly are of the…
Do I Need a Home Inspection for My Insurance Policy

Do I Need a Home Inspection for My Insurance Policy?

July 25, 2017
Have you been asked to have your home inspected for an insurance policy? Well, this shouldn’t alarm you. The primary reason for this is to ensure that your home is properly insured and that the insurance coverage reflects the cost of rebuilding the…
Most Common Plumbing Problems Homeowners Face

5 of the Most Common Plumbing Problems Homeowners Face

July 23, 2017
While some of the most common plumbing problems at home have easy Do-It-Yourself (DIY) fixes, others should be left to professionals. A professional plumber has the necessary skills and expertise to make repairs as well as install replacements that will…
Ways Falling Debris Accidents Can Be Prevented

5 Ways Falling Debris Accidents Can Be Prevented

For those living in cities, construction on high rises is a common thing. Old buildings are continuously torn down and new high rising projects are replacing them. People have become so used to this construction environment that they often walk through…

Myths about New Home Constructions: Importance of a Builder Warranty Inspection

Moving into your new home might not be as rosy as many people tend to imagine. A lot of issues usually crop up that were not evident when the house was first constructed. In fact, many new homeowners tend to complain that their newly constructed homes…
Common Types of Inspections for Your Retail and Office

3 Common Types of Inspections for Your Retail and Office Buildings

July 15, 2017
Investing in a commercial property is one of the biggest steps when starting a business venture. While you may feel pressurized to fast-track the deal and acquire the property, taking time to hire the services of an experienced inspector can save you…
The Ultimate Roof Inspection Checklist

The Ultimate Roof Inspection Checklist

July 13, 2017
As a homeowner, you know how important a roof is to your house and everything inside it. You probably also understand how expensive roofing repairs and replacements can be. Therefore, it is important to have regular roof inspections. You can inspect…
Home Inspections Vs Engineering Inspections

Home Inspections Vs Engineering Inspections

July 8, 2017
Almost all buyers of homes and apartments will want to have an expert evaluation of a property before they strike a deal. Real estate agents sometimes refer to this process as a “home inspection” or an “engineering inspection“ without differentiating…
Commercial Electrical Inspections

Commercial Electrical Inspections: Why Are They So Important?

July 7, 2017
As a business owner, you do understand how vital electricity is to the profitability of your business. It powers our lights, runs our machinery, charges our gadgets, the list is endless. Nonetheless, by being so pervasive, electricity is easily taken…
Infrared Thermography Inspections

Infrared Thermography Inspections: Why You Need Them…

July 6, 2017
Infrared thermography involves measuring the temperature of a surface by using specially designed infrared videos or still cameras to make images, known as thermograms, which show the heat spectrum. The images on the film or video record the temperature…
Don’t Build Your House Without a Plan

Don’t Build Your House Without a Plan!

If you’re planning to build a new house without a building plan, then you are making a huge mistake. A layout of a new house is crucial because it gives you a rough idea of how your building will look like. In fact, it is against the law to construct…
Enjoy the Benefits of Regular Fire Inspections

Enjoy the Benefits of Regular Fire Inspections

July 4, 2017
Regular fire inspections by professionals are performed to assess and mitigate any potential fire-safety hazards in buildings. Most of these inspections will provide you with a well-written report of any rectifications that may seem necessary. These…
Top 3 Tips to Keep Your Building Safe

Top 3 Tips to Keep Your Building Safe

June 30, 2017
How safe is your building? Whether you’re a building owner with one or more tenants, a business owner in charge of your employees, or just a homeowner with a family and frequent guests, it is crucial that building safety is number one on your priority…
Importance of Building Permits

Understanding the Importance of Building Permits

Often, we’ll hear the question, “Do I need a building permit for this?” This is indeed a great question, whose answer varies from one state to another. People usually ask the question because they are concerned on whether the improvements they’re…
Construction Project

How Inspection Can Save Your Construction Project

Once your project moves from permitting and siting into construction, you will still have to satisfy a gamut of local, state, and federal environmental regulations. Construction projects usually involve the co-ordination of a great number people, components,…
Real Estate Investment for Sale

Thinking of a Real Estate Investment? Here’s Why You Need a Certified Inspector

Investing in real estate will require sound judgment which includes asking for the opinions of expert and experienced inspectors before you commit yourself to buying. Without a certified inspection, you can easily overlook critical issues with the property…

Can You Sell a Home that Has Code Violations?

Code enforcement is usually adopted by communities to preserve the cleanliness, safety, and the property values of their municipality. The violation of these building codes can range from serious things such as breaching the construction standards to…
Home Pest Inspection

Home Pest Inspection FAQs

June 16, 2017
Buying or selling a house is an exciting, stressful, and some may even call it a painful process. Both the seller and buyer have a lot of things to think about. One of the major problems that a house may have is pest infestation. Pest issues can make…

Understanding the Property Damage Estimation Process

Whether you’ve had an insurance appraisal clause invoked on you or you’ve invoked the appraisal clause, you cannot afford to hire an inexperienced property damage appraiser. At Arnold Investigative Engineering, property damage estimation is what…

What is Inspected During a Mechanical Home Inspection?

June 12, 2017
A mechanical home inspection is a detailed report of all the mechanical systems of your home. It involves inspection of the heating system, air conditioning unit, plumbing system, electrical system, as well as the home appliances. Heating system Unlike…
Plumbing Inspection

Plumbing Issues During Home Inspections

June 9, 2017
When buying a house – whether old or new – you should always have your drainage system examined before you make any kind of decision. Homeowners who have never had their plumbing system inspected should also do so as a preventative and diagnostic…

Home Electrical Inspection Checklist

June 7, 2017
What is electricity? It is a form of energy that is generated or occurs naturally to produce the movement of electrons. The electrical system of any building contains that most potential safety hazard to occupants. Therefore, you should never attempt…

5 Common Building Code Violations that You Should Avoid

June 1, 2017
To many homeowners, whether or not your home is ’to code” remains a mystery. In the US, almost all municipalities have embraced a set of building codes which establish proper standards for homes. These set codes come in handy at ensuring the safety,…

What is a Consulting Engineer?

Consulting engineering, by definition, is a professional service that provides expertise in engineering, science, and other related areas to construction firms, developers, industries, and governments. A consulting engineer, therefore, is a person with…

Do You Have a Drainage Problem?

May 31, 2017
Uncovering drainage problems when they are small and easy to fix can go a long way in saving you a lot of cash and plenty of headaches. You don’t need to be skilled and certified building inspector to know that a mini-lake on your front lawn and puddles…

Commercial Building Inspection Checklist

Regardless of whether you have a maintenance staff in your company, it has always been wise to schedule for regular inspections that can help guarantee your employees and clients safety. A good inspection schedule will ensure a good preventative maintenance…

Why is Building Construction Consultation Necessary?

Are you planning to initiate a construction project anytime soon? If you are, it is always recommendable to keep in mind some important aspects before starting the project, especially if it’s your first construction job. For the success of your…

What Type of Home Inspection Do I Need?

checked by a professional home inspector. It is expensive buying a home and therefore, you should never risk the chance of spending on other maintenance expenses just because you ignored this simple step. When an inspector gets into your home, they are…

What Can You Do with a Pre-purchase Home Inspection Report?

A pre-purchase home inspection is a crucial procedure, for both the buyer and seller. Either one of the two or both can get it done. This inspection eliminates the guesswork’ from determining the real condition of the home before it changes hands.…

Cracks Mentioned in Your Inspection Report. How Serious Are They?

May 21, 2017
Your structural inspection report reveals there is some cracks in your building. You are wondering how serious this could be. First and foremost, it is important to note that most buildings have cracks at some stage in their existence. Modern buildings…

Commercial Building Inspection: Making the Unknown Known

May 19, 2017
Commercial Building Inspection, sometimes known as a Property Condition Report, is a report obtained mainly by real estate investors from commercial inspectors. Experts usually inspect the commercial building to be acquired. We all know that commercial…

Are You Selling a Home? Here’s How to Pass a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection

May 13, 2017
Selling a home can be such a stressful experience. Before putting it up for sale, it is important that you ensure your home is in top notch condition. Potential buyers will always hire home inspections services before buying a home. This is why it is…

6 Costly Home Inspection Mistakes You Should Avoid

May 9, 2017
A building inspection is considered by many to be the most stressful part of a real estate transaction. On one hand, there is the buyer who is about to make one of the biggest investments in his or her life and is worried about some deal-breaking defects…

Property Valuation: What You Need to Know

May 4, 2017
Investing in property is an attractive option for many potential investors because of its good returns. The value of property keeps rising year in, year out. One of the most common trends in the property market is buying homes then selling them at higher…

How to Prepare For a Remodeling Consultation

May 1, 2017
So, you’ve decided to embark on a home or an office remodeling project. Congratulations! It’s not always easy to accept change, but change is sometimes inevitable. There are a lot of websites dedicated to telling you how to choose the best remodeling…

Tips to Filing a Roof Repair or Replacement Insurance Claim

It’s troubling and stressful to find out that your roof requires repairing or replacing, especially after a storm. Making follow-ups with insurance adjusters, professional roofing contractors, and mortgage companies is quite a daunting task. To successfully…

4 Common Situations You’ll Need an Expert Investigative Engineer

Do you really need investigative engineering services for your claims? Well, investigative engineering cannot only help you settle those claims, but also assist you in establishing coverage and setting reserves quickly and equitably. The findings from…

Understanding Your Property Claim Estimate

If your home or business has been damaged, you will most likely feel overwhelmed by the huge loss and the overall recovery process that awaits you. If your property was insured, then utilizing the insurance policy is the best way to recover your losses.…

Building Inspection Services? Your Search Ends Here!

April 23, 2017
Whether you are buying, building, or just renovating your home or business premise, an inspection is always crucial to ensure you have quality results through the process. But what exactly is a building inspection? About building inspections A building…
Legal Reporting Service

Deposition Testimonies: All You Need to Know

April 20, 2017
The society we live in is blame-based and litigious in nature. At least one point in your life, you will be called upon to vividly provide your testimony on a given set of facts at a deposition. Nonetheless, a lot of people, especially property owners,…

4 Ways Engineering Consulting Services Can Save Your Building Project

April 17, 2017
The preliminary requirement for building or conceptualizing anything is engineering. Nonetheless, the engineering skill has become a scarce commodity in many companies nowadays. If you are thinking of starting any type of building project, ensure that…

Do You Need Flood Insurance?

Did you know that a typical homeowner’s insurance does not cover flood damage? Shocking, isn’t it? It will only cover minor damages from rain; but if your house is filled with water, you are on your own. Even though certain areas are prone to flooding…

Is New Construction Inspection Necessary?

April 13, 2017
It is usually recommended that a building is inspected at its stages of the construction. This will give you, the owner, an assurance that everything is fine all through the process. And, if by any chance there is an issue regarding the construction,…

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Building Consultancy Company

April 7, 2017
If you are buying a house, a building inspection could reveal a lot of problems that you would never have noticed. A thorough inspection will require the seller to repair the damages before you make a purchase. Moreover, an inspection can also change…

Noticed Some Problems on Your Foundation? Hire an Expert Foundation Inspector

April 6, 2017
Crack in a foundation? If you own a building, whether residential or commercial, then you definitely understand the importance of a general building inspection and value appraisal before making any purchase. This is a great way of ensuring that your…

Top 3 Benefits of Building Construction Inspection Services

April 3, 2017
Top 3 Benefits of Building Construction Inspection Services to a Home Owner… Building a home is one of the greatest financial investments that a person has to make in his or her life. Before making a financial commitment to a home, it is important…
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