Winterizing a vacant home is a process that prepares the plumbing infrastructure for temperature extremes. There are two types of winterizations, dry and wet which are both equally important. Wet wints are done when there is a steam boiler or radiant heat with a hot water boiler present at the property. When there is a dry heating system present such as a furnaces or vents with forced hot air, that is categorized as Dry Wints. The process is usually done in preparation of the winter season so that the pipes do not freeze over. The process begins upon inspecting the homes plumbing and water system. This includes blowing out the water in the water heater, draining the pipes, and using anti-freeze in sinks, tubs and toilets.
De winterizing a property is a process that actually reverses the winterization process by reactivating the plumbing infrastructure in order to inspect for leaks. Appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, washing machines and water heaters are reconnected to the water supply to confirm that the property is protected from water damage.
Mold development in a property can cause negative health effects and significant damage to a property if left untreated. Mold develops when there is evidence of water from the plumbing system or a roof as well as poor ventilation. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours so it is imperative to identify and remediate the mold to normal levels.
Conveyance condition is a process confirming the condition of a foreclosed FHA insured property before the bank can return to HUD.
Lock ups jobs are done to ensure that the vacant home is secure from trespassers and other forced forms of entry. First, one must remove the existing locks at the property and then install a new lockset along with a lockbox with a key. A thorough inspection should be done to confirm that not only the doors are secure but the windows, garages, sheds and other forms of entry are completely locked.
Vacant properties can be filled with debris, garbage and other contaminating items that need to be removed. Trash outs are done to completely remove these items from the premises.
A complete and thorough inspection of the exterior and interior of the property is a must. By leveraging innovative mobile applications we can identify a problem area by taking proficient photographs and storing it in our database. Before, during and after photo documentation is a requirement and helps ensure that each job is done with quality and control.
maintaining the exterior grounds is essential to property preservation quality and control. Mowing, weeding, trimming and sweeping all exterior surfaces are some examples of yard maintenance. The busiest time of year for lawn services are usually between April 1 st and October 31 st .
Snow and ice in the winter season can make for hazardous conditions and should be removed from all entry points including the walkway, porches and driveways. Snow accumulation of three inches or higher is required to be removed and salt should be applied to prevent ice from accumulating.
Evictions happen when there are occupants that have remained in the property along with their personal belongings and other property. Procedures for eviction vary from state to state so it is important to stay in tune with local state laws when handling cases like this.
A pool can be a major selling point for those in the market for a new home. If a pool is left unmaintained it can have the opposite effect on potential buyers and creates a hazardous situation. Cleaning, covering and securing the area surrounding a pool is imperative to properly preserving a property.
Upon inspection of a property it is imperative to fully inspect the roof and take high quality before photos of any indication of a leak. First, a tarp can be placed on the roof to mitigate damages but this is a temporary solution. Roof repairs are performed by qualified vendors that have the necessary equipment and crews to successfully repair a roof.