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Home Safety  - Advice to make Kern County and Bakersfield homes safer.

Thermal imaging included with all home inspections.

The thermal imaging camera is a powerful tool that few home inspectors utilize.  I include it with all inspections.

Detailed and easy to read reports.

The home inspection reports we create are not simple checklists but actually narrative in nature to give you the details about the defects so you can make an informed decission. 

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Explinations you can understand.

The report is not only full of valuble infomation but is written in a way that is easy to understand.

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Identifying any safety or health issues.

Keeping your family safe is your top priority.  I inspect homes like I would if my own family would be living there.

Identify components of the house that need maintenance, repair, or replacement

I identify compotnents which are not functioning properly as well as find problematic areas of the house. 

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I provide you with a detailed report which delivers an accurate evaluation of the properties condition.


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Find out how to child-proof your home



Child-proofing your stairs

As falls being the leading cause of injuries for children, it is important to learn how to prevent this especially in your homes. Kern River Home Inspections believes that the most important area to childproof at home is staircases.  Standards have changed over time, and many older homes in older neighborhoods like central Bakersfield, Oildale, and Taft, it is common to see hazardous conditions.  But even in newer homes, staircases can be dangerous for unattended children.


Falling down the stairs can be extremely hazardous for children, especially toddlers who are just learning how to walk and navigate. As kids, they see landings and stairs as exciting and fun. The best way to eliminate falls and injuries is to install safety gates.


Safety gates are temporary gates installed through your main door, doors between rooms or a stairway to basically not allow children to pass through.


There are hundreds of safety gates designed to keep your children safe. Some safety gates are made out of steel, others are made out of wood. There are safety gates installed only by pressure against the walls and doorways and there are others needed to be attached with screws which are usually for large areas. If you have infants who are in the phase where they love to climb, we encourage you to get a safety gate as tall as possible. This hampers your children from climbing over the gate by making a makeshift ladder using boxes, pillows, or toys. Make sure you research which one best suits you and your lifestyle.


Nevertheless, it is essential to install these on areas where you want to limit your children from having access to.


At Kern River Home Inspections,  we point out common hazards and make buyers aware of the newer practices that can help keep your family safe.


This article was created by Kern River Home Inspections, providing home inspections, commercial inspections and mold inspections to Bakersfield and all of Kern County

Burglar-resistant Homes

From Bakersfield to Ridgecrest, regardless of the neighborhood, theft can be an issue. Kern River Home Inspections would like to give you some tips to help you make it difficult for criminals to burglarize your home.


Burglars want to get access to the house and would want to be able to escape as quickly as possible.


There are a number of ways on how burglars enter homes. Some of it is through the front door,  windows, through the basement or storage rooms and even using pet doors.


Here are some tips on how to protect your home:


1. Using doors made of steel or solid-core wood construction should be the way to go. There should be no signs or rots and cracks and should be protected by bump-resistant locks. Your mail slots should come with a box since it gives burglars an opportunity to insert wires or cords and use it to enter your home. Installing a peephole can also be very helpful.


2. Glass doors should not be able to be lifted from the frame and locks should be located on their tops and bottoms.


3. There should be lights installed on the exterior of the house and it would be best if they are activated by motion sensors.


4. Iron bars on windows can be an amazing help to make your home burglar resistant.


5. If you prefer to install a fence, they should not be able to block the view of the entrance and it should not be difficult to see through.


A bit of planning and some minor changes to property can be a valuable investment to safeguard your home against the possibility of burglary or invasion.  The safety of your family should always come first more than anything.


This article was created by Kern River Home Inspections, providing home inspections, commercial inspections and mold inspections to Bakersfield and all of Kern County

Smoke Detectors

Bakersfield to Ridgecrest, it is very common to see problems with smoke and CO detection devices.  This quick video will give you some basic info that could save your life.  



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