Boggs Inspection Services Helps South Sound Service Members and Families Make Their Home Sweet Home

When you live somewhere for 20 years, you become more than a treasured neighbor and valued partner. For Boggs Inspection Services, the past two decades have built strong Pierce County partnerships as they helped nearly 19,000 families and businesses find safe, healthy spots to put down roots. A portion of these families include the more than 55,000 military service members who call Washington home. Whether settling down forever or just a few years, each May, Boggs honors these hardworking individuals and their families during Military Appreciation Month. They provide discounted inspections so all families can rest easy knowing their home is warm, dry, safe and secure, thanks to a detailed report from the knowledgeable Boggs team.

Boggs Inspection Services Team posing for a photo
For 20 years, Boggs Inspection Services has honored service members and their families. Each May, for Military Appreciation Month, active military and veterans can receive discounted home inspections. Photo courtesy: Boggs Inspection Services

Honoring Military Service May and Everyday Alongside Boggs Inspection Services

The Joint Chiefs of Staff explain that Military Appreciation Month began in 1999 as a way to honor both service and sacrifice. Though Memorial Day is May’s only federally recognized holiday in May, the month also features Loyalty Day, Public Service Recognition Week, VE Day, Armed Forces Day and Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

Boggs Marketing Specialist Heather Derrick appreciates Boggs’ commitment to military families. Her husband and father-in-law are both Air Force veterans, with her father-in-law Darin Derrick commissioned during the first Gulf War. Derrick senior served more than 26 years with the force and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Derrick says the Boggs Inspection Services’ team recognizes and honors the sacrifices made by the military personnel and their families. “Many times, we inspect homes for these families, even before they relocate to our area,” she adds. “We work closely with their agents to ensure they feel comfortable with the home they are about to purchase. We feel privileged to be trusted in these situations and take great pride in offering them the best service.”

Tina Torfin, pictured here at a recent Boggs home inspection, is another industry partner. Torfin is president of the United States Army Lacey SC, which serves the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team as well as the 17th Field Artillery Brigade. Photo courtesy: Boggs Inspection Services

Add a Home Inspection to Your Spring-Cleaning Honey-Do List

In everything from allergens to wardrobes, seasonal changes bring new challenges. Boggs Inspection Services offers families a Home Maintenance Checklist of small chores that can help your home run smoothly all year round.

Boggs Inspection Services Manager George Green suggests a springtime check of your exterior and roof to make sure things are caulked properly and the roof and gutters are clean and in good shape. “Also, make sure your sprinkler system is operating properly,” he adds. “Just remember that prior to sprinkler inspection, the system should be de-winterized.”

Other items on the May checklist include getting your home septic pumped and inspected (if applicable), nailing down any loose siding or trim, oiling garage door tracks, trimming back trees and shrubs, fertilizing your lawn and cleaning window screens before the warmer weather. By doing a few easy chores each month, you can avoid feeling overwhelmed or having systems fail when you least expect it.

Boggs Inspection Services partners with realtors and brokers who specialize in military relocations and finding their forever home. Ashley Mills (pictured with her husband in his military fatigues) of Windermere Professional Partners is herself married to an active duty member of the US Army. Photo courtesy: Boggs Inspection Services

Inspections For Home Buyers, Sellers, Renters and Everyone In Between

Many people think home inspections are just something you do when buying or selling a property. But knowledge is power, and we don’t all have the tools or expertise at our disposal to tell what’s going on behind the walls or in attic and basement spaces. As the saying goes, forewarned is forearmed, especially when dealing with expensive home repairs. This is where Boggs Inspection Services can help.

These days, everything costs a little more and Boggs Inspection Services understands that for military families, each move adds up. Derrick says that their team offers a new way to save. “Our Pay at Close option is a great way for buyers to keep their out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum while purchasing a new home,” she explains. “Buying a house and moving can be expensive, so this option allows buyers to pay for their inspection at the closing of their home purchase instead of paying for it at the time of inspection. This means that there is no need for cash or any additional charges on their credit card before they close on their new home.”

Boggs Inspection Services also partners with realtors who specialize in military relocations. Ashley Mills is the wife of an Army serviceman, and Tina Torfin is President of the Association of the United States Army Lacey SC. This group serves the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team as well as the 17th Field Artillery Brigade, and Torfin is a proud Honorary Commander for the 62nd Airlift Wing OSS on JBLM, who is dedicated to helping military and veteran families with their housing needs.

Many Americans have a service member in their family. This May, celebrate their commitment and dedication with a hug, word of thanks or special treat.

If you or someone you love is either active duty or a vet looking to buy or sell their home, call Boggs Inspection Services at 360.480.9602 or schedule a free quote online. They’ll receive $50 off the inspection for their service all month long.