All Pro Construction Experts specialize in property preservation. Our team of professionals works closely with clients to maintain the integrity of their properties. We provide the highest quality service possible no matter how big or small. We are conveniently located in Dallas and serve the entire Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex. Most services are completed in less than 3 business days and include before, action and after pictures. Please review our list of property preservation services below.
What Is Property Preservation?
Property preservation involves the securing, protecting, preserving and preparing of properties for sale that have went into foreclosure, default, or are in bank-owned status. The increase of REO (real estate owned) properties have created an increase of vacant and/or abandoned homes. As they increase, so do companies that provide property preservation services. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have set guidelines and regulations that help protect lenders and mortgage holders from further damages or costs that may be associated with these properties.
All Pro Construction Experts provides the following services:
Securing of property
RE-Key (door lock entrys and/or deadbolts) are changed according to lender requirements.
Padlocks and hasps may be installed to accompany lock change if required for complete property security.
Lock boxes are typically installed with an assigned code unless already provided by realtor. Lock boxes secure keys to the property to allow third party access and showing of a property.
Board-ups are completed to secure windows, doors, and entry ways that allow easy access into the property. All board-ups meet or exceed set by HUD requirements.
Swimming pool areas - swimming pool areas are secured according to appropriate guideline requirements and/or HUD requirements.
All Pro Property Preservation Services can winterize your properties in according to your instructions and/or applicable Investor/Insurer guidelines.
A winterization generally involves:
- Draining of all plumbing and heating systems as required;
- Using air pressure to clear the system of water;
- Adding anti-freeze to all traps and fixtures;
- Shutting off water supply to the property;
- Disconnecting the water meter, removing it from the cradle and leaving it on the premises;
- Disconnecting the feed pipe leading to the main water valve and plugging or capping it; and
- Placing tags, labels, warning signs, and dates on all items winterized, including All Pro Property Preservation Service's address and telephone number on all tags and labels.
All Pro Property Preservation Services can inspect a winterization previously performed at a property to attempt to determine if it is still effective. Upon instruction, if All Pro Property Preservation Services finds that the winterization is not in effect, we will winterize the property.
Debris Removal / Trashout
Personal property - items that are considered personal properties (ex. televisions, computers, items in good condition, family photos, paperwork, etc) are typically consolidated for period of 30 - 90 days depending on lender requirements. Personal items that are not claimed within this period are either given to charity organization, Goodwill, Salvation Army, recycled or disposed of.
Debris - debris is removed based on lender/insurer/client instructions. Debris is removed and counted based on cubic yards. Lenders typically charge based on the cubic yards counted.
Hazard material(s) - hazard materials are removed based on lender/insurer/client instructions. The dumping of hazard material MUST be followed according to city/county codes. Illegal dumping of hazardous waste is a crime and may be very costly to the individual performing this act.
Car removal - car(s) are removed based on lender/investor/insurer/client instructions. Typically 24hr notice, if not removed, the vehicle will be towed at owners expense.
Initial and reoccurring lawn services will be provided based on requirements set by code enforcement city/county/lender/investor/insurer/client. Services may be required one to four times per month.
Janitorial / Sales clean
Many homes that are left uncared for may need additional work done during janitorial/sales clean. All bedrooms and bathrooms must be cleaned according to sanitary standards and as required by lender/investor/insurer/client. All rooms must be free from debris and other items that are not permanently fixed to or a part of the sale of the property. Services usually include vacuuming, mopping, and scrubbing of items needed to be cleaned.