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Archive for November, 2013

Checking Window Seals

posted by admin @ 2:40 PM
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Inspecting  Window Seals

 

Many newer windows have more than one pane of glass. The area between each pane is either airtight or filled with an insulating gas thus creating a temperature barrier.  If the seal around the pane is “broken” it can allow air and/or moisture to enter and reduces the thermal efficiency of the window.  Replacing the seal is a job for a professional window glass contractor; however, a homeowner can perform a quick window seal inspection a few times a year as follow:

  1. Carefully inspect each window visually for the presence of condensation or water spots between the panes.  Windows with broken seals often appear foggy.
  2. On a cold day, touch the outside of each windowpane.  If any of the panes feel warmer than the others, it maybe allowing heat to exit the home through a failing seal.  Look closely for distorted or damaged neoprene (the synthetic material resembling rubber )around the edges of the pane.

As necessary, have a professional home inspector provide a second opinion before buying a replacement pane or window.  Most units will require removal and replacement instead of permitting for an on-site repair.

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PRESS RELEASE WEST VIRGINA RADON TESTING

posted by admin @ 8:24 PM
Monday, November 11, 2013

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In an effort to further serve their community Jonathan Russell and Lewis Claycomb continue education pursuit and become licensed Radon Testers.  This is a tremendous accomplish given the fact that WV only has 54 licensees throughout the State.

 

 

CHI certification #chi288 PHI certification #phi199 ITI Building Inspector # Radon License#

Lewis Claycomb-CHI certification #chi288
PHI certification #phi199
ITI Building Inspector 
Radon License#RT000492

CHI Certification #chi287 PHI Certification #phi198 ITI# Radon License#

Jonathan Russell-CHI Certification #chi287
PHI Certification #phi198
ITI Building Inspector
Radon License# RT000491

 

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Are you selling your home?

posted by admin @ 3:24 PM
Thursday, November 7, 2013

When It Comes time to RESELL your home don’t forget make it a “CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED HOME”

 

A-Pro’s EXCLUSIVE SELLER’S PROTECTION

 

WE SAFEGUARD SELLERS FOR 120 DAYS WITH OUR UNPRECEDENTED “CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED HOME PROGRAM”

 

Today, home inspections are conducted in the interests of the buyer alone.  But A-Pro has changed all that with our 120-Day Guarantee available to sellers.

 

Now, listed homes that are inspected by our CHI master inspectors carry the status “Certified Pre-Owned HOME,™” a meaningful designation that goes a long way in helping to ease the concerns of a potential buyer.

 

 

WHAT DOES “CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED HOME” MEAN?

 

As a seller, you want to make your home as attractive a value as possible.

Making it an A-Pro “Certified Pre-Owned Home” gives you a distinct selling advantage.

 

That’s because your home will have undergone a complete, 500-point inspection before it goes on the market, which means it’s guaranteed against hidden and undiscovered problems that might otherwise delay (or even kill) the sale transaction. The benefits of and A-Pro Pre-Certified Inspection help create a powerful marketing tool that can be used during the process of selling a house:

 

  • No home inspections needed after the purchase agreement is accepted.
  • No more last minute re-negotiations based on the home inspector’s findings.
  • No more buyers walking away because there may be a problem that had not been previously mentioned.
  • No more parade of inspectors through your home before a multiple-offer situation.
  • Based on the home inspection, the real estate agent and seller can resolve any differences of opinion about the house before it goes on the market.
  • Disclosing any flaws (no home is in perfect condition) up front allows you to reflect those imperfections in the listing price, rather than have to negotiate again later when issues are discovered by a home inspector.
  • It justifies the selling price whether the repairs are made or not.
  • It may also eliminate possible legal disclosure-related problems after the sale.
  • It gives you the option of fixing any conditions identified in the home inspection report or simply reflecting the imperfection it in the purchase price. This removes it from the table as a disadvantageous negotiating point for you.
  • It includes a report that becomes the buyer’s guide to home ownership for years to come.  For example, the report includes all serial and model numbers of major appliances.
  • You home is far more likely to sell faster… and for more money!
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Radon is…

 

  1. A Silent Killer!
  2. Linked to lung cancer!

 

Has your home been tested for Radon? If not, this service is *FREE ($175.00 Value) for a limited time with any full home inspection. Call NOW to schedule 1-540-931-9110!

 

ALSO AVAILABLE IN WINCHESTER VA AND SURROUNDING AREAS

 

Radon  is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas that is virtually undetectable to humans. It is released into the home by the decay of uranium in our soil, usually found under the building’s foundation.  At elevated levels,   (> 4.0 picocuries per liter) radon is extremely dangerous and carcinogenic.  In fact, a Class A Carcinogen.  After cigarettes, radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer in both Europe and the U.S.

Lung cancer kills thousands of Americans every year.  Radon is a leading cause of lung cancer in America and claims about 20,000 lives annually.  The untimely deaths of Peter Jennings and Dana Reeve have raised public awareness about lung cancer, especially among people who have never smoked. Smoking, radon, and secondhand smoke are the leading causes of lung cancer.  Although lung cancer can be treated, the survival rate is one of the lowest for those with cancer.  From the time of diagnosis, between 11 and 15 percent of those afflicted will live beyond five years, depending upon demographic factors. In many cases lung cancer can be prevented; this is especially true for radon.

EPA and CDPHE recommend every home be tested.  It doesn’t matter if your home has a finished or unfinished basement.  It doesn’t matter if the home has a crawl space.  It doesn’t matter that the home is a newer home.  Do not delay; have your home tested for radon today!

Fortunately, radon testing is now as easy as ever and fixing it is relatively easy.

 

Don’t delay and Don’t buy a home without testing for radon first.  Have your home tested for radon today FREE for a limited time with any full home inspection. Call NOW to schedule 1-540-931-9110!

 

* FREE with any full home inspection a $175 value

 

Check out the following links:

Sample Radon Report

Installing Radon Systems in New Homes

 

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