Paint, Wallpaper, and Carpeting—More Than Cosmetic Concerns to a Certified Home Inspector

As we’ve mentioned in other blogs, your home inspector is not concerned about whether the house under review is filled with outdated orange shag carpet or if the paint covering the downstairs bathroom is shocking pink. Judgments about the aesthetics of a home are left to the potential buyer, who must make the determination if […]

Getting a Home Inspection? Find a Professional Who Looks at the Small Picture Too—Fasteners

Families in the market for a new home are often very good at looking at the big picture—characteristics of a property that rank high on their wish list. These might include perks like a big backyard, a fully- equipped open design kitchen, an enclosed wraparound porch, two-and-a-half bathrooms, or a finished basement. Big picture items […]

Address Issues with Your Newly Built Home Before the Drywall is Hung

We’ve written before about the importance of having an inspection performed while a home is being built. There’s a good reason why we’re returning to this topic. If you’re a family making a huge investment in a home, New Construction Phase Inspections can save you money and provide peace of mind—from an unbiased and certified […]

Home Inspection Report: When Home Shopping, There’s More to a Garage Than Just How Big It Is

For many families in the market for a home, a garage large enough to easily hold at least two vehicles and all the extras (lawnmower, patio furniture, maybe a couple of kayaks) is a very big deal. Anyone who has ever been running late for work and had to frantically scrape ice off their car’s […]

A-Pro Fall 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to our Fall 2020 edition of From the Rafters. While it has certainly been an unusual year and a time of change, please know that A-Pro Home Inspection’s commitment to you and your clients remains stronger than ever. As we look ahead to the challenges of serving home buyers and sellers as the temperature […]

Found a New Home? Have a Home Inspector Look at the Trees and Shrubs Around the Property

Many families in the market for a new home may be drawn in by a property’s eye-popping trees and shrubbery, especially when the season’s right and they explode in spectacular color or verdant greenery. Healthy trees and vegetation can add a host of benefits to a home, from boosting value and controlling soil erosion to […]

Found the Perfect Home? Don’t Forget to Have a Home Inspector Check its Cooling System

There have been many heroes throughout the course of American history, but ask a homeowner in the midst of a summer heatwave to name the greatest of them all and there can be only one answer: Willis Carrier, the inventor of the first modern air conditioner. Carrier’s creation in 1902 changed the way we live. […]

Looking for a Home in Hot Weather? Don’t Forget to Have a Thorough Inspection of the Heating System

In some regions of the country, it’s popular for families to put their homes on the market in the spring and summer, when the property looks its best and warm breezes welcome in a parade of prospects. It’s no surprise that the busiest selling months for homes are May, June, July, and August, according to […]

Home Inspection Checklist: What Your Inspector Looks for When Checking a Home’s Structure

When shopping for a new home, this adage always applies: The more you know about the property, the better the choices you can make when deciding how much you’re willing to spend and if the home is right for you at all. It’s why you need to hire a certified home inspector to perform a […]

Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector to Check the Electrical System for Fire and Shock Hazards

For the home-shopper searching for the ideal place to move the family, it’s important to ask this critical but often forgotten question: Is the property safe? Sounds like a no-brainer, right? Many people, however, simply assume that since the home is on the market, it must be free of dangers, both visible and hidden. Home […]

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