In the Market for a New Home? Make Sure You Have a Home Inspector Check for Leaks

How powerful of a force is water? Consider the Colorado River, which has been carving out the majestic immensity of the Grand Canyon for eons. Also out west, there’s the Hoover Powerplant, where water turns 17 turbines to the tune of 2,998,000 horsepower, serving the energy needs of 1.3 million Americans. Moving east, Mammoth Cave […]

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mentioned in other blogs, your home inspector is not concerned about whether the house under review is filled with outdated orange shag carpet or if the paint covering the downstairs bathroom is shocking pink.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 […]

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

As you shop for a new home, it’s easy to be drawn in by a property’s strong curb appeal—perhaps a pristine wraparound porch, an eye-catching bay window, the stunning masonry work of a retaining wall, a row of red azalea bushes and a blooming dogwood tree all saying to the prospect, “Come right in! This […]

A-Pro Covid-19 Campaign

Home Inspection Companies Adapt to Changing Realities in the Time of COVID-19 As the COVID-19 outbreak began to spread around the world and throughout the United States, all types of service industries, particularly those accustomed to dealing directly with the public, were faced with a challenge: Find ways to quickly adapt or find themselves unprepared […]

COVID-19 Home Inspection Guidelines

Dear Friends, It’s no secret that the topic on everyone’s mind today is the coronavirus. As real estate and home inspection professionals, we’re anxiously watching the story unfold in real-time. Based on forecasts from medical and science experts, it has become increasingly apparent that all of us will be adapting to new realities that could […]

Sometimes the Smallest Threats Cause the Biggest Problems in a Home Why Consider a Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection

A home can be vulnerable to a number of dangers of catastrophic proportions—large trees crashing through the roof, major windstorms, flash flooding, and five-alarm fires that can light up the night sky. But perhaps the greatest threat measures a mere quarter of an inch and works in total silence, devouring “your castle” from the inside, […]

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