The Water Heater Checkup: an Important Part of the Home Inspection

Anyone who has ever endured an early morning cold shower knows the value of a properly functioning water heater. If you’re in the market for a new home, be sure not to overlook the importance of having this critical piece of equipment checked by a professional home inspector for functionality and safety as part of […]

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Found the Perfect Home? Retain a Home Inspector to Check the Retaining Wall

If you’re in the market for a new home, you’ve probably seen your share of retaining walls in a variety of materials and configurations, from poured concrete cantilevered designs to steel pile types. When installed properly and well-maintained, they can be an attractive feature as well as a useful one. Benefits include preventing erosion; keeping […]

Why Your Home Inspector Should Make the Roof a Top Priority

Replacing a roof ranks at the top of home upgrades when it comes to out-of-pocket costs. Based on a number of factors (difficulty of the job, material, size, pitch, and what area of the country you live), a new roof may run you well north of $10,000. While not as costly, surprise roofing repairs can […]

Eaves, Soffits and Fascias—Make Sure Your Home Inspector Covers All the Bases

A certified inspector will visually examine hundreds of parts of a home, from the foundation to the roof and all areas in between. It’s how you, as a potential homebuyer, can make your purchase with greater confidence. The exterior portion of a home inspection covers a great deal of what you will need to know […]

Bring on the Fall!

As we enter the time of striking autumnal color and acorn-gathering squirrels, all of us at A-Pro Home Inspection wish you a prosperous sales season! In our latest issue of From the Rafters, we’ve gathered our own seeds of knowledge for you to share with your clients: info about skylights, structural hazards in the home, […]

Wood, Brick, and Vinyl Siding Exteriors—What Your Home Inspector May Find During an Inspection

Whether constructed of brick, vinyl siding or wood, a home’s exterior is often the first element of a structure that shoppers notice when in the market for a new place to live. These types of exteriors offer benefits in terms of aesthetic appeal, ease of maintenance, and protection. But as an experienced home inspector will […]

No Home Inspection is Complete Without Time Well Spent in the Attic

If you’re in the market for a new home, it pays to have a home inspection company that isn’t afraid to peek into the dark corners where others may fear to tread, such as crawl spaces and attics. A detailed inspection of an attic can answer some critical questions about the home: How much and […]

Bathroom Checkups—An Important Part of a Complete Home Inspection

For many home shoppers, a well-designed bathroom with ample space and modern embellishments is sure to attract a great deal of interest. After all, it’s one of the most frequently used rooms in a house. A recent survey found that over a lifetime, the average person spends more than two years in the bathroom. This […]

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Home Buying 101 – Get a Home Inspection

When the purchase agreement is accepted, you usually have a limited timeline, as outlined in the agreement to complete the home inspection process, generally 5-10 days. If home inspection repairs are necessary or desired, then notify the seller of any unsatisfactory results.  There can be other parts to a home inspection, including sewer scope inspection, […]

Asbestos…the Silent Killer. Let a Qualified Home Inspector Make Sure Your House and Family Are Safe

Asbestos—the word alone is enough to send chills down any homeowner’s spine. But it wasn’t always that way. Contractors made materials containing highly toxic asbestos popular in home construction between the 1930s and 70s. Because asbestos was inexpensive and easy to acquire, manufacturers used it extensively and quite profitably, but the human price has been […]

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