How Home Inspectors Use Their Nose to Sniff Out Trouble in a Home

As we discussed in last week’s blog post about how home inspectors employ their sense of hearing to discover potential problems in a home, today we’ll be exploring an inspector’s use of their olfactory system, or “sense of smell,” to determine if odors found during a comprehensive roof-to-foundation inspection are cause for concern or not. […]

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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 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 […]

Sick of Wheezing and Sneezing? Ask Your Home Inspector in Brentwood About Indoor Allergen Sampling

Many homeowners who take great pride in how immaculate they keep their homes may be shocked to learn the level of pollution that exists inside. For those who are sensitive to allergens, this can be a big problem. The presence of animal dander, pollen, household cleaners, mold and mildew, dust mites, cockroaches, and other sources […]

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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 […]

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