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Home Inspection Checklist: Caulking and Sealing in Tacoma

In last week’s blog post, we began our series on plumbing fixtures by looking at toilets and some of the problems inspectors find when checking on these essential parts of a home. When writing about bathtubs for today’s article, we decided to change course a bit by focusing on an aspect of a tub inspection […]

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6 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection in Tacoma

A lot of work goes into preparing a home for sale, from basic property improvements to making sure every room looks perfect for upcoming open houses and home tours. However, there’s one big step many sellers overlook: a pre-listing home inspection. Typically sellers wait until a potential buyer makes an offer on their home, and […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Tacoma: Gurgling, Bubbling, Leaks, and Other Toilet Issues

If you’re in the process of traipsing from listing to listing in search of the perfect new home, the team at A-Pro Home Inspection Tacoma encourages you to put quality plumbing high on your list of essential items. We also urge you to hire a home inspection provider experienced in identifying current defects and alerting […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Tacoma: Water in the Basement

In last week’s blog, we addressed damage to structures that result from the freeze-thaw cycle. That’s the process of water getting into porous materials (brick, concrete, etc.), freezing, thawing, and freezing again. Today, as spring rapidly approaches, we look at what happens to water when the freezing stops and warmer temperatures leave homeowners with the […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Tacoma: Freeze-Thaw Cycle Issues

As freezing temperatures grip most of the nation, homeowners and home inspectors alike are once again reminded of one of nature’s most destructive forces on a property: the freeze-thaw cycle. This occurs when water penetrates openings or gets absorbed into structures, freezes, melts, and freezes again. The expanding ice exerts an outward force that can […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Tacoma: Assessing the Ductwork System

When searching for the perfect new home, it is unlikely that many home-shoppers put a high priority on ductwork. While a well-built wraparound porch may garner oohs and aahs, a properly functioning system of heating and cooling ducts is more prone to elicit a shoulder shrug. Simply put, ducts are one of the hundreds of […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Tacoma: Garage Doors and Garage Door Openers

Nothing lasts forever. This adage is particularly true of components and structures in a house. Anyone who has ever had to replace an aging furnace on the coldest day of the winter or swap out a struggling A/C unit in the middle of July understands that time can be a home’s greatest enemy. While regular […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Tacoma of Defects that Result from Aging

In many ways, homes are like people. Despite our best efforts to maintain our bodies, the slow march of time is inevitable. A quick glance in the mirror or run on a treadmill is usually enough to confirm this basic fact—we just aren’t as young as we used to be. The evidence becomes undeniable: a […]

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How to Sell Your House in 2021

So, you’ve evaluated your finances, thought about your lifestyle, and made the big decision to sell your home. Maybe you’ve decided to downsize, or you’re moving out of the big city because you can now work remotely, or maybe you just want to live somewhere warmer and bought a house or a condo in Tacoma. […]

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Tips on Selling Your Home in 2021: Start with a Certified Pre-Owned Home Inspection in Tacoma

Thinking about listing your home in 2021? You’re not alone. As we move deeper into the first quarter of the new year, all indications point to continued growth in the housing market, despite the pandemic and still higher than usual levels of uncertainty about the future. What factors are fueling this optimism? Economists and experts […]

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