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Hire a Home Inspector Who Knows the Tools of the Trade

The last few weeks we’ve focused on how home inspectors use their different senses to detect potential problems in a home: sight, hearing, smell, and touch. That leaves us with taste, which doesn’t really apply here, unless you’re a home seller who offers the inspector some rather tasty lemonade on a hot day (this, of […]

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Hiring a Home Inspector in Tacoma? Find One with Just the Right Touch

In the last couple of blogs we looked at how home inspectors use their senses of smell and hearing to detect problems in a home. Today we turn our attention to another invaluable tool in the inspector’s arsenal—the sense of touch. As we’ve discussed, sometimes a visual evaluation alone doesn’t provide concrete evidence of a […]

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Split Cooling Systems—Some Common Problems Your Home Inspector May Discover

We thought the scorching month of August would be a great time to honor one of America’s most notable inventors and discuss another important part of a complete A-Pro 500-point home inspection. First, a few words about the inventor to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude, especially if you live in hotter climates. […]

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Kitchen Home Inspection Checklist

Statistically, the kitchen is one of the most used rooms in a home. In a typical house—especially one with a couple of teenagers—you can expect a steady parade of hungry snackers opening and closing the fridge; a dishwasher cleaning dirty plates; an oven, range, and microwave performing their morning, noon, and evening functions; and a […]

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Selling or Buying a Home? Check Out this Home Inspection Exterior Door Problem Checklist

In past blog posts, we’ve taken a close look at interior and garage doors. Today, we open up a conversation about some of the issues home inspectors find when examining and operating exterior doors—a critical checkup in terms of safety, comfort, and energy efficiency. As with our recent discussion of inspecting windows, exterior doors can […]

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Mice, Raccoons, Bats, and Squirrels: A Home Inspection Checklist

It only takes a few minutes of browsing on social media to discover videos of acrobatic squirrels and other furry creatures doing all manner of adorable activities, like swatting at bubbles, taking a sudsy bath, or scampering around in doll’s clothes. Funny stuff for sure. But to any homeowner who has had to repair a […]

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A-Pro Pre-Owned Home Inspection Q and A

Thinking about a Pre-Listing Home Inspection? Here Are Answers to Three Common Questions. In this unprecedented low-inventory housing market, the team at A-Pro Home Inspection has seen more and more home sellers taking a proactive approach by having our inspectors perform a Certified Pre-Owned Home Inspection. This pre-listing inspection provides a number of proven advantages […]

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Why Buyers Should Not Skip A Home Inspection

Home Inspection Checklist: Problems Homebuyers Miss without a Home Inspection Despite all the warnings and more horror stories than we could mention in one blog post, there are still individuals who decide not to have a home inspection before purchasing a house—likely the biggest investment they will ever make. These people often fall into two […]

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Three More Reasons to Encourage Your Sellers to Get a Pre-Listing Inspection with A-Pro

More Competitive Bids: For many sellers, a bidder who has waived the home inspection is looked upon more favorably—even if the offer is less than competing bids. Imagine if buyers didn’t have to consider the home inspection contingency clause when bidding on a listing? By having a pre-listing inspection done, buyers can give their best […]

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A-Pro Spring Newsletter 2021

Home Inspections Still Critical in a Seller’s Market Welcome to our spring edition of From the Rafters. As crocuses, daffodils, and hyacinths begin to pop up as fast as eager buyers in this current seller’s market, we hope that business is blooming in your area as well. At A-Pro, we’re seeing promising signs as the […]

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