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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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Check Out this Home Inspection Checklist in Tacoma of Installation Problems, Part 2

In last week’s blog, we looked at problems found during a home inspection that are the result of improper installation (roof coverings, roof flashings, skylights, exterior siding, and electrical). We’ve decided to continue in this direction by highlighting a few other areas in which poor workmanship, makeshift repairs, and use of incorrect materials are commonly […]

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Check Out this Home Inspection Checklist in Tacoma of Installation Problems

If you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, you’ll recognize the familiar scene in which the world-wise detective dazzles Dr. Watson by drawing amazing—and correct—conclusions based on a few simple observations. What’s elementary to him certainly isn’t elementary to his assistant, or even the sharpest of readers. In some ways, […]

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Looking for a New Home? Take Notice of this Home Inspection Checklist in Tacoma for Venting Problems.

In today’s home inspection blog post, we’re going to take a few moments to vent…about vents. Over more than 26 years of inspecting homes of all kinds—from newly constructed residences to structures built more than a century ago—the certified inspectors at A-Pro have seen it all when it comes to vents. While it may not […]

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A-Pro Winter Newsletter 2021

Moving Forward Together Welcome to our winter edition of From the Rafters. After the rollercoaster ride of 2020, I think it goes without saying that we’re all looking forward to better days ahead as home sales increase and we continue to excel for our clients. With everyone’s mind on safety, we thought it would be […]

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Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls: Lifesaving Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector in Tacoma Before You Buy

For home-shoppers who are making a life-changing decision about whether or not to purchase a home, one of the most important reasons to hire a certified home inspector is to learn about hazards that may be lurking inside and out. This includes reporting on everything from potentially fatal electrical shock and fire hazards (e.g., sagging […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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