Home Inspection Checklist: Fire Hazards Part 3

In our previous two blog posts on fire-related issues that may be discovered by a home inspector, we looked at indoor electrical system red flags (lack of GFCIs, overuse of extension cords, outdated wiring); service drop concerns (inadequate clearance, dangerous disconnections); and garage defects (lack of a fire-rated door between an attached garage and living […]

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Home Inspection Checklist: Fire Hazards Part 2

In last week’s blog post, we looked at some of the electrical-related fire hazards that are most frequently discovered during home inspections. Today, we’ll be digging a little bit deeper on the topic, expanding our examination to include more electrical-type dangers as well as other areas/systems in the home where the threat of a fire […]

Home Inspection Checklist: Electrical-Related Fire Hazards

If you’ve ever considered skipping a home inspection as you search the market for the right property, we’ve got an important message for you: Don’t. As a home-shopper, there are many solid financial reasons to hire a certified home inspector to perform a comprehensive foundation-to-roof checkup, pointing out everything from missing roof shingles to a […]

A-Pro Fall Newsletter 2021

A-Pro Home Inspection At Your Service Welcome to our fall edition of From the Rafters. As the weather begins to turn chilly and favorite sweatshirts start to occupy space in closets in many parts of the country, experts are expecting some turns in the real estate market as well. While it is likely to continue […]

Fiber Cement Siding: Common Problems Found by the Home Inspector

In our continuing series on exterior siding, today we’ll be digging into another option that has grown in popularity due its durability and ability to mimic the “real thing”(in this case, wood) without taking a hammer to your bank account. Since the early 2000s, fiber cement planks have become an increasingly frequent choice among builders […]

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Brick Veneer Siding: Common Problems Found by the Home Inspector

In our ongoing exploration of house exteriors, today we’ll be taking a hard look (pun intended) at brick veneer—an option that offers durability, exceptional curb appeal, resistance to insects, stellar fire protection, and low maintenance compared to wood surfaces, as we noted in our previous blog post about cedar shake or shingle siding. While properly […]

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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