A-Pro Winter Newsletter 2023

A-Pro at Your Service Welcome to our winter edition of From the Rafters. Today’s newsletter is all about looking forward…moving ahead…keeping our eyes on the prize rather than looking over our shoulders. It can be too easy for any of us to dwell on the past, thinking about what could have been. Obviously, the pandemic […]

Hiring a Home Inspector in Kansas City? 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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Composite Wood Siding: A Home Inspection Checklist

In recent blog posts, we’ve discussed the importance of never waiving a home inspection—a critical mistake many homebuyers are making to gain a supposed advantage over competing bidders in this sellers’ market. What may seem like a savvy move to secure the property at an “as is” price, in many cases, has proved to be […]

Before You Buy, It Pays to Have Your Air Conditioning Inspected

Congratulations, you’ve found the perfect home! Or so you might think. When the temperature soars into the 90s in the middle of August, will your air conditioner keep you perfectly cool and comfortable? It’s important to have your home inspected by a licensed and certified professional with experience performing visual and operational inspections of home […]

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What to Know Before Your Pre-Listing Inspection

Pre-Inspection Home Seller Checklist: Getting Ready for Your Certified Pre-Owned Home Inspection Over the last couple of weeks, our blog has explored the value of having A-Pro perform a Certified Pre-Owned Home Inspection before putting a property on the market—a great idea that can help you move the home faster, at a higher price, and […]

Home Inspection Checklist in Kansas City: 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 Kansas City 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 […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Kansas City: 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 Kansas City: 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 […]

Home Inspection Checklist in Kansas City 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 […]