Wood, Brick, and Vinyl Siding Exteriors—What Your Home Inspector May Find During an Inspection

Whether constructed of brick, vinyl siding or wood, a home’s exterior is often the first element of a structure that shoppers notice when in the market for a new place to live. These types of exteriors offer benefits in terms of aesthetic appeal, ease of maintenance, and protection. But as an experienced home inspector will […]

Bathroom Checkups—An Important Part of a Complete Home Inspection

For many home shoppers, a well-designed bathroom with ample space and modern embellishments is sure to attract a great deal of interest. After all, it’s one of the most frequently used rooms in a house. A recent survey found that over a lifetime, the average person spends more than two years in the bathroom. This […]

Home Buying 101 – Get a Home Inspection

When the purchase agreement is accepted, you usually have a limited timeline, as outlined in the agreement to complete the home inspection process, generally 5-10 days. If home inspection repairs are necessary or desired, then notify the seller of any unsatisfactory results.  There can be other parts to a home inspection, including sewer scope inspection, […]

Asbestos…the Silent Killer. Let a Qualified Home Inspector Make Sure Your House and Family Are Safe

Asbestos—the word alone is enough to send chills down any homeowner’s spine. But it wasn’t always that way. Contractors made materials containing highly toxic asbestos popular in home construction between the 1930s and 70s. Because asbestos was inexpensive and easy to acquire, manufacturers used it extensively and quite profitably, but the human price has been […]

Mold Inspections in the Home Provide Answers and Peace of Mind

Is it or isn’t it mold? And if it is, what are the dangers? Could it be a sign of larger problems with the home? What are my next steps? Can it be cleaned up? How quickly does the problem need to be addressed? What can I do to prevent future concerns? These are just […]

Home Inspectors Apply their Skill to Assess Built-in Appliances

For some people in the market for a new home, the presence of built-in appliances is a huge plus—one less thing to worry about as they make the transition to an unfamiliar living space. Others will look at a kitchen and immediately think of ways to make it their own, including replacing the appliances with […]

Heating and Cooling System Inspections Demand an Experienced Home Inspector in Madison

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 work when you need it most? Or when the temperature dips below freezing in mid-February, will your heating system be ready to keep you warm and toasty? It’s […]

From the Rafters

Bring on the Spring! Yes, it’s been a long winter! Now it’s time to cast off our heavy coats and welcome the best parts of spring—more home sales and more satisfied clients. Your friends at A-Pro Home Inspection are here to help! In our latest issue of From the Rafters, we’ve got the news you […]

WHAT SHOULD A HOME INSPECTION INCLUDE?

Source: A-Pro® Home Inspection Service since 1994 A Home inspection can vary depending on the type of home you are considering. In any case, the home inspector should describe all systems and visually inspect each system and component to make sure it’s functioning correctly at the time of inspection. The following is a basic outline […]

Have Your Home’s Structure Checked Before You Buy

No Bones About It…Have Your Home’s Structure Checked Before You Buy When it comes to home-shopping, it’s easy to be blinded by outside appearances: a sparkling paint job, a manicured lawn, a nostalgic white picket fence. Yes, nice touches with knockout curb appeal, but you know the old adage: All that glitters… Just as a […]

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