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Paint, Wallpaper, and Carpeting—More Than Cosmetic Concerns to a Certified Home Inspector

As we’ve mentioned in other blogs, your home inspector is not concerned about whether the house under review is filled with outdated orange shag carpet or if the paint covering the downstairs bathroom is shocking pink. Judgments about the aesthetics of a home are left to the potential buyer, who must make the determination if […]

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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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A-Pro Fall 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to our Fall 2020 edition of From the Rafters. While it has certainly been an unusual year and a time of change, please know that A-Pro Home Inspection’s commitment to you and your clients remains stronger than ever. As we look ahead to the challenges of serving home buyers and sellers as the temperature […]

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Found a New Home? Have a Home Inspector Look at the Trees and Shrubs Around the Property

Many families in the market for a new home may be drawn in by a property’s eye-popping trees and shrubbery, especially when the season’s right and they explode in spectacular color or verdant greenery. Healthy trees and vegetation can add a host of benefits to a home, from boosting value and controlling soil erosion to […]

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Porches, Balconies, Decks, and Carports

Your A-Pro inspector visually examines porches, balconies, decks and carports, understanding that these additions are too often prone to improper installation methods. Our goal is to help prevent costly repairs and accidents caused by potentially unsafe features. These areas are inspected at the visible attachments and for safety issues related to balusters, spindles, rails and […]

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

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 […]

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Evaluating a Home’s Windows—  a Vital Part of the Home Inspection

One of the most important parts of a complete home inspection is a visual and operational checkup of the structure’s windows. More than just glass and wood, windows can reveal a great deal about home: how well it has been maintained, its level of energy efficiency, and whether other problem may be lurking elsewhere, such […]

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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 […]

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