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 […]

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 […]

Hiring a Home Inspector in Oklahoma 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 […]

Home Inspectors Use Their Ears to Perform Complete Inspections

When home inspectors talk about inspections being “observational,” that may imply that the professional who checks out your home from roof to foundation only uses their sense of sight to assess the property. While reporting on defects that an inspector can see is a major part of a complete inspection (e.g., observing missing shingles, corroded […]

Mice, Raccoons, Bats, and Squirrels: A Home Inspection Checklist

It only takes a few minutes of browsing on social media to discover videos of acrobatic squirrels and other furry creatures doing all manner of adorable activities, like swatting at bubbles, taking a sudsy bath, or scampering around in doll’s clothes. Funny stuff for sure. But to any homeowner who has had to repair a […]

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 […]

A-Pro Spring Newsletter 2021

Home Inspections Still Critical in a Seller’s Market Welcome to our spring edition of From the Rafters. As crocuses, daffodils, and hyacinths begin to pop up as fast as eager buyers in this current seller’s market, we hope that business is blooming in your area as well. At A-Pro, we’re seeing promising signs as the […]

Home Inspection Checklist in Oklahoma 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 […]

Home Inspection Checklist in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma City: 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 […]