As the weather begins to warm up around the country and we rejoice in allowing the gentle breezes of spring to circulate in our homes, we thought it would be a good time to once again pay some attention to windows—a potential huge benefit for home-shoppers but also a possible major expense. Repairing or replacing […]

Home Inspection Checklist in Broken Arrow: Water in the Basement

In last week’s blog, we addressed damage to structures that result from the freeze-thaw cycle. That’s the process of water getting into porous materials (brick, concrete, etc.), freezing, thawing, and freezing again. Today, as spring rapidly approaches, we look at what happens to water when the freezing stops and warmer temperatures leave homeowners with the […]

Home Inspection Checklist in Broken Arrow: 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 […]

Sick of Wheezing and Sneezing? Ask Your Home Inspector in Broken Arrow About Indoor Allergen Sampling

Many homeowners who take great pride in how immaculate they keep their homes may be shocked to learn the level of pollution that exists inside. For those who are sensitive to allergens, this can be a big problem. The presence of animal dander, pollen, household cleaners, mold and mildew, dust mites, cockroaches, and other sources […]

From the Rafters

A Newsletter for Real Estate Agents from A-Pro Home Inspection New Year Wishes from Your Friends at A-Pro Welcome to another issue of From the Rafters—the first of the new decade! As you look ahead to the challenges of selling more homes as the temperatures drop, we’ve put together information you can use: what to […]

Foundation

“It looks like there are some issues with the home’s foundation.” For a home-shopper who believes they have found their dream home or a seller who thinks they’re closing in on a final deal, these are words you definitely don’t want to hear. Foundation repairs rank at the top of most costly problems with a […]

No Home Inspection is Complete Without Time Well Spent in the Attic

If you’re in the market for a new home, it pays to have a home inspection company that isn’t afraid to peek into the dark corners where others may fear to tread, such as crawl spaces and attics. A detailed inspection of an attic can answer some critical questions about the home: How much and […]

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 […]

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