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 […]

6 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection in Olympia

A lot of work goes into preparing a home for sale, from basic property improvements to making sure every room looks perfect for upcoming open houses and home tours. However, there’s one big step many sellers overlook: a pre-listing home inspection. Typically sellers wait until a potential buyer makes an offer on their home, and […]

Home Inspection Checklist in Olympia: 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 Olympia: 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 Olympia: 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 […]

Check Out this Home Inspection Checklist in Olympia of Installation Problems, Part 2

In last week’s blog, we looked at problems found during a home inspection that are the result of improper installation (roof coverings, roof flashings, skylights, exterior siding, and electrical). We’ve decided to continue in this direction by highlighting a few other areas in which poor workmanship, makeshift repairs, and use of incorrect materials are commonly […]

Check Out this Home Inspection Checklist in Olympia of Installation Problems

If you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, you’ll recognize the familiar scene in which the world-wise detective dazzles Dr. Watson by drawing amazing—and correct—conclusions based on a few simple observations. What’s elementary to him certainly isn’t elementary to his assistant, or even the sharpest of readers. In some ways, […]

Looking for a New Home? Take Notice of this Home Inspection Checklist in Olympia for Venting Problems.

In today’s home inspection blog post, we’re going to take a few moments to vent…about vents. Over more than 26 years of inspecting homes of all kinds—from newly constructed residences to structures built more than a century ago—the certified inspectors at A-Pro have seen it all when it comes to vents. While it may not […]

A-Pro Winter Newsletter 2021

Moving Forward Together Welcome to our winter edition of From the Rafters. After the rollercoaster ride of 2020, I think it goes without saying that we’re all looking forward to better days ahead as home sales increase and we continue to excel for our clients. With everyone’s mind on safety, we thought it would be […]