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A-Pro Winter Newsletter 2023

A-Pro at Your Service Welcome to our winter edition of From the Rafters. Today’s newsletter is all about looking forward…moving ahead…keeping our eyes on the prize rather than looking over our shoulders. It can be too easy for any of us to dwell on the past, thinking about what could have been. Obviously, the pandemic […]

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Common Home Inspection Finds in Beaumont

1. Water Damage: Beaumont, TX is located in a region that is prone to high humidity and flash flooding. As a result, many homes in the area experience water damage from leaking roofs, windows, and plumbing. Home inspectors will look for signs of water damage, including peeling paint, discoloration on walls and ceilings, and mold […]

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7 Important Things About Your Home Inspector in Beaumont

1. Professionalism – A reputable home inspector will be experienced, certified, and knowledgeable about the inspection process. 2. Attention to Detail – A thorough home inspection should cover every aspect of the home, both inside and out. 3. Objectivity – A qualified home inspector will remain unbiased and objective when evaluating the condition of a […]

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From the Home Inspector’s Perspective: Some Common Issues with Flashing Part 3

In the third part of our series on the importance of flashing in a home, we move from the roof to other parts of the structure, where this critical tool for preventing water damage is often neglected. Certified inspectors, like those at A-Pro Home Inspection, will report on lack of flashing in key spots, as […]

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From the Home Inspector’s Perspective: Some Common Issues with Flashing Part 2

In Part 1 of our series on the importance of roof flashing, we looked at some general defects (corrosion; and loose, missing, damaged, and misaligned pieces); poor installation practices; and issues with step, headwall, sidewall, and valley flashing. Today, we turn our attention to flashing for a masonry-constructed chimney, one of the most common areas […]

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A-Pro Newsletter Fall 2022

It’s More Important than Ever to Encourage Home Inspections Fall is upon us! Time to sip some crisp apple cider, take in the excitement of football Friday nights, and give it our all for the homebuyers and sellers in the markets we serve. What does fall 2022 mean for the housing market nationwide? Will home-selling […]

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From the Home Inspector’s Perspective: Some Common Issues with Flashing Part 1

Flashing is one of the elements of a well-built house that doesn’t draw much attention until it goes bad, as it’s often known to do (there are a number of reasons for this that we’ll discuss below). If you think you’ve found the right property in your search for a new home, you should be […]

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Nine Questions to Ask When Finding a Home Inspector

Hiring a home inspector shouldn’t be a simple matter of doing a Google search and picking the top name that pops up on the screen. You wouldn’t choose a doctor or dentist in this manner—and the same applies to finding the right home inspector, whether you’re a seller in need of a pre-listing inspection or […]

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Wet Basements from a Home Inspector’s Perspective

Viewing a basement for the first time—whether cluttered with junk or furnished with pool table and wet bar—often evokes one very familiar question from home-shoppers looking over a potential property: Does it get wet when it rains? It’s an important question that can highlight a number of trouble spots in a home. This condition is […]

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Home Inspection 101: Some Common Areas for Air Leaks

When searching for the perfect home, it is highly unlikely that eager shoppers—especially in this seller’s market—will be asking many questions about air leaks. To a homebuyer more interested in the building’s finished basement, new deck, and proximity to a preferred school district, air leaks may seem like a minor issue. However, home inspectors understand […]

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