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Archive for July, 2017

Pool and Spa Inspection 

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Friday, July 7, 2017

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Pool and Spa Inspection

home inspectors trenton njSwimming pools and spas are most often excluded from a standard home inspection because they require special training and a separate report.  This is not to say that Pool and Spa Inspections are not important, they absolutely are.  A pool and/or spa are often vital components to that dream home.  When mechanical, chemical and especially safety issues surface with a pool or spa the dream can turn to a nightmare compounded with liability. Protect yourself and ask your A-Pro Inspector for a Pool and Spa Inspection.  Our in-depth Inspection will not only uncover critical issues present but also help you in the planned maintenance of your pool and/or spa.

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HUD Inspection 

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Friday, July 7, 2017

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HUD Inspection

 

home inspectors trenton njThere are specific forms associated with HUD homes and their inspections. A HUD home is a property acquired by HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) as a result of a foreclosure action on an FHA-insured mortgage. HUD becomes the property owner, offers it for sale and then sells it at market value as quickly as possible. HUD properties are sold as-is with no warranty and no repairs should be performed on a property until after the new owner has taken possession.  It is critical when purchasing a home sold by HUD to get an A-Pro Inspection as soon as possible for several reasons:

(1)  The inspection may uncover a condition that makes the buyer choose to walk away from the deal and just forfeit the earnest money. A foreclosure is highly likely to have had maintenance ignored and the home to be neglected even abused.

(2)  The home is vacant and the time to actual closing is often extended in a HUD transaction, any new damage occurring before closing has a realistic chance of being covered by HUD if well documented.

 

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FHA Home Inspection 

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Friday, July 7, 2017

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FHA Home Inspection

 

home inspectors trenton njThe FHA (Federal Housing Administration) Home Inspection is our standard industry leading Home Inspection but formatted to meet the requirements of our clients that are utilizing an FHA loan. FHA loans provide an option for home ownership to borrowers who may not qualify with other lenders, and often allow lower down payments and interest rates. An FHA insured mortgage can be used to purchase a new or existing home. A home inspection is strongly recommended by the FHA as part of the loan process.

 

As the FHA is a Federal program, the reporting requirements on Home Inspections supersede those of any state mandated reporting requirements.  Insure your loan process is not slowed down due to the Home Inspection expectations and that your investment is protected by calling A-Pro to conduct your FHA Home Inspection.

 

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Commercial Inspections 

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Friday, July 7, 2017

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Commercial Inspections

 

home inspectors trenton njA commercial property is defined as the building structures and improvements located on a parcel of commercial real estate.  These may include structures such as buildings with residential units operated for profit, mixed-use buildings, strip malls, motels, factories, storage facilities, restaurants and office buildings.

A commercial inspection requires the inspector to make observations, conduct research, and report findings. A-Pro will conduct Commercial Inspections for you.

The A-Pro Inspector will collect information through visual observation during a walk-through survey as well as conduct research about the property including key components and reports relative to the property. A-Pro will then generate a meaningful report about the condition of the property based on the observations made and research conducted.

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Structural Inspection 

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Friday, July 7, 2017

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Structural Inspection

home inspectors trenton njA standard home inspection includes many of the elements of a structural inspection but is not as in depth as a stand-alone Structural Inspection. During a Structural Inspection the A-Pro Inspector will be looking for and reporting on only the foundation and supporting elements of a home, investigating for a variety of distress indications that may result in repair or further evaluation recommendations.

If you notice a problem such as a sagging roof, bowing walls or cracking foundation or your home has been subject to severe storm damage, flooding or fire call your A-Pro Inspector for a Structural Inspection.

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Radon Inspection 

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Friday, July 7, 2017

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Radon Inspection

home inspectors trenton njIt may surprise you that Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and that nearly all homes have some level of Radon in them.  Radon is an odorless and colorless gas that emits as radioactive uranium breaks down in soil, water or rocks. Radon enters a home many ways such as through cracks in slabs, wall joints and water supply. An elevated amount of Radon in a home is a health hazard. The standard Home Inspection does not include Radon testing.

The EPA has recommended that every home be tested for Radon and that if the test comes back at an exceeded level to fix the home.  The good news is that repairing a home to normal Radon levels is not usually a high cost proposition.

If you need A-Pro’s help in testing for Radon and/or reading the results please call on us.

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Mold Inspection 

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Friday, July 7, 2017

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Mold Inspection

home inspectors trenton njMost if not all of us have heard the horror stories associated with mold in a home and it is absolutely true that an elevated condition of mold in a home is a health danger. Certain mold spores can lead to respiratory disease, allergic reactions, and other health issues.  All mold and the conditions for mold growth (Moisture) can compromise the structure of the home. For Mold to grow it needs three things: (1) Food Source (2) Moisture (3) Warmth

An A-Pro Mold Inspection can help prevent serious problems and significant expenses.

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Foundation Inspection 

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Friday, July 7, 2017

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Foundation Inspection

home inspectors trenton njAll Home Inspections include a visual inspection of the foundation as a minimum requirement.  At A-Pro we understand that a home’s foundation condition ranks very high with our clients relative to concerns about a property and we go over and beyond to inspect the foundation.

The A-Pro Inspection includes a foundation level survey ($150.00 value) as part of every standard home inspection.  Call us if you need a foundation inspected.

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Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) report aka Termite Inspection 

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Friday, July 7, 2017

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Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) report aka Termite Inspection

 

home inspectors trenton njThere are many types of Wood Destroying Insects but termites are the most common and cause the most damage.  A WDI Inspection is often referred to as a Termite Inspection when really all wood destroying insects are inspected for.

Whether you’re buying, selling, or refinancing your home, there is a high probability that you will need a (WDI) Wood Destroying Insect report. WDI reports provide evidence of possible infestation by wood destroying insects or damage caused thereof that is visible and accessible at the time of inspection. In addition to identifying possible infestations and previous treatment a WDI report will alert a lender or buyer potential problems within the home.

Termites are slow eaters so if a termite infestation is discovered it is usually not a panic situation. Treatment is effective and can be handled in a few months without causing additional problems.

In nearly all states a State Agency provides oversight of WDI Inspection and Treatment and in all cases this inspection is outside the scope of a traditional Home Inspection.  Your A-Pro Inspector can consult with you on your options and in many cases provide the WDI Inspection for you.

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Carbon Monoxide Testing and Inspection 

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Friday, July 7, 2017

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Carbon Monoxide Testing and Inspection

home inspectors trenton njCarbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas and all fuel (gas, oil, kerosene, wood or coal) burning appliances have the potential to produce CO to some degree due to incomplete combustion. Appliances (including fire places) that are not installed, maintained, and used properly run the risk of causing CO accumulation to dangerous levels. Extreme CO exposure can cause death, considering that the gas is colorless and odorless proper detection is vitally important.

You’re A-Pro Inspector can test for Carbon Monoxide in the home as well as the appliances and fixtures that may be causing a dangerous level. You’re A-Pro Inspector will also advise you on the proper detectors and the recommended locations of the detectors as well as proper maintenance needed for offending appliances.

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