A-Pro Home Inspection Service History

The Franchise   A-Pro Home Inspection Service was established in the New Orleans area in 1994 with a goal to serve the area’s need for affordable, professional home inspection services. Company founder Greg Mangiaracina, co-author of the book “How to Market and Operate a Home Inspection Business,” saw a pressing need in the Home Inspection […]

Existing home sales highest since 2009 and the home inspection business is booming…

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Existing home sales rose in April to hit the highest rate since November 2009, pointing to an ongoing recovery supported by low interest rates and pent-up demand, according to data released Wednesday.   According to the National Association of Realtors existing-home sales rose 0.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate […]

Structural Home Inspection Checlist

Wall/ Ceiling Surface Cracks: Don’t be surprised if you notice minor movement of cracks owing to normal settling and shrinkage.  But if your monitoring turns up dramatic movement, be alerted that repair may be in order. Wood Framing: Insect infestation and rot are the two archenemies of your basement’s exposed wooden structural components. You can […]

home Inspection vs. Appraisal

Sometimes buyers ignore the need for a home inspection because they don’t understand the purpose. Inspectors are confused with appraisers. The latter confirms the home’s market value to the lender but it offers consumers no protection in terms of the overall condition of the home. Buyers shouldn’t let anyone convince them that they don’t need […]

Vacuum Your Refrigerator Coils Regularly

It’s important to clean the coils on your refrigerator a couple times each year. This will help your refrigerator from overrunning. It will also help it use less electricity, be more efficient, and will help contribute to its longevity. Refrigerators have a compressor that forces a cooling substance called -refrigerant through the coils. Evaporator coils […]

Home Inspection Checklist

    Address:_________________________________City__________________Zip___________ Style______________ Construction__________ #Bedroom(s)_____ #Bath(s) ________ ITEM NOTES Excellent Average Fair Poor ROOF Exterior CHIMNEY SOFFIT/FASCIA GUTTERS CLADDING WINDOWS DOORS DECK(s) PORCHE(s) Garage HEATING AC/HEAT PUMP PLUMBING ELECTRICAL FLOORS WALLS CEILINGS BATHROOMS KITCHEN FIREPLACES SKYLIGHTS FOUNDATION BASEMENT ATTIC OTHER This home inspection checklist is compliments  of A-Pro Home Inspection Services with over 77 locations throughout […]

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