Home Inspection Red Flags

May 16, 2019 | Environmental Services

Congratulations! You’ve found your dream home and you’re working towards finalizing the purchase. For some, this is one of the most exciting times in their lives. But before you sign on the dotted line, a home inspection is a must. Unfortunately, sometimes the inspection can uncover serious issues that cannot be overlooked and may mean that your dream home isn’t quite as dreamy as you thought. Our team at HomePro Inspections has put together a list of red flags to look for in your inspection. If one of these pops up, it may mean you need to reconsider your offer.

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HomePro’s Environmental Services

March 25, 2019 | Air Quality Testing

Sometimes, you need more than just a professional home inspection. Though most homebuyers don’t realize it, many homes are rife with environmental dangers that could pose a serious risk to you and your family, including mold, lead paint, asbestos, and poor water quality. Fortunately, this is exactly where HomePro Inspections comes in. Since 1994, we’ve been Jacksonville’s leader in professional home environmental inspection services, offering extensive testing for all sorts of hazards. Read on to learn more about how we can keep you and your family safe from harm in your own home.  

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New to Jacksonville? We Can Help!

February 22, 2019 | Environmental Services

Moving to a new city and buying a new home can often be an overwhelming and intimidating experience. Fortunately, newcomers to the Jacksonville area have a strong ally in HomePro Inspections. We’ve been assisting newcomers to the Jacksonville area with all of their real estate inspection needs since 1994, attesting to our dedication and experience. Here’s a quick look at how we can help you, plus some additional information about us and why we’re the premier property inspection firm in Jacksonville.

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HOME INSPECTION CHECKLIST: Do You Have Everything You Need?

December 10, 2018 | *Home Inspection Checklist (Do you have everything you need?)

Whether you’re buying a new home, putting yours on the market, or you just want a ‘once over’ homeowner’s maintenance inspection – a comprehensive inspection by HomePro Inspections LLC is undeniably essential to your peace of mind.  But you should also be aware that some inspections may also be required by certain lenders &/or homeowner’s insurance companies.  To ensure that you have everything you need, we recommend that you take a moment to review the information below.HomePro proudly offers a variety of inspection services which can accompany your comprehensive home inspection.  Plus, we are happy to offer discounted prices when bundling multiple services together!  Be sure to contact us to find out how to get the most value for the least amount of money! WDO Inspection (Florida only):  “Wood Destroying Organisms; AKA “termite inspection”A WDO Inspection is recommended to be completed during due diligence.  HomePro will inspect for visible and accessible evidence of infestation or … Continued

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When Upgrading Technology, Don’t Forget Your Everyday Items

November 2, 2018 | Energy Audits

Technology has changed so much, so quickly, that it might be difficult to remember how you lived life prior to carrying around a cell phone, having a tablet computer or, for that matter, multiple remotes to turn on all the electronic devices at home. But many homeowners, who have integrated technology into other aspects of their lives, still ignore one everyday object that is very likely completely out of date – their toilets. HomePro Inspections provides quality environmental assessment services to the Jacksonville area.

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Chinese Drywall Discovered by Jacksonville Home Inspector Wally Conway

October 26, 2018 | Environmental Services

Chinese drywall is not just a problem of the past! I found this warehouse full of Chinese Drywall in the fall of 2011, it is laying in wait to end up in your home! HomePro Inspections provides environmental assessments and home inspections to the Jacksonville area. If you would like to be sure that there is not Chinese drywall in your home, no matter when it was built, you can get more information by contacting our office at (904) 268-8211.

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Simple Water-Saving Tips Can Have a Big Impact on Your Wallet

October 12, 2018 | Environmental Services

The average household spends as much as $500 per year on its water and sewer bill, but by making just a few simple changes to use water more efficiently, you could save approximately $170 per year and help the environment, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. HomePro Inspections provides environmental assessments and home inspections to the Jacksonville area.

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Demand for Healthier Building Options Drives the Rediscovery of Ceramic Tile

October 5, 2018 | Environmental Services

If you’ve ever had new carpeting installed in your house and found yourself suffering from a nagging cough for days afterward, you’ve experienced the effect some home improvement materials can have on your health. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be a significant health concern, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Concentrations of VOCs can be up to 10 times higher indoors than out, and building materials are among the sources of these noxious chemicals, the EPA says. While VOCs and other home toxins can cause respiratory irritation in healthy people, they can be particularly troublesome to anyone who suffers from asthma or allergies. Many homeowners, striving to minimize the impact of their home improvement or new building projects on the environment and their health, are opting to use less toxic building materials.HomePro Inspections provides quality home inspections and environmental assessments to the Jacksonville area.

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What Sets HomePro Inspections Apart?

September 10, 2018 | Commercial Inspections

There are many home- and business-inspection firms to choose from these days. So why trust HomePro Inspections more than the others? What sets us apart is our unique mix of experience, dedication, and professionalism alongside our wealth of professional services. No one knows the Jacksonville real estate market better than us or offers the comprehensive array of professional services that we offer. Here’s a quick look at what sets us apart from the competition.

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How Overcoming Closing Obstacles Can Be SUPRA Easy!

September 1, 2018 | Environmental Services

You work hard to get your buyer and seller under contract. In businesses besides real estate, once a contract is signed, it’s pay day. Often in real estate, once the contract is signed, the real work has just begun… and there are obstacles between you and the closing table.Predicting when obstacles will appear and knowing who can give you a boost over obstacles is key to keeping your deals together and done without delay.One predictable obstacle is that VA / FHA lenders will require that well water be tested. Once the sample is captured, it is typically 3-5 business days for a certified lab to return the results. IF there are no contaminants in the sample, on to closing you go. If there ARE contaminants found, remediation of the well or well equipment will be needed, prior to re-testing of the well water. This typically delays closing another 7-19 days.These … Continued

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