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Vacuum Your Refrigerator Coils Regularly

posted by admin @ 1:05 PM
Thursday, September 6, 2012

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 in the freezer eradicate heat from inside. This heat is emitted into the exterior through the condenser coils.

The coils are thin tubes, some with connecting fins like a radiator on an automobile. A number of coils are supported at the rear of the refrigerator. Others are located under the refrigerator, where a fan ventilates air across the coil. When you stand next to the refrigerator you can feel a breeze by your feet, the is a indication the condenser coil and fan is working.

As the exterior condenser coils become dirty, they are not as efficient at transferring heat. You will be shocked at how much dust has collected on the coils.

To clean the coils, first locate them.

  1. First, unplug the refrigerator and pull it out and away from the wall (on built-in models, turn the circuit breaker off).
  1. On older-model refrigerators, the coils are exposed on the back. On newer models, the coils are under the refrigerator, hidden behind a cover panel or kick plate.
  1. The next step is to remove the cover or kick plate. On some models it’s held in by spring clips; on other models there may be a couple of small screws.
  1. It’s best to use the long, narrow attachment of your vacuum to clean any build up and dust on the coils. If you have the an older model clean the back-mounted coils with the upholstery brush vacuum attachment. If you don’t have such an attachment you can even buy a coil cleaning brush at a hardware store. For any stubborn build-up use warm water and dish soap to remove any dust using a soft cleaning brush.
  1. When finished, simply replace the cover panel or kick plate, then slide the fridge back into place and plug it in (or flip the circuit breaker to on position).

 

As you can see, cleaning is simple.

 

Tip: If you have pets, you need to clean the coils at least every 120-days.

 

Any questions at all, just call your A-Pro inspector today.

 

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Home Inspection Checklist

posted by admin @ 2:02 PM
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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® as to provide an general idea /illustration of the structural and mechanical components involved in a home inspection. It is not intended to replace a  home inspection or a home inspection report prepared by a professional home inspector.

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Why have a foreclosure home Inspection?

posted by admin @ 1:07 PM
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Why was the home foreclosed in the first place?

Did the home have hidden defects or flaws that weren’t discovered until after purchase? At A-Pro, we think so,  Greg Mangiaracina, President of A-Pro Home Inspection Service “those that did not undertake an inspection before purchase would be the first in the foreclosure line,” He went on to say “because they would spend their life savings on a down payment and have no money left for necessary repairs. And that they would eventually lose interest in the home.”

Also keep in mind that if a homeowner is not paying their mortgage, chances are that they are not paying for repairs or maintenance either.

Hire, a certified home inspector before placing a bid on a property so that you know how much to offer and don’t end up with unexpected repairs that are not budgeted for.

At A-Pro we take out the guesswork. Our “CHI” certified home inspectors will help you make a wise decision so that you and your investment is protected. Our inspectors are licensed, insured and bonded and stand behind their work with a 120-day ironclad “if we don’t report it, we repair it” guarantee. That way, you the real estate agent and everyone is protected. Be smart, be protected, have your foreclosure home A-Pro inspected.

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Write a Review

posted by admin @ 2:35 PM
Monday, July 18, 2011

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Looking For a Springfield Inspector You Can Trust?

posted by admin @ 2:34 PM
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Aren’t Home Inspections All Created Equal?

Believe it or not, many home inspections are little more than an educated opinion about a home’s condition. What happens when an inspector overlooks something? Or gives a passing grade when a potential problem exists? All too often, those unexpected repairs come out of the new homeowner’s pocket even though the purpose of hiring an inspector is to prevent this situation.

Seems fair? Not to me either!

My name is John Parker , CHI, PHI, ITI and I’m a licensed and certified Missouri home inspector who believes that inspectors should be accountable for the inspections they perform. That’s why every inspection I conduct is backed by our If we pass it, we protect it guarantee, meaning unexpected repairs come out of our pocket not yours! In fact, our inspections, reports, and findings are guaranteed.

How’s that for peace of mind?

It’s a level of security that no other home inspection company in Springfield can match, all for one very affordable price.

Ron Parker , CHI, PHI
Licensed Missouri, Inspector
License No. HI 0978

Services performed:
Comprehensive home inspections, new construction, pre-purchase consulation, commerical building inspection, foundation surveys, mold, radon, meth, lead, carbon monoxide testing and remediation, termite inspections and certificates, structural, pre-purchase, commercial, phase completions, warranty evaluations and more.

Any questions at all, just call: John at 1-417-501-4222.

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A-Pro in the News!

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Saturday, November 20, 2010
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