The Ultimate Home Inspection Experience
Pillar To Post Home Inspection Packages include even more exclusive and innovative features than ever.
These new services deliver speed, ease and convenience, getting you to closings faster, saving you time, and
delighting your clients.
Standard with every Home Inspection:
Interactive 360° Visual Inspection Summary
- Brings the inspection report to life
- Includes every room and the exterior
- Accessible any time
Cost estimate for Inspection Summary items
- Learn what recommended repairs will cost
- Estimate based on local costs
- Request an estimate with just a click
Also included with Premium and Prestige Packages:
An accurate floor plan of the entire home
- Use to determine furniture fit and placement
- Share dimensions with contractors for estimating
The digital owner’s manual for the home
- Download user manuals/warranty information
- Find safety recalls on appliances
- Indicates age and useful remaining life of systems
Home Inspection At Its Best
Technology coupled with deep knowledge allows us to provide an exceptional home inspection delivered within a seamless brand experience. This experience, and the people who deliver it, has made Pillar To Post North America’s largest home inspection company.
SAFE AT HOME
7 Tips For Holiday & Winter Fire Safety
Taking some simple precautions around the home can
help keep your family safe during the holidays, especially
when it comes to decorating.
- Always use non-flammable decorations both indoors and outdoors.
- Check holiday light strands for damaged or broken wires and plugs. Enjoy indoor lights only while someone is at home and turn them off before going to bed.
- Keep live Christmas trees in a water-filled stand and check daily for dehydration. Dried-out trees are extremely dangerous and should be discarded immediately.
- Candles add lovely ambience to your holiday home. Place them in stable holders and keep them away from flammable items, drafts, pets and children.
- Children should not have access to or be allowed to use matches, lighters or candles.
- Keep space heaters away from bedding, curtains, paper—anything flammable. Never leave a space heater unattended while in use.
- Busy with holiday cooking and baking? Kitchen fires are leading cause of house fires. Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher within easy reach and know how to use it. Here’s to enjoying a happy and safe holiday season!
How To Hire A handyman
Whether it’s a big project such as a bathroom remodel, something small like putting up shelves, or repairs and routine maintenance, many homeowners turn to handymen to get the job done. Here are our favorite tips to ensure that you choose the right person for the job:
- MAKE SURE THEY’RE QUALIFIED
Certain projects require specific skills that all handymen may not have. Professional licenses may be required to perform certain work. Electrical and plumbing often fall into this category.
- ASK FOR REFERENCES
Online referral sites can give you a good indication of overall customer satisfaction. You can also ask the handyman for references from previous customers. Ask about the quality of the work, timeliness, professionalism and how satisfied they were with their project.
- CHECK ON INSURANCE COVERAGE
Ask for evidence of liability insurance coverage before agreeing to any work. If the handyman or another worker is injured while working on your property, you may be held liable for medical costs.
- GET WRITTEN ESTIMATES AND A CONTRACT
Ideally, ask three handymen for written estimates for the work you have in mind. Be sure that each estimate contains enough detail so that you can make an accurate comparison. Read all contracts carefully and ask about anything that you are unsure of.
- DETERMINE THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE BEFORE YOU SIGN
Asking for 100% payment up front is not an accepted business practice and could leave you open to fraud. Handymen will often ask for 50% when the contract is signed, which will allow them to purchase materials for the job and assure them that you’re committed. Request receipts for all payments and keep them for your records.
Home Sweet Home Security
We all love coming home to a place where we feel safe. Here are some tips for keeping your home, family and belongings secure.
Secure Entrances – Thoroughly evaluate all entry points to your home. Make sure all doors have a secure lock and reinforce the door frames. Windows should be closed and locked at all times when you are away.
Secure Lighting – Lighting is a basic but important crime deterrent. Indoor lights can thwart intruders by creating the appearance that the house is occupied when you’re not home. Strategically placed outdoor lights create visibility and minimize the places crooks can hide at night.
Secure Garage – Garages are a favorite target for thieves because they contain easy-to-sell valuables like bicycles, tools and sports equipment. Garages can also provide easy access into the home. Keep all garage windows and access doors securely locked. Look into installing tempered glass in windows, or cover the inside of the windows with a sheet of durable polycarbonate.
Security System – There are lots of options available for homeowners who want to take this extra precaution.
The latest systems can be operated using a mobile device and/or smart speaker, allowing you to arm the system and remotely monitor indoor sensors and outdoor security cameras. More conventional alarm systems include third-party monitoring and unmonitored alarms that simply make a loud noise when triggered.
YOUR HEALTHY HOME
Protect Your Family From Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is caused by fuel-burning sources such as furnaces, water heaters, generators, stoves and even fireplaces, and can result in illness or death. Take these precautions to help prevent a tragedy in your home:
- stall CO detectors and learn what to do if an alarm activates. This is the most important step you can take!
- Don’t use a gas stove or oven to heat the home, even temporarily.
- Never use camp stoves or charcoal grills indoors.
- Generators must only be used outdoors and kept at least 20 feet away from windows, doors and vents. Do not operate a generator in a garage.
- Make sure furnaces, water heaters, gas dryers, stoves and ovens are properly vented to the outside.
- Never start or idle a vehicle in a closed garage.
- Have the chimney swept and inspected annually by a certified professional.
Thousands of people are accidentally poisoned each year by carbon monoxide, and hundreds die. Be proactive and lower the risk to yourself and your loved ones.
Experience the Pillar To Post Difference. Schedule a home inspection today!