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Spring has sprung and with tax season over, more and more homeowners are going out to enjoy their yards, or tackling their spring cleaning adventure. Spring is also the perfect time to complete some preventative maintenance that can reduce or eliminate pest activity near the home.
Pest prevention can be as easy as weeding the planters near your home, or trimming an overhanging tree branch. The key is to know what you are looking for. Use the checklist below, and take a walk around the outside of your house. Before you know it, you will be on your way to a summer with a few less pests.

Final Phase Inspection launches new mobile App!

Our New App!

App screen shot 1In response to the increasing demand for high-quality home inspection services, Final Phase Inspection (FPI) has created a simple App guaranteed to help real estate agents save time and increase profitability.  The FPI App provides one-touch access to all aspects of our team and services.  Rest assured, this App is not intended to replace our amazing and friendly staff.  In fact, it has been designed specifically to provide you, our real estate agents, with an easier and more convenient way to communicate with us.  

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All of us here at Final Phase Inspection are honored to work with so many outstanding real estate professionals.  We designed this App with your needs in mind and truly feel it will get you back more time and reduce stress.  It may also improve your sanity, reduce the need for caffeine and generate effortless weight loss – results may vary.


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Now that spring is here there are several home maintenance items you should consider completing before summer. These are common as well as overlooked maintenance items such as roof, gutters and down spouts, windows and siding, patios and decks, the obvious and sometimes dreaded yard maintenance and let’s not forget that air conditioning unit. So with that said lets jump right in with:

Telescoping Ladders – Your New Best Friend

Ladders have been in use almost as long as humans have roamed the earth and most common types have been around for centuries. The articulating ladder (aka Little Giant) was introduced in the 1980’s, however there have been no significant additions to the ladder family since then – until now. The most recent advances in ladder technology have given us the telescoping ladder. This type of ladder utilizes a series of pins to allow the ladder to “telescope” to variable lengths, yet collapse into a small footprint.

Common Rodents

There are several different types of rodents but generally we only encounter a very small percentage in our Northwest homes. Rodents are problematic inside of any structure. While rodent issues will generally be more pervasive in areas where construction may be older and sanitation may not be ideal, rodents can occupy any building. They will utilize vegetation and trees to gain access to attics and rooftops.

Keep all vegetation away from the structure and put pet food in sealable containers as well as keeping the exterior envelope of your home in good working condition. This includes but is not limited to, keeping vent screens and covers in good condition, sealing any holes or gaps in the siding or where the roof structure meets the house, and keeping stored items such as fire wood, construction or yard materials, and furniture away from the perimeter of the structure.

Realtor Links

Keller Williams
Marysville (360) 653-1884
1027 State Avenue Ste. 102
Marysville, WA 98270
Latham Realty Unlimited
16710 Smokey Point Blvd. Ste. 309
Arlington, WA 98223
(425) 510-5499
Skagit Tradition Realty
3780 E. College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Keller Williams
Everett (425) 212-2007
1000 SE Everett Mall Way Ste. 201
Everett, WA 98208
Keller Williams
Bellevue (425) 454-0911
505-106th Ave NE, Ste. 210
Bellevue, WA 98004
Hallmark Homes NW
410 N Olympic Ave,
Arlington, WA 98223
(360) 454-0629
Century 21
19720 44th Ave. W. Suite T
Lynnwood, WA 98036
(425) 775-8525
John L. Scott
15522 Main St. Unit P104
Mill Creek, WA 98012
(425) 743-1600