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Dustin is VERY Detailed Oriented and found items and suggestions on the home that I would have never thought of, the report provided very good insight on how to move forward with the sale of the home!  The staff at API was great to work with!

Ryan Heard
Sandy Springs, GA

Dustin was very knowledgeable and friendly and made my client feel confident in his explanations.  He was quick to point out the positives of the home he was inspecting.  His report was delivered within 18 hours of the inspection and had plenty of photos and very easy explanations in laymen's terms. I highly recommend Atlanta Property Inspections.

Teresa Smith
Brookhaven, GA

I would like to recommend Brandon for his excellent job during the inspection. He is very professional, thorough and is an expert in his field. I enjoyed his partnership during inspection, the knowledge he shared of the risks of certain issues was incredible. I am very glad that he inspected the house for us and wishing him more success in future.

Ravi Kumar
Atlanta, GA

This was our first experience with Atlanta Property Inspections, Frank Cooper was the lead inspector and he was inspecting a new construction one bedroom plus den in Alpharetta for a buyer client of ours. The inspection report was both detailed and comprehensive. We have tried out a few premium home inspection companies over the past year, looking for a good additional inspection resource, and based on our experience with Frank Cooper, I think we have found it.

Julian Rather
Woodstock, GA

Frank Cooper and his team from Atlanta Property Inspections, Inc were excellent! They arrived on time  and thoroughly inspected all areas of the property I was considering renting. They found things that needed to be repaired by the landlord before we signed the lease. Frank reviewed his findings with us. He explained all of his concerns, and he patiently answered all of our questions. Then the next day I received a very detailed report that included several pictures and detailed explanations. If you want a kind, knowledgeable, and thorough inspector, don’t hesitate to call Frank Cooper with Atlanta Property. I would highly recommend him! Truly a 5 star company!

Janet Quick
Roswell, GA

The inspector Frank came to our house to inspect the deck and provide a list of safety problems. While he was there we asked him to take a look at some termite damage in the attic.  When he went to the attic he spotted problems with a squirrel infestation requiring immediate action to correct for chewed wiring and unsanitary conditions.  We were unaware of this problem.  Frank provided a comprehensive inspection report in PDF format including multiple photos showing deck post deterioration, sagging joists and yes even a picture of the live squirrel in the attic. Frank is totally professional, knows his area of expertise very well and offers sound recommendations on how to correct problems without spending money for unnecessary improvements.  For example he told us the ledger board was in good shape and did not have to be replaced, only secured to the house wall with additional bolts. The small amount we paid for the inspection was well spent because the inspection will end up saving us money in the long run.

Jim Dowdy
Smyrna, GA

Atlanta property inspections gave me a very competitor quote and stuck to it for final pricing. They were able to get someone out to do the inspection so quickly. Frank and James were very thorough and helpful during the process they encouraged me to look at what they found, the good and bad, so I knew exactly what I am buying.  I couldn't have asked for a better inspection experience!

Erin Medford
Alpharetta, GA

This was my first experience with Atlanta Property Inspections. Alex Sozonov was my inspector. Very oriented details and willing to explained all questions with professional knowledge. Report came into my email box late night. Clearly, it has been covered all details. Plus, show up on time.

Peter Miller
Alpharetta, GA

Thorough knowledge of items addressed in report. Home inspector was able to communicate any issues found with buyer and help explain the different items and their severity.

Sean Heenan
Roswell, GA

I have hired this company doing inspection on the property that I was planning to purchase in Georgia. I’ve live in California when this was done. Frank Cooper and his team did a great job of inspection and giving me with every details. I really appreciate the advice and the report. Thank you

Joel Ou
Cumming, GA

08 2022

Bugs & Insects in Your Basement? Here's Why

Let us create a scenario. You get to your garage like you usually would and suddenly realize that there are many insects in it. You wonder why this occurs and look for a way to fix it. Well, you are lucky because, throughout this article, we will go through the conditions that bugs and insects love, how to get rid of them, and how Atlanta Property Inspection is here to help. So, let’s get started.

Reasons Why You Have Bugs and Insects in Your Basement

Many people don’t think there are any insects in their basements, but there are, you just don’t see them. They usually disappear when they see the light or hear you. You cannot believe how good of a place your basement is for the bugs' survival. That’s why they are always there. Of course, a few factors play a significant role in why they are attracted. These factors can range anywhere from darkness to humidity. Let’s look deeper into how each factor causes them to form.

The Moisture

Most of us don’t like moisture, except for insects. In fact, insects love humidity because it keeps them lubricated. In addition, the moisture gives them the water and warmth required to survive. To avoid this, we must keep our basements as dry as possible. You can first call home inspectors to see if any leaks cause additional water and moisture in the area. This way, your basement will stop the source of the humidity. Also, you can frequently open the windows, if possible, or provide air circulation. Lastly, if you see any water in your basement, simply dry it. These will help keep the bugs and insects away.

The Darkness

The most significant reason pests decide to stay in your basement is its darkness. They need the darkness to hide from predators. So, this is another critical factor for their survival. The darkness allows them to build their nests, lay eggs or even mate easily. If you see a lot of insects in your dark basement, try removing unnecessary and old equipment. This equipment allow the pests to hide and grow. When you remove it, they don’t have a place to hide and don’t like the environment that much.

Your Trustworthy Service, Atlanta Property Inspection

Bugs and insects in a basement can be scary and worrying. They can even be more problematic if they significantly increase in number. Thankfully, at Atlanta Property Inspection, we are here to help. Although our services are not directed at getting pests away, with our professional home inspection, we will identify the parts of the house and conditions that cause the pests to enter and grow in your basements quickly. Knowing the source of the problem will stop bugs and insects from entering your basement. Call us today to learn more about us and our services or get more information on how to keep insects away from your basement.