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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

I called several companies for quotes, and I felt that Atlanta Property Inspections was the most welcoming!  Thereafter, I had a wonderful experience at the inspection. My inspector was thorough, kind, and willing to explain things and answer my questions on site.  He was very knowledgeable and very friendly.  I am glad I did not skip the inspection for this 950 square foot condo, and the review has been very helpful, during my due diligence period in evaluating this potential home.

Norma Reynolds
Milton, GA

Atlanta Property Inspections came to do a pre-purchasing inspection on a home my husband and  I plan to buy! We had a very short due diligence period, but that was no issue for these guys. They fit us in their schedule on very short notice and were such a pleasure to work with. Cary and Riley came to do the inspection and did a fantastic job walking us through the inspection to let us know what they found, and suggestions on how to fix all of the issues! Shout out to Cary, for answering all of our questions and having such a great personality! We truly appreciate you guys taking the time to help us through such a very stressful time. We HIGHLY recommend this company!

Emily Kerns
Atlanta, 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

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

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

Dustin was absolutely amazing. He did such a thorough job and was super friendly and helpful in explaining everything to me as a first-time homeowner. Highly recommend this company! Very timely and professional throughout the entire process as well!

Laura Leap
Buckhead, GA

Atlanta Property Inspections, Inc. was referred to us by our realtor for our home inspection. Our inspector was Cary Cooper. He really took the time to answer all of our questions about his findings. We didn't feel rushed or that any question was too silly. He gave us peace of mind with a few of our concerns and was honest, even if we weren't to thrilled with the news. Overall, it was a great experience and we would definitely use (and refer)  Atlanta Property Inspections, Inc. in the future for any inspection needs.

Anna Avitia
Johns Creek, 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

We are relocating from out of state and we were in need of an inspection with a very tight turn around. We received incredibly thorough reporting and an availability to answer questions quickly. Cary Cooper’s professional and expert insight saved us from a potential health hazard. I would very much recommend Atlanta Property Inspection for any of your inspection needs!

Seema Terry
Roswell, GA

04 2022

Buying A House? Why Your Termite Inspection Matters

Of course, every type of pest is a nightmare for a homeowner. Termites, however, are a bit different than other pests, and they can make the life of a homeowner miserable. Are you about to become a new homeowner? That’s great news and we know how exciting that can be in your life. Surely, you wouldn’t want your happiness to be shadowed by these pests after you move in because you found out the house has structural damage caused by termites and other wood-destroying insects like carpenter ants. This would be both annoying and can make a burden on your budget. Therefore, it's very critical to get a termite inspection performed before you move into your new home to avoid any unexpected fees or damages. You should most likely hire a professional because a person with no previous experience with termites can’t simply determine whether the house has a termite infestation. This actually is one of the most difficult aspects of dealing with termites. Those termites can absolutely destroy the wood from the inside out and leave the outside seeming perfectly normal, so there’s almost no way to understand.

The good thing about the process of buying a new home is that termite examination has become a routine in real estate transactions. Additional good news is that many pest control firms will perform your first termite inspection for free.

What do Termites Do?

They eat your house's wood and have a way of making this almost invisible to the naked eye. On the outside, you will take a look, and everything seems perfectly normal and you will be completely unaware of what is going on. The main issue is that termites don’t only mess up the aesthetic and the physical integrity of the house, but they also tend to attack the structure and put the foundation of your home in danger. Because they don’t only destroy wood, your paneling, carpets, furniture, and walls are all at risk when you are dealing with termites.

Some Signs

As we mentioned before, it is very hard for you to understand the existence of termites if you are looking at the house normally. However, if you know what you're searching for and are careful enough, very small signs will show their existence. Some of these signs are:

  • Floors that are sagging
  • Paint Bubbling & Blistering
  • Damaged Wood Trim
  • Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Loose Tiles
  • Small, pinpoint holes in drywall

Unfortunately, if you notice some of these signs, this might indicate that infestation is advanced in your home.

Different From A House Inspection

A termite inspection is different from a house inspection. They are usually completed in approximately an hour if done by an expert. The professional will inspect the home from the attic to the basement for signs of termite infestation. If the professional discovers the presence of an infestation, you will need professional help to get rid of termites. Remember, termite control is not something that any future home buyer can handle on their own. If the home inspector or any other professional notices the damages, call a pest control firm as soon as you notice the damage. If you need a termite inspection for your future home, get in touch with Atlanta Property Inspection to learn more right away!