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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

Have used Atlanta Property Inspections several times for my buyers.  Their team is always very thorough and educational for the new home owners.  Much information is shared about past/current codes, potential issues and how to have the issues repaired.  I will continue to use Atlanta Property Inspectors for future inspections, and my clients have been very happy with their services as well!

Michael Crawford
Sandy Springs, GA

WOW! I can't even make this story up. In this very crazy market (June 2021) it seemingly takes 2 week closing (sometimes with *0* days due diligence!) to purchase a home. Anyway, Frank came recommended by another very reputable inspector, and I was fortunate he came!! The home we were looking at for my mother was a 1975 build and within 1 hour of the inspector being there a FIRE from an electrical panel broke out! Frank contained the fire, and was SO calm, had his team address the matter, was in touch with the agent and homeowner. He said in over 20+ years of him inspecting homes nothing like this had ever happened. Anyway the inspection was VERY thorough and Frank handled all matters very professionally. We will be working with Frank and his team on any home inspections in the future. I highly recommend!

Brigitte Chloe
Dunwoody, 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

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

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

Jeremy was the best to work with! He was on time,  very thorough in his explanations of his findings, and took time with my clients to make sure he answered all of their questions. He was detailed, and provided follow up when we needed additional questions answered. He went above and beyond! Best, quality, customer service I’ve seen in a long time! I’ll recommend him and Atlanta Property Inspections every time!

Nikki Bowen
Marietta, GA

My client used the company for their home inspection during their due diligence period. Jeremy and his partner were very kind and accommodating with answering questions. The report was very thorough and I like that they also note positive things about the homes in their report as well and not just what's wrong with the house. You can read the good and the bad.

Crystal Bream
Suwanee, 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

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

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!