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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
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The inspector was really thorough and was patient in explaining to me what he was observing. He showed me where the shutoff valve was for the water and gave recommendations on various things. The report that was provided made sense and pictures were taken of some things that were found. The inspector was also very personable which put me at ease about asking questions. Thank you, Alex and Atlanta Property Inspections!

Dierra Morrow
Lawrenceville, GA
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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24 2022

Causes, Effects, And Mitigation Of Mold

Fungi indoors and outdoors are one of the most frequent occurrences in houses. There are many different types of fungi; however, people aren’t still aware of their dangers. Throughout this article, we will look at what a mold is, its causes, its effects, its dangers, and how we can help you avoid those dangers.

What Is A Mold?

The definition of a mold is a fungus that grows indoors. People usually realize it from their smells. To determine whether something is mold, consider these features: a cottony texture and a greenish, yellow, black, and white color. Most of these fungi grow on dead organic matter and reproduce from the pores. They live on wood and paper backing on drywall.

What Produces It?

Molds can be caused by many things. To provide the moisture environment that it is looking for, leaks on roofs are its perfect opportunity. This is the most common form; however, there are others such as groundwater leaks because of clogged rain gutters, plumbing leaks, and stagnant water. The water and constant dampness cause instability of air circulation and indoor temperatures.

Why Should You Care?

The causes may seem like a mold has a small chance of surviving in your house; however, if there is even one leak that you don’t know about, then it can have permanent effects on your house. Most people have allergic reactions, immune responses, respiratory symptoms, cough, and infectious diseases. The unnoticed molds can cause unimaginable effects on your and your family’s health. In addition to the damage to your health, it also causes damage to the infrastructure of the house. If a mold is left unnoticed for a long time, molds can cause the walls and ceilings of your house to collapse. If the fungus is in the infrastructure, then it may cause the whole house to collapse, not just the ceiling and the walls.

Ways to Avoid the Risk

If you have regular air circulation and heating of the house, you maintain a humidity level between 40% and 60%, you regularly check your air conditioners and refrigerators, you discard potential mold growing materials, you open windows and try to eliminate humidity, then there is nothing to worry about. However, if you are just planning on buying a house, then noticing these things can be hard. For this reason, you may want to hire a professional staff specializing in mold inspection to eliminate any risks that you may want to avoid as listed above.

The Savior Is Here

At Atlanta Property inspection, we vowed to serve you the best service for the best price. We are aware of the potential risks that are involved with molds, and we know that not having a professional mold inspection or home inspection may cause serious damage. With our services, skilled staff, modern equipment, and knowledge, we will eliminate all your worries in no time. Don’t avoid the risk. Allow us to help you. Call us today to learn more about our services or if you have general questions.