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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19 2023

Do Air Conditioners Dehumidify?

If you are in the process of deciding on getting a new AC unit and are wondering if you're going to need to buy a dehumidifier even after you get an AC unit, you're in the right place because today, we're going to discuss the dehumidifying abilities of the AC units and whether they are sufficient.

Importance of Air Conditioning

To start with answering the question, it's true that air conditioners do have some level of dehumidifying capabilities. While a central air conditioning system is intended to eliminate humidity, its capabilities are limited. Installing a dehumidifier could be a good idea if your living area has high humidity levels. On the other hand, if you are already living in an area with a dry and hot environment, then you may only need AC units to do the job for you; while it will be sufficient to dehumidify the environment of dry areas, it will also provide coolness. On the other hand, if you are in a seaside city, getting a dehumidifier is an option to consider.

Benefits of Utilizing Both

However, there may be instances where you require the cooperation of both of these units. You may be wondering but why? An air conditioner's primary purpose is not to dehumidify the air, and it will definitely be insufficient in extremely humid places. And dehumidifiers don't create the coolness you desperately seek out, especially in the summer months. Don't think of both of these units as additional costs; know that a dehumidifier also helps save energy costs and improve the efficiency of your air conditioner.

Benefits of an air conditioner include:

Aids in Lowering the Temperature in a Space

The speed and efficiency with which your air conditioner can lower a room's temperature is impressive. This is its most known feature and is a true blessing for people who live in areas with hot environments, especially during the summer.

Dehumidifiers Indoor Air Moderately

As was already mentioned, one of the things an air conditioner does is help your home's air become less humid. In addition to helping people whose upper respiratory issues are aggravated by the humidity, this can lower the room's humidity levels as well as prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

May Function as a Fan as Well

Most of the air conditioners have a fan setting if you want to circulate cool air in your room without having to buy an additional fan.

Choosing Your Next Appliance

It might be difficult to decide which appliance to choose when faced with an option between the two. A dehumidifier alongside an AC unit might be the best for you, depending on your specific needs. Your budget, location of residence, style of home, and personal tastes all play a major role in the appliance you choose. If you want the professional opinion of a home inspector in this matter, know that the professionals of Atlanta Property Inspection are ready to help you with any issue related to your home. Call us today for our home inspection services.