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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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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29 2024

How A Home Inspector Finds Gas Leaks

Gas leaks are dangerous. If not detected, they can cause health hazards and damage to your property. Gas leak inspection services are provided to prevent these. However, many homeowners are not aware of this. So, to inform everyone, we gathered some information. Throughout this article, we will go through what a gas leak inspection is, the signs of a propane gas leak, the leak inspection process, and how Atlanta Property Inspection can help.

What is a Gas Leak Inspection?

The name of the service gives it away. A gas leak inspection is identifying leaks in the home with a combustible gas leak detector. Natural gas is mainly composed of methane, which is highly flammable. If there is a gas leak in the gas and the methane concentration increases significantly, it can result in the house catching on fire or even exploding. You may have heard of the warning of a rotten egg-like smell in the house that some people detect in their houses. This smell can come from gas leaks, and homeowners should be cautious. However, sometimes, detecting gasses from their smell may not be as easy. Other gasses heavier than air can collect in low areas and lose their odor. So, if you suspect any gasses or hear something leaking, it might be beneficial to get a leak inspection. Let’s learn about its process in the next section.

Signs of Propane Gas Leak

  • Smelling Rotten Eggs: As we said in the previous section, smelling rotten eggs can indicate a propane leak and should be inspected.
  • Higher Bill Than Usual: If your propane bill is higher than usual and you haven’t used more gas, this can indicate a leak.
  • Loud Hissing Noise: A loud hissing sound can easily be heard by homeowners. If you hear this, a gas leak should be one of the reasons that comes to mind.
  • Dead Plants Near The Tank: If you have propane gas in an environment, this will reduce the oxygen levels for the plant and block the sun. So, you will suddenly see the leaves dying.

Gas Leak Inspection Process

Different home inspection services can help homeowners detect gas leaks. The most common form of detection of gas leaks is holding a handheld gas leak detector that can detect any visible gas piping in the house. The leaks mainly occur in gas appliance connectors. These connectors can be ribbed, 2-3 feet long, and can be used to connect a gas-burning appliance to the gas supply in the house. The inspection service will look with their special device to see if the leak comes from any bad connection in the connectors and can sometimes easily fix this.

The combustible gas detector can be used for natural gas and has to be placed in the proper locations. That’s why we don’t recommend homeowners try doing this alone. Unless you are experienced in this area and have the right equipment, checking to see if there is a propane leak can be very risky. If you would like to learn more about inspection services, call Atlanta Property Inspections today.

Atlanta Property Inspections

At Atlanta Property Inspections, we offer a variety of inspection services to our customers. With our affordable price plans, dedication, and experienced home inspectors, we are always at your service. Call us today to learn more about us and our services.